Summer is in full swing and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! This is a season of beach vacations, picnics, pools and, of course, the tastiest and juiciest berries and fruits. If you want to enjoy them all, I have a great idea – make a summer cake! Embrace the season and bake it with the fresh fruits and berries you like and make your family and friends happy. Here are some of the coolest recipes we’ve found on the internet.
This heavenly strawberry and vanilla mousse cake is a light version of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream with a mint hint that gives this trio a fresh finish. The dark chocolate base is not dominant in this cake. However, it has a strong and awakening effect, like a chocolate coating on your ice cream, which blends perfectly with the rest of the flavors, adding character and depth to them. The vanilla mousse is sweet, creamy and delicate. It’s so easy that it’s almost like eating clouds – it never fills you up, it makes you want more. The strawberry mousse layer is not the highest, but it brings the dominant taste of sour, fresh and juicy fruits.
This simple strawberry cake recipe contains nearly 2 pounds of fresh summer strawberries. The cake has a soft, slightly sweet and moist crumb with a strawberry flavor with every bite. It wins in every way: simple ingredients, easy to prepare, perfect for entertainment and absolutely delicious. This is a people friendly dessert, but it’s disappearing quickly!
Like cherries? Then you will also like this cheesecake with cherries and oranges! The acidity of the sour cherry layer contrasts perfectly with the heaviness of the cheese layer. Decorated with a little extra cherry, this cheesecake is a good candidate for a festive cake, for example a birthday cake. It gets such a refined taste while not being too sweet.
The strawberry cloud crepe cake is light and refreshing. The fresh strawberries are mixed with a little honey and lemon juice and marinated in the refrigerator so that the juices can come out. The whipped cream is seasoned with a little honey and vanilla. It’s really easy to layer the three components, which in multiple layers results in a pretty impressive looking cake!
This apricot, hazelnut, and dark chocolate cake is topped with rich dark chocolate and hot, fresh apricots and is filled with toasted hazelnut pieces to give it a satisfying crunch. Simple enough to make relatively easy, this cake is probably pretty enough for a birthday or special gathering if you cover it with a bunch of different bits and bobs.
This no-bake cheesecake with three berries and amaretti crust is a heavenly dessert for any summer day! The best thing about this cheesecake is that it isn’t baked – in the summer it’s hot and humid, a lot of us don’t want to cook or bake. Another plus is that the cheesecake filling is incredibly light – don’t we all need that for summer?
This is the recipe for an incredibly delicious summer dessert – not a Charlotte cake with fresh strawberries and mango. It is based on Savoiardi biscuits soaked in orange liqueur. Inside there are two types of delicious fillings – from a delicate almond cream with strawberries and a light mascarpone cream with mango.
With fresh fruit on hand, you can make this incredibly easy summer berry cobbler cake. All it takes is some fruit, sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, almond milk, vanilla and butter. Here you see strawberries and blueberries, but you can actually choose any fruit combination.
My berry smoothie yogurt cake is the ultimate answer to summer, full of amazing ingredients, vegan, gluten free and just a dream to eat. It’s refreshing to prepare in a blender, no bowl required, summery, incredibly creamy without oil, satisfying, drool-worthy, colorful, fruity, delicious and the best dessert combination ever.
We just shared some amazing kids Halloween craft ideas and today I want to be more specific and share some ideas for parents of toddlers. If you have a toddler or more by your side, you are very happy! This is one of the cutest times of your child's life, and the kids this age can have a blast on Halloween too! Let's see how you can entertain toddlers this year.
The toddler Halloween costumes should be fun and not very scary - don't scare your kids! Turn on your creativity and create a costume that your son or daughter can use to recreate their favorite characters or some cute things like rainbows, animals, flowers and berries. Here are some tutorials.
Turn your child into pure sunshine! This free Halloween sunshine costume pattern is suitable for babies around one year old. However, you can enlarge or reduce it as needed. I think it's a great Halloween costume idea for both boys and girls.
Rosie the Riveter is a World War II cultural icon, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during World War II, many of whom made ammunition and war materials. Be inspired by this strong woman and turn your girl into one! This is the easiest last minute costume to put together: a fun Rosie the Riveter. A chambray shirt, jeans and a polka dot headscarf are all you need!
Are you as obsessed with Stranger Things as we are? I love all of the '80s references (and let's not forget Winona!) But it's too freaky to see on its own. Easy to put together + slightly disruptive = perfect Halloween costume! Read the tutorial to find out how to do it!
Girls look absolutely adorable in tutu skirts! That's why this strawberry costume contains one! This creepy and super costume will be a nice idea for any girl - what a fresh and cute idea! Plus, the costume itself is pretty easy to make, so hurry up to do it.
This little, daft ensemble is a great idea for kids who want something Halloween-like and something scary. The basis of the costume is a black dress, but you can style it, for example, for a boy who wears black pants and a shirt. Bat ears and a headband - voila, your child is ready for the party! Read the tutorial to find out how to do it all.
Every parent has thought at least once that their child was like a cop in a china shop because children can wreak havoc anywhere in seconds. Turn that timeless expression into an adorable Halloween costume with this simple tutorial. Looks super cute and very inspiring!
If your girl loves Disney, why not dress her up like a Minnie mouse? It's a chic and bold costume with pink tones and looks amazing while taking a short time to make. The costume looks super girly and cute - every girl will love it!
The popular narrow tray of watercolor ovals is a part of growing up. Turn this classic children's toy into a colorful costume. Create a trick-or-treating masterpiece by turning your little artist into a classic watercolor paint tray. Top it off with a handcrafted French-inspired beret and a jumbo brush made from a pool noodle.
Activities and decor
Activities and games for toddlers should develop everything as much as possible and at the same time interesting to keep the child occupied. Developing creativity, motor skills, reaction and memory, as well as many other aspects, is extremely important. Hence, whatever activity or game you choose should evolve. We have prepared a whole range of such activities and games or decoration work that will help you with this.
Sponge painting is pretty easy and looks cute even if you're not a great artist. We highly recommend that you invite your toddlers to make this Jack-o-Lantern garland using this method - they will have a lot of fun and receive a cute garland as a decor.
Match up is a very useful activity that is great fun at the same time. Here are two different free printable Halloween matching games. These activities are amazing for toddlers so your kids will definitely have a lot of fun while developing their reaction and memory.
Plasticine is great for developing motor skills. When you make this cool Halloween color, your kids can have fun making pumpkins, bats, witch hats, black cats and black worms can sit and practice the words - what can be better for toddlers?
The best thing about popsicle crafting is that it's completely green and practically free! Let's make some popsicle door hangers to decorate the house for Halloween. Your kids will be delighted to create them and will be busy creating new and new decorations from them.
Who doesn't love a simple paper plate craft? The personalized handprint spider gives it the perfect touch! That would be cute if you did it with your kids every year and they can see how big their spider gets.
This project was completely hands-free and I really think that's part of its charm. Basically, it's an oversized felt gourd the size of a large platter with a matching set of simple felt accessories (e.g. eyes, nose, smile, and stem). By attaching the rough side of a Velcro to the black accessories, they stick to the orange felt without cluttering the pumpkin side with the matching Velcro.
Children love to play with slime and gak here, but the lime should be as free of chemicals and borax as possible and healthy. This recipe will help you get such slime right - it's no cook, super easy, and takes less than five minutes from start to finish! Plus, it's edible - a great idea!
If your kids have lost interest in carving after their first pumpkin, there are other ways to decorate the pumpkins. Painting is an option, but it's nice to have a straightforward alternative, especially for really young children. Step into the gorgeous sticky foam board. This stuff makes for a fancy pumpkin, especially when you're jumping for the sparkling kind.
Cotton balls are 100% safe and can be used for children's crafts. Shaped into pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, these fragrant cotton balls are sure to keep your kids happy! So much fun deconstructing the art you've made - and who can resist the smooth art process?
These Halloween artworks were made with handprints and googly eyes, and every toddler will be busy making them - they aren't very difficult but are extremely fun! Read the tutorial with photos and offer your children to do something similar and develop their creativity!
If your kids love to paint, let them create cool jack-o-lanterns! These hand-painted cuties are amazing - your kids will use their creativity to create a masterpiece!