Showing posts from April, 2014

My Easter Holidays

Yay!! I've Finally gotten around to writing this post, even though it's been almost a week since Easter finished I'd like to share with you all the treats that were involved in my Easter....

The first treats involved were these carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. I was super excited to make these as I didn't think I would be brave enough to do them until next year. They were easier to make than I expected but the only thing that would put me off making them regularly is grating the carrot. Let me tell you, grating 300g of carrot is no joke and takes forever but it's all worth it when your cake mix actually smells like carrot cake.

 I added cinnamon but no mixed spice as I wasn't exactly sure what it was or were to find it in the Supermarket. The cupcakes definitely needed that extra kick and I probably should have added nutmeg but the cream cheese frosting was so tasty I don't think anyone really noticed.

I've been meaning to show how I pi…

Chocolate Cupcakes and More Hair Products

I made these chocolate cupcakes weeks ago, not long after Mother's day. They were made on a whim mostly because some of my food (i.e eggs and butter) was about to expire. Instead of throwing the away I decided to use them up and make these chocolate cupcakes which turned out better than I expected. I used separate recipes for the sponge and the icing. The sponge was a little on the dry side but the icing was lovely. I will definitely make these again as my family loved them but maybe I will some oil to the cake mix to give it a bit more moisture next time.

I think this I bought this conditioner for around £3 from super drug, I was initially attracted to the pink L'oreal Elvive bottle and then started browsing the whole range. Naturally I came across something hat was CG Friendly and hopefully an alternative that the protein egg mask I've been using. I've only used it a few times but the last time I rinsed it out my hair was dry afterwards and less elastic. I have to s…

Dissertations Ruin Lives; With a Slice of Lemon Cake

It feels like such a long time since I've posted something on here. A lot has happened since my last post about my baking habits but due to a 2,000 word assignment, a 5 minute video presentation, a dissertation and not to mention the associated poster, I have been rather busy.
I should have put my thanks to the several caffeinated energy drinks I consumed in the acknowledgements of my dissertation. A few all-nighters and several hours of staring at my computer before the deadlines I managed to do it all. However It's not over yet, I have exams in a month but I think I deserve a few days to recover and get my sh*t back together.
So without further a due here is what I have been doing for the past few weeks (besides crying over uni deadlines)........
So Mother's day went by on 30th March and I made My Mom a lemon drizzle Cake. To me this cake turned out perfect and I was surprised by how lemony it was. My Mom however likes to have hers absolutely dripping with lemon and too…