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RECIPE: Milo Slab Cake

This easy slab cake was a hit with the family, and why wouldn’t be with Milo?   If you’re after a no fuss, tasty crowd pleaser then give this a try.  You can also substitute the milo for coffee for when you’re on morning tea duty at work.

Milo Slab Cake

Milo Slab Cake

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2 tablespoons Milo mixed with 2 tablespoons of hot water
  • 1& 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup custard powder
  • 250g butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 100ml milk

Icing:

  • 2 cups of icing sugar, sifted
  • 60g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon milo mixed with 2 tablespoons of hot water.

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C and grease and line a slab tin (32cm x 23cm).
  2. Beat all the cake ingredients together at once and pour into the pan.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer placed into the middle of the cake comes out clean.
  4. Allow the cake to cool then beat the icing ingredients together and add cold water to achieve the right consistency.
  5. Ice the cake and cut into squares to enjoy.

I cut this into squares and placed in the freezer for an hour to firm up the icing before popping it into a container in the freezer for when a special treat is needed.

Happy Baking!

Natalie

 

 

Spelling Word Activities

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Spelling Word Activities

Homework is often loathed in this house by my son because he’d rather be outside riding his bike or playing with a friend and who can blame him?  I’m always on the lookout for easy and fun ways to make homework go easier at the end of a school day so we can whiz through it and get into some fun before dinner.

My son loves find-a-words so I have started to put his spelling words into a find a word and then he has to circle them and spell them.  It’s super easy to do and you can do it whilst the kettle boils for that well-deserved cuppa at the end of the day.  Head over here, enter your words and hit print.

Here are some other fun ways to practice spelling words;

  1. Write them on the steamy shower screen with your finger,
  2. Fill a large container with shaving foam.  I like to use a cheap cat litter tray, they’re great for heaps of fun things with the kids like sensory trays,
  3. Chalk on the driveway or pavers outside,
  4. Secret words – use a white candle and write the words on a piece of paper, then colour over them with some water coloured with food dye.  This one is lots of fun but messy so be sure to pop on the art smock first.

What are some fun spelling word ideas you use at your place?

Natalie

Review to Win!

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Review For a Chance to Win!

Here at Made For School we love making your life a little easier when you shop school uniforms online with us.  Whilst we can’t come and tackle the washing pile or cook dinner, we would love to give you the chance to win a little something for yourself or the family.  For the next week we are running a review and win competition and it’s much easier than a school assignment being completed at the 11th hour!

We’d love to hear what your favourite products are and why you love them so much.  Every time you write a review you will enter the draw to win a $300 gift voucher from Red Balloon!  The hardest part will be deciding what to spend that on!

To enter the competition, simply log in on our website, find your favourite products and write a review, simple!  There’s no limit on the amount of reviews you can leave, you just have to complete them by 8th March.

Head over and log in, we can’t wait to hear why you think Made For School products are simply the best Australian School Uniforms Online.

Best of luck!

Natalie

Cotton Back Polos

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Keep your cool all day in our premium moisture management cotton back Matson polo.   Check out our range of School Polo Shirts online and enjoy shopping school uniforms online in your own time.

School Polo Dress

Polo School Dress

Harper Polo School Dress

Our Harper Polo Dress is a great sporty option for school dresses. Made from Cotton rich fabric, this polo school dress is designed for all-day comfort and style.  Check out girls school uniforms online at Made For School.

Cotton Back Polo Shirt

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Cotton Back School Polo Shirt

Rule the school and keep your cool in our cotton back Coates Plain Polo Shirt.  Available in sizes 4-12 and in 10 great colours ready to ship to your desk or door!  Shop School Polos Online at Made For School.

Brennan Cotton School Polo

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Brennan Cotton School Polo

Itchy shirts distract from the task of learning.  Our soft 100% cotton Brennan polo is ready to relieve the itch and provide comfort all day.  Shop school polos and school uniforms online at Made For School.

Sports Bag Big Enough for all the Gear!

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GEAR: Ransford Sports Bag

Set the kids up for a great training session with our Ransford Sports Bag and you can rest assured everything will fit in.  Whether you’re after a sports bag, school bag or library bag, we have the lot and more at Made For School.

Waterproof Library Bag

My kids use these bags for homework and home reading bags and they have stood up for years.  Our Lawson Waterproof Library Bag is a winner in every school bag.  Discover our range of library bags and school bags online today at Made For School.

Higgins Classic School Polo

Our Higgins Classic school polo is the spark of colour you need when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times.  Made in a classic pique knit and available in 24 colours, you’ll soon understand why this is our best selling polo for school, sport and play.  Discover our full range of school uniforms online at Made For School.