Autumnal Baking

I absolutely LOVE autumn! So I thought I’d share my favourite things to bake during this cold colourful season!

1. Baked Apple – stuffed with raisins, topped with brown sugar and water and zap in the microwave for a few mins

2. Banana Bread

3. Warm Apple Turnovers with ice cream

4. Rhubarb or Apple Crumble- topped with oats for a nicer texture!

5. Cinnamon Swirls

Mother’s Day 2018

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone’s mums enjoyed their Mother’s Day on Sunday. (UK)

Sunday was a day well spent for us 3. We very rarely manage to have a sit down meal together with everyone’s busy days and overlapping shifts at work.

My mum made us the best Lamb Roast I’ve ever had. It was so gorgeous, it may as well of been an all you can eat Roast. 10 out of 10.

We had the most gorgeous sparkling wine from Aldi with it.

I had been extremely busy all week making mother’s day cupcakes I hadn’t even had time to make my own mother some!

We spent the afternoon with the rest of the family eating cake and sipping cups of tea.

I treated my mum and grandma to a trip to the theatre in a couple of weeks to see “My Fair Lady”

They’re both excited to watch it!

With Love, V x

Hen Do – 1st March 2018

Hey guys!

So I planned a hen do for my friend before she gets married soon! I’ve got to say event planning is so stressful yet I completely LOVE it!

We went out for a meal, so everyone could get to know each other without feeling under pressure and brought out the games etc later on when the pub was dying down a bit.

I set the table up with a ‘Bride to Be’ sign (amazon), which came with a sash and bought a personalised balloon with the date on from a local shop.

I created another personal touch that Imogen could keep. I used an empty prosecco bottle. Yes, I drank the whole thing first.

I stuck some gold text on it which I bought from Hobby Craft. And I wrote underneath the date. I added in some lights for an even better touch and everyone signed the bottle after.

I made some personalised cupcakes, another perfect gesture. These were given out to all the people who came.

Hen do selfie sticks (amazon) are also such a perfect idea to get everyone to mingle with each other.

We had plenty of games, which we all enjoyed! Had such a laugh and a great night!

Thanks for reading!

With Love, V x

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.. 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