Date Night 

Hi everyone! Hope you’ve all had a good weekend! This miserable weather is making me want to be on a beach in a hot country so bad!! 

I have finally got round to having a date night with my man. It’s now 3 weeks into 2017 and we’ve finally had some time to ourselves. After all my busy weeks, baking and overtime I was glad to have some quality time with him. 

I dressed casual and slightly autumnal as per. I just always want to be comfy! And I’m totally in love with my scarf. How gorgeous is it?! My scarf is from M & S and is super comfy. I wore black leggings from New Look, Cream top from Primark and Ugg Australia boots. 

For my makeup I’m wearing;

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation SB07 – super light on the skin and great coverage. 

HD Eye & Brow Pallette in 003 Vamp 

MAC False Lashes Extreme Black in A86 

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in shade Lover 

Kylie Lip Kit in shade Maliboo – I adore nude shades 

We went to a local restaurant, Jays never been before and when we go out together it’s always for a curry. I LOVE curry! But I just fancied a change this time. I’ve been to this restaurant a few times before too and I’ve liked it so I thought I’d suggest it. 

 We both decided to have a starter to share which we don’t often do, which was nice. It was a garlic and mozzarella flatbread with a salad garnish. I have no idea what dressing they had on the salad but it was sweet and I like it! 

For the main course I had chosen something different than I usually pick, carbonara. When the bowl came out I was shocked at how big it was! I said to Jay straight away that there was way too much pasta for me! The chicken was nice but there was no flavour at all in the pasta which was a let down. Other than that I enjoyed it and it filled me up! 

Jay couldn’t decide what to have. He usually goes for a burger of we go to a pub but we were both adventurous and chose something different. He picked ribs in the end but was very disappointed as there was barely any meat! 

Unfortunately, there wasn’t much bottled beer on offer which Jay likes so he had a kopperberg. At least he had beers when he got home!! 

Me on the other hand, decided to have some cocktails! I had the Hollywood. I love them! And I also had double midori and lemonade, so refreshing! 

Thanks for reading x 

Busy Bakes

So I’ve promised I’d do more blogs and I’ve broken it already!! 

I have literally had no spare time in-between Christmas and new year. All of my time had been spent doing baking and spending time with family. 

So here’s a few Bakes I’ve done through these past few weeks. I have been experimenting with different flavours and I had a request of my friend to have malibu Cupcakes for her birthday! 

I was so keen to try this out so I made her some successful Cupcakes. She also wanted jammy dodger ones too. 

I’m not really into malibu myself and I never get the urge to eat cake when o bake for people, but, I tried these malibu ones and MY GOD!! They are so amazing! I cannot get enough. Any malibu lovers out there you won’t be able to stop! 

I then made some more for her as a birthday present to her Mother-in-law. I then added extra desicated coconut to the top of hers so they were slightly different. 

I have also had a last minute 21st birthday cake to do as well. This was just last week too. The girls mother had wanted a last minute 2 tier cake doing as her daughters friend was going to bake one but her oven broke. I stepped in and helped as I personally wouldn’t like to have no cake on my birthday. 

The cake isn’t perfect I know, but I absolutely HATE fondant icing!! I’m slowly getting better with bigger cakes now and I seriously love a challenge! 

The most important thing is that the customer said it was amazing and all her friends asked at the party who made it. 

I’ve also made dinosaur Cupcakes for my friends step daughter. This was a disaster and I can’t stress it enough! The worst colouring I have ever used is green! I despise the stuff now! 

The green colouring made my icing so runny, but it felt like it was pipeable. It struggled to stay in the shape I piped so I let it mould to a flat surface and stuck the dinosaur moulds of icing in. I woke up the next morning to the green icing pouring off the Cupcakes and into the box. Disaster! 

So, I’m never using it again! I managed to get a picture of them before the green ones were completely ruined. On the plus side my friends 14 year old step daughter absolutely loved them! 

I thought by January that all the cakes would die down but it’s managed to puck itself up again and I’ve been baking every week since the beginning of December. 

I’ve got a big order of 40 Cupcakes to do for a salons 1st anniversary in the beginning of February. All of these need a hairdressing theme. Eek!! 

Best get my bake on! 

Vicky x