Checker board cake

A while ago I had my first ever attempt at creating a checker board cake. Once you know the secret to it’s construction, it’s actually quite an easy cake to recreate. So hopefully I can remove the mystery with this photo tutorial, and maybe you can give it a go next time you want to make a cake that packs a big visual punch!

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Secret Agent Party Games

Last year we threw a Spy themed party for our middle daughter when she turned 8. We invited both boys and girls and it was a big hit with everyone! I tried to tie in the games with the theme, as well as keep with a colour scheme of yellow, black and white. Not at all a girly party, but that’s what she wanted and she was over the moon!

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Secret Agent Party Food & Desserts

Today I’m sharing some pics of the food and dessert we served at our Secret Agent birthday party. Wherever possible I tried to tie the party food in with the theme. The kids drank Truth Serum (water), and ate Secret Sandwiches, Detective Dogs (mini hot dogs), Meat Bombs (meat balls), Spy’s Pies (party pies) and fruit – unfortunately I didn’t think up a clever spy related name for the fruit in time! And the kids had eaten most of the savoury stuff before I thought to take a photo – oops! The food tents and water bottle labels I made using picmonkey.

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Secret Agent Party Invitations

Just a quick one today to show you the invitations we made for our Spy party last year. I created it in PicMonkey and had them printed at Kmart. I cut down regular size manilla folders to slip them into, and included a puzzle for the kids to solve before the party.