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Australia Day, the stylish way

Australia Day, the stylish way

Green & gold – not always a winning colour combination if not done well! Go for cooler, lighter shades of green when pairing with yellow – sometimes forest green can look a bit drab. Here are our picks from the Miss Bunting shop – our favourite? Our giant yellow balloons with mint & yellow tassels of course. And try this cheats recipes for the cutest Green Grass Lamington Recipe – simple and super easy (it’s okay to cheat every now and then). Happy Australia Day!


Green Grass Lamingtons

  • 130 grams (1 1/2 cups) dessicated coconut
  • 20 drops food colouring
  • 175 g store bought lamington
  • 425 g (2 3/4 cup) ┬áicing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) hot water
  • 5 drops food colouring, extra


Place the coconut in a plastic bag. Add the food colouring and shake and rub until well combined. Transfer to a plate.

Use a large serrated knife to trim the crusts from the top and bottom of the cake. Cut the cake into 3 even portions, then cut each portion into 6 squares. Place the icing sugar mixture into a heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water. Add the hot water and extra food colouring and use a whisk to stir for 5 minutes or until smooth and runny.

Use 2 forks to dip each cake square in the icing mixture to coat. Shake off excess. Roll the cake in the coconut mixture to evenly coat. Transfer to a wire rack to set.

Recipe via

Images via Miss Bunting and Tuck & Bonte.





Pantone Colour of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Pantone Colour of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

Move over Emerald! 2014 is all about a pinky, purply, pretty hue that’s as fresh as it is fun. Take inspiration for your next party and put purple on your palette. Not too girly, give your next garden party a purple haze with vintage bunting and our purple honeycomb balls.