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Busy Busy with Birthdays

15 Apr

So I have been quite busy the last week what with Easter, two birthdays, sorting out work experience, AND my 2nd cousin coming to stay – consequently having to keep her entertained! Well trying to! Unfortunately the weekend was so busy that I didn’t get a chance to be creative with ‘Easter themed’ anything which I would have liked to do. I did however make chocolate fudge Birthday cupcakes for my friends 23rd Birthday, as well as Vanilla/Chocolate marbled cupcakes for a good friends 25th Birthday. Both went down a storm and recieved much apreciation so I had a big 😀 Saturday night was a night out at ‘The Playboy Club’ in Mayfair…well I have to say I enjoyed getting glammed up and the evening was great even though it was full of a pretentious lot! NOTE – See the cupcake with an attempted playboy bunny below!

Apologies for the rubbish photo quality! I was rushing to get to the destination and had to settle with taking a last minute snapshot!

Photo sent to me after demolition…spot the playboy bunny? It apparently took the friend a while to figure out that it was not just an ‘easter bunny’…but that was due to her OCD organisation state that night…according to her. The flowers used for decoration are made by me too.

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Results of Last Weekends’ Dinner Party

1 Apr

Since moving back home after travelling I have inevitabley been roped back into making the dessert for mums’ dinner parties. I usually go for the brilliant Pavlova because it’s easy and delicious. But this time I thought i’d try something else so I turned to the books, it’s funny how I know there’s sooo many recipes I want to try out but when I get the chance to I can never remember where I saw them! So after rummaging through my cupboard of cook books I settled on a Honey and Pear Gateaux style cake from ‘The Hummingbird Bakery’ cook book. Turned out delicious…but very sweet especially with the cream cheese buttercream frosting. Made some decoration for the top also – Bubble Sugar and a Sugarpaste Pear and honeycomb.

Healthy Fruity Oaty Bars

21 Mar

Good Evening! Healthy (Well healthier than a cake) Fruity Oaty bars made today! I personally like these but I have been trying to tweek some ingredients to make them that much tastier but still healthy e.g low sugar, no fat etc. Try them out and let me know what you think…suggestions welcome! 🙂

Ingredients:

2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 Cup Muesli (I used fruit and nut)
1/2 Cup Ground Almonds
1 Tblsp Ground Flaxseed
1 Tblsp Ground Ginger ( I love ginger so I put a lot)
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon ( Again if you like cinnamon put more)
1/4 Cup Raisins or Currants
1/2 Cup Almond milk
2 Tblsp Honey
1 Tsp Light Olive Oil
Drop of Vanilla Extract

Method

1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F and grease a shallow square non stick tray.
2. Place all the dry ingredients into a big bowl and mix.
3. Combine the Almond milk, Honey, Vanilla and Olive oil.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine to form a moist mixture.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tray and flatten to fit the tin, then bake in the oven for 12-18 minutes depending on how crispy you’d like
them to be. I like mine to be golden and crispy ontop so I generally bake them for about 18 minutes.
6. TUCK IN

I ate 3 already today :s …They’re healthy it’s ok! :0