Happy Thursday everyone 🙂 Weekend for me starts about now… It occurred to me, after reading a friend’s comment on Facebook, that these “easy” teas are only really easy if you have the right stuff to hand to make them! Unless you are a keen baker (I am not) then you may not have star shaped cookie cutters and silicon cup cake holders in your kitchen cupboards. So to follow up from yesterday – this is where I get my “stuff”. Sounds more exciting than it really is…
The majority of the bits and bobs I use come from the usual big four supermarkets and pound shops- take a look next time you do your food shop. I have purchased some bits off ebay and Amazon too. It depends how far you want to take the creative food thing really…
For me it is all about speed – what can I make for little B that requires minimum time and effort? I truly believe that presentation is key. If we make food look pretty, we want to eat it – right? I know for me that if food is chucked on a plate, I typically don’t want to eat it. My husband however doesn’t seem to care…
Ok so back to the bits and bobs:
Star cutters – Asda – a couple of quid. They do other shapes too.
Round/frilly edge, heart and flower cutters – all from one of the PoundWorld. For a pound 😉
Lunchboxes – pound shops and supermarkets. It honestly doesn’t have to be anything fancy – just enough room to fit your cup cases or little boxes in!
Silicon cup cake cases – I think I purchased these from Dunelm in a moment of madness – thinking I could actually bake something nice. I nearly threw them out once too.
Food picks – I got some cute pirate ones from the 99p shop and then some Hawaiian ones from one of the other pound shops. They are typically kept where the straws are – sometimes party bits too.
There you go – you can get started for less than a tenner. Let me know how you get on and what your little ones think!