Sensational Six – Red and Green

Christmas is almost here and you cannot go wrong with the traditional red and green Australian handmade gifts for your home and your cooking!

– Curated by Soraya of My Bebe Cadum

Red and Green

Baby shoes by Cheeky Monkeys
Christmas card by Mum & Me Handmade Designs
Christmas sloth brooch by Whistleburg
Santa’s cookie mix by Sweet Health
Christmas bauble by i-Create Laser Cutting
Felt ball garland by The Felting Dorcas

Keep browsing the editor’s picks for even more festive gift ideas.


My Bebe Cadum

My Bebe Cadum is the place to go for your personalised, fun and original gifts for all the family. Tote bags, Cosmetic bags, pillow covers, baby onesies and much more are available at a very affordable price.

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Easter Egg Cake

Easter Egg Cake

Gluten-free and delicious, this cake is a baked chocolate mousse. It is perfect for us busy mums because it is meant to be broken-looking. Make it for Easter, or at any time of the year really! Adapted from a recipe by the decadent Nigella Lawson.


For the cake

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 125 g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the topping

  • 125 g dark chocolate
  • 300 ml double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 packet candy coated mini Easter eggs


For the cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Line a 26 cm springform cake tin with baking paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
  4. Separate 4 of the eggs.
  5. Beat the 4 egg whites until firm, and then slowly add 100 g of caster sugar. Continue beating until glossy and firm, but not stiff.
  6. In a clean bowl, beat the 4 egg yolks and 2 remaining eggs with the remaining 75 g of caster sugar and the vanilla essence.
  7. Fold in the chocolate-butter mixture.
  8. Slowly fold in the egg whites.
  9. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for around 30 minutes, or until the cake is cracked and the center is
    set. Remove the cake and cool it in the tin. As the cake cools, it will crack and the middle will sink.
  10. When the cake is cool, remove it from the tin and place on a plate. Replace any bits that have fallen off.

For the topping

  1. Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Set aside to cool.
  2. Whip the cream and vanilla extract until it is firm.
  3. Fold in the chocolate.
  4. Fill the crater of the cake with the cream.
  5. Arrange the mini Easter eggs on top.

Easter Egg Cake


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Sensational Six – Happy Easter

Your Easter will be made extra special this year with kids toys, gifts and chocolates handmade just for you by Australian makers.

Curated by Jillian of Cecil & Beryl


Happy Easter


Easter basket and rabbit ears by KBS Designs and Puddle Ducklings
Chocolate Easter eggs by Riccina
Easter egg cosy by Heaven to Seven
Easter crochet doll by rosieok
Easter bunny bunting by JDog & T
Bunny Easter print by Nicole Barros


Cecil & Beryl

Cecil and Beryl creates gorgeous organic and natural clothing for your children, with a nod to vintage eras. From bespoke to small collections come over and visit us for eco friendly clothing with style.

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Sensational Six – Chocolates and Roses

UPDATE: This sensational six collection was first published in 2013 and many of the featured products have sold or the businesses have now closed. More recent handmade gifts for kids can be found in the Sensational Six Archive.

Since it’s Valentines Day, I had to pick something romantic … and what could be more romantic than chocolates and roses?

Simply Dollicious Kidswear

Newborn Vintage Beanie with Jewel - Dark Chocolate
Chocolate and cocoa butter soap - chocolate soap
Shabby Chic Roses Yellow Dress size 2
Chocolate Fuzzy
Vintage 3 Tier Cake Stand
 Choc Mud Cake Pop

1. Newborn Vintage Beanie with Jewel – Dark Chocolate  by Little Newborn Creations – $21.60
2. Chocolate and cocoa butter soap – chocolate soap by Savona Soaps – $7.00
3. Shabby Chic Roses Yellow Dress size 2 by Butterfly Mama Creations – $35.00
4. Chocolate Fuzzy by Kharlia Bee – $15.00
5. Vintage 3 Tier Cake Stand by My E Room – $59.00
6. Choc Mud Cake Pop by Dragonfly Foods – $3.50


Simply Dollicious Kidswear


Shopping Guide – Just Dance!!

UPDATE: This post was first published in 2011 and many of the businesses featured have now closed. For the latest in handmade gifts for kids, please visit our Shopping Guide Archive.

Cupcake Angels

Pink ballet slipper mini cupcakes
$3.50 each

1 Puddle Lane

Ballerina Skirt and Top Set (Size 4)

Little Bird Decor

Ballerina Wall Decal Set – 880 x 400mm


Ballet poses handbag (Size: 50 cm x 35 cm)

loopty loop

Ballerina luxuriously soft headband or waistband, customizable

Little Foxes

Ribbon Wands – Custom made in your choice of colour
$6.00 each or 10 for $50.00

Sophie and Jack

Interchangeable stretch headband – your choice of colour
$6.00 (includes free postage)


Patchwork Twirl (Sizes 1 to 12)
from $38.00

Lillipilli Lane

Girl’s Full Circle Twirl Skirt – various sizes

Little Fish Creations

Dusty Blue Elegant Tutu – Sizes 0-2 yrs

Call for donations for our annual MEGA GIVEAWAY!!

It’s that time of year where the Handmade Cooperative is preparing to hold our MEGA GIVEAWAY – Yay!!

With the HUGE amount of interest we had last year, we thought it was only fitting to open the competition and invite crafters from all around Australia to donate their beautifully handmade children’s items for this very popular giveaway.

If you make things for boys and/or girls, from babies to toddlers to tweens, or even the odd thing for the expectant mum and would like extra exposure for your business then please join us!! Every crafter that donates an item will have their logo and link to their webpage displayed for their specific prize package. You can donate 1 item, or a few … we only ask that the total value of the items you donate have a minimum value of $25.00, and you will be required to post the item/s directly to the respective lucky winner.

To pledge an item for our MEGA GIVEAWAY or ask any other questions about the giveaway … please email Dianne at hc4kids@live.com.au (with the subject “MG donation”)