So happy to share some pics of the new little pup. Cutest dog ever. And most annoying as well. He's so little and all. I've wanted one for so long i was thrilled the day we went to pick him up. He slept all the way home.
There's something comforting about sponge cake, it brings back fond memories of my grandmother (my Nain). Whenever I would visit her in Wales there would always be a Victoria sandwich waiting for me on arrival. She gave me sponge cake master classes as a kid. I had been searching for the right tins to make some at home and finally baked one last Sunday. It's been confirmed, this is my favorite cake.
1. Ingredients: 2 eggs, 4.5 oz of flour, 4.5 oz of butter, 4.5 oz of sugar, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1 table spoon of warm water, strawberry (or raspberry) jam , cream for whipping.
Preheat your oven at 160°C (320°F)
2. Mix the butter and sugar
3. Add in the eggs and mix
4. Put the baking powder with the flour and add a little flower to the egg mixture
5. Gradually add the rest of the, stirring well
6. Add a tablespoon of warm water
7. Divide into the batter into two 7" or 8" cake pans. Be sure to use non stick spray or grease your pans, it would be so sad if a cake got stuck!
8. Bake in a preheated oven at 160°C/320°F for 20 minutes
9. While the cakes are in the oven, whip some cream. I read that you should put your bowl in the freezer but if you're freezer is packed full like mine is here's quick trick: place ice cubes in a bowl and put your mixing bowl on top of it,moving it a little so the whole base is cold. Be patient when whipping the cream, it's simple, just don't give up before it's the right consistency.
10.When the cakes are cooked the edges have separated from the sides of the mould. Be careful not to overcook them, your cake need to be light. Let them cool.
11.When the cakes have cooled place the bottom layer on a cake stand and cover with jam. Add a layer of cream.
12. Place the second cake on top. Sprinkle caster sugar over the cake.
Enjoy your yummy cake!
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Chocolate and Valentine's day are often associated. A DIY gift box filled with tasty treats makes a nice gift. You can decorate it to your taste, or even get your kids to do it.
1. For this project you will need: a cardboard tea box, glue or double sided tape (these photo mounts are pre-cut tape), a pencil, scissors, pink or red card stock, and whatever you want to decorate it with
2. Trace the outline of your tea box one you've flattened it
3. Cut along the lines
4. Fold your card stock in the same places as the tea box
5. Glue the flaps in place to make your box
6. Decorate to your liking and fill with treats or little gifts Happy Valentine's day!
I love the look of polaroids so I made some out of felt. Like many, I tend not to print my instagram photos. I'm glad these little frames finally gave me a good reason to do it. You can of course use ordinary photos and crop them to fit.
With Valentine's day coming up, this could be a cute way to display photos of your loved ones.
1. For this project you will need:card stock, white felt (plus red if you want to add a heart), a glue gun, scissors, string, pegs, double sided tape or glue, a pencil, a ruler and your photos (i re-sized them on a word document before printing them)
2. Make your template. The polaroid measurements are 4.25" x 3.5". The narrow borders are 0.31" wide and the bottom border is 0.94".
3. Cut out your felt polaroid shape and a piece of 4.25" x 3.5" card stock for the back.
4. Stick your photo on the back part (i used double sided tape)
5. Glue on the front. Since Valentine's day is just around the corner I added a little heart.
6. Repeat the steps for all your photos and hang up your polaroid banner with washy tape
So yes, I feel like a teenage girl, posting about starbuck. Truth is, they have the best Chai Tea Latte. Exept maybe for mark&spencer's, but that doesn't exist here. Sadly.
After a hard time at uni (midyear exams this time) we always have a starbuck with some carrot cake. Always cheering me up. That's our little tradition (bloggers like traditions).