Finally managed to get round to my blog! I’ve been very very busy baking! So I just thought I’d share with you my pictures of Christmas Cupcakes.
Hi guys, hope you’ve all had the best weekend!
I’m having an extra long weekend this week so I’ve spent it chilling out as I’ve been so stressed lately! I feel like a totally different person at the moment and feel like I need a massive break away!
On Friday all I did was watch Christmas films all day and tried to eat clean! It’s weird but I’m ill at the moment as well and I’ve just had absolutely no energy!
Yesterday I went to the Manchester Christmas markets with my mum and Sister. Just love when there on with all the festive lights. Hopefully next year I’ll manage to get myself over to Germany for the real German Christmas markets.
Banana and Nutella pancakes are the best. Nutella is heaven!
Of course I had an amaretto hot chocolate too!
I apologise for the lack of photos I’ve taken this weekend.
Today I have chilled again and then went Christmas food shopping. The best part is buying all the rubbish to pig out on during Christmas time!
I’ve also been getting all my baking stuff together for all my Christmas Cupcakes and a 70th Birthday cake which I’m making tomorrow.
Going to have a very busy week but it will be worth it! I will show you all the results once I’m finished.
Thanks for reading!
Take care 🙂
On Friday, I finally had a day off! Words can’t explain how much I was looking forward to a lie in! But did I get one? Nope!
For the past 6 or 7 years I’ve not eaten breakfast as I’ve always been sick afterwards. However, on Friday, I managed to have some porridge and a banana. It was probably because I woke up at my usual time, 6.30am. I must have been bored!
Anyway, Friday was another day where my mum and I surprised my Grandma and her sister as another Christmas gift. We very rarely get to do anything with my mums auntie because she lives abroad. We find it hard to go over to Germany every year. Twice as hard because we want to travel to different countries too.
My mum and I picked them both up and we were ready to go for 1pm. Yet again my Grandma said are we going to such a place. She was right. But I said no haha.
My mums auntie has never had an afternoon tea before so we thought this would be something special for her. We had booked a Victorian Christmas afternoon tea.
We were served a lovely mulled wine to begin and had selected our teas from the menu, as well as what scones we would like for afterwards. There was a very large selection of teas and as I remember the choice of scones were; cherry and cinnamon, plain and cheese and walnut.
Our wine was almost drunk and our afternoon tea was served. We had let them know the reason we came, as a birthday present for my mums auntie too, which is next week now. They had lit a candle and stuck it in one of the cakes and sung happy birthday to her, which was lovely.
The sandwiches choices we had were:
Salmon and Cream Cheese
Turkey and Cranberry
Unfortunately, I only like ham! I did try the turkey and cranberry, but it was far too sweet for me. All of the produce comes from local farmers in the surrounding area and the eggs come form their own egg farm.
There were far too many cakes to choose from! My mum and I decided to share a few of the cakes we picked out so we were able to try the majority of them. They are all gorgeous to look and and absolutely delicious! The cakes again are either made by themselves or locally sourced.
Some of the cakes were: chocolate Swiss log, chocolate brownie Christmas pudding, stollen, Meringue and Carrot Cake.
We were all absolutely full by the time we had eaten the majority of the cake tiers. There were still scones to come!!
We had all chosen cherry and cinnamon scones.
The scones came with clotted cream, butter (for me as I don’t like cream), blackcurrant and Strawberry, Apple and pear jams.
We asked the lady to box up the rest of the cakes for them to take home and we were ready to go!
Safe to say they both enjoyed it!
So on Monday evening my mum and I took my grandma and her sister to the theatre. My grandma’s sister comes from Germany and doesn’t go to the opera and the theatre anymore. We thought we would surprise them both as an early Christmas present.
Of course there were roadworks everywhere! So it took us an extra 15 minutes to get there. My grandma had clicked on that we were going to the theatre but I told her a white lie so she’d cancel that idea out! Haha. I’m mean I know! But she would ask A LOT of questions if I had said yes.
We got there and there wasn’t much parking spaces so we stopped behind the disabled parking area and I helped them get out and back in to the warm. There was a bit of cufuffle before that. Some woman decided she wanted to park in-between the disabled parked cars. This woman was adamant to get in-between so my mum kicked off because she wasn’t even a blue badge holder.
I collected the tickets from the box office and waited for my mum to park so she could help them up to their seats. We took the lift up as 2 flights of stairs would have been far too much for them both. We got them to their seats, which was nice as the man let us in with them. Moments later we left and the ballet shortly started.
My mum and I went out for a meal to Bella Italia. It’s not very often we get to sit down and have a meal together. It’s always my sister and my mum that go and I’m always working! So it was my treat for her to pay. After finishing our meal, we booked Elf the musical for next Christmas! yay!
We got the bill and headed back to the theatre and wait for the ballet to finish. The town was done up really nice with lights and a Christmas Tree so we walked through the town and back just in time for the ballet to finish.
Walking up the stairs to the top where they were, we had noticed they’d missed out on some posters and other things so we decided to bring them back down that way, instead of the lift again. We met them outside the doors of where they were.
My mums auntie said she absolutely loved it and had always wanted to go and see it. Now she has, it’s made her trip to England more worth while. It took some time to get down the stairs, but they managed it! I had bought them a programme each and collected some leaflets as my mums auntie likes to keep an album of reminders.
They had such a good time, I’m so glad we managed to get tickets in the end.
Please take a look at the pictures I took for them below!
Thank you for reading! 🙂