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  • Danish Cake Recipe 'The one & only Dream Cake'

    We have got oodles of delicious Danish cake recipe to share with you but this is the recipe for today, a very world famous cake in Denmark, it won a baking competition in 1960 and has been shared in Danish home ever since and most likely further afield. Try it and see why...

    Danish dream cake recipe Danish dream cake recipe

    For the Danish cake recipe you'll need:

    • 4 egg
    • 300 g sugar
    • 250 g plain flour
    • 3 tsk baking powder
    • 1 tsk vanilla sugar or essence
    • 2 dl milk
    • 50 g butter

      For the topping:

    • 100 g butter
    • 150 g dessicated coconut
    • 225 g dark brown muscovado
    • 1/2 dl milk

    Whisk eggs and sugar fast till it appears light, fluffy and very airy.
    Next blend flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar together (if you use vanilla essence, mix this with milk and butter). Fold the flour mix into the egg mix very gently (we recommend using a sieve - this way it will stay very fluffy which the key to the cake).
    Warm the milk and sugar (and possibly the vanilla essence)  (tepid temp) and gently fold this into the cake egg and flour cake mixture. 
    Pour the mixture in a medium sized baking tray (approx 5 x 22 x 30 cm) lined with grease proof paper (ca. 5 x 22 x 30 cm) and bake at 200 degrees Celsius in the middle of the oven for 20 min.

    While the cake is baking, put the topping ingredients in a thick bottomed saucepan, and bring to a boil while stirring, taking care it doesn't burn!!
    Once the cake is ready , it should be nearly cooked after 20 min, take it out of the oven and immediately turn the oven up to 225c.
    Next pour the topping over the cake and spread gently all over and place back in the oven for a further 5mins only.

    We challenge you not to love this cake!!?
    Nicky x

    Just ideal for dreamy birthdays with magic rainbow, unicorn and fluffy clouds!!

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  • We Love Valentine Crafts

    Have fun and add some crafts activities to your Valentine Day.

    Here at Pipii we like to make the most of all celebrations hence Valentines day is yet another one you can have a bit of fun with by adding some Valentine crafts activities.
    Why not share it with all your loved ones in all sort of weird and wonderful days. Decorate the house, bake or cook a special treat or meal and just have a special lovely day together ♥

    The first of our Valentine craft activities are the Paper straw heart decorations below:

    With a packs of straws, a few paper remnants, stickers or doilies you can make these decorative paper straws, perfect for setting a pretty table for loved ones. Set a table with the fun metallic pink heart plates from Meri Meri or heart palm leaf plates and covers the table in heart doilies; it easy to show someone you care while adding a bit of fun further more it makes a dull February day a little bit happier. 

    Paper Straws with Heart Decorations

    And with a bit of either coloured paper, old books or newspaper (and a teabag) you can make these decorations. Why not make few and hang in windows, you can even create a garland by attaching a one each couple of inches on a length of twine. It looks pretty and are not just for Valentine!

    ‘Vintage’ Paper Hearts on String

    Finally try this easy peasy garland made simply from paper bags using these pretty glassine style bags:

    to make this Paper Bag Bunting.

    Quick, easy and totally fab ‘Paper Bag Bunting’!

    Have a very happy Valentines Day,
    Nicky x

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  • Hygge - Hygge - Hygge

    it is here to stay ♥

    ...and we know all about hygge here at Pipii! (The company was started by Danes).

    With cold rainy and still dark days, there is little else to do than hygge. Great food and cakes are needed for this. We have over the years gathered loads of our best recipes which are kept here on the Pipii website:
    https://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/pipii-recipes-crafts-archive.html

    All easy, tried and tested recipes: Try this Onion Soup for warmth on cold winter nights:
    https://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/baking-recipes/french-onion-soup.html

    French Onion Soup

    We will be featuring more recipes over the coming week but in the meantime try the archive if you are ever stuck for an idea or 2, it features not only recipes but loads of crafts ideas too, to use for seasonal events and just for a fun gift idea.

    Enjoy, Nickyx

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  • Pipii's Winter Sale

    Welcome 2017 and welcome to Pipii's Winter Sale

    Great savings:
    many items reduced between
    25%-70% 

     

    We have got something for everyone, be sure to check our sale section: Christmas decorations, Wedding accessories, tableware,
    gift wrapping, games, gifts and decorations.

    Early bird savings - Get Free Standard postage - equivalent to£3.95 off your order, just enter the code 'Jansale' at the checkout.
    (Min spend £15.00 - Valid 6-7th of January 2017)

     

  • Tassel Garlands For Parties

    Surprise, surprise...it's New Year again and as always we have not yet quite emerged from Christmas hibernation!!
    If you are like me  and New Year has taken you by surprise (yet again!!)  and you have not quite got it together with the party decorations, we have a couple of fab quick easy 'makes' that takes little time to make but looks fabulous...

    https://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/craft-ideas/tissue-paper-tassel-garland.html

    or

    https://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/craft-ideas/crepe-paper-fringe-garland.html

    Have fun making & Happy New Year!

     

     

  • Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas from all at Pipii

     

    From all of us to all of you:

     Wishing You A Very Merry Christmas
    & A Happy New Year.

     Its been a busy busy season for us and we hope you have all received packaged filled with goodies you have been pleased to receive. We do try to find lovely 'bits' to make visiting Pipii
    a bit of joy and a delight during these busy months.

    Now we 'batten down the hatches' for a few days but don't worry if you have forgotten something for New Year we can still dispatch this on Thursday the 29th Dec again.

    Christmas is upon us...Yeah!
    It's time for treats, fun, joy and 'hygge' time with family & friends...Enjoy xx

     

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  • Scandinavian Soft Honey Gingerbread

    To me, this is the smell of Christmas and what I will be doing with my kids today.
    This is the only gingerbread you will find baking in Denmark. Soft and delicious tasting hearts, mostly decorated with a thin coat of dark chocolate with a vintage decoupage image of Father Christmas or Angels on top finished off with your name written in white icing. They are hung in windows and on the tree as decorations prior to being eaten.



     This dough also make excellent gingerbread houses as this is a slightly thicker dough and biscuit when cooked compared with the traditional gingerbread biscuit base.

    And it is super easy to make. See the recipe here:

    https://www.pipii.co.uk/pipii-notebook/baking-recipes/soft-honey-gingerbread-hearts.html

       

     

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  • Scandilicious Christmas

    Create Hygge with you very own magical Scandi Christmas.

    This year why not add a little bit of Scandi to create a magical Christmas. With our lovely range of Snowflake paper trees, display reindeers, paper stars, glorious colourful glass baubles, Christmas tree balance holders & candles, cone garlands, large selection of seed heads & cones to deck the halls. For a little bit of hygge, light candles in our pretty display boxes and invite friends and family to make and create Christmas decorations and homemade cookies & gifts, make sure you enjoy the countdown to Christmas.   

    Our large selection of wrapping paper, twines, tags, bags and boxes is perfect way to create inspirational gift wrapping.

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