CHEESE FEST

@cheesefestuk held a festival for cheese lovers like myself in Liverpool this weekend.

This was such a great idea to get myself out the house to do something different.

I took my mum with me and we really enjoyed the time spent.

VIP PASS – £22

We could get ourselves some free halloumi fries or mozzarella sticks each. We got both!

We also got ourselves a free drink from the bar; prosecco and wine.

There were different stalls around selling cheese from different countries. Crazy cheese and unique cheese.

We tried many different cheeses as we wandered around. My favourite was the chilli and lime pictured below.

I’ve also never seen so many coloured cheeses.. Do any of these put you off?

There were stalls for nachos, burgers, grilled sandwiches, mac and cheese and pasta. My favourite is the melted cheese wheel where they pour it on your food.

There was even cheesecake! I had to try a piece of the mango one. Yummy!

The most Instagrammable cheese were these cheese bombs! Created as a gift originally for a friend who moved to Australia. All of the varieties she makes are amazing!

We had a great day out together, very rare that we have time to go out.

Thanks for reading guys!

Comment below your favourite cheese!

With Love, V x

2018 New Year Wishes

Happy New Year!!

I’ve had the most perfect 2017 memories wise. It has definitely been my year!

I thought I’d share what my wishes and goals are for 2018. I’m not really sure I can top last year, but we will see!

  • I hope I can bake my first wedding cake ever.
  • Health and Happiness is strong in my family
  • Fingers crossed myself and Jay get one step further to getting our first home.
  • Try to drink more, I’ve always had a bad habit of not drinking enough (water)
  • Declutter my bedroom once a month.
  • I hope to travel to at least 1 different country

What are your goals for the year?

With Love,

V x

Chester Zoo – Lanterns at Christmas

On Sunday 10th December we booked to go and see the lanterns at Chester Zoo.

The weather was snowy and I had to drive through the heavy snow for a good half hour. This was first time I’d driven in snow and I almost had a panic attack because I couldn’t see anything.

We eventually got there safely and wandered around the gift shop to keep warm as it snowed.

At 6pm we took our little lantern and walked around Chester zoo to look for all the lanterns.

It was a cute little date night that I’d recommend to anyone who’d be interested next year!

Here are some photos we took..

With Love, V x

My Christmas Wishlist

Is everyone excited for christmas?!

I thought I’d share with you all my Christmas Wishlist for 2017.

* Co-ordinate print of where we got engaged in Mexico

* Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Pallette

* Kurt Geiger Maze 2 Trainers

* Any Nutella gifts (yes that makes me happy) haha

* Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades of Love – Love Glow

* Tanya Burr’s – Tanya’s Christmas Book

* Pyjamas

What’s on everyone else’s Christmas List?

I hope everyone gets what they wish for & has a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

With Love, V x

Our Engagement Party

On saturday we celebrated our engagement with our family and friends.

I’ve spent every day planning and preparing for our party stressing myself out way too much!

I had my nails and makeup done before hand. It cuts out so much time to get ready when everything is done for you. I could spend about 2 hours just doing mascara!

We had a sweet table full with; jars of sweets, donuts and cupcakes. Unfortunately, I was so busy doing the rounds with people that I forgot to take pictures.

I made my engagement cake myself, through all the sweat and blood that went into it I managed to nearly get it how I wanted. (perfectionist)

We bought a personalised filter for snapchat and had a table for “pimp your drink”

We had such a good night and a bit too much prosecco! Here’s a few pictures from our night.

💗

Engagement Party Planning

My engagement party planning has begun and I’ve never been so stressed in my life! I know it will be worth it in the end.

This is going to be my how-to guide on party planning.

Step 1 : Decide on a theme/colour scheme.

I have chosen an autumn theme for our party, using the colours of autumn and gold features.

Step 2 : Cake Design

As a cake baker it is my duty to carefully pick a cake that suits the theme and something which we can both agree on. We have, thank god!

Although I’m not too sure on the flavour! Hmmm

Step 3 : Venue

Luckily enough we managed to get our date quickly so we wouldn’t have to celebrate our engagement too far in the future.

I was really finicky about this due to not wanting to celebrate too near to christmas and also definitely not wanting it in the new year!

Step 4: Catering

Adding up how many people are estimated to come makes it much more simpler to find out the cost of catering. On average, a buffet is £7 per head.

We decided on a hot and cold buffet due to the venue we have picked. I am also doing a sweet table full of goodies!

Step 5 : Invitations

Deciding on who to come and how many is a challenge within itself. It’s ideal to write a list and make sure you’d definitely want them there.

My invitations match my theme, although those one’s are more expensive. I limited the amount I bought to family and very close friends.

I bought some others from whsmith which are simple and still match my a part of my theme, being gold.

Step 6: Decorations & Bits

As I’ve chosen an autumn theme, my decorations will reflect just that. I have artificial leaves for the tables with lanterns and led tealights.

I have led lights for my “cake table” and a wooden crate to put my cake on top of.

I will also be adding other bits an pieces such as photos of myself and Jamie.

We’re adding a few bits for our guests to enjoy on the night and make our celebration slightly more unique and memorable

Step 7: Outfit

As a girl it’s highly important to plan the perfect outfit and I have chosen something simple yet elegant.

I have picked out a beige mid length dress so I look more formal but at the same time the dress is floaty.

I’m pairing this with nude court shoes and jewellery.

Step 8: RELAX

It’s time to chill before the night. I have booked myself in to get my nails done. This is just a little “me” time to make me feel girly again.

I’ve also treated myself to get my makeup done so I’m not stressing about loosing my eyelashes and getting in a big strop.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my party planning guide.

My Engagement Party photos will be shared soon after my party with all the deets (if the hangover doesn’t last too long!)

With Love, V x

I Believe in Unicorns.. ğŸ¦„

Hey Everyone! 

I’ve been having a magical time making my favourite cake to date. Its the number one trend of 2016/17 and I’ve finally been able to make one. 

It was my sisters birthday last week, so on Saturday I had to have a cake ready for when family came round. 

I spent hours baking the cakes and letting them cool before stacking and filling them with Strawberry Buttercream and some Strawberry Jam. 

I used vanilla Buttercream on the outside to cover the cake and the Unicorn hair is also vanilla just coloured. I always use a gel or a paste, as the colours are much much brighter and I always reach the perfect shades. I also used my Violet paste to make the inside purple. I attempted an ombre and came out perfectly. 

It took me a couple of hours to create the horn and pipe the flowers for the Unicorn mane. I used a yellow icing for the horn, which I twisted to create the shape. I use yellow because my gold glitter spray comes out a lot nicer on top of yellow than white. I added edible glitter to the horn and stuck it into the cake using long cocktail sticks/kebab skewers. 

I also bought some little icing flowers from tesco which had shades of pinks, purple and blue. I didn’t use the purple as it was more maroon/burgundy which was too dark for the flowers I piped. 

I had so much fun doing this cake, as I’m not the best at Buttercream coated cakes and piping. I’m really proud of my result! And even more so that my ombre purple turned out spot on. 

Below, I bought my sister a few simple, low priced birthday gifts, as the cake cost me a lot. 

For a fun idea, I went on the website www.boomf.com and made a pop up gift. I chose photos of us from times we’ve spent together at concerts etc. You can add your own message to these too. The box jumps out and throws confetti everywhere. They do other gifts including marshmallows. This was £5.99, slightly expensive for a paper box what throws confetti everywhere but worth the reaction (which I never even saw!!) 

I bought the Unicorn Bath Bomb from www.bombcosmetics.co.uk which is called ‘I believe in unicorns’. This was £2.50. 

Oscars Coolers are available in most supermarkets but I actually bought this one in Aldi. I can’t remember how much for but as a gift it’s a cheap and awesome thing to give. Who doesn’t like alcohol? 

I also bought her some Krispy Kreme doughnuts from Tesco for £5 and she practically ate them in one sitting. 
Thanks for reading guys! Hope you enjoyed the read. 

Have a magical day! 
Love, V x

Bank Holiday – BBQ Birthday Celebrations

Hey Everyone! 

So I said there would be another post about a birthday celebration this weekend and here it is! 

As requested, I made Jay’s dad a black forest cake for his birthday. 

I layered 3 chocolate cakes (2 cakes cut in half and one half not used). The bottom layer filled with Chocolate Buttercream. The middle layer filled with black cherry and whipped cream. And the top of the cake was again, black cherry and whipped cream, sprinkles with Chocolate curls. 


We had a bbq for his dad yesterday, had so much fun running around with my niece and dancing to the music. 


On Saturday we bought him some fish for his pond. I fell in love with a beautiful butterfly carp which was grey and silver. 2 metallic carps one of them white and the other golden. And we also bought a grass carp which was dark grey. 

Just a little post but hope you like it! 
With Love, V x

Birthday Celebrations

Last weekend me and my family celebrated the birthday of my Grandma. She’s now 85! 

I had been planning a cake for her for a couple months to get it perfect. The flavoura I chose were cherry and almond. This was such a great combination of flavour in a cake. 

I bought a large white rose online as the topper. I’m not very confident in making them yet myself. So I made rose petals falling down the cake, then added pearls made out of icing. 

We went out for a meal on the Sunday to The Leigh Arms. Very nice food and wonderful staff. 

I bought a bottle of prosecco as I don’t drink very oftenand had about 4 glasses out of it, oops! 

For the main course I had the Chicken Sunday lunch and Jay had a cheeseburger. His did come with chips, on the side.


After, we headed back to my grandma’s for coffee and cake. I was so full from my dinner but managed to eat a couple pieces. You have to have a piece of every cake at her house! Haha 

She had a wonderful day, and as gifts she received some garden plants, a watch and a dinner tray. I don’t have pictures of the others! And the below is what my mum had sent me. 

Thanks for reading guys! I’ll be putting another post up this weekend about another birthday and my bank holiday antics. 

I hope you all have a fantastic day, fingers crossed the weather stays nice! 
Love, V x 

Easter! 

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great, long easter weekend. 

What did everyone get up to? 

Easter is probably my favourite holiday with all the pretty flowers and baby animals around! The sun starts to perk up a bit and makes you feel more energised. 

I’ve spent most of the holiday baking and eating. My mum and nan flew over to Germany to the rest of my family, while I stayed here with Jay. 

I tried to decorate the house as much a possible but eventually it was only one or two things with being busy baking. I added some colour by buying some tulips. 

You can’t not have any tulips at easter.

On Friday I spent most of the day baking and washing clothes. We had a chilled day and then went out for a curry! My favourite food. I always go for Chicken Tikka Masala because the flavours are amazing! 

Saturday morning I spent the day baking again! It was a lovely morning so I decided go take a break and have some hot cross buns out in the garden. 

I had run a cupcake giveaway on my Facebook page for easter and drew the winner on the Friday. The winner was my old best friend and she absolutely loved the cakes. 

They were all different flavours;

Vanilla, White chocolate and Raspberry, Strawberry and vanilla, chocolate Fudge, Malteser and Carrot Cake. 

I made a Carrot Cake loaf (no picture) to take to my aunties on the Sunday which was decorated with Cream Cheese Frosting and daisies. 

I attempted to make a Malteser cake until I forgot to add malt flavouring to the icing! It was just a quick an easy cake to make so I gave most of it out to family and friends. 


There was an awful lot of cake I made so I took a few in to work so I didn’t become a pig haha. 

Easter is my fave time to make cakes because of all the bright colours. 

I bought my nieces some easter chocolate from Aldi for easter and took them round to Jay’s mums for them. How cute are they?! 


On the Sunday, me and Jay went to my aunties for dinner. I didn’t manage to take any pictures, sorry! 

We had a homemade minestrone soup with garlic bread to start. For the main we had a turkey joint with veg and toasties. Then for the dessert we had white chocolate and passionfruit ice-cream. 

A while later we watched part of the grand prix and had some Carrot Cake and then went home about half 4. 

Again, on Monday I didn’t take any pictures apart from a selfie. Oops. But we went to the Legs of Man to celebrate my sister getting a new job. We ate in the restaurant, which is quiet, but a nice atmosphere. 


The Legs of Man is a lovely restaurant, perfect for special occasions as it’s slightly higher in price and more ‘posh’. You order your mains and when they are served the waiters bring round the potatoes and veg. Then you choose what you want and how much. 

We had a 3 course meal, so for starter I had a melon platter. There was mixed fruit around a melon fan. 

Me and Jay had a Chicken Romany. Chicken stuffed with cheese and ham, covered in a mushroom and pepper sauce. 

For dessert I had a tiramasu and Jay had a Chocolate Fudge cake. There is usually a trolly in the corner of the room that they have displayed with all the desserts on. 

So my whole Easter weekend was spent eating like a pig haha! 

After Easter was finished, I finally had a bit of chocolate. 

Cheaper than egg and spoons by cadbury’s and Aldi has just as nice chocolate! 

I also bought myself an egg from there that I still haven’t eaten. Its just too pretty! 


Hope you all had a good easter weekend! And everyone indulged in yummy chocolate. 

Thanks for reading.

Love, V x