Holidays 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)
- 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
- Crumble the cake in a food processor (or by hand) and add the frosting to the crumbles bit-by-bit to bind it together.
- Make the cake balls and place in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile melt the chocolate either in the microwave or over a simmering pan of water and add the vegetable oil to thin out the chocolate.
- 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.
- Tap off any excess chocolate off of the cake pops, to avoid the chocolate dripping down.
- Before it dries completely, place the stars and chocolate balls into the pop for the little feet, beak and wings (how cute?!).
- When the cake pops are completely dry, add two small dots with the Wilton icing tube for the chick’s eyes.
Happy Easter everyone!
Guess 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. 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 – 7/10
If you’re a history geek like me, an ideal way to spend a sunny Saturday is a trip to Hampton Court Palace. This is exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago and in true blogger style I took a crazy amount of snaps, which I thought I’d share.
This was my second trip to Hampton Court, my first being a school trip in primary school, which I barely remember so I was excited to explore the palace where Henry VIII lived, ruled and wooed his 6 wives (poor souls!).
The palace itself was beautiful, with stunning architecture everywhere you turn, original paintings of many familiar Tudor faces and even a pretty impressive Great Hall (eat your heart out Hogwarts!) where the King entertained guests with his famous banquets.
Even if you’re not a fan of the Tudors and are utterly confused when people speak of the rhyme that got us through primary school history, (‘divorced, beheaded, died…divorced, beheaded, survived’), don’t worry, there’s something for everyone at Hampton Court. One of the reasons the palace is so popular is because of its world famous, gorgeous gardens that surround the building. The gardens look especially amazing during this time of year (and did I mention absolutely free?) so why not enjoy a nice ice cream or picnic chez Henry VIII?!
blazer – H&M | trousers – Zara | shoes – Topshop | bag – Mulberry | sunnies – Miu Miu