Wednesday, 27 March 2013

C'est une citation.

"It is necessary that I bear with caterpillars if I want to get to know butterflies." 

Not quite as beautiful in english as in french but the message is still there. Stay stylish!


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Rainbow Cake.

Yes so today Paige and I decided to bake a rainbow cake. It was a very time-consuming process but so worth it in the end. The method for the cake-baking is pretty straight-forward.

We used the following recipe for the cakes:


  • 290g flour
  • 75g salted butter and 75ml oil 
    • Alternatively use 150g Stork 
  • 250g castor sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • 3 large eggs
  • 100ml milk
  • 50ml water
  • 5ml vanilla essence 
The method is simple. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. You sieve all the dry ingredients in a bowl. You then mix in all the wet ingredients and beat it until well mixed. This makes 2, 20cm, cakes. 

We doubled the recipe and made it twice so that we got 8, 20cm, cakes. To colour the different layers we split the batter and coloured it in a bowl using food colouring then poured it into the greased 20cm baking pan. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean. 

We trimmed the cakes so that they were all flat and even then layered the cakes in the order (from the bottom) green, blue, purple, green, yellow, pink, orange and red and used butter cream icing in between each layer and around the giant cake. Oh and we added sprinkles to the top because what is a cake without sprinkles? What is anything without those tiny colourful baubles?
My oh my, why are you so tall?
Lol, so it didn't go as smooth as that. We ended up with two green layers because we tried to make the one turquoise and that was a fail. We almost forgot to add the butter and oil to the first batch and in between all of this we were videoing our whole baker day on Paige's laptop (yes we are going to be the next youtube sensation). All in all, it turned out really cool (and indie). So without further introductions here is our holi (rainbow) cake!

Talk about a mouthful. 
Stay stylish! xo

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Fault in Our Stars.

I read the book The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene last year, recommended by Hannah, whilst on exchange. It was one of the most heart-wrenching books that I have read. It's a boy-meet-girl story except both of these teenagers have a type of cancer and they meet at a cancer support group.

One of my favourite youtubers Troye Sivan recently wrote a song about this book. It's beautifully sung and is as poignant as the book so I couldn't not share it with you. Enjoy! xo

The Fault In Our Stars - Troye Sivan by Troye Sivan
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