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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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YouTube.

Published March 5, 2012 by laurrx

i’m on YouTube constantly watching hair/make up tutorials, finding answers for games, music videos, downloading music…etc.

a few of my favourite finds are…

*nail art i love this. i tried it once i seen it and it never worked up for me at all, sadface… but it actually fascinated me that it’s possible. i wanna try it again, but i need scotch tape, cos i tried it with normal sello tape and it was rubbish. i just looked through my phone and i cannot find the pics for it. but it was actually quite cute. i done, pink, purple and gold. and another time i tried two shades of pink. the main issue with it was that it was soooo messy. i’d try it again if i thought i’d keep it tidy. i just couldnt be botherd with that mess. there are AMAZING ideas on youtube, i don’t think the one above is the best one i seen. i just watched a girl do a poinsetta (the red christmas flower?) one, it was gorgeous! i also subscribe to “CutePolish” on youtube, the ideas are so simple but they look really good!

*baking!
these look BEYOND delicious! i actually just watched this baking how-to video! it’s so simple and i am definitely gonna make these when i’m doing my next baking day! colourful with some vanilla flavour! YUM! i don’t like to use food colouring sometimes. last time i used Morrisons own pink food colouring and it smelled AND tasted like beetroot! i mean yeah i love beetroot as much as the next person but not on my cupcakes thanks!!

*hair styles
this is actually one of my favourite hair styles. i would never rock about with a general french plait in my hair but this just looks nicer and more like you’ve made an effort, if that makes sense? it looks quite intricate but its actually so simple. i’d never be able to explain it in words so just go on YouTube and search “hair fishtail” and there’s loads of tutorials. once i looked at one for a fishtail and then more came up at the side for all these other hair styles. i’ve tried loads but my fingers are like big mars bars and i get so frustrated that when i get one thing wrong it ALL goes wrong! my favourite channels for hair styles are either “LuxyHair” or “FoxyLocksExtensions”.
i have subscribed to so many make-up gurus and everything, and i think thats how i got so into make up. it’s how i know about the Naked palette and the coastal scents palettes that i now have.if i’m going out i like search “clubbing make up” or “casual day make up”.
i actually love YouTube, i wish i liked my voice enough to make videos…the only way i’d do that is if i magically woke up with an american accent. cause i cringe cringe cringe when i hear my own voice!!!
LCSx

Palettes and Catseyes

Published August 10, 2011 by laurrx

I wanted to do a blog on my eyeshadow palettes (don’t get excited – i have 3!) but also a blog on the look i done on my eyes for my friend Allan’s 21st. Both would be short and boring so i just mushed them. Hope you enjoy.

My Eyeshadow Palettes

First up
COASTAL SCENTS 88 MATTE PALETTE

I bought this off eBay for £25!! TWENTY FIVE!! Can’t believe it! I heart eBay! This palette is amazing, it’s got every colour for every look for every occasion for every part of the face. The light colours are great for highlighting, the brown/bronzer colours are great for contouring, the pink/purple/reds are great for the lips (apply lipgloss, then with a lip brush just apply over the lip gloss). The colours are so, so pigmented, it is great and they are so fun to work with!

FRONT COVER RAINBOW EYES PALETTE

I bought this in Boots for £15 (usually £30, woo! half price! BARGAIN!). My favourite are the five at the top where you can make a natural every day/every night look. This is a look i created and added to my youtube channel (amateur video but hope you enjoy the look).
Gossip Girl – Blair Waldorf Makeup Look – Nude, Natural, Pretty
The colours, i hate to say, arent as pigmented as i’d hope – sad face – but if you wear primer definetly and apply enough it should work fab!

SMASH BOX PALETTE

This hardly looks touched. To be fair, i haven’t used it much really. I got it on the plane to Zante last year and i have used to about 5 times since! So it’s not a “favourite” but its a palette i have. It comes with the smashbox photo lid primer, which i have used loads and its really god! It came with an Eye Wish Look Book which has loads of looks for you to try, whenever i’ve used this palette i’ve used the book and the looks have worked out really well!! I will try it more and maybe do a review on it? Perhaps.

Next Step!!

 

(Please so ignore the blemish about my eye, only the eye make up had been done. Also picture quality isn’t good!)
I was wearing to this party a pink dress i got from Zara and I was accesorizing with black. So i went for black eyes, nude lips!

For the eyes:
Urban Decay primer potion applied all over the lid and below. Using Benefits Talent Brush and MAC eyeshadow in Carbon, patting the colour all over the lid, then use the very tip of the brush to shape out the wing, then fill the shape out.  Bring the wing down to lower lash line and using a cotton bud just to blur out the harsh lines. I then used the No7 Smokey Eyeliner brush to slightly blur the edges of the shape on the lids.I then applied a thick layer of Lancome’s Le Crayon Khol in Noir to the the top and bottom waterlines and right into the corner of the eye. After that i used CoverGirl LashBlastFusion mascara and moved onto the faced.

Finished look. Just without good picture quality!! (i need to not take pictures in front of my pink feature wall as the colour reflects and i look right red in the face!!)

The rest of the face:I used Estee Lauder double wear in Pale Almond, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze and NARS blush in Orgasm and Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink. Then i applied MAC Viva Gaga II with a Gap lipgloss over it for added shine. I also used the Shimmer Brick and a small eyeshadow brush to contour my nose and my MAC 168 crush to contour my cheek bones.

Hope you enjoyed this blog, and this look. Chat soon!

LCSx