Monday, 9 February 2015

Home Inspiration

I seriously can't wait to own my own house and be able to decorate and put my own stamp on every single room in my house! I've always loved interior design and Pinterest is fuelling my passion even more. I like a mix of both modern and traditional, there's nothing more aesthetically pleasing than a beautiful traditional fireplace with modern features around the room. I love pops of colour, so I plan on keeping some rooms in my future house minimal in colour, life soft greys and blues but adding pops of colour such as yellow to make the room stand out. My bathroom will be nautical themed, I've decided this after my parents have decorated our bathroom a nautical theme and I want to adopt the theme for my bathroom!

I'm tempted to start a scrap book with bits of inspiration that I find online or in magazines!
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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Minion cupcakes

Every Christmas my dad always buys a DVD to watch on Christmas Day and this year he bought Despicable Me 2. I'd seen the first one and loved minions but it wasn't until I saw the second one that I pretty much fell in love with them! My dad did too, so now we watch the films together and randomly quote bits of the film to each other. Cute! I bought the cake kits to make up, but I decided to make my own. I can't remember the recipe I used, but it was a basic sponge recipe that I've used for years. To decorate, I mixed up some fondant icing and added some yellow food colouring. It's best to add a bit at a time to build the colour up, it'll be pale at first but the more you add, the more vibrant the colour will be! I used gel icing pens for the features, I would have preferred a silver icing for the rim of the goggles but I didn't have one. I mixed some white and black to make grey but because it wasn't in a tube, it was difficult and messy to apply. They're not exactly going to win awards for decoration, but I' pretty damn proud of them! To mix them up a bit, I did a few that are decorated as if they were their overalls and some with Banana! and Bee Do! written on them. To make them more minion-fied next time I'm going to add some bananas into the cake mixture!

Who is your favourite minion? Mine is Dave! :) 
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