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25 June 2013

Watch Bake Create - Insects



 
This week focuses on insects and we have:

Watched Antz
Baked Worm Covered Cupcakes
Created Butterfly Stone Pets
 
 
You can grab the badge and link up any of your own Insect posts at the bottom.
 

Worm Covered Cupcakes



These delicious biscuit and sweet covered cupcakes are really simple to create and are ideal for themed parties and Halloween.


Ingredients
Cupcakes
2 eggs
4oz sugar
4oz self raising flour
4oz butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
Decoration
5 1/2oz butter
1lb 2oz icing sugar
45ml milk
Oreo biscuits
Worm sweets




Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Combine all of the cupcake ingredients (butter, eggs, flour, sugar and vanilla) together in a bowl to create you cake mixture
  • Divide the mixture equally between 12 cupcake cases in a cupcake baking tray
  • Cook for around 12-15 minutes until risen and golden
  • Allow to cool
  • Create your icing by mixing together the icing sugar, butter (softened) and milk in a bowl
  • Apply to the cakes
  • Crumble up the Oreo biscuits and sprinkle over the icing to look like mud
  • Add your sweet worms on top
  • Scoff!


Butterfly Stone Pets


 
You can read more about our Stone Pets and how to make them just here:
 


  
Antz Movie



Ant worker, Z, has his heart set on Princess Bala and after swapping places with his soldier ant friend he finds himself on a wild adventure. He finally comes head to head with General Mandible who wants to liquidate the colony... will he save the day and his love?
 


 
If you have any Insect themed posts (crafts, recipes or activities) you can link them up below.
You can grab the badge code here too if you wish.

 
 

 
Next week the theme will be Owls.
 
 

*** WIN ***

Find Me a Gift have kindly provided some insect themed goodies to giveaway; a Bug Safari Naturalist Kit and some Toy Bugs!

You can enter via the Rafflecopter entry form below.
The giveaway closes on 23rd July 2013.




Good luck!

 
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149 comments

  1. Cute post :) Xx

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  2. I would be a butterfly because they are so pretty.

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  3. I follow by pinterest & Bloglovin

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  4. I would be a ladybird because I love them, they are cute. I learned the Japanese word for Ladybird recently... 'Tento Mushi'

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  5. following on networked blogs

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  6. I'd be a big furry tarantula as I figure I'd last longer in the wild and could have great fun terrifying the neighbours.

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  7. like the bug safari and have one of these which is fab http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts/creature-peeper-bug-viewer.html

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  8. Love your wormy cupcakes! I've linked up a bug post too.

    For the competition, I really like the kid's gardening kit.

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  9. would love a hot air balloon experience! x

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  10. I like the fairy lights jar.

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  11. LOVE THE Wigwam Kid's Play Tent

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  12. I would be a butterfly as I think they are so pretty and they flutter!

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  13. Sprinkle Biscuits - commented

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  14. I'd love to be a butterfly because they look very graceful. Something I'm not :)

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  15. I'd be a ladybird as they are a useful bug to have in the garden that helps if you "grow your own"!

    LAURA H

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  16. Saturday hippo caption commented!

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  17. I like the superman mug. Following with bloglovin as ashlallan

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  18. The Real Boss Personalised Mug Gift Set because the women are ALWAYS the real boss lol!

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  19. ~I love the fairy light jar

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  20. A butterfly as they are beautiful!

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  21. following via blog lovin

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  22. I'd be a bumblebee because they're good for the world and hopefully people realise that and like them. Also they get to wear really pretty fluffy striped jumpers! I have bumblebees living in a birdbox in my garden!

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  23. I would be a bumble bee to go around all the beautiful flowers :-)

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  24. I follow by google fc:-)

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  25. GSM Mobile Phone Watch

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  26. I'd be a ladybird as I'd be so pretty and could fly!

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  27. Colour a chic tote http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts/alex-toys-colour-your-own-bag.html

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  28. The childrens gardening tools in pink are my favourite item on findmeagift

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  29. i'd have a tarantula just always wanted one

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  30. Vicky Limerick30/06/2013, 14:38

    The Arse/Face Towel

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  31. I would be a wasp and sting people

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  32. The Soft Sand Felt Bunny Slippers are very cute.

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  33. Following via Bloglovin' as Karen Barrett

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  34. If i was an insect i would be a spider to scare people

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  35. I would be a wasp as people are so scared of them!

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  36. I'd be a butterfly because they're so pretty.

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  37. Hi, I'm following on Bloglovin as Stephanie Tsang

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  38. Following you on blogloving x

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  39. Lynsey Buchanan01/07/2013, 00:37

    My fav item is the Talking Tom Talk Back Toy

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  40. Lynsey Buchanan01/07/2013, 00:37

    following via nloglovin

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  41. Nicola Lynch01/07/2013, 03:27

    My favourite item from find me a gift is the Jellycat Bashful Monkey

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  42. Nicola Lynch01/07/2013, 03:27

    Following on Pinterest

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  43. Nicola Lynch01/07/2013, 03:28

    I'm following on Bloglovin

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  44. Nicola Lynch01/07/2013, 03:36

    I commented on Family fun - Chinese New Year craft

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  45. Dragon Fly - They are awesome how they fly

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  46. I would be a ladybird - I love their colours :)

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  47. I'd be a wasp so I could sting people ;) Haha. I would only sting evil people though...

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  48. Follow via GFC & Networked blog x

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  49. I love the Soldier Egg Cup And Toast Cutter Set

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  50. Following on Bloglovin as HappyHomebird

    Sam @happyhomebird

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  51. Commented on The Garden Party Season is nigh!

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  53. I would be a ladybug, as the are sweet and innocent!

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  54. SARAH LAMBERT03/07/2013, 12:49

    I love Solar Powered Fairy Lights Jar - Pink it would be a nice addition to my daughters pink bedroom :)

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  55. SARAH LAMBERT03/07/2013, 12:50

    Ive commented on Bonlays Bottle Buddies

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  56. SARAH LAMBERT03/07/2013, 12:51

    Im following by email and G+

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  57. i'd be a butterfly for the freedom of flying around!

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  58. i follow via email as talcfour@hotmail.co.uk

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  59. I like the fairy lights jar.

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  60. http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts/silver-champagne-flutes-love.html these are lovely

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  61. I'd be a honey bee - sweet!

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  62. Following your blog with GFC as Maya Russell

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  63. Commented on 'Dr. Oetker Panebello Pizza *Review*'.

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  64. Bloglovin as jayne townson

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  65. A butterfly so I could fly in the sky.

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  66. I really like the Mathmos bump light

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  67. love the bug kit - my little boy saw epic and has been obsessed with things that live in the garden ever since!

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  68. already following on blog lovin - clare davies

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  71. I follow via GFC and bloglovin (I thought I was already following you on bloglovin - doh!) x
    I like the childrens cupcake maker =) x

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  72. I linked up my slow worm post, I know a slow worm isn't a bug but it's still kind'a cool and is a bit like a bug I guess (like a large worm)! I hope it was ok to link it up :)

    http://mumx3x.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/slow-worms.html

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  73. I love the fairy light jars, soo pretty

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  74. http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts/london-underground-tent-for-kids.html i love this only because i know my boys would love it! and my eldest would love the bug set he is just becoming fascinated with insects i smile through gritted teeth lol! x

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  75. i follow on networked blogs and bloglovin Helen Porter

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  76. I love the superman mug

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  78. Mini Mess - Dolly peg butterflies

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  79. following on GFC

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  80. Follow on bloglovin - Jo welsh

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  82. A ladybird so I could flutter my beautiful. Wings!!!

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  83. I would have the Thorntons Chocoholic Hamper! Nom nom nom!

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  84. Commented on Reindeer Pops x

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  85. Following via Networked Blogs as Kayleigh White

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  86. fOLLOWING ON BLOGLOVIN.

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  87. I would be a spider to scare people BOO!

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  88. following on pinterest as lillyfer

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  89. commented on Bingo - from the comfort of your home

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  90. Rosemary Emery20/07/2013, 11:41

    Has to be a caterpillar - you just get more beautiful when you emerge as a butterfly!

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  91. I'd be a butterfly because they are pretty and delicate

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  92. My favourite gift is the Live Butterfly Garden, my two children love anything like this! :)
    http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/insect-lore-butterfly-garden.html

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  93. Commented on Matchbox Stone Pets as Claire Appleton

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  94. Following on Bloglovin as Claire Appleton

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  95. I would be a flying ant. Firstly as they can fly and secondly as they love sweet things, just like me!

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  96. following on Pinterest - Rhydian

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  97. I commented on the Chickpea summer salad post here: http://www.theminimesandme.com/2013/07/chickpea-summer-salad.html?showComment=1374404986214#c6751449406319484020

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  98. I'd be an Ant...super strong

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  99. Love the Galleria Umbrella - Roses

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  100. The Desperate Dan mug on Find Me A Gift is just my size, one cup of tea is never enough unless the mug is that big

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  101. I'd love to be a caterpillar, you spend weeks eating your fill all day every day, then have a sleep and appear as a beautiful butterfly

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  102. I would be a butterfly - such a short life span but they get to see so much flying where ever they fancy.

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  103. Love the Laser Star Projector - Laser Cosmos @MAMASITA_JAINE

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  104. A big hairy spider - to see what it's like to have something a hundred times bigger than me run away...

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  105. I'd like to be a butterfly, because they flutter about without a care in the world

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  106. My daughter would love Live Butterfly Garden

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  107. followed on bloglovin, username stephlovatt1

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  108. the superman mug http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/gifts/superman-mug.html or anything superman lol

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  109. id have to be a dragonfly :) there amazing

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  110. following on pinterest as Gem Clark

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  111. Jane Middleton22/07/2013, 20:37

    I would like to be a caterpillar because they have lovely colours

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  112. Jane Middleton22/07/2013, 20:39

    Following on bloglovin

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  113. Jane Middleton22/07/2013, 20:43

    Commented on Motivational and Meal Planning Monday

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  114. rachael jones22/07/2013, 20:55


    I would choose to be a grasshopper , cos id love a bounce in my step !

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  115. I really love the Tetris light, takes me back to my mis-spent youth ;) x

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  116. Following on Bloglovin :) x

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  117. caterpillar, gets to eat and eat and turn into a beautiful butterfly :)

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  118. I love Baby Keepsake Box With Drawers :}

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  119. Valerie Kaseram22/07/2013, 23:33

    I would be a butterfly because they are so majestic :-)
    Posted on 'Watch Bake Create - Transport' :-)

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  120. I like the wigwam play tent.

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  121. Following on Bloglovin as lindylulu47

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  122. love this
    http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/photo-bag-personalised-bags.html

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  123. I would be a butterfly, they are beautiful

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  125. I would have to be a butterfly ... freedom !!

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  126. I'd be a fly as I could be a fly-on-the-wall...

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  127. oh i must make these with my grandson he would love them

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