Update!

Hey everyone! I know I’ve been gone for literally 6 months, but I am finally back with plans better than ever, for the future of my blog!

I have in fact created a new blog, this is called ‘delectable desserts’! On that blog, I am going to be posing all the recipes for some delicious treats which I hope that you can feel inspired to recreate some of your own desserts from! I’m going to be posting on the blog every 2 weeks with something new and tasty, so that every recipe is going to be more developed and intricate as I get into blogging and baking more. I think it’s important to push myself slightly out of my comfort zone without caring whether some recipes work or not.

Initially, I am going to post some of the recipes that are already existing on this blog, but I am planning on editing things on them (such as pictures) to make them even better. As I have remade them, I have learnt how to make them more unique and found personal tips that make them look and taste the best they can!

So…you may be thinking ‘why I’m telling you this’ and/or ‘what is going to happen with this blog?’
Well, the main reason I’m telling you is because I would really appreciate if you could all come over to my new blog and support me, by following me! I am going to be a little less active on this account and as I know I follow a lot of you who already follow me, I am going to refollow you on my new blog account. Having said this, this account is not going to completely disappear! Obviously, my new blog is going to be all things desserts, but if there is anything I ever want to blog about beside desserts I’ll be doing that on here.

Thank you so much for being patient while I haven’t posted! Don’t forget to check out my new blog & follow me: https://delectabledessertssite.wordpress.com/

There isn’t much on there currently, but I am going to be regularly posting on there really soon!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon!
Bye x

 

Christmas market ideas

Hey everyone! Sorry that I haven’t posted in so long, I have really busy with various things but I hope to get back in the tune of blogging again!

During the Christmas season, everyone is looking to get presents for their friends and family and it is a great opportunity to make some money from people who already have their purses out! I decided to take advantage of this by taking part in the Christmas markets with my friend! I thought I would share some of my own tips in case any of you wanted to do something like this too!

Firstly, I would say the most important thing when holding your own stall is to attract customers, and I think the best way to do this, is it to make your stall visually appealing. Start by buying a Christmas/seasonal tablecloth which you can buy from most places really cheap and I also bought this packet of decorations which look like fairy lights but leave a really nice effect if you just scatter them about on the table. 

When it came to selling I thought of some ideas which would be super easy to make, cheap and unique.

Sweets are something which everyone loves and when it comes to children, they don’t consider the price that much which means you can sell slightly on the pricey side and make lots of money from it! I bought around 200 sweet cones which came with gold ties which you can buy from eBay or amazon and places like that for around £6. I bought gold, red and green curling ribbon as they’re all sort of Christmas related colours so they look really nice on the stall, as well as a bunch of sweets to fill them up with. This included rainbow drops for the bottom corner which fitted quite nicely, marshmallows, pick n’ mix and candy canes. 

Also, the majority of people who celebrate Christmas have a tree which they will decorate with a load of baubles, therefore, after some research on some online shops I found some baubles which you can fill the centre by inserting a picture of your own choice. These actually looked really cute on the stall and it was very profitable!

Finally,  my friend and I thought to sell cookies (which everyone loves) wrapping them up in treat bags and again tying with ribbon! I know that cookies is something that is very easily accessible for people to buy elsewhere but when you have cookies in front of you it is pretty hard to say no! We had double chocolate, dark and milk chocolate and white chocolate which meant our customers had a wide variety of options. If you want, you can bake cookies by yourself but in my opinion, buying takes less effort and is a cheaper option!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon!
Bye x

 

Chocolate milkshakes

thumbnail_photo-3Hey everyone! This is the recipe to my super delicious chocolate milkshake, which is really easy to follow. I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Vanilla ice-cream
  • Milk
  • Bag of chocolates
  • Whipped cream (optional)

 

  1. Take a handful of your chosen chocolates and put them in the blender
  2. Pour in a thin layer of milk just to cover the chocolates and blend to a smooth consistency
  3. Add 3 scoops of ice-cream and pour in some more milk to the right consistency
  4. Now keep it mixing for about 3-4 minutes to make sure it is all fully blended
  5. Transfer to a glass and top with cream!

As a nice little addition, I sprinkled a little bit of chocolate over the cream to make it look even more mouth-watering!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

Cute vanilla cupcakes

Hey everyone! This is the recipe to my little vanilla cupcakes with piped colourful buttercream and sprinkles. The recipe was inspired by Tanya Burr’s star sprinkled vanilla cupcakes. These are so delicious and look lovely to give to guests!

Ingredients:

  • 50g butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 160g plain flourCUPCAKE.jpg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160g milk

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line the cupcake/muffin tray with paper cases.

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light a fluffy, then mix in the egg and vanilla extract.

Fold in the flour and baking powder, then slowly add the milk, beating as you go until you have a smooth batter.

Spoon the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the top and bouncy to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Icing ingredients:

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 250g butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A few drops of coloured icing of your choice

To achieve the best buttercream, mix the butter well until it turns lighter in colour before adding the rest of ingredients. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with your preferred sprinkles!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

Versatile blogger award/ One lovely blog award

Hey everyone! Recently, I received two blogger awards: ‘Versatile blogger award’ and the ‘One lovely blogger award’ which are quite similar so I thought I would complete them together and do 10 collective nominees.

I got nominated to receive the Versatile blogger award by ‘Little girl from wales’ and the One lovely blogger award by ‘Anuradha Mukherjee’. Thank you so much to both of them for the nominations, it means a lot and I am incredibly grateful!

Rules for the Versatile

  1. Kindly thank the person who nominated you
  2. Share the award on a blog post
  3. Divulge 7 random facts about yourself
  4. Finally, tag 10 bloggers with less than 1000 followers and let them know they’ve been nominated!

Rules for the One lovely blogger award

  1. Post to accept the nomination.
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
  3. List 7 things about yourself.
  4. Link to the blogs you nominate.
  5. Notify the recipients of their award.
  6. Post the rules!

7 random facts about me

  1. I’m more right brained
  2. I love playing netball
  3. My favourite chocolate is maltesers
  4. I’m obsessed with playing Color switch
  5. My favourite flavour ice-cream is mango
  6. I love baking
  7. My favourite fast food is burgers

My nominees

Kaarla88

World of Happiness

Blackgirldown

Elliespov

Pastel pink

iidreamcatcherii

OrganicIsBeautiful

Tea lover Jess

Luimariablog

Philip

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

 

 

 

 

A sweet Swiss holiday

g 2Hey everyone! Recently I  came back from Switzerland which was amazing and so much fun! Switzerland is known for its beautiful views and being generally a very scenic place so this holiday was so relaxing and it was sad to say goodbye!

I went to Geneva which is the second most populous citthumbnail_photo qwsdcfxsfcgy (after Zurich) and it is surrounded by many mountains. The temperature when I went was around 20-30 degrees which was perfect summer weather!

One of the places I visited in my time in Geneva was the famous Lake Geneva, which was absolutely stunning as the view is gorgeous! I loved sitting down on the green grass being able to see the beautiful view and I found the environment there to be so tranquil. I went on a few boat journey’s that took me across the lake and the water was really blue.

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Also, I saw the Jet d’eau which was a massive fountain that squirts up water up to 140 feet in the air! The water would spray in the direction of the wind so eventually I got the opportunity to go really close to it without getting wet.

I also went up the mountains to go on the cable cars to see a dazzling birds eye view of Switzerland! It went really high so you could see everything and it was very scenic and there was lots of greenery (probably not recommended if you’re scared of heights though!) While on the mountain, I was lucky enough to see a paraglider take off literally just a few metres from where I was sitting.

In Geneva there is also a flower clock, which is a clock (that actually works!) but it’s made out of flowers. I have no idea how they managed to get it to work but it was so cool! The flowers that made up the clock were really colourful and the grass around it was really green!

g 3I went to the United nations in Geneva which was very interesting! I got a whole tour of the place and it was really big, I got shown the oldest room and the newest room as well as many rooms in the middle that were available!

I also went on to a bridge where you could see the different colours of the water, one side more milky and slow whereas the other running quite fast and flowy to lake Geneva. I attempted to take a picture of it but it wasn’t very clear on the camera!thumbnail_photo f;oy

Overall, Switzerland is a very recommended holiday destination and you can take my word for it!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

Rainbow Cake

Hey everyone! This is the first time I had ever attempted to make rainbow cake before so it was really exciting to see how it turned out. I got this recipe from Tanya Burr’s new recipe book ‘Tanya Bakes’ but I decided to have 4 layers instead of 7.

I really hope that you enjoy and feel free to give it a like and comment to let me know what you think!

 

Ingredients:

  • 384 g butter, softened
  • 384 g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 384 g self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 food colourings (I am using red, orange, yellow & blue)

For the icing:

  • 300g unsalted butter, softened
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • sprinkles
  • skittles / smarties

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC and grease and line 4 cake tins – if you don’t have enough, you will have to make it in batches like I did.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in the eggs and vanilla extract and finally add the flour and baking powder to form a smooth batter.
  3. Divide the mixture equally into 4 bowls and add a few drops of food colouring to each bowl until you have the 4 different shades you were after.
  4. Transfer the mixture to the cake tins, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Take the  cake out of the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. To make the icing, cream the butter in a bowl and slowly add the icing sugar and vanilla extract. Beat together until smooth and light – you may want to do this in batches as there is quite a lot!
  6. Use half the icing to sandwich the cakes together, then use the rest to ice the cake, smoothing as you go. Decorate the cake however you like, I used skittles which I arranged neatly on the cake!
  7. Share with friends & family and enjoy!

This cake is super soft and delicious! You can be so flexible with how you want your cake to look like – with the colours the sponges are and how you want to decorate it!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

 

 

Liebster award

Hey everyone! I got nominated by iidreamcatcherii to receive the liebster award which I am going to be completing! I am very grateful receiving this award because I am still fairly new to blogging and I hope you enjoy!

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger that nominated you
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions which were asked by the blogger that nominated you
  • Nominate 5-11 bloggers and let them know that you have nominated them
  • Finally, provide them with 11 questions for them to answer

11 random facts about me:

  1. My favourite colour is orange
  2. My favourite country is Dubai
  3. Mangoes and pineapples are my favourite fruits
  4. I’m scared of most animals apart from fish
  5. I can’t sleep in the dark
  6. I write really slowly
  7. I’m weirdly obsessed with hugging people
  8. I love reading – especially divergent
  9. I love travelling and exploring
  10. I would love to be multi -lingual

My 11 questions:

  1. Do you have a guilty pleasure?

I’m not sure :/

      2. Which emoji are you?

Probably this one:961bd696d15dde1061d16bc78e4bff55

3. What has been the best day of your life so far?

I can’t exactly choose because I have a lot of ‘best days’ but I do love family day outs!

4. What is your favourite quality in a person?

Trust definitely

5. Do you have an unusual combination of food you love?

Spicy yogurt and apple – tastes amazing!

6. What is your dream car?

Audi a8!! Love it so muchhh

7. Which celebrity would you love to meet?

Shailene Woodley! (Divergent actress)

8. What is your worst habit?

Flexing my hands! It annoys everyone

9. What was the last movie you watched?

Zootopia, I would definitely recommend it!

10. Cats or dogs?

Neither! I have a massive phobia of both

11. Something illegal that you have done?

Streaming movies online, hasn’t everyone though?!

My nominations:

Questions for you:

  1. What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
  3. What is your worst fear?
  4. What is your favourite TV series?
  5. Do you live by an inspirational quote?
  6. What sport do you love to play?
  7. If you had to have one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  8. What is your favourite thing to do and who with?
  9. Do you prefer to live alone or with someone?
  10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  11. What is the weirdest thing you can do?

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

 

Top 3 drugstore picks

Hey everyone! For today’s blog post, I am going to be recommending to you my top 3 drugstore picks. There is so much variety in the drugstore that it can sometimes be quite difficult to choose which products are best. Therefore, I thought I would tell you about a few of my personal favourites! I hope you find this useful and enjoy!

George precision felt tip liner: (£2.75)

https://groceries.asda.com/product/eyeliner/george-precision-felt-tip-eye-liner-black/91000116414

 

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I would highly recommend this felt tip liner because it is very affordable and makes winged eyeliner so much easier. The pen is really smooth which makes it easier to build it up and achieve the perfect line! It really defines and emphasises my eyes which makes it great for a night out and gives me such a flawless look! I love how it doesn’t rub off easily so it is very long-lasting!

Rimmel Wonder’ full mascara: (£7.99)

http://www.superdrug.com/Rimmel/Rimmel-Wonder’full-Mascara-Black/p/254671

untitledI love using this mascara because I really like how it lengthens and volumises my eyelashes! I like how it feels really light as the applicator glides through my lashes and it really defines them as the colour is jet black! The individual bristles on the wand delicately lengthens and curls my lashes!

Natural collection lip gloss: (£1.99 each)

http://www.boots.com/en/Natural-Collection-Juicy-Lips-Gloss_24284/

 

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This lip gloss is super affordable and there are some really pretty colours in the range! It is very moisturising and I love the fruity scent, I find it adds a nice touch to complete any outfit. The applicator is really smooth and because it is angled, it’s really easy to apply. I like how the consistency of it isn’t too sticky – it’s very comfortable to wear and looks so pretty too!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x

 

 

 

Amazing chocolate brownies

I love making these brownies, this recipe is so easy to follow and the result is always delicious! They’re perfect to snack on for a movie night with friends & family or just to treat yourself! Be sure to give this post a like and feel free to comment any other baking recommendations for the future too!

Ingredients:

100g plain chocolatethumbnail_photo%201

100g margarine

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 eggs

75g plain flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

150g caster sugar

 

 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180.c, gas mark 6
  2. Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Break up the chocolate and put in to heavy based sauce pan with the margarine
  4. Put on the hob and melt gently STIRRING ALL THE TIME so the chocolate does not burn. When melted place on one side and turn off the hob.
  5. Put the cocoa in to a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of boiling water and stir to make a paste.
  6. Break the eggs in to a bowl. Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix together.
  7. Add the cocoa paste and combine.
  8. Add the melted chocolate and margarine and combine.
  9. Add the flour and fold in gently.            thumbnail_photo%202.jpg
  10. Pour this mixture in to the prepared tin and bake for 18 -20 minutes until just firm in the centre.

Leave to cool in the tin before cutting and eating! If you want, you can drizzle melted chocolate over the brownies or sift some icing sugar to give them that extra touch!

I hope this blog brought a splash of happiness into your day and I’ll see you soon! Bye x