Friday, 6 March 2015

My TOPSHOP wishlist

As the warmer weather is coming I have been searching the internet for some spring essentials, so I thought I would throw together a list of things I would love for the spring season. Topshop was my first stop and I fell in love with some of these beautiful pieces.

thanks so much for reading, I can't wait to add some of these items to my wardrobe and get dressed for spring!

Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcakes

Today I made some cupcakes, they don't look that amazing but they tasted fantastic which is why I chose to share this recipe. 
It was just a basic vanilla sponge with a strawberry flavoured frosting.

For the cupcakes
120 grams of plain white flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
A pinch of salt
120 ml milk (I used semi-skinned)
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
40 grams butter (unsalted)
140 grams caster sugar

For the buttercream
125 grams icing sugar
A dash of strawberry flavouring
100 grams of butter
Pink food colouring
10 mls of milk (semi-skimmed

Step one - I preheated the oven to 190 degrees, i then lined my cupcake tin with the cases. You can use plain white ones or patterned completely up to you.
Step two - I then mixed the sugar, butter, flour, baking powder and salt on a low speed using a electric whisk.
Step three - I placed the egg in a jug and whisked it with a folk, then added the milk and vanilla essence.
Step four - Pour about half of your liquid into the dry ingredents then mixed on a medium speed, when they are all combined i then added the second half of the mixture.
Step five - Now spoon the mixture into your paper cases i used an ice cream scoop which was perfect for ensure i didn't over or under fill the cases. Best to fill them until half full.
Step six - Place the tray into the oven for 18-20 minutes or until they have risen and springy to touch. When they are done place them on a wire rack until they cool.
Step seven - when they are completely cool mix the butter icing sugar, flavouring and colouring until fully combined. Then pipe onto the cupcakes.

If you decide to follow this recipe i would love it if you could sho me some feedback and see your pictures.
Thanks for reading

Monday, 2 March 2015

My IPhone Captured February

I have done a post like this before and it proved very popular, I don't have many pictures but I thought I would try and start doing these monthly.

A joint Birthday weekend in London with my good friend Anna and a lot of our friends.
Birthday meal at The Breakfast Club
Me and my friend Josh posing
An amazing burger at Five Guys
Dan bought me a bunny for Valentines
We took my beautiful Nephew (Zachary) to the seaside
My beautiful sisters, who met Zachary for the first time this weekend

Thank you for reading,
lots of love