Sunday, 31 March 2013

Egg-Cellent Eggs

So, my Brother and I got our bake on last night (as you do on a Saturday night). We now have our very own take on an ‘Egg-Cellent Egg’. We have endless easter eggs in our house so we felt it was time to spice things up a little! 

Prepare yourself for our DELISH combo…
OREOS with...
REESE'S peanut butter cups...
covered in yet more chocolate to create the fried egg shape!

These Egg-Cellent Eggs are super easy, cheap and fun to make! So, get your Reese's at the ready and let’s have some OREO fun…

What you need to participate in the fun:
(Definitely purchase the double cream Oreos if you can hunt them down.)

 Step 1: Remove the top biscuit from your OREO.

Step 2: Place on your Reese's peanut butter cup.

Step 3: Take your second Oreo, break the bottom off and place on top of your PB cup.

Step 4: It's the fun part...get dunking!

Step 5: Place on a baking sheet and cover in more chocolate to create your splattered EGG look!

Step 6: Once dry peel them away from the baking sheet (cut where they have stuck together). 

Step 7: There you have it, your Egg-Cellent Egg!

Step 8: Cut open and enjoy (this is one we did without the chocolate fried egg look).

You will have lots of Oreo plain biscuits left (if you haven't munched away on them).

So, get some frosting and don't let these go to waste!

I'm sure they will be equally as yum!

Happy Easter everyone!
Have a lovely day cramming your bellies with chocolate and have fun if you decide to make these cute little Egg-Cellent eggies!

Lots of love,  



(All of the above images are my own.)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Peanut Butter & Nutella layer cake

A few weeks ago it was my Grandad’s birthday and I totally forgot to blog about the CAKE that I baked him! His love affair with peanut butter is worse than mine (only just). So can you guess what I baked him? That’s right, a PB cake weighing just short of 2 stone (slight exaggeration). I did have to laugh though when my Grandad said he put on 6lbs the week after his birthday! Oooops, no more cake for him! 

So anyway, this cake was in actual fact, get ready for it... a  nutella and peanut butter layer cake. I was inspired by this blog post: handbagsandcupcakes. I did however make a few alterations. I swapped the chocolate sponge layer for a second nutella layer and I swapped the choc icing for PB icing. Good swapsies? 
So my cake went a little bit like this (from top to bottom)

Peanut butter frosting decorated with M&M’s
Nutella sponge
Nutella spread
Peanut butter sponge
Nutella spread
Nutella sponge

It’s no surprise really that my Grandad broke his scales!

It certainly did feel like I was feeding the 5,000...

If you would like to bake this cake then HERE are the instructions (just be sure to make your desired swapsies). 

For my version, bake 2 x nutella sponges...

and 1 x peanut butter sponge...

Whip up some peanut butter icing. I should warn you now, this stuff is addictive! To cover the XXL cake I had to double the below ingredients - nothing worse than a stingy amount of icing is there?

Time for the colourful candy to come out to play...

and here you have it...

A gooey Peanut butter cake overloaded with Nutella and M&M's...

The two stoner cake was presented to Grandad John with his M&S voucher...

Gramps was a very happy Man and piled on the peanut butter pounds in style! 

My family LOVE PB (as do I) so if you have any recipes which you think I should try, pretty please send them my way!

Lots of Love, 

 (All of the above images are my own.)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Fashion Profiles

Girls, if you are always on the go (headless chicken spring to mind?) then take a look at this look that I’ve put together. I believe a trendy rucksack is a must-have on the days where you dash here, there, and everywhere. The Kurt Geiger 'Dash' bag reminds me a little of Mary Poppins. You will definitely have plenty of room for your spare pair of shoes, your umbrella, and let's not forget your make up!  

So, if you have lots in common with 'Dashing Daisy' and love to carry out your look from dawn to dusk then here are some of my favourite pieces...

Jumpsuit- ASOS

Evening Shoes -  'Yasmin' Kurt Geiger

Or, perhaps you're a bit of a 'Sophisticated Samantha' oozing with elegance? If so this look is the one for you...

Okay, so you might need some inspiration for the perfect date look? I can't say I'm an expert in this whole dating look BUT I am confident if you wear something like this there could well be a second date!! 
I can't leave the lonely singletons out (as I am one myself) So I will work on a 'Lonely Leona' look including the very best onsies, slippers and hot water bottles! Be excited - The best look is yet to come!


I hope I have inspired you with some styling and shopping decisions. Payday is next week so why not spoil yourself - I'm pretty sure you deserve to! 

Have a great weekend, 

Lots of Love, 

(The above images have been taken from the websites of the brands stated.)

Monday, 11 March 2013

Simple stilton and sesame seed treats...

It is quite apparent that my Sister, Brother and I all inherited our sweet tooth from Father. I’m not entirely sure why Mother isn’t fond of sickly treats oozing with chocolatewhat a strange Lady! When we go out for meals she can barely read the dessert menu without retching, let alone actually consuming one! So, unfortunately for Mother’s Day I couldn’t push the boat out with a 5-tiered cake jam-packed with icing, chocolate and more icing. I had to keep it simple and cater for her 'savoury tooth'. What a challenge! I’m not really a savoury devotee, cheese doesn’t really appeal to me but after all it was Mother’s Day so I had to listen to Mother’s taste buds – not my own!

I decided to make stilton and sesame seed biscuits (or bakes) whatever you would like to call them. They are super easy to make and only consist of 4 ingredients; so if you like stilton then you are onto a winner!


100g self raising flour
100g unsalted butter (cubed)
100g stilton (crumbled)
50g sesame seeds

Step one

Take your cubed butter and rub it into your self raising flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Step two

Add in your (very smelly) stilton and knead your mixture to make sure all of the stilton is evenly distributed.

Step three

Wrap in cling film and place in the refrigerator for around 20 minutes. 

Step four

Pinch out small pieces of the dough and roll the small balls in the sesame seeds to coat well.

Step five

Place them on a baking tray (or in my case a cupcake tray to create perfect little circles) and bake for 10-15 minutes on 180 oC. 

Step Six 


I hoard endless magazine cut outs, I simply can't bare to throw out my favourite AD Campaigns or any beautiful images in general.

SO...I thought I would put these to good use and line a tin with one of my favourite Mulberry campaigns (shot on Brighton beach).

Certainly adds a little boost of Summer loving!

I detest Stilton so I stayed well away from these little biscuits. I generally like to try my treats before dishing them out, but hey ho, I just had to hope for the best! Thankfully Mother LOVED them as did the other stilton lovers. Phewwww. 

If you too have more of a 'savoury tooth' as I like to call it, then I recommend making a batch of these bad boys!

Lots of Love, 

(All of the above images are my own.)