Wednesday, 31 January 2018

This may come as a shock, but it's true: Nobody owes you anything. The fact that you were born, and had no say in the matter, does not mean that you deserve to be looked after your entire life. You have to make your way through life, just like the rest of us. You have to grow and learn the required skills to keep yourself clothed, fed, and alive, and that's just how it is. 

This is provided that you actually CAN, of course, as factors such as disability prevent many people from being able to work and look after themselves, but this post is not about those people. This post is about the people who "just want to travel the world!", but don't want to pay for it. We all know at least one of them.

One of my biggest pet peeves is when people say we weren't born to work and pay bills. Yes, you were. You were also born to live life to its fullest, to make great memories, and to hopefully be a good person, but you don't have to any of those things if you really don't want to. But, if you want to stay alive, you have to work. There is no way around it.

Now that you have that in mind, you have two choices: find a job you enjoy, or find things you enjoy within your job. I work at a fast food restaurant, and I love it, as I have shared before. Sure, there are downsides to it, as there is with any job. Working with food is messy and stressful; so is working with customers. Having so many co-workers - many of which are still teenagers - can also have its ups and downs, but I will never not love my job, and not be immensely grateful to have it.

If you can't get a job that you love for whatever reason, then you need to start looking for the good parts in the one you have, because I promise you there will be something you like about your job. My job has great hours, it's close to home, I adore my co-workers, I've met some really unique customers (I even have some favourites - shh!), and it's not a particularly gruelling job physically.

Also, last but not least - and everyone with a job can say this reason as well - it enables me to live. The fact that I have a job means I can pay my bills, eat food, buy myself something nice, and keep a roof over my head. If that's not something you're grateful for, then you need to sort out your priorities. There is good in everything, you just have to seek it out. 

I wrote this post after a particularly crazy day at work where we didn't realise it was going to be so busy, and we were understaffed. I was rushing to and from multiple areas trying to serve customers, make drinks, and hand out orders. I was stressed and exhausted and a million degrees, but for every few customers, one would say how I am doing such a great job during the rush, and that would make it all better. They'd probably forget all about it by the time they got to their table, but it meant a lot to me, and it always does.

There is no point wasting time and energy hating something that you can't change, and the fact that you do have to work and pay bills is something you can't change. Where you work and what bills you pay are two things that you have some control over, but the end result is still the same. Sure, sometimes we'd all rather stay in bed for that little bit longer, or spend the day outside inside of cooped up inside the same four walls, but it's those difficult moments that make you appreciate the other moments so much more. It's the hard work that makes the rewards taste so sweet.

Besides, no matter how many times I struggle to open my eyes when my first alarm goes off, I know that if I didn't have this job, I would miss it so much. I would miss the interesting customers from all over the world, I would miss my favourite co-workers who always make me laugh, and I would miss that feeling of knowing that I am doing something to contribute to my own future and wellbeing. I'm sorry, but you were born to work and pay bills - but you were born to do a whole lot more, too.

Until next time,
Indya xx

Monday, 29 January 2018

I love myself some heart-shaped sunglasses. I only have two pairs, but I'd honestly love them in all the colours of the rainbow! I think they are so fun and girly, which makes them the perfect piñata idea for a Galentine's Day party!

You could do so much with these piñatas. You could make some big ones purely for decoration, or you could create smaller ones for each one of your gal pals and fill them with things that are specific to their interests! How sweet would that be?!

Whatever you decide to do with yours, this tutorial has got you covered. Let me warn you though: due to its shape, this piñata is incredibly tedious to make! I didn't really think about the fact that things need to go inside of it until I had already started making them, so that was interesting! Anyway, let's get onto the tutorial ☺️

♡ An empty cereal box
♡ Orange streamers
♡ Black streamers
♡ Black paper
♡ Pencil, scissors and LOTS of tape
♡ Craft glue

1. Cut your cereal box into sections so that the front, back, and side pieces are all separate.

2. On the plain side of one of the bigger pieces, draw your two hearts and the nose piece. Cut all three pieces out separately. Use those pieces as stencils and draw two more hearts and one more nose piece onto your other large cardboard piece, then cut those three out separately as well.

3. Now get your side pieces from the cereal box. How thick you wish these to be will depend on how big your piñata is going to be. Mine didn't need to be that big, so I cut the side strips in half, then taped them standing up around the outline of one of the hearts. 

After that, tape another heart over the top so that it's a completely sealed heart-shaped box (don't worry, we'll make a hole to put all the goodies in later!). Repeat this step with your other two hearts until you have a second, sealed heart-shaped box.

4. You should now have two curved cardboard strips for your nose piece leftover. Draw and cut out two more strips from some of your extra cardboard, ensuring that they are the same width as the ones you just cut out for your heart pieces. 

Tape your two new strips to the top and bottom of one of your nose trips, making sure they stand up, just like you did with your heart pieces, then tape your last nose piece on top. You should now have a hollow tube of cardboard!

5. This is where things get a little tedious. Line the nose piece and two heart boxes up together until you're happy with the placement, then very carefully sketch around the nose piece onto the heart boxes, so that when you take the nose piece away, you still know where it was before. Using your scissors - or an X-Acto knife, if you have one - cut inside those lines you have just drawn. 

Be very carefully not to cut the heart shaped pieces of cardboard at all, just their side pieces! If you have done this step correctly, the holes you have just created should match up with your nose piece, making the entire inside of your piñata hollow and ready for treats!

6. Fill your two heart shaped boxes with your prepared goodies, then tape the nose pieces back over the holes you just cut out. You may need to use quite a bit of tape here to ensure the entire thing doesn't fall apart.

7. Once your piñata is back together, it's time for the fun part! Starting from the very bottom of one of your hearts, measure and cut out a strip of orange streamer, fringe the bottom 3/4 of it, then tape of onto your heart. 

Continue doing this all the way up your heart piece and when you get to the final strip, glue or use looped pieces of tape to stick it down so you don't see the tape! Then trim off any excess pieces so you can see the shape of the heart again, then do the same to your second heart!

8. For the nose piece, I just stuck some layers of orange streamer down until you couldn't see the cardboard underneath it anymore, but I didn't bother fringing it as it was so small. If you have made a bigger piñata, you may want to fringe this piece as well.

9. Now move onto the sides of the nose piece as it's small and quicker to do. Just measure, fringe, and stick, the same as you did with the heart pieces. Remember to use glue or looped tape for the top piece to hide any tape you might see otherwise! Do this for all three other sides of the nose piece.

 10. Flip your piñata over to the blank side and cover the back two hearts in fringed orange streamers, just like the front, then move on to your side pieces. You'll need longer strips to go around the heart pieces, but you can always do these in sections if it makes it easier for you! 

For example, I did both sides of the point of the heart with separate pieces of streamer, rather than cutting and fringing one extremely long piece to wrap around the entire heart. You will figure out what is easier for you, though. Continue doing this until the remaining outside pieces of your piñata are all covered in fringed orange streamers.

11. Draw two hearts onto your black paper that are a few centimetres smaller than the hearts on your piñata. Cut those out, then cover them in fringed black streamers, using the exact same method. Then, using some craft glue, stick the two black hearts down in the middle of your orange hearts to be your lenses. 

Whew, you're done! I know this definitely isn't one of the easiest piñatas I've shared on the blog (that's probably the fries one, in my opinion), but it's so, so cute. It would be such a cool party favour, and you can change up the colours to suit your guests more! I love being able to personalising things to suit the recipients; I think it's a really lovely way to show you care about your guests.


Do you guys have any Galentine's - or Valentine's - plans coming up? I love doing something special with Daniel every year, but I'm not sure what to do this year! No matter what we end up doing though, I'm sure it will be lovely 😊

Until next time,
Indya xx

Sunday, 28 January 2018

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Well, hello there! It's been quite a while since I wrote a Weekly Edit post. I have really missed sharing life updates and my favourite online finds with you all. After running a poll on Twitter to see if anyone of you actually even like these kind of posts, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that most of you do, so I'll try to sprinkle them in here and there when I can!

This week Daniel and I got back from our holiday in Surfer's Paradise, Queensland and we loved it. It involved so many things we don't usually do - going outside, getting up early, going to bed early, going out for dinner, and being in the sun, but we loved every minute of it. 

It was our first time on a plane, which I ended up loving after a lifetime of being petrified of it. We even fell in love with the beach, which is so out of character for us! I definitely think we'll be coming back to Queensland in the future. Anyway, here are some great Internet finds that I just had to share with you guys:

- If you know me at all, you'll know how much I adore novelty cross body bags, and I just discovered this cookie one by Yoshi that I have to have! Anyone feeling generous this Valentine's Day? 😜

- I shared my first Rice Krispies Treat recipe this week and I am so happy with it! It got a great number of views, which is always nice, especially when you're trying out something new. I'll definitely have to make more of these guys in the future!

Free printable letterboard cupcake toppers for Valentine's Day. OR, if you're like me and would prefer to make cookies, you could always put some Valentine's quotes on these letterboard sugar cookies that I shared a little while ago 😉

- I have just discovered my new favourite online shop: Sweets and Treats. They have the cutest party decor items (can you say "flamingo straws"?!), but my favourite things in their entire catalogue are these ice cream-shaped hard candies. I don't think I've ever found an item that is more "me"!

- In case you've missed me mentioning it a million times on Instagram, I am planning on doing a huge declutter and reorganisation of our entire place this year as our tiny little unit is getting far too full. Some things on my shopping list to help me achieve this is a million storage containers and a more practical way to organise my files. I'd also love to get my hands on this book as I'm sure it would be a huge help.

Mooey and Friends has reopened her Etsy shop! She makes the most adorable crochet items that you guys NEED to go check out, and help spread the word to support this small business/creator 💕


How is 2018 going for all of you? Is it shaping up to be everything you had hoped for? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,
Indya xx

Friday, 26 January 2018

As someone who absorbs a lot of content from America through TV shows and the internet, I went a very long time thinking that Rice Krispie treats were something exclusive to America that I would never get to try - until I decided to look into what they were a few months ago and realised that we actually do have them in Australia! 

Kellogg's Rice Krispie cereal is known as Rice Bubbles here in Australia (which I think makes a lot more sense), and our version of Rice Krispie treats are called LCM Bars (which does NOT make sense, hence why I'll be calling them "Rice Krispie Treats"). 

When I realised that these treats that I grew up with taking to school for lunch were still so popular to this day, I knew I had to try making them myself. I didn't bother colouring my first batch or anything, but I fell in love with these sweet, crunchy treats instantly and knew that I had to think of a way to feature them on the blog.

Fast forward a few months, and here we are! Fries shaped Rice Krispie Treats, what could be better?! Fries are my go-to favourite thing to get from any fast food place, so I knew I had to make something to honour such a delicious food.


♡  Rice Bubbles/Rice Krispies cereal
♡ Marshmallows (I recommend using white ones as they will colour better)
♡ Yellow and red food colour
♡ Butter

1. Melt your butter in the microwave, or in a saucepan.

Sprinkle some marshmallows in with your butter and melt those too. If you're using a microwave, make sure to do this in smaller increments as the marshmallows tend to puff up. Stir the melted marshmallows so they combine with the butter, and add more as desired.

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3. Split your mixture into two bowls. Colour on bowl red, and the other yellow.

4. Pour your Rice Krispies/Bubbles cereal into both bowls and gently stir until coated. I added more than I thought I would need so it was quite thick, as I thought it would keep its shape better.

5. Line a tray with baking paper. Spoon one mixture into one half of the tray, and press it together as much as possible. Do the same with the second mixture into the other half of the tray. Place in fridge to harden.

6. Once set, cut your red side into small rectangles to be the box for your fries, and place them on your plate. Cut your yellow side into sticks and position on top of your rectangle pieces to be the fries coming out of the box, then you're done! What a perfect way to show your appreciation for this amazing food whilst still satisfying your sweet tooth 😋

For those of you not in America, did you have a treat similar to this growing up? If so, what was called? When you think about it, these are quite a strange treat to have! Who would have thought to put those ingredients together?! I surely wouldn't have, but maybe I should try being more adventurous when it comes to food - you never know what might be the next Rice Krispie Treat! 😜

Until next time,
Indya xx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Just a few months ago I swore I would never pitch to a brand or business. Despite reading countless posts on how great and important it is to do, I was convinced I'd never do it. What would I say? What if they say no? What if they share the email with all their employees and laugh at me? I instantly became racked with fear at just the thought of contacting a brand in hopes of collaborating, but then something changed.

I'm not even sure what it was exactly that made me change my mind, but I remember one day thinking that I really, really wanted to work with this specific brand. I browsed their website and found a section about possible collaborations, and I eventually mustered up the courage to send an email.

That first email was pretty bad. Whilst I explained who I was, what I had in mind, and how much I admire their products perfectly well, I didn't include any links to my blog or social media accounts (doh!), nor did I mention any of my statistic or growth rate (double doh!). Honestly, it's no wonder they never got back to me. I sounded so naive, plus I wasn't really offering them anything that was going to benefit them. 

It's unfortunate as I really do love that brand and their products, but I can always try again after some time has passed and my online reach has improved. Since that first blunder, I have gotten a lot better at crafting pitching emails. I make sure that each one is unique as I don't want it to seem like I'm contacting just anyone in hopes of collaborating, because that's not what I'm doing. I am taking notes of brands and businesses that I personally admire and reaching out to them. 

A lot of them are really big brands that work with much bigger bloggers than me, but I believe in aiming for the best. Believe me, I know how nerve-wracking it is to reach out to the people you admire, but it's so, so worth it, let me tell you why:

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It Shows Confidence 
Confidence is an attractive quality. People who are confident within themselves convince you to be confident in them, too. If a brand sees that you're confident enough about yourself and your work for you to track them down and say "you need to work with me", then they'll think that you are worth looking into. Just remember to include all the reasons why you admire them and why you wish to work with them as well, because just saying how great you are (which I'm sure you are!) and how much you can benefit their company will seem a little arrogant.

It BOOSTS Confidence
That first email is always the hardest, but just like anything in life, it gets easier with practice. You learn what sounds better, what things to include, what things to leave out, and it gets easier to talk yourself up. Once you get your first positive response, you'll be over the moon, which will only motivate you more to continue reaching out to the brands you admire. It really creates a snowball effect, but in the best way!

People Don't Know What You Want Unless You Ask
This seems like such a simple thought, but many people don't really consider it. You can continue checking your email every day, wondering why brands aren't reaching out to you, or you can get the ball rolling and ask yourself. Working with bloggers is still quite a new area for a lot of brands, so many of them may not even be thinking about the benefits of it until you contact them. 

It's important to reach out to brands that you know work with bloggers, and brands that you haven't yet seen work with bloggers, as you may be the one to open them up to a whole new kind of advertising and collaboration - you're sure to have your name remembered after that!

At The Very Least, It Can't Hurt
Once again very simple, but it's this thought that helped convince me to start pitching to brands the most. Think about it: what's the worst that can happen? They say no? They don't reply? Is that really that bad? You simply delete the email (or, if you like me and like to hold onto rejections and personal failures as a way to measure growth, then just move it into another folder) and move on. If they have offered you any advice or reasons why they haven't chosen you, then take them into consideration and continue to work on yourself, your content, and your pitching emails. Practice really does make perfect!


I really hope this post inspires someone to start pitching to brands, as I truly believe that if I can do it, anyone can. Imagine all the amazing opportunities you might be missing out on simply because you haven't asked! Isn't that scary to think about?! To those of you who do regularly pitch to brands, feel free to leave some advice and/or success stories in the comments below to help encourage those who are still on the fence about the whole thing!

Until next time,
Indya xx

Monday, 22 January 2018

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You guys, this may be one of my favourite treats I've ever made. I'm guessing most of you have heard of "That Pink Door" in Palm Springs by now. Heck, I'm 12, 890 kilometres away from it and I still know what it is! If you haven't, it's this gorgeous pink door on someone's home in Palm Springs that looks like a chocolate bar - although I'm not sure if it's actually meant to.

I haven't been able to forget about it since I first heard of it. A pastel pink front door is definitely on my bucket list for when I own my own house, but for now, I thought I could show my affection for this lovely piece of architecture by turning it into one of my favourite things in the world: cookies!

As you may have guessed by now, I love making and decorating sugar cookies; they are delicious, and there's so much you can do with them! I got the idea for these ones as I was browsing my Instagram (lots of people do that, right? Browse their own Instagram accounts?) and saw this photo from the time I used my pink Candy Melts in my mini chocolate bar mould, and it instantly reminded me of That Pink Door! 
These little cuties were super easy to make considering how great they look, and would be perfect at any Palm Springs and/or Summer-themed party 😋


♡ Square sugar cookies
♡ Angled spatula(s)
♡ Pink candy melts
♡ Royal icing, both piping and flooding consistencies
♡ Toothpick
♡ Piping bags
♡ Green food dye
♡ Pearl sprinkles
Mini chocolate bar mould


1. Melt your Candy Melts in the microwave, pour into the chocolate moulds, then place them in the fridge to set. They won't take long.

2. Spoon about 10% of your royal icing into a separable bowl and put aside. Pipe the outsides of each cookie with your piping icing and let that set before flooding the centres. Leave a small bit of icing in the bowl to use as a glue for the decorations later. Place the cookies in the fridge so the icing sets quicker.

3. Once your Candy Melts and icing have both set, carefully pop the melts out of the mould, spread a thin layer of royal icing on the back, and place them at the bottom middle of your cookie. Do this with all your pink doors.

4. Get a small amount of white royal icing on a toothpick, dab it into your pearl sprinkles and place them in the middle right section of your pink doors. If you'd like to have the handle like the actual pink door has, you could always pipe a tiny line of white royal icing directly onto your door, but I didn't think of that until after 😅

5. Colour your small bowl of icing that we put to the side a light green. I drew pictures of how I wanted the trees to look (I think they might actually be a type of cactus, but from here on out I will be calling them "trees"), then placed some baking paper over the top and piped onto that, following the lines I had drawn, but if you think you can do it freehand, then go ahead! Once you've piped your trees, place the baking paper in the fridge until the icing sets.

6. Carefully peel of the icing trees and put a tiny dab of royal icing on the back to stick them to your cookies. Place one little tree on both sides of each door and then you're done! How easy was that?!

After making these my head was instantly filled with ideas of other That Pink Door-related posts I could do, but I'll try to spread them out so you won't get too sick of seeing it  😂  Have you guys - particularly those who DON'T live in America - heard of That Pink Door? Do you think it deserves all the hype it gets? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

Indya xx

Friday, 19 January 2018

I am hesitant to even type this as I really don't want to jinx anything, but here it is anyway: I honestly feel like I will never run out of ideas for blog posts. I don't mean for that to sound cocky, it's just that there is so much that I want to and see and create in this life that I can't imagine ever feeling bored or unsure of what to do next. 

However, I had read many posts from bloggers who have claimed to feel the same way for a long time - years, even - and eventually found themselves at a dead end, and that sounds terrifying. So, I am planning ahead. I am writing this post for my future self who might need it some day, and for those of you reading this who might need it today. These are some great ways that I brainstorm my blog content; I hope you find something that might help you out!


Whenever I read these kinds of posts, people always say that listen to what others are asking you - or Google, or Quora - and answer those questions, and whilst that's a great idea, you should also start answering your own questions! My post about how to save money as a DIY blogger was inspired by myself. 

I had asked both Twitter and Instagram if you guys preferred to read DIY posts or recipes, and on both platforms DIY projects won by quite a bit. That left me feeling a bit down as I thought about how much easier and cheaper recipe posts were to make, but I knew I couldn't let down my audience, so I decided to make notes of how to save money as a DIY-er, and I got a great post out of it. Don't forget to listen to yourself!


I guess these are two very similar terms, but I think of them differently when I'm brainstorming blog post ideas. Whenever I need a new idea, I write down a list of genres - cookies, pillows, cupcakes, pinatas, etc - and then I think of the themes I am loving - tv shows, holidays, "That Pink Door", etc - and I mix and match the two together. 

I made both the disco ball cookies and cake pops on the same day since disco balls were on my mind and I wanted to create them in multiple ways. Right after I made the sushi roll pillow, I thought it'd be awesome to make sushi roll cake pops, so I begun planning them too (that post will be up later this month!). It's pretty easy to take a theme you love and run with it, and it's a lot of fun too!


Just like the last point, with this one you make a list of the things you like to create and another of the things you like to look at, chuck them in a word randomiser and see what comes out! The very first time I did this I was playing around with flavours and recipe ideas, and I got "fairy floss" and "cupcake", which eventually turned into my fairy floss-filled cupcakes. This was my first original recipe and one of my favourite creations of all times. I've had some more pretty good word combinations since I started doing this, plus it's a lot of fun!


This one depends on how much content you absorb, and how it affects you. I absorb a lot of content, but I have never felt that it brings me down. I follow and read over 120 blogs, and I am always looking for more because I am inspired by other humans and their worlds. I can't get enough of other people's minds, I love seeing people create from their heart and it always inspires me to do more - but not everyone is like that. 

Many bloggers say that reading too many blogs messes with their own thought process and affects how they produce content, so if you're struggling to get any posts written, it may have something to do with the amount of content you are absorbing in your day-to-day life.


Sometimes it's hard to get the right words out because your mind is full of others one that need to be let out first. Sometimes, you need to vent, or to experiment, or to just get your thoughts onto paper (or screen) before you have any idea what might become of them. So often I'll start writing a lengthy, not-very-well-read post about the many thoughts that are clouding my head, and half-way through it I'll have an epiphany and will suddenly be inspired to write another, much better post. Remember that you don't have to publish everything you write, but it is a good idea to write anything that you're feeling. Once you've let that feeling out, it's a lot easier to let it go and move on.


Do you struggle with coming up with content ideas? If so, let us know what ways you have learnt to overcome it! You never know how much help your advice could be to someone who is stuck in a rut.

Until next time,
Indya xx

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Like most people - especially creative types - I am very hard on myself. I set high expectations for myself, and am often shattered when I don't live up to them, but I honestly think I'm getting better at being nicer to myself. I am acknowledging my achievements more than my failures, and I am learning to accept the fact that I can't do everything perfectly on the first try.

When I step back and take a look at where I am compared to where I've been, my self growth is pretty incredible. I don't mean to sound like a broken record by bringing up how I was raised to believe that I couldn't do anything in life - and, therefore, was never taught any basic skills, such as cooking and laundry - but it's something that has hindered me in ways that I am only starting to realise now.

So I decided to make a change. When you go 20 years thinking you 100% cannot do something, you don't even bother trying, but for me, this year is all about trying new things. It's about proving that I can do anything I set my mind to; that I can be the person I want to be so badly - and that begins with recognising how far I have come already. 

For someone who didn't use an oven or stove before she was already legally an adult, the fact that I now have a blog that focuses a lot on baking and creating in the kitchen is mind-blowing to me. One recipe post that always stands out in my mind is my fairy floss-filled cupcakes that I made back in June 2017. 

It marked so many firsts for me: it was my first original recipe, it was my first photo shoot that I was actually proud of, and it was my first recipe post that actually looked like something you would want to eat! 😂  So when Photowall contacted me and offered to send me a canvas print of the design of my choice, it was a no-brainer what photo I would choose. 

Once I sent them my photo and dimensions, I expected to have to wait a while since it was coming from Sweden, but I was wrong! I got an email on the 18th of December saying that my order was going to print, I got another on the 20th saying my delivery was on its way, and then it arrived on the 24th - talk about service!

Their canvas prints come with a DIY frame, which you'll know is right up my alley. I've been wanting to work on bigger things that are outside of my usual projects, and this was the perfect thing for me to try out. It came with hand screws so no power tools were needed, which I was super happy about it as I am not ready to begin using those yet! 

The instructions were really simple to follow, but unfortunately two of the screw holes on the frame were a few millimetres off so we couldn't completely secure one of the corner brackets, but there was still 14 other screws holding the frame together so we weren't too worried. and it ended up being fine! It's still super sturdy as is.


Now that my print is on display, I feel even more motivated to move forward and work on my abilities. It is the perfect reminder that I do have good ideas, and that I am able to create something out of nothing, and that is something really exciting to realise about yourself. The only thing that stands in my way is myself, and I am no longer going to do that. Here's to celebrating all your personal successes, and using them as inspiration to try new things more often! We've got this ✨

Until next time,
Indya xx

As mentioned above, Photowall were kind enough to send me this print in exchange for a mention on my blog. I chose which photo I wanted and the size, and all words and opinion are my own as always! 

Photowall were also kind enough to give me a discount code for you guys to use! For 20% off your order, just use the code "thesmalladventurercampaign2018". This code is valid until the 28th of February. I'm not making money off this code or anything, it's just a bonus for you guys!


Monday, 15 January 2018

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After being really happy with my disco ball cookies that I made for New Year's, I knew I had to turn something else into disco balls as well. I'd already seen cupcakes, donut holes, and a big disco ball cake on various blogs so I steered clear of those items. It wasn't until I made a batch of cake pops for another recipe that I realised how amazing they would look as disco balls, so I immediately started working on them.

Let me just warn you that these are much more difficult than the disco cookies. There's a lot of cutting, shaping, "glueing", and holding. In other words, you need a lot of patience, but I definitely think the outcome is worth it. Imagine throwing a party and having actual edible disco balls. I know I'd love it!


♡ Your favourite cake pop recipe
Cake pop sticks
♡ White chocolate melts
♡ White fondant
♡ Wilton Silver Color Mist
♡ Small bowl of water + a skewer
♡ Something to stick the cake pops into, such as a foam board


1. Melt your white chocolate melts in 30 second intervals in the microwave. Dip the end of your cake pop stick into the melted chocolate, then slide the stick into 3/4 of the cake pop. Repeat this for the remaining pops, then leave until the chocolate has set and your sticks are firmly in place.

2. Pick up one of your cake pops and carefully dip it into your bowl of melted white chocolate until the entire cake is covered. Place the stick into your foam board, then continue coating the rest of your cake pops in white chocolate. Put the foam board in the fridge to speed up the chocolate setting.

3. Spray your cake pops with your Wilton Silver Color Mist. This doesn't need to be perfect as we are going to cover them in fondant. This step just ensures that any gaps between the fondant will still appear silver.

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4. Roll out your fondant until it is a few millimetres thick, then cut it into small squares of rectangles. Dip your skewer into your bowl of water, then dab or spread a tiny amount of water onto one of your fondant squares, then place that side onto your cake pop. The water makes the fondant sticky so that it will stay on the cake pop.

5. Continue adding water to each fondant square and adding them to your cake pops. I begun at the very top and tried to position them all in a neat line both across and downwards, but it's quite difficult. You may also need to hold the fondant squares that are on the sides of the cake pop in place until the fondant sticks to them properly, to avoid any sliding. 

Remember that disco balls are often quite poorly made (or is that just all the disco balls that I encounter? Ha), so don't stress too much about the placement of your fondant squares.

6. Once all your pops are covered in fondant, pick up one at a time and spray the entire pop with your Color Mist, twisting by the stick as you go to ensure an even coating. I recommend doing this outside or over a bin or pile of paper towels are this stuff gets everywhere quite easily, and may leave stains.

7. Stick your pops back into the board as you spray them, then leave them to dry - and you're done! Putting each fondant square on is quite a tedious task, but the result is so worth it, in my opinion. Just make sure that you have plenty of time to create these so you're not in a rush and stressed! Above all else, remember to have fun when creating in the kitchen ☺️


Have you ever made cake pops before? Do you prefer to make the "proper" way, or just use a regular cake recipe in some cake pop moulds? As I am all for doing things the simple way, it's probably no surprise that I choose to just make a regular ol' vanilla cake in a mould 😜

Until next time,
Indya xx