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White chocolate and cardamom rosewater sponge recipe

This is very delicately flavoured and the tastes of white chocolate, cardamom and rosewater marry beautifully. White chocolate ganache, which forms the filling, can be tricky. I’ve had my best success using Swiss white chocolate. SERVES 8 Ingredients: For the cake: 130g unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the tin 20 green cardamom pods 170g […]

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5 ways to use flowers in your baking

As I write the Chelsea Flower Show week has just finished – and naturally I’m continuing the floral theme this month! The very first time I came across the idea of using flowers in the kitchen was when I was working with a Michelin starred chef many years ago. I must admit I thought he […]

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Calling all space rangers and rowdy cowboys! Come and have fun with Buzz at your star command control centre and have a boot kickin’ good time with Woody and his friends. Here are some fun ideas and cool Toy Story party products. Toy story party invitations: Cut out the shape of a star using blue or […]

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Alice in Wonderland Party Theme

Follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland with our brand new Alice in Wonderland inspired party theme which has everything you need to create a tea-party that the Mad Hatter would be proud of! Alice in Wonderland Party Table Start with a simple tablecover –  in true Mad Hatter style, the rest of […]

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Partying on the Farm

Oink oink! It’s time to round up the little lambs and tiny piglets to celebrate a fabulous farm fiesta. Good Old McDonald will set the barnyard mood, Dad can help with hay rides and once the pig pen is pitched you are ready to go. Farm Party Invitations: Send guests farm party masks with a […]

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Mad Science Party

So the days when little Molly was happy making wands and Toby playing pirates are long gone, it’s time now to introduce a science party! Thrill them with an afternoon of fizzing experiments, explosions and mini eruptions and hear them scream with delight as rockets blast-off and chemicals gurgle! Mad Science Party Invitations: Write the […]

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Cardamom & Rose Cupcakes Recipe

We’re delighted to be featuring another extract from ‘Scone with the Wind’, a lovely little book full of 72 novel recipes, all with a literary twist! Midnight’s Cupcakes is a delicious cardamom & rose cupcake recipe. Yum! You don’t need to be a telepath to realise that these cardamom cupcakes are going to go down a treat. […]

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Emma’s Mary Poppins Party

We’re delighted to share another fabulous ‘Your Party’ submission! Read on to see all about the fun Mary Poppins inspired party that Emma threw for her daughter’s 4th birthday! Over to Emma to tell us all about it… The Party Theme: Mary Poppins Location: At home in Surrey My daughter desperately wanted a Mary Poppins […]

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Party Games & Activities for Families by Sharky & George

In celebration of International Day Of Families (Friday 15th May 2015), Sharky & George have put together some fabulous and fun party games and activities for families to enjoy together… At Sharky & George we are passionate about encouraging children and families to get outside and be imaginative, playing games and activities together with no age boundaries. A […]

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Summer Holidays Outdoor Games Ideas

We know very well that we can’t rely on the sun to be out all the time – but we can always hope that it will make an appearance! There are loads of outdoor activities to keep everyone amused, whether you are visiting the seaside,  enjoying a family picnic together in a local park or simply […]

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