New year, new nails

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Bringing back the beige!

Due to working in an office and my nails constantly getting stuck in between the keyboard, I have decided to go for shorter nails this month.

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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

The excitement of getting new nails 

It’s that time of the month again where my nails are due to be “made all pretty”. After booking my appointment last week I started my search for new nail designs. 

I always have a browse on Instagram to get inspiration, as there are thousands of pictures with different ideas. I found a few different designs I liked, but after a few vists back and to on Instagram I decided on the nails below.

You may ask why? look at them, they are perfect!