Friday, February 14, 2014

Love Cakes

Happy Valentine's Day :)
To my husband. My love.
And to my parents who also celebrate their 33rd engagement anniversary today.
110 g butter, softened at room temperature 
110 g caster sugar 
2 eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract 
2 tbsp red colouring 
110 g flour 
2 tsp baking powder 
2 tbsp milk 
  • Cream butter and caster sugar till pale. 
  • Beat in eggs one at a time. 
  • Stir in vanilla extract and red food colouring. 
  • Fold in the flour and baking powder, adding the milk till the batter is of folding consistency. 
  •  Bake in oven at 180C for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown. Tip: You will know when your cake is ready when you poke a toothpick in and it comes out clean. 
  • Cool the cake on a wire rack. Once cooled take it out of the pan and slice the cake about 1cm thick. Take a heart shaped cookie cutter and cut of the hearts. 
  • Place either one on top of the other, stacking three of them like I did. Or simply lay them out on a plate. You can also choose to add buttercream in between cake layers. 
 Have fun baking! Let me know how it goes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Brown Matte Crisscrossed

I simply cannot get enough of this brown matte nailpolish by Faces Cosmetic. It looks wonderful.

Wonderful enough to add a little accent to a finger or two.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Caviar Highlight Nails in 3 easy steps

For this manicure I used,
Revlon - Red
Embellish - Caviar Beads
Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush - Liquid Jelly
Top Coat

Step 1: Put on a base coat in red. Paint the ring finger last as you need it wet to get the beads to stick on to it.

Step 2: Drop the caviar beads on to the ring finger. Cover your nail well. Press down lightly. Dry nail well before you apply the top coat.

Step 3: Now use Sally Hansen’s Gem Crush - Liquid Jelly and cover the rest of your nails. I used 3 coats to get some bling. Apply top coat to add extra gloss.

My Tip: Caviar beads tend to fall off in a few days. Reinforce them every day with the top coat especially the tip of your nails.

Have fun!
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