Vietnam & Cambodia

Greetings humans! A quick post from me today just to let you know that I’m off to Vietnam and Cambodia for a few weeks of travelling! It’s a fab opportunity, considering that I’ve never been to either of those countries before and am really looking forward to doing some serious sight-seeing and sun bathing, however 30% of me is dreading the food situation.

As you may have figured from my lack of reviews of oriental restaurants, I am not the biggest fan of the cuisine (understatement of the century!) so the food for me will be a challenge. I tend to stick to things I know when I’m abroad and am sadly one of those typical western tourists that points out all the Maccy D’s and Subways on the taxi ride to the hotel. The locals must hate me! So this trip, I have decided to keep an open mind about the food situation. Let’s see how this goes!I have scheduled a few posts for while I’m away and then will post about my travels when I’m back. However, if you would like to see how I cope with the food situation and my general travel adventures, follow me on Instagram (@ashumi) where I’ll be posting pictures daily (I’ll be praying for wifi!).

This Week I’m Baking – Easter Chick Cake Pops

easter chick cake popsHolidays and seasons like Christmas (ahh so excited – don’t worry I know it’s only April!), Halloween, Valentines Day and the summer mean one thing on Custard Creams and London Dreams – it’s cake pop time! I feel like 90% of all my baking posts consist of cake pop recipes, but hey #sorrynotsorry! I love them; they’re cute and bite-size, which makes them the perfect party snack as they double up as decoration and there are hundreds of ways to decorate them, making them ideal for any season or holiday. These editions are naturally, Easter themed chick cake pops. Here’s how to make them:

You will need:

  • Cake (any type you fancy)
  • Frosting
  • 1-tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Yellow candy melts
  • Orange star shaped sprinkles (for the feet)
  • Dr Oetker coloured chocolate balls (beak and wings)
  • Wilton decorating icing tube in black
  • Wilton tip (I used the number 2)
  • Cake pops sticks
  1. Crumble the cake in a food processor (or by hand) and add the frosting to the crumbles bit-by-bit to bind it together.
  2. Make the cake balls and place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. cake popsMeanwhile melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a simmering pan of water and add the vegetable oil to thin out the chocolate.
  3. Dip each stick into the melted chocolate and insert into cake pops. Wait for this to dry before dipping the whole cake pop into the chocolate.
  4. Tap off any excess chocolate off of the cake pops, to avoid the chocolate dripping down.
  5. Before it dries completely, place the stars and chocolate balls into the pop for the little feet, beak and wings (how cute?!).
  6. When the cake pops are completely dry, add two small dots with the Wilton icing tube for the chick’s eyes.

Happy Easter everyone!easter cake pops

3 Ways to Wear Floral Joggers

floral joggersGuess what?! I posted a new video! I love watching people’s lookbooks, from the outfits they choose, to how they edit their videos (geek alert!) so I thought I would film a video of 3 ways to wear floral joggers, in the style of a lookbook video. The links of all the clothes and where I got each item from is in the description box of the video. Here is the finished result:

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Pizza East

pizza eastPizza East. It’s been all the rage in London lately so I thought I would try it out. Any excuse to spend a bit of time with my boyfriend. i.e. pizza! I went to the one in Shoreditch and loved it. I would definitely recommend it to all the pizza lovers out there, which basically is everyone, as I have yet to meet someone who loathes pizza. I do not associate myself with such people.

Food – there’s pizza, enough said. I went for a good old margarita and before you judge me for being boring, sometimes you just need a plain cheese pizza for lunch. Ok if you’re me the choice is always a plain cheese, but I did branch out by adding olives!

Atmosphere – Pizza East has a chilled out and laid back vibe, which makes it perfect for lunch stops.

Shu-mazing factor – 7/10pizza east pizza east

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