Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Cupcakes and NOTD

So today I decided to don my apron (it's flowery may I add!) and make some cupcakes! I used a recipe from the Nigella Lawson website, and I think they turned out quite nicely, if I do say so myself! But I still haven't mastered a way of getting flat topped cupcakes, as mine always peak :( I then iced them and instead of using the royal icing that Nigella suggests I made my own using icing sugar and lemon juice. I then added food colouring (yes they were supposed to be jubilee colours i.e red, blue and white), however I was too lazy to make up a new batch of icing after I stupidly added all the red food colouring to my mix so they ended up pink and purple! I guess they still look nice but not very jubille-esque. 
I then decided to do my nails (creative I know ;) ) so I stuck on my fake nails and painted them with an OPI nail polish called 'My Private Jet' that I got from a car boot a bit ago.

12 comments:

  1. yummy! :)
    love the nail polish color!

    xx

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  2. That nail polish is to die for!

    http://wearepinkpeople.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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  3. Those cakes look lovely! I love to bake, it's probably my favourite thing to do! I have a few O.P.I nail polishes too, but I must go to a car boot to check them out to see if anyone is selling any, thanks for the tip;) you could try turning the oven down by 1 degrees, but not to drastic! Or before you out them in the oven, wet a tea spoon with warm water and even the tops out. Or, you could just cut the top off! Hehe, but it's good that they rise anyways! Xoxo

    domandellie.blogspot.co.ul

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    1. ooh thank you for the tips, I will try them all and hope for some flat topped cupcakes lol :) Carboots are great for bits and bobs like nail polishes! xx

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  4. Sorry! It's domandellie.blogspot.co.uk typo ;) xoxo

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    1. I can't find your follow button :( x

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  5. Thats such an amazing colour! OPI is honestly the best thing ever when it comes to nail polish.
    Anna
    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Thankyou,this is my only OPI nail polish but I think it is really good! xx

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  6. Them cupcakes look unbelievable! OMG I love OPI nail varnish, I only have 3 bottles but I love love love them!
    I've followed your blogger and I'd love for you to follow me back :).

    http://lucestephenson.blogspot.co.uk

    Luce x

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    1. thankyou :D I will take a look at your blog now x

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