The secret to a moist chocolate cake lies in replacing butter with oil, and this easy recipe does just that. This is a straightforward, one-bowl batter that’s sure to become part of your recipe book forever. It’s the best chocolate cake for any of life’s sweet celebrations. 3.3.3077 For icing recipes – go…
The Treat Company – Fun Gift
The Treat Company in Cape Town makes some great gifts in beautiful packaging. These brightly coloured gum sweets are a fun present to give someone or even just to share with friends.
Choc Crunchies Decorated With Lace
Buy or bake crunchies with dark chocolate icing and tie lace around two or three. This would work well as a small gift for someone to say thank-you or get better soon. Easy and tasty!
This is a refreshing change from plain old water. Simply clean and cut a few strawberries lengthways and place in a jug of water. Eventually the water will develop a slight strawberry taste. This can be done with apples, lemons and various other fruits too.
Serve Ice-Cream in Mini Glass Vases
Good presentation makes any food exciting to eat. For this simple idea, you need mini glass or ceramic vases and mini roses which you can get at almost any supermarket. Fill the vase with a delicious strawberry ice-cream and place a pink rose in each one.
Pot Plant Name Placements
Collect some used food tins, clean them out and paint the outside with a colour of your choice. Buy some small plants from the nursery and pot them in the tins and place name cards on each on. A fresh, simple and elegant name placement.
For this idea you need the right vase – a small rectangular, shallow vase. Place white pebbles on the botton and fill with enough water to cover the pebbles. Place long slender leaves in each vase (facing the same way) for a beautiful effect.
Fruit & Nut Platter
Instead of serving chips and dips, try something different and serve a fruit & nut platter. Make the platter look interesting by using different heights – you can put nuts in small bowls or cups & place the fruit around the bowls. You can even add a biltong stack to create even more variation.
This is a great idea for a tea party. You need teaspoons and at least three flavours of cooking chocolate. Melt the different flavours separately and dip the ends of the spoons into the chocolate, creating patterns with the different flavours.
This is a great accompaniment to the chocolate teaspoons. Serve cupcakes with pink butter icing and decorate with hearts made out of sugar icing. Cute and scrumptious – perfect for a ladies tea party.