sorry for party rocking on saturday i went to see LMFAO at the Barrowlands in town. and it was IMMENSE i loved them before this and now after this i LOVE LOVE LOVE them. i wanna go see them again. it was without a doubt the best gig i’ve ever been to, it was so mad. i honestly don’t think i had the best of views but i could see him when people weren’t mega bouncing about in front of me. it was so mad, everyone was just jumping about like mad. i completely fancy Red Foo now! ♥
i’m trying hard to not turn my blog into a baking blog, but lately all i feel like i’ve been doing is baking. the rainbow cakes proved a thumbs up with the family, and i took some in to work and the girls LOVED them!
March has been a bit of a quiet month, with not much to really share apart from this! i did start to make cupcakes on friday night until i got tempted by company and alcohol. i wanted to make chocolate mint icing until this too. it’s on my baking agenda – but it’s bad choice as i started a Military Style Holiday Body Regime! oops…
anyway lemon drizzle!
120g butter (i recommend Stork butter for cakes…it’s the best!) 120g caster sugar 2 eggs finely grated lemon zest – 1 lemon 120g self raising flour
drizzle topping juice 1 lemon 85g icing sugar
1. heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. combine sugar and butter until pale and creamy. add eggs one at a time, them add the flour in slowly, mixing at intervals. grease your choice of loaf tin/cake tin (here i used a silicone loaf mould), and pour in mixture, leveling the top. 2. bake for 45-50 minutes until you can pull a clean knife or skewer out of the middle. while te cake is cooling, mix lemon juice and icing sugar together until all is combined. poke a fork into the cake several times and then drizzle the icing mix on top.
i didn’t take any pictures of this one, but it wasn’t that successful. unfortunately i made too much mix (as the recipe i read called for double of what i’ve said) and it was too much for my little mould. it was completely burnt at the top and not ready in the middle. so i had to shave the top off and it didn’t have that nice crisp topping. i also made it FAR to lemony!
i feel like baking right now. i always bake whenever i feel something really strongly, if that makes sense? i have an interview tomorrow, so i am REALLY nervous and i find that baking gives you time to think. now i’m googling recipes…Madeira cake. is that bad for you?
i don’t see me doing so well on this diet anymore…
I went to see Rihanna tonight at the SECC. it’s the first time i have seen her and i must admit, i LOVED IT. she is a fab performer and has an amazing voice. i went through a short phase of having a really strong dislike towards her and i really dont know why? but recently i have been loving all her stuff! her new song with Calvin Harris – We Found Love – is an absolute TUNE! Calvin Harris supported her and he is my new favourite DJ. i am currently downloading all his songs i dont have.
It was a standing concert (well there were seats but we were standing) and my feet are aching so bad right now. but it was so worth it!she came out in a pink tank and i was super excited! the set was amazing and the set list was amazing!! she sang “Let Me” which is right up at the top of my favourite Rihanna songs…actually probably one of my favourite songs ever list.
She sang “Take A Bow” near the end and i was stunned when she didnt actually have to sing until the line “..and the award for the best lie goes to you…”. i couldnt imagine how amazing it would feel to have an audience sing basically your entire song back to you. she even looked so thrilled and genuinely looked like she appreciated the fact. this video isnt that good of quality but i wasnt taking the videos to see, just to listen and re-live the whole concert!
i know, i know, the quality argh!! i hate the quality of iphone pics at gigs and nights out sometimes. but this is the view we got. shes gorgeous. she wore a lovely two piece to start and it was so colourful and glittery etc. and if you know me my two fave things are colour and glitter!
Rihanna covered Prince – Darling Nikki… in fact she done a short SEX-tion in the concert. She sand Darling Nikki, S&M, Let Me and Skin (where she brought a fan up and straddled him!!!). there was chains and leather involved and song lyrics including “masturbating with a magazine” and “almost there, so baby don’t stop what you’re doing.” i am 21 so these lyrics dont phase me much…but i was jamming away next to a full on CHILD. my cousin aged 12 loves Rihanna and if i was with her, i wouldnt have been able to bare these moments. However, again, at aged 21 it didnt bother me and i still loved it!
her very last song was Umbrella and kim turned round to me and said “have you got a brolly??” i laughed and said no. then about 30 seconds into the song there were umbrellas up in the arena. it was hysterical!!
so right now i’m gonna search all her albums and download all her songs, i am gay for her now.