Creations

The Watermelon Cupcake Recipe

 Photo by Andreas Smetana  Plate courtesy of The Essential Ingredient

Photo by Andreas Smetana

Plate courtesy of The Essential Ingredient

This first creation is sure to get every child’s mouth watering… a watermelon cupcake!

Made from delicious pink melon and topped with creamy yogurt, you and your child will have loads of fun making (and eating) this together.

Watermelon Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients (for 1–10 children):

  • 1 whole watermelon
  • 1 container of sugar-free coconut yoghurt (or normal yogurt)
  • Mixture of fruits and berries
  • Shredded coconut

Tools:

  • Stainless-steel round cookie-cutter
  • 1 long knife
  • 1 teaspoon
  • Colourful cupcake papers
  • Small plates

How to make:

  1. To make the cupcake shape, first cut two or three thick slices from a whole watermelon. Then use a round cookie-cutter to cut out some thick circles of melon. These circles should be about the size of your average muffin – without the muffin top!
  2. Place the melon rounds in cupcake papers.
  3. Spoon the yoghurt ‘icing’ on to the melon ‘cupcakes’.
  4. Once the icing is on, decorate the top of each cupcake with an assortment of blueberries and raspberries. And don’t forget to sprinkle on a little shredded coconut, too!

I use coconut yogurt for those with dairy allergies, but any kind will suffice.

Make these for your child’s party and everyone will be shining like pink rainbows!

 

The Cucumber Frog Recipe

 Photo by Andreas Smetana  Plate Courtesy of The Essential Ingredient

Photo by Andreas Smetana

Plate Courtesy of The Essential Ingredient

Has your child ever dreamed of having a pet frog? Well now they can have a frog to play with and eat too, with this funny little cucumber frog recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 1 end of a cucumber
  • Basil leaves
  • 2 small squares of red capsicum
  • Small strip of red capsicum for the tongue
  • Rinse ingredients thoroughly

Tools:

  • 1 toothpick
  • Flat plate
  • Jug of water

How to make:

  1. Make the frog pond by pouring some water on to the plate and floating basil leaves on the water.
  2. Carefully carve out a mouth in the cucumber frog’s ‘face’.
  3. Pin on the red capsicum ‘eyes’ using about 2 cms of toothpick.
  4. Place the cucumber ‘frog’ in the water and have a play.

(To make the frog without using toothpicks, simply cut two holes in the frog’s face and slot the capsicum eyes in).

Please note: Toothpicks may cause injury if not used correctly. Parental supervision is recommended at all times.