Showing posts from September, 2013

Cake and Bake Show 2014

Hi everyone!
It really feels like I have only posted on here yesterday, so I was a tad surprised that it has been nearly three weeks already! I've just been so busy I guess. I've taken up zumba so a lot of my time goes into that, but I'm loving it.

Two weeks ago I went to the Cake and Bake Show here in London. Sadly no Mary Berry sighting but lots of goodies :) I arrived super early as I had to be elsewhere in the afternoon, and it was soooo busy! They had been promoting tickets on all the voucher websites so it was insanely packed. Yes, even at 10am on a Saturday! I got some nice things which of course I forgot to photograph so a description will have to do, but I did take some pics of the cakes that they had there:

Granted, this is not a cake but what a very cool sofa!
Alice in Wonderland display. You need to click on this to see it bigger, there were so many details! Cookies, cake pops, tartlets, the works. 
Selection from the 'cake catwalk', I didnt see it all as i…

Recipe - Apple Pecan Cobbler

Hi everyone!
The Great British Bake-off is on again and has totally inspired me to take up baking again. Well, that and my funny ice-cream apron of course ;) I have this binder where I keep all the recipes that people have given me over the years, and I am trying to actually make everything in there once (which is handy because if something is really terrible, I can just throw away the recipe). We had a ton of apples left so I wanted to make muffins or something, but then I stumbled onto this recipe. A quick online search actually shows it HERE on Allrecipes also so it is much easier to link to the site than it is to retype the whole recipe. I have a feeling whoever gave me this recipe got it from there anyway ;)

You will need:
4 cups thinly sliced apples
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped pecans


Magazine Ad Becomes Photo Frame

Hello again!
Yes, I am pre-blogging this, otherwise I will forget to post this again! It's a few months since I have made this but I had to find the right place to use it and of course a nice piccie for in the frame. A while ago, there was a cover of the Stylist magazine (magazine they hand out in the Tube every week) showing some sort of beauty product. I think I remember which one but that shouldn't be too important. The cover was amazing and the whole issue was about nail polish and lipstick (yes very girly). So I kept the cover. Having made some frames before, an idea started forming... but how to cut up a gorgeous magazine cover into an equally lovely photoframe?

Start by buying a cheap frame, this came from the 99p store, that should work.
Cut the pattern until it looks good on the frame and apply MP. This the back... Can't show you the best part straight away now can I? ;)
The stick it to the front also. Because the frame had a silver edge on the inside near the glass, …

LFCC 2013

Hello again!
I told you I had a few posts lined up ;) It has been another year where I haven't made to to San Diego ComicCon... I dont know even know how to get tickets and I've heard they sell out super fast so not sure I even want to try! But as I didn't make it to San Diego, I went to the London Film and Comic Con (LFCC). It has been many years since I had been and it was great fun! It was super warm but there was so much to see and do, I just had to share:

My attendance was rather spontaneous so I didn't have tickets. After 20 mins in the queue I had finally reached the entrance (though 20 mins was much less than expected so I was very happy anyway)
Some people came in costume despite the warm weather, this guy even turned up as a Borg, in full leather!
One of my friends as Kaylee from Firefly, she looked amazing!
Not a costume but a statue of the frozen T1000, later to be signed by the T2 stuntman.
Who could pass up the opportunity to be in the picture with the Ghostbus…