This surprise inside polka dot cake is naturally colored with kale and made without a cake pop maker! But don’t worry: the kale polka dot cake doesn’t taste of kale at all!
This easy no-bake Swiss roll is made with leftover stale cake scraps and leftover buttercream frosting! A delicious, decadent & fudgy dessert!
Because I try many recipes for my blog, I sometimes have cake scraps leftover. I don’t like to throw food away. So, in the past, I’ve turned stale cake into Cake Crumb Pie Crust, used cake crumbs to make naturally colored polka dots for my Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker, made 1930s Strawberry Dessert and Pink Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – Colored With Beetroot. And one of my favorite uses for stale cake so far were my Edible Moss Balls: The moss balls are chocolate peanut butter cake pops covered with edible moss that I dyed naturally green with sunflower seeds!
But this time I also had buttercream frosting leftover. So I came up with this delicious vanilla no-bake Swiss roll. This no-back Swiss roll is easy and fast to make if you have unexpected guests coming over!
For years I wanted to candy whole fruit and finally I candied whole mandarin oranges, kiwis, pears and cherries! It takes at least 5 days to candy whole fruit but it’s totally worth it!
In the past, I candied watermelon rind, orange slices, cherries and lemon and orange peel. However, I couldn’t find a modern recipe for whole candied fruit. But I finally found historical recipes for whole candied fruit. Yay!
Whole candied fruit – also called crystallized fruit or glaze fruit – were popular in the Victorian and Edwardian era Continue reading Victorian Whole Candied Fruit – Recipe
Make instant ice cream with snow and different flavors such as lemon, mint, cinnamon and vanilla! You can even dye the vegan snow ice cream naturally blue with butterfly pea tea!
Making ice cream with freshly fallen snow is such a fun winter craft! All these 5 snow ice creams are dairy-free, egg-free and vegan. But if you eat dairy you can substitute milk for soy milk – it works just as well.
Lemon and mint chocolate chip snow ice cream were my favorites – because lemon and mint are my favorite ice cream flavors 😉 – but all 5 vegan snow ice cream recipes are delicious! Continue reading 5 Vegan Snow Ice Cream Recipes
Some years ago, I made a ghagra choli with yellow and pink cotton fabric, embroidery thread and large silver sequins to mimic Indian mirror work embroidery. Ghagra choli is an Indian blouse and skirt outfit which is usually worn with a stole, the dupatta or odhani.
My handmade ghagra choli is inspired by traditional Rajasthani ghagra cholis Continue reading Handmade Mirror Work Cotton Ghagra Choli
This naturally green Victorian pistachio cake is an old German recipe from the 1860s!
You need 5 ingredients for the Victorian pistachio cake: pistachios, almonds, a lot of eggs, sugar and some flour. The cake is basically a pistachio marzipan sponge cake. The Victorian recipe says to make the pistachio marzipan first: pistachios, blanched almonds and some of the eggs were pounded in a mortar until they form a paste. But today, you can just use a food processor or blender to make the pistachio marzipan! Continue reading Victorian Pistachio Cake
Make naturally colored sprinkles from scratch! Baby blue and pink fondant sprinkles – all naturally colored with beetroot and butterfly pea tea!
Gilded walnuts were popular Christmas tree ornaments in the Victorian era. Victorian gilded walnut ornaments are easy, cheap and beautiful natural Christmas decorations – all you need are walnuts, ribbon and gold acrylic paint.
‘Then the ladies called us into another room and there was the Christmas tree! […]There were dozens of little candles upon it all alight. And it was covered with pretty things, gilded walnuts, and oranges, and apples, and sweets.’ (Philips’ Series Of Reading Books For Public Elementary Schools, 1874, p. 57)
Make natural DIY rosehip wreath ornaments for your Christmas tree decoration. They’re easy, cheap and fast to make – and perfect for a dog- or kid-friendly Christmas tree!
Bake festive gingerbread cookies for your pup this Christmas! These gingerbread dog treats are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
A while ago, Khaleesi’s stomach was upset (Khaleesi is my black GSD puppy). So, besides Moro’s carrot soup, I fed her browned apple with cinnamon and other spices every evening. She soon loved her evening spice mix. Therefore I thought I’d bake her gingerbread treats with cinnamon, cloves and ginger for Christmas!
Cinnamon, cloves and ginger are safe and even healthy for dogs (unlike nutmeg which is toxic for dogs when consumed in large amounts). There are two types of cinnamon: ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. I used ceylon cinnamon because cassia cinnamon contains far more coumarin than ceylon cinnamon. While cassia cinnamon is still safe in small amounts, I chose ceylon cinnamon to be on the safe side. And ginger is just as healthy for dogs as it is for humans. Besides being a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it prevents nausea and helps to support digestion. Cloves (not to be confused with garlic cloves) are ok too. Even though they contain eugenol and shouldn’t be fed in large amount, cloves are safe in small amounts. Continue reading Gingerbread Dog Treats – Recipe