Making & Baking


Happy Cake Pop Day! – Who knew right

1st 02 2013. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

Christmas Cake pop


So in case you didn’t know today is the Official Unofficial Cake Pop day.


And for once I know why the day came about. It’s because 4 years ago today a clever lady with a fab idea make the first cake pops. Angie Dudley of start blogging just 4 months before she made her first cake pop and since then the cake pop craze has gone..well crazy.

The story is pretty amazing and inspiring so I urge you to pop over and take a look after you have read this blog. I will pop a link below for you.

I have one of her books and have indeed made some of the cake pops. I have only just realised I have never blogged  about them though so I will pop that on my blog to do list.

Below are some photos of the cake pops in the book and from the creator of the cake pop herself. The cake pops at the top are my first ever pops from Christmas 2011.


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With the job I have I have seen quite a few cake pops. I think there really really cute and I know the kids LOVE them. They are a bit sweet for me (lots of American recipes are) so next time I’m going to try and de sweeten them and I will let you know how I get on.

If you have any photos of cake pops you love or you have made pop over the the facebook page and share them.

For more on the adventure of the cake pops creations follow this link.

Have a great weekend everyone 🙂





How to make flower napkins

23rd 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly


Happy 23rd December everyone.

I have just seen that this will be my 101st blog post!

And my post today is on the flower napkins I have been making this morning for my Alice in Wonderland/ Mad Hatter Tea Party, Party this afternoon.

Kirsty did these on her Vintage home program, the first episode I think and I thought they would be fab on the lovely cake plates I got. I could not quite remember how to make them so popped on to good old You tube and below you will see the demo which is really easy to follow. These are in face very easy to make.



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For the love of brown paper

19th 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

Hello, Rachel here again.   Did you all have fun making peg fairies?   Today we will be looking at an alternative idea to the usual wrapping paper we all purchase in a rush very close to Christmas. Taking a little time out to wrap the presents with a glass of wine (or a cup […]

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Something nice for the Reindeer this year?

18th 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

We all leave something nice for Santa but what about those hard working Reindeer? A carrot, really?! A few days before Christmas why not make up some bags of reindeer food with your little ones to sprinkle in the garden on Christmas Eve. What do your children think a magical reindeer would eat? I say […]

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Twigy decorations

16th 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  So simple but effective. I’m sure you have all seen vases and jars filled with twigs and lights in magazine and homes at this time of year, and it is a decoration that has been around for years. I have never given it a go though, so I thought I would share with you my first […]

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Crispy Cake Snowballs

15th 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Hello there! I am Lucy and I live in the South West of England with my husband, 2 gorgeous boys and dogs Mabel and Moose. Capture by Lucy is my journey through motherhood armed with a lens, capturing the milestones and the magic moments in between, making the everyday extra special. My blog is […]

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Party Prep & North Pole Signs

7th 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking, Parties by elliekelly

  Happy 7th December everyone 🙂 Tomorrow Buttons is at Bluebells hosting the children’s entertainment at their Christmas party and we are super excited. It’s going to be myself, Stevie, Rachel & Phillipa as elves and we are balloon modeling, face painting, glitter arting, crafting and magic showing! This week has been all about the […]

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Christmas cards with a bit of magic

3rd 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Happy 3rd December everyone 🙂 A few years ago I did say that I would never make Christmas cards ever again. Surprise surprise that was the same year I made all my cards (hours and hours of cutting, sticking, gluing and glittering) and in the end decided it wasn’t really worth the effort. Yet here […]

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Buttons Trees

2nd 12 2012. Posted in Making & Baking by elliekelly

  Happy 2nd December! I had some great parties yesterday and am getting ready for a bracelet making party with 19 7 year olds this afternoon! Cant wait. Today I wanted to share some Button Christmas trees I made on Friday with you. This is is super easy craft for the children and they will look […]

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Sneak Peek

23rd 11 2012. Posted in Making & Baking, Parties by elliekelly

  It’s a short but sweet blog today as I have a to do list as long as my arm. Tomorrow is my first Christmas party of the season and I’m super excited! The theme is Winter Wonderland and Tinkerbell. The crisp whites, blues and greens work really well next to each other and It’s been fun […]

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Ellie KellyHello & welcome to my blog

I'm Ellie a lover of celebrations, bunting, balloons and bubbles. This is my party and lifestyle blog. I'm married to Mr Kelly, we have a 4 year old Border Terrier, Milo and a baby on the way. Put on your party hat, grab a bit of cake and take a look around.

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