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Apr. 28th, 2014


Allsorts Part 2

D O U B L E . C H O C O L A T E . B A I L E Y S . B U N N Y . M U F F I N S
275 g Plain Flour
25g Cocoa Powder
3 Teaspoon's Baking Powder
150g Sugar
75g Butter (Melted)
150ml Bailey's
3 eggs (Beaten)Vanilla Essence
200g White chocolate (Chopped)
200g Milk or Dark Chocolate (I used Cadbury's Wholenut)
Optional: 5 Hobnob biscuits, Pinch of Cinnamon,

[★] Preheat Oven to 200C. Sift the Flour, Cocoa Powder & Baking Powder together in a bowl. Add the Sugar and stir together.
[★]  Add the Melted Butter, beaten Eggs, Vanilla Essence, Bailey's and Optional: Ingredients and mix together. Stir in the Chopped White Chocolate.
[★]  Spoon into cake cases (I made 15 with this recipe!) and bake for 18-20 minutes until well risen.
[★] Melt the Brown Chocolate in a bowl over a pan of boiling water and drizzle over the cooled cakes.
[★]  I drizzled some leftover White Chocolate over the Brown for contrast and added Mini Eggs and little rabbits I'd made from Ready-to-Roll white icing ^.^

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Apr. 14th, 2014


Phwoar - Allsorts!

M A D E . W I T H . L O V E

After the Happy Hamster Cupcakes I made last month in my Valentine's Day Cupcake haul, I wanted something a bit more challenging in my next Baking spree! I made this Yorkshire Terrier Birthday cake for Sue - the other half of Sukiwear - a few days ago modeled after her pet Yorkie cross - Bart!

A mooch online for 'Marzipan Dog' didn't bring up any of the shapes I wanted (Although there were a few awesome lifelike ones that made my piping bag droop in shame!), so I rolled up my sleeves, popped some Orange food coloring onto a handful of Marzipan and used my imagination!
I mixed a lot of icing sugar with a tiny bit of water and black food coloring to get the thick paste I wanted, and painted the back markings on with a clean paintbrush (Wiping it vigorously with kitchen roll to remove any loose bristles!) and the eyes are chocolate drops with the points facing inwards. I made Bart's green ball and placed it in the middle before decorating with cream and Smarties.

The actual cake is Devil's food with Cinnamon, a few drops of vanilla bean and two handfuls of muesli to keep things interesting, and has a chocolate butter-cream filling and coating.
Feedback was really good - I took a cheeky slice home and went halfies on it with my friend from work who says I should make a career of it - Haha! :)

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Apr. 1st, 2014



B O N . V O Y A G E
Littlest sister Becky departed the North East with her two pet Bunnies a few weeks ago to live with our Mam and her partner down in Gloucester. Stroud is a beautiful place and I know she'll grow down there and be encouraged properly, even though I'll sorely miss our Lambrini/Pizza/DVD nights. She won't enjoy howking me out of the wardrobe when I come to stay in her bedroom because I was sleep walking at Christmas ;)

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Mar. 25th, 2014



The Girl's have been having a fight for space with my avidly-growing book collection for a while now, and choosing between the two wasn't even worth considering, so the time came for them to upgrade to their own black-shelf corner space in the Living Room.
Poor Lagoona has been in her box since before Christmas, but I wanted to get the Living Room properly finished and ready before I introduced her to the rest of the Girls ;)
I tidied away the Wallpapering table, cleaned out Twylla, gave the room a thorough clean and bought a bottle of wine for the occassion:

"I guess you're my new sister!"
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Feb. 20th, 2014




I . S U R V I V E D . V A L E N T I N E ' S . D A Y ♥
...And made 24 cupcakes to give out to my nearest & dearest (Which consists of three people - Haha!) and spread a bit of the Appreciation Feels.
Get Loved. Get Cake. Get Fat. Get Happy!


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Jan. 22nd, 2014

Gizmo Kim


I did a Shoot yesterday with my friend Paul in Durham - in and around the Cathedral and City.
We had Coffee, wonderful BBQ Chicken melts, visited a Robot Exhibition at the Library & an Art Exhibition inside the main Cathedral displaying work from local School Teen's (NOT Children!) depicting various stories, ideas and themes from the Bible.
It was wonderful :D
I may owe him at least a Bailey's Chocolate Cheesecake for his trouble!

Check out more of Paul's work over at [ www.EyesOfJobe.com ]

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Oct. 21st, 2013

Elfen Lied


 As part of this Life Coaching type of carry on, one of the many things breaking the negative repetitive behaviours, the degenerate dependencies (People & Substances), keeping me away from the inside of the bottle and (hopefully) rewiring me into a mature, responsible, sophisticated model citizen is picking up the Happy Scrapbook again!

I put this together the other night, using two drawings in the long-abandoned WIP pile and lost three hours finishing it after "Oh, I'll have a faff for half an hour..."

Scrapbook page detailing substance abuse and escapism.
Mixed Media includes a Lambrini bottle top, a Joint containing Parsley, a Baggie containing more Parsley, heart confetti & iridescent glitter.
Band-aid displays some questionable fragments I found under the Couch.
Everything drawn, coloured, cut, glued and sellotaped by me!

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Jun. 2nd, 2013

Spaced Out

Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby : June 2013

Apr. 3rd, 2013



Jan. 15th, 2013


Snow Day


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