Gorgeous Gifts Update!

So I popped into Gorgeous Gifts and Accessories recently and it’s had a lovely update! Here’s what I gathered (also the things I want for the imaginary wish list in my head).

MORE Shabby Chic!

MORE Shabby Chic!

MORE S/S Scarfs!

MORE S/S Scarfs!

MORE cute mirrors...

MORE cute mirrors…

...and this one too.

…and this one too.

MORE Pictures!

MORE Pictures!

MORE Accessories!

MORE Accessories!

PILATESSSsS

PILATESSSsS

MORE Jewellery!

MORE Jewellery!

MORE Body stuff!...

MORE Body Butter stuff!…

...and this.

…and this.

So have a pop down there and check out GG&A Instagram for more updates, pictures and such.

 
Site: http://www.gorgeous-gifts-accessories.co.uk

Insta: Amandaince1

Happy Shopping!

Strawnana Cupcakes

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Or Bananaberry? Which name is best? So I havent done any baking in a while and I’ve missed it.

Makes 11/12 cupcakes

Sweety rating: medium (so you can go for more and it’s not sickly)

Ingredients:

  • 4oz Butter
  • 4oz Sugar (granulated or caster)
  • 4oz Self Raising flour
  • 2 Eggs (slightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 ripen soft Bananas (softer the better)
  • 2 heaps of Strawberry jam

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Electric mixer
  • Bowl
  • Scales
  • Sieve
  • Spatula
  • Spoons and a knife
  • Cupcake tin and cases
  • Eyes

Let’s get started!

Beat your sugar and butter till it's pale and fluffy.

Beat your sugar and butter till it’s pale and fluffy.

Add your slighty beaten eggs to your butter/sugar mixture.

Add your slighty beaten eggs to your butter/sugar mixture.

Add the vanilla and give it a little stir.

Add the vanilla and give it a little stir.

Fold in the flour till well combined.

Fold in the flour till well combined.

Now mush those bananas up until it  looks like yukky baby food mush.

Now mush those bananas up until it looks like yucky baby food mush.

Sieve though your jam heaps with a spoon. It smooths the jam lumps and seeds.

Sieve though your jam heaps with a spoon. It smooths the jam lumps and seeds.

Put both strawberry and banana into the bowl and fold them into the mixture.

Put both strawberry and banana into the bowl and fold them into the mixture.

Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and put into the oven at 180c (I dunno the 'F' and gas marks...I know I suck). After your 15-20 mins keep checking the cupcakes to make sure their done and if they come out almost clean then it's done however if your poker/knife comes out wet then give it 5 more mins.

Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and put into the oven at 180c (I dunno the ‘F’ and gas marks…I know I suck). After your 15-20 mins keep checking the cupcakes to make sure their done and if they come out almost clean then it’s done however if your poker/knife comes out wet then give it 5 more mins.

This is what I mean...if your knife does not look like this then give it 5 mins more until it looks like my knife.

This is what I mean…if your knife does not look like this then give it 5 mins more until it looks like my knife.

Once done they should look golden brown and tanned as if they came back from Ibiza!

Once done they should look golden brown and tanned as if they came back from Ibiza!

Soft and spongey! Yummmmmy! Ta Da! Strawnana cupcakes! Enjoy x

Soft and spongy! Yummmmmy! Ta Da! Strawnana cupcakes! Enjoy x

Tehe! I made the same cake in a loaf tin (same everything just into a loaf tin).

Tehe! I made the same cake in a loaf tin (same everything just into a loaf tin). So ready for tea time!

So I hope this recipe served you well…tell me what you think? I think I’m ready for baking school!

 

Happy Baking!

Hello!

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Hi! I’m back from my week off and do you wanna know what I’ve been up to?

Well…not much but I’ve been sewing as usual, looking for work and more interestingly I’ve been applying for a 2 year baking course in London so I can take my dream job even further. Oh yeah my plans have changed…so no more sewing garment one by one because it was very finicky with the finishing so I’m going to turn Lele Loves CCAVC into a cafe!

 

Good idea?

Happy Dreaming!

Easter Week! Easter Sunday Desserts

Happy Easter Sunday everyone!

To finish off #LeleLovesEasterWeek I found some cool trad yummy Easter treats!

Simnel cake! Something that I wanted to make...just make sure that you buy your ingredients before hand and not on the day all stores close like me.

Simnel cake! Something that I wanted to make…just make sure that you buy your ingredients before hand and not on the day when all stores close like me.

I gave you cake, no I give you bread. Hot crossed buns! However these are a twist on the traditional because these are CHOCOLATE CHIP! Now I'm not a cureent fan but if you wanna go old skool then that's kool too.

I gave you cake, now I give you bread. Hot crossed buns! However these are a twist on the traditional because these are CHOCOLATE CHIP! Now I’m not a currant fan but if you wanna go old skool then that’s kool too.

Now there's only one rule to Sundaes and that is to make it scrummy as possible! I gave you cake and bread but what about a lovely lazy Ice cream Easter Sundae! Now I found no recipe for an Easter Sundae so my suggestion is to layer up! Grab an Easter related cake, a stick sauce of some kind (carmel or chocolate which ever), Ice cream, whipped cream and sprinklings if you have it! It goes...cake, sauce, IC, cake, sauce, IC, cake, sauce whipped cream with crumblings of cake, sauce swirls and if you fancy sprinklings of your sorts! Sound good?

Now there’s only one rule to Sundaes and that is to make it scrummy as possible! I gave you cake and bread but what about a lovely lazy Ice cream Easter Sundae! Now I found no recipe for an Easter Sundae so my suggestion is to layer up! Grab an Ester related cake (Carrot, Spiced, Currant or Rum whatever), a stick sauce of some kind (up to you), Ice cream, whipped cream and sprinklings if you have it! It goes…cake, sauce, IC, cake, sauce, IC, cake, sauce whipped cream with crumblings of cake, sauce swirls and if you fancy sprinklings of your sorts (maybe those candy shelled chocolate eggs?)! Sound good?

So I hope you had a great Easter (and not to bash but also remembering the AWESOME act the Jesus done for us and that Rabbits don’t lay eggs).

Look at my eggs...good thing I'm working out tomorrow after all the fish, food, alchol and chocolate!

Look at my eggs…good thing I’m working out tomorrow after all the fish, food, alcohol and chocolate!

Happy Easter!

Happy Good Friday!

Happy Good Friday my angelic readers! I hope you all had a good day resting and eating with more resting and eating with a little drinking featuring eggs of the chocolate kind…or maybe that’s for Easter Sunday? I’m not sure but enjoy!

…Oh! Maybe hot crossed buns are for today?…I’ll ask Jesus, He’ll know.

FISH! Love those fishes! yummmm.

Happy Good Friday!

Easter Week! Pinterest interest Nail Art

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My nails are filed, buffed and ready to be painted like the Easter eggs that inspired them! I hopped to Pinterest for nail art inspiration and I saw some pretty bright pins I thought I’d share! Have a look!

Aww so Kawaii! I love it and I do like the step by step How To also!

Aww so Kawaii! I love it and I do like the step by step How To also!

Just like this simple chick one. #ChickChic

Just like this simple chick one. #ChickChic

#ChickChic. Intense and so bold. Dare to wear bright yellow this Easter?

#ChickChic. Intense and so bold. Dare to wear bright yellow this Easter?

Sugar comes to mind...I'm sure there are nail polishes with this 3D texture effect but how about using glitter, sugar (coloured with colouring by you or from the box) or even just sprinkles? How sweet is that? Not pratical but who cares!

Sugar comes to mind…I’m sure there is nail polishes with this 3D texture effect but how about using glitter, sugar (coloured with colouring by you or from the box) or even just sprinkles? How sweet is that? Not practical but who cares!

These are bloomin' lovely! EASY PEASY!

These are bloomin’ lovely! EASY PEASY!

Just love the fact these nails have hot crossed buns on them!

Just love the fact these nails have hot crossed buns on them!

ON ANOTHER LEVEL...one I cannot reach but can adore!

ON ANOTHER LEVEL…one I cannot reach but can adore!

Freakin' Egg-cellent!

Freakin’ Egg-cellent!

Beautiful and creative right? A wonderful excuse to buy (more) nail polish!

#ChickChic #LeleLovesEasterWeek

Happy Polishing and Pinning your pins!