Getting back into it! 

I can’t believe a whole 6 months has passed and I have not posted anything! I would like to say the reason is because nothing interesting has happened but that’s not the case.

It’s time I pull my finger out and start posting 😊

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Baking // Lego cake 

 
So I made a Lego cake! 

This is a great idea for children’s birthdays or even if you have a Lego obsessed boyfriend like mine.

Due to not having a lot of time or patience I did cheat by buying the Madeira cake mix from asda and ready made icing that only needed to be rolled out.

Recipe 

  • Madeira cake mix *2
  • Ready made icing *2
  • 4 eggs 
  • 150g soft butter 
  • 300ml milk 
  • Jam 
  • Buttercream 

As I only had one cake tin I had to repeat the below twice.

I started by preheating the oven to gass Mark 4. I then added one of the Madeira cake mixes, 2 eggs, 75 grams of soft butter and 150ml of milk, which I whisked until smooth. I then placed greaseproof paper in the tin and poured the mixture out evenly. Once this was done I placed the cake in the oven for 30 minutes, this did take a little longer so leave in for extra time if needed.

After repeating the above step and waiting for both cakes to cool I cut off the excess cake and added the jam into the middle, it was then time to add the icing. Adding the icing was probably the trickiest part, I had to open both packets and roll them into a rectangular shape so it would cover the whole of the cake, along with having to have enough left to make all eight studs. 

*tip: to make the studs use a milk bottle top.

I hope this has been helpful, feel free to ask any questions.

Project Christmas // Gingerbread men

How do you get your festivity up a notch? Make gingerbread men.

After a day filled with Christmas music, shopping and putting up the tree it was time to get the taste of Christmas… And obviously have some fun! 

Our gingerbread men were pretty simple to make and only took about 15 minutes to cook, so if you have some spare time definitely make some. 

They tasted amazing and we managed to make loads more than what the recipe originally stated, which is always a bonus. 

If you would like to try them out here is the recipe

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Last weekend it was finally time … Finally time to blast the Christmas songs, eat some pigs in blankets and put the tree up. I was so excited!

After looking for a few weeks we bought a brand new 7ft tree, gold LED lights and gold and red decorations. Due to this taking place in October/ November I had too put them in to storage and wait for the first weekend in December before they were allowed to make an appearance.

We started by following the instructions and clipping each section of the tree together (which took longer than expected), this was followed by placing all 1000 led lights around each layer of the tree. It was then time for the main event – putting the decorations on. Due to my hate for anything being uneven we had to make sure all decorations were in pairs and symmetrical.

After about three hours this was finally achieved!

  

Being a blue // Everton

 I’m a blue!

For years I have supported Everton and have spent the last few years being a season ticket holder sitting in the lower gwladys. Being an Everton supporter at times can be tough, but you won’t find many clubs that have fans that are that vocal. From the ongoing chants, to the boo’s toward the opposition, you will always have something to keep you entertained. The people you sit with end up your best mates for just over 90 minutes and if you ever want to complain about a controversial issue that is obviously not your player’s faults, you will have over a dozen people who will back you up and agree.
It may not always be fun, but it is most definitely an experience.