Monday, 30 September 2013

Sweet treats...

And, you know, cake. Because cake is always good. I promise. 
So, I recently made myself a little 'rule' that I wouldn't gorge myself with cupcakes anymore, because if I'm being honest, I was out of control. Cakes, but cupcakes in particular, are a huge guilty pleasure of mine - in fact, I'm a sucker for most sweet treats.
Because of this, I've decided to start what will hopefully become a weekly feature - Cupcake recipes. Or, y'know, food. But I tend not to venture off into the world of savoury food, so sweet treats it is. 
I can tell you already that these recipes won't be mine, and if they are I'll make it pretty obvious, so I will always post a link where I can.
Which brings me on to this:
Cupcakes for two. This isn’t my own recipe, as mentioned, and you can find the original here.

One Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes for Two
serves 2 (If you're feeling generous)
1 egg white
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup flour
1/4 heaping teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with 2 liners.
In a bowl, add egg white and sugar and whisk until combined. Add in vanilla and melted butter and stir until mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir until smooth. Stir in milk. Divide batter equally between the 2 cupcake liners.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until cake is set. Let cool completely, then frost as desired.

I would like to say that when I make this recipe, I just use the full egg. Much less hassle, and they still taste great! I've also replaced the vanilla with 1-2 teaspoons with cocoa powder, which again are the best. 
My own babies. I didn't get a picture of them post-bake. They were just too good. And, obviously, I got three cupcakes instead of two.

Like I said before, I’m trying not to be a cake pig, so this is perfect for when you’re desperate for cake but know that you won’t be able to deny all twelve cupcakes residence in your tummy. It says for two, but really? Who’s buying that?
I much prefer making my own cakes because that way I know exactly what’s gone in them.
Love, Shay. xo

Friday, 20 September 2013

Just a quick note to say...

I'm currently watching The Amazing Spider-Man, which by the way I think is an amazing film, and I wanted to comment on the perfect cinematography. I think it's just awesome.
Also Andrew Garfield is uber attractive. And I'm pretty in love with Emma Stone, so extra points there. 

I'm thinking I might start doing film reviews? I don't know, but if I did it wouldn't be too often, just every now and then.

Anyway, this was rushed so I'll get back to my film now. 

Love, Shay. xo

Saturday, 14 September 2013


Hi there! I’m Shay, and I guess this is my blog. I’m pretty new at this, so bear with me. I've wanted to start a blog for a while now, but my first attempt at it didn’t go down too well. I’ve decided to try again (I actually managed to get it working this time). My friend Kate recently started a blog, and really made me start to think about trying again. Now, I’m not going to lie, I can be an extremely lazy person. I know that this blog could go one of two ways – I’ll give up after about a week, or I’ll persevere and keep it up. This is kind of a mission to prove to myself that I can start something and actually finish it. I want to enjoy it, and I hope that you will too.

I hope to post roughly once a week. My blog isn’t going to be about anything in particular; it would probably be considered a lifestyle blog. I'm going to talk about my life, things I like and things I don’t, and maybe even school. Anything that happens in my life that I think is interesting enough for other people to want to read.
I think this pretty much sums up my blog, so come on in and make yourself comfortable.
Love, Shay. xo