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The 37 most amazing first birthday cake ideas you'll ever see

This birthday cake is adorable! Would be great for children or adults! (link does not lead to original source and/or tutorial).

Made in North Yorkshire and available as a kit, apparently. Simple but sweet. This is the basic type I've made before. Using a cookie cutter for the windows always looks nice, but I'm no longer tempted to melt boiled sweets for 'glass' as they slowly stickyfy and melt on display.

Readers' tips: bookshops around the world

Booksellers ranging from quirky shops in quiet corners of Britain to city centre emporiums in Florence and New York, as recommended by Guardian readers.

How to Make an Envelope Pillow. This is a GREAT 3 minute tutorial... and it's WAY easier than how I've been making pillow covers. It's SO easy!!!!