Sunday, 16 November 2014

Winter Months...

Hey guys how have you been? I hope things are going good! Today I decided to give you all some autumn/winter inspiration. I am always uber excited for sweater weather, can't believe its already here! I haven't got many sweaters though which is kinda sad :/ but cosy days, hot chocolate, movies and everything wintery are going to be things we can look forward too...

P.s I'll try my hardest to write more posts but its a little hard juggling everything at the moment.

Love you

Monday, 25 August 2014

'No Ordinary Cupcakes' The Rainbow Cupcake...

Hey lovelies so today I baked some different cakes and wanted to show you how to make them...they are rainbow cupcakes. Can life get any better? I don't think so :) enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 12):
125g unsalted butter
125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk
4 bottles food colouring (red, green, blue and yellow)
12 cupcakes cases

First preheat the oven to 200 degrees
Mix together the sugar and butter until pale and fluffy.
Beat the eggs in one at a time adding a little flour in each time until the ingredients are mixed.
Add the vanilla essence and mix. Then add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time mixing after each addition.
Divide the mixture into 6 bowls:
In Bowl 1 - Add half a cap of red colouring
In Bowl 2 - Add half a cap of red and half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 3 - Add half a cap of yellow
In Bowl 4 - Add half a cap of green
In Bowl 5 - Add half a cap of blue
In Bowl 6 - Add half a cap of blue and half a cap of red
Mix colouring into each mixture after adding.
Divide the purple mixture between the 12 cases. Repeat with the others, so you would divide the blue mixture in to the 12 cupcake cases and then the green and then the yellow and so on.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
This is what they should look like...
And if you wanted to add butter icing see this blog post, and I just crushed some chocolate coasted sweets and sprinkled them on top of the cakes.
Let me know if you like these cupcake posts?
P.s Sorry it took so long for me to post again :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Hello Strangers...

Well this has been a very long time indeed, so recently I have been out enjoying the summer and haven't found time to sit down and write on my blog. However, I have found some time now and wanted to have a ickle catch up with you all. I had my acrylics done at the start of the holidays and they have lasted so well, at the moment I them black (hard core right.) but in this photo they are a lovely colour by accessorize (of all places) and it's called 'first dance'.
Oh and I did go on holiday but it wasn't to sunny :/ I have my fingers crossed that next year I can go somewhere that is guaranteed hotness. Where have you all been on holiday this year? Did you go somewhere cold or hot? Also I can't forget I made some rainbow cupcakes the other day and am currently writing up the post for my cupcake series :) I hope you all will enjoy that one. Basically, I only wanted to say sorry for not posting anything for while. However I'm back now, for good, at least until I loose inspiration again. Lets hope that doesn't happen for a bit though, I'd love to know what you have been up too over the past weeks?
Lots of love

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

'No Ordinary Cupcakes' Simple Butter-Icing ...

Hey everyone, hope you have had a good week! Today I wanted to show you how to make lovely butter icing, which you can make in any colour but I wanted to sow you how to make baby pink this time, anyway lets jump in to it...

You will need:
100g Butter
250g of icing sugar

Make sure the cakes have cooled down for at least 5-10 minutes (this is because the butter icing can just melt off the cake, if the cake is too warm)
 Beat the butter and icing sugar together until light and creamy
Next, add some vanilla
Then add your chosen food colouring

To ice the cakes, fill a piping bag with the butter icing and make a swirl in the middle 

Then fill in the rest of the cake (remember to be generous with the icing)
You can just leave them as they are, but why not be creative and
decorate with sprinkles, stars or any other decorations you might have!

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you try this recipe out and if you liked it?

Monday, 21 July 2014

Summery Sundays...

Hey lovelies, how are you all? Finally the summer holidays are here and we can now focus on getting great tans rather than horrible homework :) so yesterday I went out to a really cute café in my town with my family and wanted to take you all with me but could only do that through these photos! Let me know if you enjoy these kind of posts...



Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Gifts for anytime of the year No.3 DIY Hearts in a Jar...

Hey everyone I hope your all having a great day! I thought I would show you how to make this super cute jar to either put in your bedroom or give as a gift (It would be amazing for a person you care a lot for), I hope you enjoy....

You will need:
Love Hearts (or any sweets in general, preferably heart shaped ones)
Mason jars or some cheap glass jars like I have I bought mine from Tesco's
Skewers x3
Pastel card for the arrow and X and O
Sticky tape

First to make the shooting arrow you need to cut the two ends of the skewers off and cut the pastel paper into a heart and a feather shape like this...
Once you have the two pieces ready, stick them on to one skewer, the heart and feather will be for the shooting arrow then the X's and O's will be on the other two skewers. To make the house shape look like a feather just cut to the centre to create something like this..

To make the X's and O's you just need to draw an X and an O on to the piece of card with a pencil and cut the shapes out with scissors.
Then pour your chosen sweets in to the glass jar. Then use sticky tape to attach the arrow to the jar and use ribbon if you want to embellish it even more!

Your finished product should look like this, I think anyone would be really happy to receive this as a gift!
Let me know if you try this DIY!

Friday, 4 July 2014

What have I been loving this month?....

Hello my sugarplum fairies, how are you all? I hope you are having amazing weeks, today I'm going to show you my favourites this month (rather than calling it 'My June favourites' I decided to call it 'What I have been loving this month' which means I don't have to do make the effort of doing favourite posts every month :) anyways, lets jump in!

So first things first, I have been loving this perfume from body shop, it was limited addition and from quite a while ago so I don't know if you can still purchase it anymore, but I think it is a lovely summer fragrance!

Then I have been using my Mac Mineralize Skin Finish everyday all month and have been enjoying it every single time I use it! It feels so lovely like I'm not even wearing make up which is really good :)

I have been loving freshly picked flowers from the garden this month and thought I would tell you about it even though it isn't a beauty favourite but these items are genuinely things I have been enjoying. I took the picture at the start when I was out on a walk!
How has your June been?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Weekly Catch-Up...

Hey lovelies, so this week  has been okay so far, today wasn't as good but, surprisingly Monday was a really good day for me, how is your week going? I have been having lots of deep thoughts and just wanted to gather together some pictures that can inspire and motivate the deep thinkers out there:

Love you all

Monday, 9 June 2014

'No Ordinary Cupcakes' The Basics...

Hello beautiful people, how are you? Today I wanted to start a baking series called, 'No Ordinary Cupcakes', in this series I will be showing you how to make cupcakes, that are really easy but look very professional. However, before that I need to tell you about the basic equipment:
First you will need a baking tray, a mixer, a spatula, a cooling tray, an oven (would be quite handy), mixing bowls, wooden spoons, teaspoons, measuring scales and of course cupcake cases!
Then before you can get creative with decorating you need to know how to bake a plain cupcake, which is what I am going to show you now:

You will need...
4oz of caster sugar
4oz of butter
4oz of self-raising flour
2 eggs
1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract (better than vanilla essence)
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4, and put the cupcake cases into the baking tray

2. Then beat together the caster sugar and butter until extremely pale (this is the most important part because this makes the cupcakes light and fluffy)
3. Next add the vanilla and 2 eggs, then beat together
4. Add the self-raising flour, keep mixing until fully combined!
5. Use teaspoons to spoon the mixture in to the cases and then place in the oven for 12-15 minutes
6. Check if they are ready with a cocktail stick, then take them out when they are golden brown.

8. Place the cakes on to a cooling tray and leave for 5minutes to cool down!
There you have it, the basic cupcake, I'd love if you could leave me some suggestions on what I should decorate cupcakes with next time?