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  1. With Half term only weeks away and children saying those famous words 'I'm bored' I thought now would be the perfect time to explore some great activities.

    Chocolate pizza kits

    6C09E0B6-1A13-4683-94A3-7CC981195D42What is great about these kit are they are super easy to make and require very little adult supervision. You get everything you need to make these super delicious chocolate pizzas and the best part is you can reuse the mould as much or as little as you like.

    And coming soon are some flavoured pizzas too so watch this space!!!





    Cake pop kits  


    F968AEBD-1025-4E52-842D-F857A447A43DCake pop kits are great for anyone that loves baking and comes in a variety of flavours including strawberry milkshake.

    The kits come with everything you need to make these delicious & fun cake pops including colourful instructions with tips on how to make them.

    Each kit makes 12 cake pops so you can share them with family or friends once you've made them.

    Best part is if you enjoy one kit then there are lots more to choose from too!!!





    Just down the road from me is this lovely shop called The mulberry bush, that does the most amazing workshops for all ages.

    Due to Covid it's been awhile since they have done a childrens workshop but when they do they put on the most amazing workshops like these cute Easter bunny's featured in the picture.

    What can you expect when you attend well firstly the friendliest shop ever!!!

    They also provide snacks and drinks too making it a really lovely day out.


    Cookie kits

    8D06AE7B-387E-432C-830F-E7FB8D211953I absolutely love this small business & I'm a secret (not so secret) Instagram stalker. They make the most beautiful cookies & are so talented too.

    Completely cookied have designed these beautifu cookie kits that you can do yourself including a great Valentine's Day range too.






    There are lots of small businesses offering a range of kits to keep everyone entertained & cater for almost any hobby.

    I've selected a few but there are so many to choose from from baking at home to going to a workshop.



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  2. What is candy melts?

    Candy melts are a product that are often recommended for easy candy making or coating cake pops with a chocolatey coating. They come in many colours and have a plain, vaguely milky vanilla flavour . There are many different candy melt products and I'm going to discuss the pros & cons of each brand.Many people make the mistake of thinking that these are chocolate, since they’re recommended for candy making, but these melts are not chocolate. They’re primarily made with a combination of sugar and vegetable fats – not cocoa butter.

    Candy melts are easy to use – just melt and dip – and they come in a wide variety of colours, which makes it easy to decorate with them and achieve a wide variety of looks. Since they are not chocolate, so they don’t need to be tempered. Candy melts will set up with the same look and texture after they have been melted and allowed to harden again, once harden you can remelt to use again.


    Wilton candy melts

    7BBED155-0CC7-4142-A951-C41B1CEAA489These were the first candy melts I started using when I first made cake pops and were readily available in craft stores.


    • Available in a variety of Colours
    • Readily available in craft or baking stores
    • reasonable price




    • Really sweet
    • Very thick when melted (will need a lot of thinning out)

    Merckens Candy melts 

    67F0F5B8-A3D0-45A9-AC46-7B4B48E80B91 Pros

    • Melts really nicely & is easy to use
    • Tastes really nice, almost like chocolate 
    • can buy in bulk
    • Drys really quickly


    • Hard to get hold of & therefore making them expensive 



    Deco Melts


     I started using this brand when I could no longer get hold of the melts that I loved using


    • Readily available 
    • Available in various colours 
    • melts easily & no need to thin it out
    • tastes nice
    • Great for first time poppers


    • Because it is so thin I found the cake pops seemed to crack once dry, which is very frustrating when dealing with massive orders.

    Yolli Candy Melts



    These are the candy melts I'm currently using for making cake pops & I use in my kits. I have found that these are east to use for both myself & budding bakers.


    • Taste nice 
    • Easy to use
    • melt nicely 
    • Can order in bulk


    • If you are not used to colouring candy melts they are only available in white

    PME Candy melts


     I loved using these candy melts but found them hard to get hold of during the pandemic.


    • Available in variety of colours & some flavours
    • Easy to use
    • Melts nicely 


    • Hard to get hold of 


    There are lot of other brands of candy melts out there and you may find some are easier to use than others. My favourites are Yolli candy melts which I colour myself & PME which again although they are available in different colours I tend to buy the white melt and colour them myself as well.