Homemade Musk “Stick” Candy Hearts

So, I have made a couple of boo-boos recently. I wouldn’t go as far as to call them mistakes; they are more so just little oversights on my behalf.

You see, I didn’t realise my last THREE recipes – my fairy bread cake pops, my Allen’s Strawberry and Cream cake, and these guys – are all AUSTRALIAN recipes. That itself isn’t such an issue, except most of my readers are from America or elsewhere, and have told me that they’ve never heard of fairy bread, or Allen’s lollies. Oops.

As for these musk sticks, whilst I THINK they’re somewhat more well known than my last two recipes, according to Wikipedia they are mostly popular here, in Australia. Once again, this was something I realised AFTER I had already made them. D’oh! 🤦‍♀️

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If you’ve never had musk sticks before, just know that they are DELICIOUS – they’re my all-time favourite candy! – and also quite unique. I honestly don’t know how to describe the flavour, but the actual candy is a slightly-soft-hard candy with a chalky texture that has been piped out with a star piping tip.

They usually comes in sticks (hence the name “musk sticks”), but you all know I’m not about doing things the “normal” way, so when I decided to try my hand at making them, I made them into hearts – because we’re always full of love over here at The Small Adventurer 😜💕 Anyway, let’s get onto the recipe!Read More »


Giant Allen’s Lollies Strawberry and Cream Cake

As most of my readers are from America, I’m not sure how many of you will know about Allen’s, so let me doing a little explaining! Here in Australia, Allen’s is an iconic brand of lollies (ie: candy) 🍬 According to Wikipedia, they are mostly known for their product Minties, which are soft mint lollies.

Whilst I do love those lollies, I feel like Allen’s has way too many awesome products to be defined by a single one. Their freckles are another classic, as is their party mix – which includes some of my favourite lollies such as milk bottles, bananas, snakes, and their strawberry and cream! 😍

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These lollies remind me of all the good parts of my childhood and – as my Instagram bio says – I am a child at heart, so it was only a matter of time before I made something to honour this product that has brought me such joy over the years! Besides, my Strawberry and Cream flavour extract from Queen Fine Foods hadn’t been used in a while, so I thought this would be the perfect time 😋

Just in case you’re wondering, this post is not sponsored, I honestly just love these lollies that much! As soon as these photos were taken, Daniel and I ate the entire bag and had zero regrets 🙊 If you’d like to make your giant strawberry and cream cake – which you DO, trust me – then keep on reading!Read More »

Fairy Bread Cake Pops

I finally did it! I made “real” cake pops! You know, the ones that the Queen of Cake Pops – AKA Bakerella – created! 😄 I have posted two cake pop recipes before (my favourite being the disco ball ones I made back in January) but they were just regular cakes that I baked in a cake pop mould, unlike these guys!

Today’s adorable tiny treats are the real crumbled, mixed, and chilled cake pops that are (STILL) all over the internet. And you know what? I prefer this version! Mixing the cake with buttercream makes it SO much easier to mould into whatever shape you desire, so expect to see cake pop recipes on here more often from now on 😋

Of course, I had to shape these pops into something that was close to my heart, and fairy bread is actually a big part of my life! Believe it or not, I only learned that this is apparently an Australian treat within the last few years, even though I have it as least once a week! Considering how often I indulge in this treat, it seemed only fitting that I create something inspired by it. I hope you love these as much as I do! ☺️

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