Nostalgic sweet treat recipes by Frankie Magazine

I recently spent a lovely afternoon with other mothers from my children’s school making all sorts of sweet treats for the school fete. It was a trip down memory lane – toffees, marshmallow cones, sherbet and coconut ice.

It’s hard not to be seduced by the utterly divine Sweet Treats, a collection of confectionary recipes by Frankie magazine. I’m not sure what I love more – homemade musk sticks (that are melt-in-the-mouth good) or the adorable ceramic cat egg cup that they are photographed in. Yes, half the appeal of Sweet Treats is the delicious retro styled photographs – nougat on lace doilies, pastel-coloured sherbets in silver spoons and candied peel on gingham squares.

All the sure-fire fete winners are included (toffee apples, coconut ice and honey joys) as well as some more challenging recipes such as caramels, honeycomb and candy hearts. A helpful  guide to heating sugar is included as well as common questions about sweet-making and a ‘level of difficulty’ rating for each recipe, ranging from ‘Coconutty Shuku Shuka’ which are a cinch to the trickier lollipops.

Buy this book and either be the hero of your next school fete or simply delight in the beautiful, tempting photographs.

Sweet Treats is $19.95 and is available from Frankie Magazine or at selected newsagents.

Frankie magazine

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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