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Rainbow cupcakes to make everyone smile

Published March 8, 2012 by laurrx

after i blogged about YouTube and everything the other day i was planning on making the rainbow cupcakes soon. i came home from work on tuesday in such a horrible mood, i was so so so bored! so i decided i’d like to bake or do something that was gonna take up time, so i decided rainbow cupcakes!!

me and Linda went to buy cake ingredients – i spent £20 to make 11 cakes! oops – then came home and started.

ingredients
125g self raising flour
125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter
2 eggs
vanilla extract
3 tbsp milk
red/blue/yellow food colouring

(i found this recipe online)

we made one batch of mix each.

1. pre-heat oven to 200 degrees C and gather your ingredients. combine sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
2. beat in eggs and flour gradually, when all is combined make sure the batter is lump-free!
3. add vanilla essence (i used about one capful), then add the tbsp of milk one at a time, mixing in between.
4. divide the mix evenly into 6 bowls. add the food colouring. Red, orange (yellow and red), yellow, green (yellow and blue), blue and purple (red and blue) on the back of the food colouring gel i bought it told me how many drops of gel i should add to make the colours i needed. BUT i just kind of judged it myself, because the purple was “25 drops of red and 1 blue drop” and it was not purple!
5. put the mix into the cupcake cases, in this order – purple, blue, green, yellow, orange then red. i put about one teaspoon of the mix in.
6. bake in the oven for about 18-22 minutes.

my rainbow sponge mixes and messy work area…
the blue in the cakes was my favourite colour…
oops! i think i need moulds so that the mix doesn’t expand EVERYWHERE!!!

for the topping i made chocolate frosting
it was too yum!

ingredients
 300g icing sugar
100g cocoa powder
250g butter
5 tbsp evaporated milk
1 tbsp vanilla essence
(the measurements on the website were in cups and i don’t have cups so i used an online converter then just gave up and just made up my own frosting)

1.  soften butter and set aside.
2. sieve icing sugar and cocoa butter into another bowl. gradually add the milk and icing/cocoa combination into the butter, and keep folding until a light and fluffy. blend in the vanilla, add more milk or butter if necessary.

When the cupcakes were out i had to make adjustments as they really flowed over the cases. literally 5 cupcakes survived. once they were cooled, i packed the frosting into a piping bag and piped round in circles and then sprinkled some rainbow strands on them.

TADA! So, they were all a bit funny shaped but a few of them worked out nice. the best part was the inside though…
so colourful!!

my dad thought they were all different flavours but that wouldn’t be tasty…would it?

making the cupcakes cheered me up immensely, and i think they were food for a first attempt – except for the over flowing cupcakes in the oven, sadface. i took them into work and the kids i work with were all fascinated. i’ll need to make a bigger batch and take them in soon. and one of the girls i work with was telling me she was willing to pay me to make some for her daughters birthday (not that i would take the money, but i could go all “Annie in Bridesmaids” and open my own bakery – or not cos im too lazy…).

so these recipes are off the internet i just really googled “rainbow cupcake recipes” and “chocolate frosting recipe” but i did (like i always do) add and subtract my own ideas and whatever.

i have been a terrible procrastinating girl this morning, i had all the intentions of doing so many chores after my driving lesson and before work. but instead i made myself some fried rice and wrote this blog and watched an old 90210 which i’ve seen plenty of times…oh dear. not productive at all!

i hope the rainbow cupcakes make you smile too
LCSx


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Movie/Duvet Day

Published September 29, 2011 by laurrx

Tomorrow I’m off and i am super excited! This week in work had been hurrendous, i dont know why everyone needs their groceries every day! buy in bulk people.

I work in Morrisons and really, really, really, really… (i could go on and on), REALLY hate it! i need a new job so, so, so much!! But i cannot devour too much into why i hate the job (or i should and get fired – kidding.) but i do.

but i have been feeling so down, and i think i deserve my movie/duvet day off tomorrow. Me and Nicholas are going to watch House season 6, Star Wars and I’m going to try get him to watch the Scary Movie Quadrilogy (uuuuhh sonnnn!!!).

Also i want to bake lots and lots and lots of lil cupcakes and chocolate cake. And i most definetely want to stay in my pyjamas all. day. long.

It’s also a work night out tomorrow night and we are totally boycotting it. if i dont like spending time with my colleagues in work, why would i want to socialize with them??

I hate two-facedness and bitchiness. i’ll raise my hand and i say i have done my fair share of being a complete bitch. but it is unreal some of the bitching i come across sometimes. if i happen to come across someone who i feel i dont particularly like (and i do know quite a few people like that) i tend not to bother talking to them. what riles me is people who are so lovely to other folk and the minute this poor soul has turned away, theres a big butcher night right there in their back. it makes me sick. it’s a waste of time and energy and love.

you can’t love and hate everyone. but its not like you either love someone or hate them. i hate very few people. there is one girl i hate in my life and it is VERY called for. my dad always says “hates not the right word.” for this girl, its not enough.

this is getting rambly and i like it. i like to write my thoughts and i’d love to inspire your thoughts. i need inspired!

my mum keeps asking “what do you want to do?” and honestly i cannot answer the question. i’d love to travel but i’m such a home-girl. i’m too close to my sister, i’d miss her too much. i hate being away from Nic, i’d miss him too much. and i love my friends, i’d miss them too much. (never mind the fact i actually dont even have the money!!)

if i could travel? Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Africa, ALL of France…

I have only been to France once and for two nights, to Paris. And i fell in love with the city. It’s so gorgeous and it’s just amazing. Everyone just chilling out by the Sienne and just chilling out in Jardin Du Luxembourg with their picnics. It’s so me – lazy!!!

I wish i could move to Paris. Live in a little flat with a small balcony (like in Sex and the City, the one Carrie stands on as she looks at the Eiffel Tower) with lovely flowers that will be taken care of by not me and a butler. Yes a butler i will have and a driver. and i’ll meet with my gorgeous French friends and discuss (in French) everything gorgeous and make up and fashion and shopping and books and love…

and now i’m dreaming. sitting in my box room with my box bed and box life.

And still trying to love life…

LCSx