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Welcome to the August 2015 edition of our Newsletter!

Its our Birthday!  One year ago we re-launched At the Failsafe Table at its new site and with a new format.  Thank you for your readership, subscriptions, shares, likes and comments on Pinterest and Facebook.  We hope that you have found our newsletter of value and we look forward to bringing your more great recipes and ideas to help you on your Failsafe journey.

In celebration of our birthday, this is a birthday issue with lots of great cake and party food ideas and tips.  Enjoy!

If you need more ideas Failsafe Decorated Cakes is an entire blog dedicated to Failsafe (or almost) cakes.  We also have loads of party ideas on our Pinterest board.

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How to create great iced pictures

Creating great looking iced pictures is easier than you think.  Having recently tried this I can attest to how simple it is.  Anna from "Bake Me" shared here secret on FAILSAFE Decorated Cakes.  [read more]

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Marshmallow Fondant

The secret to Domestic Diva's beautiful cakes is marshmallow fondant.  As you'll see from the pictures below, anything is possible!  It's easy to make, easy to work with, and only limited by your imagination.  [read more]

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Colours and Sprinkles

Using food colours seems almost mandatory when making cakes (although there are some alternatives).  Allergy Train sells Hopper's natural food colours, and naturally coloured Sprinkles and 100s and 1000s.  The colours are made from fruit and vegetables and contain no preservatives or additives (store them in the fridge to last longer).  They do however contain salicylates, which may be OK if moderate amounts are tolerated, or just for special occassions.  An alternative is to make your own food colours from FAILSAFE ingredients.  [read more]

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Fish

by Karina

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Lego Friends

by Domestic Diva

Harry Potter Party

by Failsafe Foodie

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Chuggington

by Cooking for Oscar

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Mr Potato Head

by Frilly Pants

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Lollipops

by Failsafe Foodies

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Minion

by Frilly Pants

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Moon and Stars

by Cooking for Oscar

Ballerina Cake

by Domestic Diva

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Avengers

by Cooking for Oscar

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Basketball Birthday Cake

by Domestic Diva

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Kids Party Menu

So the cake is sorted, but what about the rest of the party food?  Real Meals has put together some ideas to get you started.  [read more]

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Annatto 160b Petition

Sue Dengate is petitioning Unilever to remove all Annatto 160b from its Streets ice cream varieties.  Annatto 160b is the only natural colour that can affect some children and adults even worse than artificial colours. It has also been associated with rare allergic reactions.

Annatto 160b is in many Streets ice cream products.  Many food companies have already removed Annatto 160b, yet Unilever still continues to use the colouring in popular Streets ice cream brands. A safe alternative exists: natural beta carotene 160a is a food colour found in many fruit and vegetables and is a precursor to Vitamin A. 

Please sign the petition here.

The latest Fed Up newsletter is also now out, and you can read it here.

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Fedup Roadshow talks

Sue Dengate‚Äôs Fedup Roadshow 2015 talks. Click on the link to see the full program for the last few weeks of the August tour and to book your seat. Make sure you go and see them if they are coming to your home town! Invite your friends too.

Newcastle, Sydney, Wyong, Canberra and Albury. Details for Melbourne and Gunnedah to come. [read more]

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Thank you for reading our newsletter.  We hope you now have lots more ideas and inspiration for your families.  Don't forget, if you liked the newsletter you can subscribe to have it sent to your inbox every month.  

You can find more great recipes at Cooking for OscarDomestic Diva UnleashedFailsafe FoodieReal Meals and Failsafe Decorated Cakes.

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Rona, Trish, Sandra and Frilly Pants

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