Earl Grey and Chocolate Shortbread Teabag Cookies

Earl Grey and Chocolate Shortbread Teabag Cookies

  I made these cookies for my daughter’s 8th birthday party. The theme was “high tea”, so these teabag cookies were perfect for it. I had seen them on the web before and I was just waiting for the right occasion to try and make them myself. I have used my shortbread recipe and added…

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Rosette Cake

Rosette Cake

  I made this cake for my eldest daughter’s birthday party. As she turned 8, she wanted something a little bit more “grown up” than the usual fondant cakes. The theme of the party was “high tea”, so I though that a Rosette Cake would do the trick. This was my first Rosette cake and…

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Victoria’s 8th Birthday

Victoria’s 8th Birthday

  On the 16th my eldest daughter turned 8!!! I cannot believe it’s been 8 years already since the first time I got to hold her in my arms. She was so tiny! <3 And now she is turning into a beautiful girl. We love you so much princess and we are all very proud…

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4 Year Blogiversary!

Today Manu’s Menu turns 4!  I barely can believe it’s already been 4 years since I started blogging.  At times it feels like yesterday, but when I look at my first posts, I do notice that I have come a long way.  I have learnt a lot of “technical stuff” and I have definitely improved…

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Kitty Cat Bread Buns

Kitty Cat Bread Buns

I made these savoury Kitty Cat Bread Buns for my daughter’s 5th birthday party and they were a hit.  Not only did they taste yummy, they also looked quite cute, which is always an important factor, especially for a kid’s party.  The brown dough is made with cocoa powder, but rest assured that the cocoa powder…

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Kitty Cat Doughnuts

Kitty Cat Doughnuts

I saw these on the internet while searching for ideas for my 5 year old’s kitten themed birthday party.  Apparently these Kitty Cat Doughnuts are quite popular in Japan.  So I set on a mission to replicate them at home.  I have a little confession to make.  I don’t like doughnuts.  Or so I thought. …

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Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Cheese Mouse on a Cracker

Today’s post is not really a recipe, but I thought this Cheese Mouse on a Cracker looked too cute not to have a post of its own!  All you need to make these “mice” are cheese spread triangles, black sesame seeds, salami and… crackers off course!  I made these for Georgia’s 5th birthday party.  The theme…

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Kitten Chocolate Cookies

Kitten Chocolate Cookies

I made these cookies for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  If you follow this blog, you will already know that the theme was “kitty cats”.  These cookies are really quick to make.  I used a chocolate cookie dough that is not too sweet and that is very easy to work with.  I always make cookies…

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Paw Print Cupcakes

Paw Print Cupcakes

I made these Paw Print Cupcakes for my daughter’s 5th birthday party.  The theme was “kittens”, as Georgia loves cats, so these cupcakes fitted the bill perfectly.  Not only, they were also very easy to make and decorate and the results were excellent.  I love how they look!  I made some vanilla cupcakes as a…

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Playful Kitten Cake

Playful Kitten Cake

My youngest daughter loves animals and she has a true passion for cats.  So, this year, she chose to have a Kitty Cat party to celebrate her 5th birthday.  I had seen some Playful Kitten Cakes around the web before and I immediately decided to try my hands at one, as they perfectly fitted the…

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Georgia's 5th Birthday

Georgia’s 5th Birthday

On the 1st my youngest daughter turned 5!!  I cannot believe she is 5 already and that in January she will be going to “big school”.  Georgia is definitely ready for it… mum, not so much.  She’s the baby of the house and seeing her grow up so fast is both amazing and scary.  She…

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Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

Glacier Fusion Daiquiri

I must admit that I love all rum based drinks the most and Daiquiris are among my favourites.  They are easy to make (and to play around with) and I really like the fruity varieties (I do have a thing for sweet drinks).  For my daughter’s Frozen birthday party, I wanted to prepare something for…

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Smorrebrod

Smorrebrod

You may not know this, but I have always had a fascination for Scandinavia.  I have visited Denmark a few times and I have been to Finland and Norway too.  Growing up, I have had my share of Scandinavian food and I must say it is delicious.  One of my favourite dishes is definitely Smørrebrød…

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Cucumber Sandwiches

Cucumber Sandwiches

The first time I had Cucumber Sandwiches, they were served as part of a high tea I attended with friends.  To me, the idea of having savoury treats along with tea sounded quite weird.  You see, Italians only have sweets with tea (mainly cookies or pastries), so the thought of eating a cucumber sandwich (of…

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Snow Cupcakes

Snow Cupcakes

I made these Snow Cupcakes for my daughter’s Frozen birthday party.  She loves cupcakes, so they are always on her party menus… This time, I wanted to make them a little different.  You see, I love making cupcakes because I think they look really beautiful and you can play around with so many flavour and…

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Troll Cookies

Troll Cookies

Today’s post is about turning a failure into a success story. I had seen some beautiful cookies on Pinterest that looked just like snowballs.  They were covered in icing sugar, which gave the illusion of fresh snow.  So, I had no doubt that I wanted to make them for my daughter’s Frozen party and they…

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