April 16, 2014

Chocolate Cake Pop Flowers

Easy to make and deliciously fun these flower themed cake pops will be the latest trend  at any girl's birthday party. These edible cakes are beautiful and will certainly please not only kids, but also the kid at heart inside of us. They can even be a sophisticated treat to surprise friends who came over for dinner. And now that Spring is in its full mode, the flower shape is just perfect!

  • 2 tea cups flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 2 tea cups sugar
  • 1/2 tea cup sunflower oil
  • 1 soup spoon baking powder
  • 6 eggs room temperature
  • 1 tea cup of hot water
  • 1 tea cup chocolate powder
  • white chocolate
  • milk chocolate
  • food colouring in red
  • apple jam

Pre-heat the oven 180º.In a bowl mix the eggs with the sugar and the sunflower oil until it turns into a foam. In a separate bowl mix the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder and the cocoa with a spoon and reserve. Add the eggs dough and beat well. Add a glass of hot water and beat again. Put the dough in a cake mould lightly greased with butter and sprinkled with flour and take it to the oven for about 35m. . Let the cake cool, unmold it and undo the cake with your hands until you have small crumbs. Add the apple jam and give your cake pops the desired shape. you can check how to go from here in this recipe I posted previously!

April 15, 2014

Spring Orchids

I love having flowers at home all year round and when Spring comes the spread of many species in the backyards are one of the most beautiful things to see and one of my min gols for the new house's garden. Among my favourite flowers are hydrangeas, roses, tulips and orchids. I love visiting my inlwas and their massive collection, specially because I always manage to bring some beautiful blossoms home!

April 13, 2014

Boxy Jackets

There is no doubt and many of you may agree that a boxy jacket can be quite an overwhelming silhouette,  certainly not flattering for all body types. Nevertheless if we are lucky to find it in the right fit and cut we may be pleasantly surprised to find out that it is actually quite a versatile piece that can work out perfectly outside the runway. I love the polished and classy look it conveys, that hint of androgeny and minimalism, the way it work sou ta 60's silhouette and I believe it looks best when with tight jeans, leggings, shorts, mini  and pencil skirts. Although I don't have a boxy jacket yet, you know by now that I'm a firm believer that a girl can't have too many jackets! Are you with me on this?