Thursday, 26 June 2014

Baking Cake Pops!

So, I'm posting again even sooner than I expected! I had some free time and so I decided to do some baking, but I wanted to make something that I've never tried before, so I thought I'd have a go at cake pops! After spending ages searching online for a decent (and not weird sounding) recipe, I decided that I may aswell just make one up. I didn't want to use a recipe with any odd ingredients that I hadn't used before and I didn't want my ingredients to be difficult to get hold of either.

To make my cake pops I used 125g of margarine, caster sugar and self raising flour, 2 medium eggs and about a teaspoon of vanilla essence/extract. I got all of my ingredients from asda apart from the candy melts that I used to decorate, which I got from hobbycraft. I also brought a silicone cake pop mould and some sticks from hobbycraft too.

The first thing I did was wash my hands and then put the margarine and caster sugar in a bowl and cream them together until smooth. I then added the two eggs and continued to mix. 

The next thing I did was sift in the flour and continue to mix, I didn't use an electric whisk or mixer because my mixture was already smooth enough but you could use one if you preferred. I then added in the vanilla essence and mixed together before using a teaspoon to transfer the mix into the cakepop mould.

I cooked the cake pops in the oven at 180•c for about 30 mins, I initially thought that they would take less time than this so I kept checking every 10 minutes or so, lifting the lid of the mould.

When the cake pops were out of the oven I left them to cool and melted a large bag of pink candy melts in the microwave as instructed on the back of the packet. I then dipped the cake pop sticks in the candy melts and then pushed them into the cake pops so that the sticks would hold them. I also added about two table spoons of vegetable oil to the candy melts to thin it out before I swirled each cake pop around in the candy melts and left them to set standing in a polystyrene ring.(also from hobbycraft.) 

I can honestly say that I will be making these again very soon as they are absolutely delicious and so easy to take out because they are not at all messy to eat! If you are considering making these then definitely have a go at them, they are my new favourites! 

Carris x

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Hi! My name's Carris x

Hey, welcome to my fabulous blog!
It only seemed right that my first blog post would be about myself, so here goes.
My name is Carris Chambers, and i'm 16 years old, I love all things beauty and fashion related and often spend (too much) of my money on makeup and hair, A lot of my friends come to me for advice on hair and makeup or ask me to show them how I do some of my crazy hairstyles, and a couple of people I know have suggested that I make a youtube channel, but unfortunately I just feel that I don't really have the confidence to do that at the moment, so for now I will just share my opinions and ideas through this blog. :)

  Some of my hobbies include baking, shopping, upcycling my clothes, reading and spending time with my fabulous friends, although I struggle to find time for alot of these things, which is something i'm trying to work on! I also used to love dancing until I quit last year due to being too overwhelmed by the pressure exams put on me, ( Having finished them now, I realise that I was putting myself under far more pressure than necessary.) I actually really regret quiting dancing because I feel like I can't really go back now, and it means I do a little bit less exersize too.

I decided that this year I would spend my free time writing a blog instead of wasting my summer as I usually do, or getting a job (which i am avoiding at all costs). The point in my blog is basically for me to have somewhere to go to talk about my opinions and views on beauty products and other things that i'm interested in, however, I would also like for my blog to be somewhere that I can talk about my self, and share my experiences with other people. I really enjoy reading other peoples blogs and have a keen interest in writing, so this blog should be something that I enjoy doing, and hopefully something that you enjoy reading! It would also help me very much if you could comment something that you would like me to review or talk about.

Thankyou for taking the time out of your (probably very busy) lives to read my little post, and keep checking because i'm sure i'll post again very soon :) 

Carris x