Squirrel Feeding

Stop whatever you are doing, grab a bag of nuts and get to Chester, England.

Not long ago, my family and i spent a weekend away in Wales. On our way back home we decided to have the day out in Chester which resulted in one of the best things you will ever experience! After strolling through the thousands of shops available and enjoying the amazing views of the River Dee, we made it to a huge park.

We did spend time at this park on many occasions before this day but i tell you, the park comes alive during the autumn time. When the leaves begin to change colour, the squirrels come out to play. And i’m not talking about a rare glance at a squirrel every now and then when you turn into the dog from ‘Up’ shouting ‘Squirrel’ due to your obsession with animals. But in this very park, the squirrels fear nothing!

This is where the trip got interesting.

I don’t think my words could justify how amazing this was so i’ll just show you.

I-Fed-A-Squirrel!!

I think that this surreal experience should be had by everyone, i promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

Love Meg X

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cake

After a looong time off baking i decided to recreate one of my favo

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urite bakes. As one of my first blog entries, i want to share the process with you!

Ingredients:

  • 200g of sugar
  • 200g of butter
  • 200g of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp of custard (optional but it reduces the chance of your cake being dry)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

For the decorations:

  • Butter
  • Icing sugar
  • Pink food colouring
  • 2 bars of white chocolate
  • Shop bought mini meringues
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry  Jam

(of course anything used in decoration is optional and/or can be altered for different flavours)

Method:

  1. Mix together the 200g of butter and 200g of sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Once fully combined, add four eggs and mix. (don’t worry, it always looks disgusting at this point) You can add the custard at this point too.
  3. Mix in the flour, i tend to do this taking 1/4 of the flour at a time.
  4. Then add the vanilla essence.
  5. Separate the mixture into different cake tins, use as many of as little as you like (add more ingredients if you are making a bigger cake!) In this cake, i used 3 tins.
  6. I usually cook them at 190 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes until they are golden brown.
  7. Check they’re done with a knife, if you pull it out clean they’re ready!
  8. Take them out the oven and allow to cool.
  9. Mix together the butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy (it also starts to appear white) I added pink food colouring at this point.
  10. Sandwich the cakes together using a little of this butter cream and a little of the raspberry jam.
  11. I then covered the cake in this butter cream.
  12. I melted the two bars of chocolate in the microwave, then poured this over the cake to get the affect that it was dripping.
  13. To finish i decorated the cake with the mini meringues and fresh raspberries.

Love Meg X

My First Post: 10 Facts About Me

Since i’m new here, i thought i’d break the ice and share a small blog post to allow you to get to know me. These facts will most likely be very boring but i’m trying…

Fact One.  Its probably very obvious but, this is my first ever blog post on my first ever blog.

Fact Two.   I am a student and work part time is a small town sweet shop.

Fact Three.    I am 18 years old.

Fact Four.   I am from Manchester, England.

Fact Five.   My family is very big and very close.

Fact Six.   I have a huuuge passion for beauty which ranges from; hair to makeup, to skin care.

Fact Seven.   In the very little time not in uni, i like to bake and go for walks with the two household fur babies.

Fact Eight.   One of my biggest dreams in life is to travel the world.

Fact Nine.   My favourite time of year would have to be autumn/winter, i mean who doesn’t love Halloween and Christmas!

Fact Ten.   These were more boring than i expected, but if you got this far thank you!!