Traditional Victoria Sponge with a Twist Recipe...

15 Aug 2018

Hello everyone, 

A couple of weeks ago it was my Nanny's birthday and I actually made her birthday cake. I was so happy with how it turned out, so I thought I would share with you how I made it. I really hope you enjoy these baking posts, I absolutely love the whole process, from baking to taking photos to eating it and blogging about it. 

Ingredients- For the cake
-Caster Sugar 
-5 eggs
-Self Raising flour 

For the Decoration
-Icing Sugar
-Yellow Food Colouring 
-Cake Topper

For the Cake 
  1. Begin by adding the butter and sugar to a bowl and cream together.
  2. Once the butter is lighter in colour and lighter in texture, add the two eggs and whisk again.
  3. Now add the flour to the mixture and fold in. 
  4. Pop the cake mixture into a circular baking tin and bake for around 15-20 minutes at gas mark 6/ 200 degrees c. You will need 4 layers of cake.
  5. Once the cakes are golden brown on top, leave to rest until they are cool.
For the Decoration
  1. Whilst the cakes are cooling, add the icing sugar and butter into the bowl and whisk until light and fluffy..
  2. Add the yellow food colouring, making sure the colours are bright as when they are mixed together.
  3. Once the cakes are cool, add a little strawberry jam on top of the first layer and then pipe around the perimeter of the cake with a circular nozzle on the piping bag.
  4. Now add the next layer of cake gently on top of the other and repeat the jam and icing.
  5. Once you get to the last layer of cake, make sure to not add any jam and pipe all across the top of the cake.
  6. Now add the sprinkles and the cake topper and you have the finished cake.

I really hope you enjoyed this post, thankyou so much for reading and see you next time!

Cristy x x 

A day trip to Weston Super-Mare...

9 Aug 2018

Hello everyone,

So on Tuesday, I had arrived back home from Sam's house ad my sister was on her way out the door to go on a day trip to Weston Super-Mare. I wasn't busy and thought, you know what, I'm feeling a spontaneous trip to the sea side... I then quickly brought my train ticket for 10:25 and then had probably the quickest shower of my life and then got changed and popped on a little bit of make up. We had such a great day and I thought I would share with you some of the photos I took from the day.

The train journey was around an hour, so when we arrived we took a little walk down the beach front and then walked back along the beach and sat and ate our lunch. Once we had eaten our lunch we took a walk up to the pier. We took a look in the arcade and went on the ghost train which so was so funny and the photo that was taken of us in the ride was brilliant... We then went for a g & t in the local Wetherspoon's and also ate dinner there. And I won't lie, I have only ever had sex on the beach pitchers in spoons and I was pleasantly surprised at how nice their food is. I had chicken strips withe mash and slaw which was so yummy.

Once we had finished dinner it was around 5:30, so we decided to walk back along the beach front to get a Mr Whippy, because my sister is actually obsessed with these apparently. Before our ice cream, we managed to get some candy floss, which I was very excited about because the last time I had candy floss I was probs about 13. We finally found an ice cream place that was still open and their Mr Whippy machine was broken, so off we went to the local gelato parlour, which sold nearly every flavour of ice cream imaginable. I decided to go for the vanilla and cookie ice cream and my sister Kelly and Kirsty finally got their Mr Whippy.  We then walked back to the train station and got the train home.

My outfit I wore, you may have seen a lot on my blog as I am in love with this skirt. My top, skirt and bag are all Topshop and my sandals are Primark, which I have literally worn to death. I will leave all of the links to my outfit down below...

 Thankyou so much for reading, see you next time 

Cristy x x 

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