Making & Baking


National Chip Week Challenge – Bit Late

28th 02 2015. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly


Ok, I know! How could we miss National Chip Week?! Possibly one of my favourite things smothered in salt and vinegar dipped in mayo or tomato sauce. Mmmmm!

Now whether you call them chips or fries, prefer thick or thin, use a wooden fork or your fingers, there is no denying that in Britain we LOVE chips!! Now I know we teach children not to play with their food but I just had to share what this artist has done with our beloved chip.

Can you get your children to name these famous British places made from chips?

Chip Week

Stevie 🙂




Christmas Cake Santa

27th 11 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly


Myself and Mr Kelly went to Cake Kit in Fleet on Monday night to learn how to make a Santa out of icing.

I am in and out of Cake Kit quite  a lot and was really excited when I heard about there Christmas evening courses. We had a great time, the pace of working though the process was perfect, nice clear instruction from Georgie and a lovely atmosphere.

I am pretty proud of my Santa and even though I’m not the biggest fan of Christmas cake I might just have to get one so I can stand him on too of it.

Christmas cake Santa




Pretty Paper Wreath

25th 09 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  I started a new craft last night, I haven’t finished it but I thought I would share with you what I have done so far and I will post again when it all completed. I saw this idea in Hobbycraft ages ago and got all the bit’s I needed, I just never got around […]

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Pinata Cake

5th 07 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Monday 1st July was the Fleet, Farnham & Farnborough Cake Club and the lovely ladies at Cake Kit in Fleet opened the doors after hours for us so we could all eat cake a chat surrounded by lovely cakey things. The theme for this cakey meet up was ‘A Surprise Inside’ this could have been a […]

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Pirate Bananas – of course

14th 06 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  We had a princess & pirate party last weekend in Wokingham and the birthday mum had made some themed party food that I had never seen before. Pirate Bananas! Amazing. I had a little Google and have found some examples from various blogs and sites so I can show you. A great idea that […]

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Crafting with Washi tape

13th 05 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  I was looking for a card for my dads birthday but ended up with a few new Washi tapes. I use Washi tape all the time for my thank you bags, in the office and sometimes for styling but I wanted to do something a bit different with them on todays blog. I have seem then used […]

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Chocolate Party Spoons

26th 04 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  How to turn the humble plastic spoon in to a yummy party treat. It’s pretty simple and I’m sure from the photo you can figure out what I did to create these.  All you need is some plastic spoons, melted chocolate, sprinkles, decorations, and ribbon if you wish. Tip: I left mine to cool […]

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Crunchy Chocolate Easter Nests

20th 03 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

    So simple to make with the kids and so yummy. What you need to make these cute Easter nests. Milk, white or dark chocolate Cornflakes, Rice Krispies or Weetabix Melted chocolate or coloured candy melts for decoration A bowl for the mould (or cake case) Your choice of filling for the nest. I […]

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Candy Melts & Candy Coating

15th 03 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Candy melts or Candy coating as the UK version is called, is a chocolate substitute that does not require tempering. Flipping fanatic is you ask me. I first discovered candy melts in my Cake Pop book as this is what is used for the cake pop coating or hard shell. Candy melts do not […]

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Sweetie Tables – NomNom

6th 03 2013. Posted in Making & Baking, Parties by elliekelly

  Hello and happy Wednesday to you all. I am delighted that the lovely Guide 2 Surrey team asked me to write a new post for them this month. After having a chat about ideas and subjects we decided on sharing a bit of information and some lovely photos of Sweetie tables. Buttons started offering […]

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Ellie KellyHello & Welcome

I'm Ellie, mum to Neive who is 2, founder of Buttons Parties and Wonderwood Explorers. I like to let the seasons guide me though the year with play, making and baking inspiration. Get yourself a biscuit and come in for an amble around.

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