Monday, 29 June 2015

DIY: Fun Piñata Celebration Cake!

Hey everyone, boy has it been long since I did a baking post! I made this novelty cake for my friends birthday last week and it was a hit, everyone loved it but they were all so confused as to how the smarties got inside the cake, and actually it was very easy! I thought i'd share this with you all as it's a bit of fun, great for loads of occasions and i've seen it all over the internet, so here you go.

So, the cake needs to be made up of three parts, or three cakes of equal sizes (I used a very simple recipe of 250g of butter, sugar, flour and 4 eggs). You are then going to need to cut a hole in the centre of two of the cakes using a cookie cutter in the size of your choice.

Stack the two cakes with a hole in the middle and use jam or buttercream to secure them, and then fill the hole with smarties or your desired sweets (don't overfill of you may burst the cake!) next layer more jam on top and stack your final cake to finish.

I just piped simple pink buttercream in swirls to decorate my cake but you could use whatever you wanted and voila! There you have it, your very own cake that looks much more complicated than it is, so let me know if you try it, or if you have any other suggestions for fun cakes that I should try out! 
Thanks for reading!

Carris xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Whats On My Face Wednesday

Hey guys, a bit of a different post today, mid-week, I just thought it would be a nice change to show you what i'm actually wearing on my face, so here goes!


Body shop Instablur primer, No7 foundation in Calico. I use the collection concealer under my eyes and then apply the Rimmel concealer stick on any spots using that tiny little real techniques brush, I skipped powder this day as my skin was especially dry.

I used the bronzer in the Sleek contour kit to contour my cheek bones and then applied a little of the Maybeline Jelly Glow on the apples of my cheeks using the Zoeva face shape, this is quite a subtle blush but works really nicely on dry skin. I then highlighted using the same palette.

  I used Mac 'Painterly' paint pot, then ''Factory' from the Naked 3 all over my lid and 'Trick' on the 
inner corners using the brush that came with the palette. I then used 'Faint' form the Naked Basics palette in my crease using the Zoeva Petite Crease brush. To finish I used the soft brown Khol Kajal eyeliner from Rimmel to create a thin line and a soft wing, and curled my eyelashes and applied the Benefit They're real mascara.

 I like to use any lip balm with an SPF as they last longer, -this one is by Malibu. I then applied a gloss on my lips, my favourites are by Barry M but this is just an old 'MIRROR MIRROR' gloss.

Thanks for reading, 
Carris x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Tea and Cake in Leamington Spa

Hey readers, another lifestyle post for you today, this ones courtesy of my best friend Charlotte.
We decided not to do birthday presents this year but instead have a day out doing something different, so she treated me to brunch in this beautiful vintage tea room in Leamington Spa, and then shopping. It was such a fun day spending time together and so I wanted to share it with you all, the tea room was lovely and the food was delightful but most of all it was nice to have made time for each other and have a fun day out!

Our day out just had me thinking, don't we all forget sometimes that life isn't all about giving presents and spending money? We don't look back on life and necessarily remember gifts, but instead we remember memories and are thankful for time spent with those around us, so if you have a friends birthday coming up, just bear this in mind, -it doesn't have to cost much, just something a little different, and it'll be fun for both of you! Thanks for reading! 

Carris x

P.s: Thanks so much Charley :*