SURPRISE 50TH

I decided to plan my work colleague a surprise birthday meal for her 50th birthday.

I spent the past 5 weeks planning and organising the night. This included planning a cake and running round getting decorations.

Keeping it a secret was such a hard task, especially when she was moaning about wanting cake on her actual birthday!

I provided a decoy on her birthday with these cupcakes, she didn’t moan!

I booked a table of 11 at a restaurant close to us, The Boatyard. Its a fairly new restaurant, but exceeded expectations.

Lovely homemade food!

Everyone was so excited to see the cake I had made. When they brought it out her face was a picture!

We all had a lovely night! And I’m so glad it went to plan!!

Hope you enjoyed the read! Thanks for reading!

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.

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Curry and Cocktails

So I’ve had writers block since my last post although I have a secret hidden, I cannot reveal it at this time. (I’m not pregnant though)

I have been going out for lunch and tea quite a lot recently, so this post, be warned, it’s a foodie post.

I had a nice day out with my mum at a few garden centres and we had lunch out very late in the day.

We stopped off at Minshulls in Crewe for some lunch.

I had ‘the works’ breakfast and my mum had cheese and pepper quiche with chips. It doesn’t look satisfying on the plate, but I tried a bit and it was gorgeous!

Look at the size of that doorstop toast!

Last Sunday, I had a lazy day and then washed my car with Jay. He soaked me, so we went to Costa for a Hot Chocolate to warm up. The weather wasn’t too good either.

On Thursday night, I went out for tea with a work collegue. We had a curry and some cocktails. I had a Chicken tikka as usual. So yummy! But I SO needed that curry!

I’ve been baking a couple of big cakes these past two weeks. So I will share those with you. The owl was for my old friend and the Lemon Meringue for my work colleagues.

Thanks for reading guys!

With Love, V x

Alzheimers – Cake Sale

On June 16th I held a cake sale in aid of Alzheimers society. If you have been following me for a year already you’d know that I also did one in 2016.

In 2016 I raised ¬£62 through selling Cupcakes at work. I find that it’s harder to sell outside of work as people think you pester them.

This year I decided to make large cakes and sell a piece at a time. A lot of the men love cake so they managed to get rid of it haha. Usually there would be a lot more staff in but on that day there wasn’t.

I created a game for everyone to join in for 50p a go. It was a hit! The game was called “guess how many sprinkles” and I picked a number at random. Everyone had their guesses and I announced the winner the following Monday.

Below are the cakes etc. that I created for the bake sale.





Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

Caramel Rolo Brownies

Victoria Sponge

Malibu Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake
The majority of the cakes went like a flash, leaving me with several pieces left which I sold to my nan and my boyfriend haha.

After adding up how much I raised I got a grand total of ¬£170.81!! I’m so proud of this amount and grateful to everyone who donated. I totally smashed last year’s amount!

Thank you for reading guys!

I hope you enjoyed this post.. Please comment below if there are any charities you support!
With Love, V x

I Believe in Unicorns.. ūü¶Ą

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

Happy 21st Birthday 

Birthday planning for me can take an awful long time to pull together so I started off 6 months in advance for my other halves 21st birthday. 

I started off with planning what to buy as a special gift. One that he would keep and treasure for a long long time. 

The watch I bought him is Hugo Boss and is the trendiest watch I’ve ever laid eyes on. He’s always wanted a watch and I couldn’t think of a more perfect 21St gift. 

I also bought him a watch stand so he keeps it away from being damaged. I found the stand on a personalised website, you can probably find one easily enough. 

We went out for his birthday meal to a lovely curry restaurant with his family. Jay absolutely hates public arrays and was so embarrassed when they sang happy birthday to him. 

After the meal we went back to his mums so he could cut the cake I made him. He demanded there would be donuts on it! 

The cake had 6 layers with a Chocolate Fudge filling. I added gold ’21’ sparklers when I got to his mums. 

I booked a surprise stay at the hilton in Manchester for us for a night and I also booked a surprise meal while we were in Manchester to make it extra special. I booked the table for us at the rosso restaurant. 

I can’t go anywhere without having a pornstar martini! 

We both had a lasagne for our main and shared a sorbet for dessert. The food here is absolutely gorgeous! All fresh and the waiters are very polite and attentive. 

I would highly recommend the rosso restaurant to anyone who hasn’t been. 

When we came back home I set up some coffee and cake for the afternoon so my auntie and nan could give Jay his presents. 

About a week later jay’s birthday continued as we went out for another meal as a present off my auntie. We went for Mexican food at chiquitos. 

This starter was amazing! Spicy chicken parcels. 

Obviously Jay had garlic bread! I even tried jalape√Īo poppers which weren’t even spicy/hot like at all! They were cream cheese stuffed jalape√Īos and coated in bread crumbs. 

TACO’S. Love them, just hate the onion part but I did eat them on it until the last two as they were cold. Yes, I can be fussy with food haha 

So after all the birthday celebrations, we’ve been waiting for his last present for the past month. I’ve booked for us to go Amsterdam!! Only a few days to go. 
Sorry for the very late post on this one guys! I’ve been exhaustingly busy again, I’ll be glad to get this break! 

Love, V x

Peppa Pig Fun 

Hey Everyone! 

Hope you’ve all had the best weekend possible! 

My week has been a very busy one in preparation of my neices 1St birthday yesterday! I have had the absolute joy and pleasure of making her 1St birthday cake. A Peppa Pig cake. 

I decided to spread making the cake over several days as the sooner I cover the cake the fresher it will stay. 

What a better way to start by making a chocolate cake! My sister-in-law requested the cake to be shaped as a 1. So I went an bought one last month from Hobby Craft which was ¬£10. 

I baked the cake on Wednesday night ready to cover on Thursday. I find this a lot easier as when I put the icing over the top it has time to set in the perfect place. 

The only thing I found with the cake tin is that I made 2 of them and did it in 4 layers. If I had used just the one cake it wouldn’t have looked 3D enough for the size of the board I used. 

My sister-in-law had sent me a picture of a Peppa Pig cake she had found and I thought I’d use a dark pink for the icing to make the cake stand out more as the baby pink was washed out looking. 

I then added all the extra details to the cake. 

As you can tell I’m a very messy Baker! 

I also made Peppa Pig out of icing, which was a challenge! Especially the hands! 

It took me around 2 hours to get Peppa Pig how I wanted it. One of the highlights of being a perfectionist! 

I added my nieces name on to the cake in baby pink icing and sprayed with silver sparkle to make it stand out. 

I then added the last details to the cake with a few daisy’s around it on the cake board and then cleaned up the cake ready to take to her birthday party. 

I am so proud of my cake and I’m so glad my nieces loved eating it! Haha 

Incase you wondered what we bought for her birthday we got her a George pig weeble from sainsburys which was ¬£4 and a Fisher price mood toy which you spin the face and it changes the mood and makes a sound.That was from tesco for roughly ¬£15. We also paid halves on the cake with her nanna. 

Thanks for reading guys! Hope you liked the cake ūüź∑ 

Love V x