Party Menu

As parents, most of us go through a particular time of year wondering how to make the perfect birthday cake. I am NOT perfect, but I have devised a basic yet effective party menu that is a great hit with the kids and grown-ups. Sandwiches A staple to my party food diet. They fill bellies, are cheap and easy, and you can make whatever you like, catering More...

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By Mummy Weekly On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Party Themes – Cats and Dogs

Birthday parties can be tricky. Everyone wants to delight the kids without spending ridiculous money on jumping castles, face-painters, clowns and elephants. Having a theme to the party can help you decide on More...

By Mummy Weekly On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Smurf Biscuits

Needs for Decoration: 1 piping bag (size 1 or 2 tip) 2 squeeze bottles Edible pen Toothpicks Printed smurf image (I googled Smurf images and printed out to the right size for my biscuits) Small scissors 2 small More...

By Mummy Weekly On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Sandcastle Cake

The actual cake can be from any recipe you like, as long as it is dense enough to hold its shape since it will need to hold some weight. Very light cakes like sponge cakes probably won’t work. My daughter More...

Khao Nom Voun Sweet Jelly
By Dara Mantakoul On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Khao Nom Voun Sweet Jelly

Dara Mantakoul

Dara Mantakoul

Since coming to Australia more than 35 years ago, Dara has embraced the Australian culture, but stayed true to her love of Thai/Laos cooking. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially when it involves sharing and preparing a feast together. Mummy Weekly is proud to have Dara Mantakoul as one of its most popular recipe contributors.
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Ingredients: 1 large egg 500 ml coconut cream 1 packet 25g agar-agar powder (found at the Asian supermarket) 400g of white sugar 1 teaspoon of salt If you are making the coffee Kao Nom Voun you will also need an More...

By Mummy Weekly On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Christmas Fruit Tree

What a lovely idea to have on the table, be it Christmas Day or party. Handy for impressing guests, occupying children and keeping healthy. A beautiful dessert to either replace or accompany something creamy, cold More...

By Mummy Weekly On Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
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Fairy Gardens

These fairy gardens are a great alternative to sending kids home with that party bag full of sugar, not to mention a great party trick to keep them entertained. Want a more traditional boy theme, try the creation More...

By Mummy Weekly On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Chocolate Crackles

Ingredients: 4 cups Rice Bubbles 1 cup icing sugar 5 tbsp cocoa powder 250g copha Method: Chop up the copha and melt on low heat on the stove, allow to cool a little. In another bowl mix the Rice Bubbles, icing More...

By Mummy Weekly On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Smurf Jelly Slice

Ingredients: Gelatin Condensed Milk 225mls Hot Water 400mls Blue Heaven Aeroplane Jelly 1pkt Boiling Water 250ml Oil Spray Blueberries Method: 1. First make your bottom layer of white by putting 225mls of condensed More...

By Mummy Weekly On Monday, October 20th, 2014
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Minion Cookies

Ingredients for Cookies: 450g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 230g unsalted butter, softened 210g sugar 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla Ingredients to Make Minion Faces: White and black fondant Wilton’s Paste More...