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Money Woes #19


Spending the last of my money before pay day on cake.


Fortnum & Mason






More London- time visits (because now I live here I have to make the most of it!) Fortnum & Mason is a beautiful department store near Piccadilly Circus. They sell luxury goods (but also claim to have invented the scotch egg, which is the least classy foodstuff ever invented.)

The cakes look amazing, but cost about as much as my weekly food shop, so I thought it might be best to just take pictures of them and buy cheaper cake from Sainsburys.

Oreo Cake



Can I get an om nom?

Baking: Marbled Butterfly Cupcakes

One of my earliest memories is being taught by my grandma how to make butterfly buns on a Saturday afternoon. I’ve added the marbled effect and the caramel, but the basic recipe is hers. So thanks Nanan!


For the cupcakes:

  • 4 oz butter
  • 4 oz flour
  • 4 oz white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp whole milk

For the frosting:

  • 2 oz butter
  • 4oz icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • caramel sauce
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

How to

  1. Pre heat oven to 190 C, or Gas Mark 5
  2. Blend softened butter with sugar and vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk eggs and add gradually to the mixture.
  4. Add flour, and then split the mixture into 2.
  5. Add milk and cocoa powder to one of the mixtures.
  6. Place a dollop of each mixture into cupcake cases: this recipe should make 12 standard sized cakes.
  7. Swirl mixtures together to create the marbled effect.
  8. Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes, until cooked through.
  9. Whilst cooling, blend together butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and milk. The icing should be creamy but not too watery. If you think you’ve added to much milk, add more butter and icing sugar to compensate!
  10. Split the icing into 2 bowls, adding the cocoa powder to one and the caramel sauce to other.
  11. Cut a circular disc from the top of the cake and cut in half for the ‘wings.’ Put a blob of each icing in the hole created by the disc, adding the ‘wings’ to the side.
  12. Drizzle caramel sauce over the cupcakes and voilà!


Baking: Vanilla and Sprinkles

All you need is cake
All you need is cake
All you need is cake, cake
Cake is all you need.

Baking: An Afternoon of Making Cakes

When you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go….and make cakes.

Nail Art: CAKE!

Good enough to eat, nom nom nom!

I also recently wrote a piece on my growing love for nail art here: CHECK IT OUT!


Christmas Eve Eve Fun!

Today I woke up and decided to have a Nigella day- and this was the result!

Oh, Christmas does bring out the old fashioned gender roles in me!