How to bake something in the oven without the nappies.. CUPCAKES!!


You want to always measure your ingredients beforehand when making yummy food for baking! I like to pre-measure and weigh because you can’t help be like.. YEAH! When you pour in that ready-to-use-flour!

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You will need:
• 110g (1/2 cup) butter (room temp so pop in the microwave for 10-15 seconds)
• 110g (1/2 cup) Sugar (they always say caster but I just use granulated)
• 110g (1/2 cup) Self raising flour
• 1-2 tablespoons of milk
• 2 large eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Marshmallow fluff
• Flavourings (I used powdered coconut, strawberry flavouring, lemon flavouring and marshmallow fluff).
• Decorations

You want to put the cake cases in the cupcake tray

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And pop the oven on to 180C/350F/Gas 4

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Grab the butter and put it in a bowl

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Grab your sugar and add that to the mixture and stir in together..

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.. Until it look like this..

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..You want to then get your vanilla extract and add this in

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In a separate bowl, whisk not one but two eggs..

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Add this into your mixture..

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.. Until it looks like this..

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Grab your flour and sieve this in as well as the milk..

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And the mixture will look like this..

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You then want to grab an empty clean bowl and the mixture..

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And grab your flavouring (I’m using coconut powder first) which, I’ll stir in (I used 2 teaspoons)

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Stir this in well and make sure it’s not lumpy and then pour into your cupcake cases

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Grab the rest of your flavourings and do the same

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For the marshmallow fluff I added about a heaped tablespoon and although its squire clumpy, remove most of the clumps using the back of the spoon

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Pop the whole tray in the middle shelf of the oven..

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The recipe I was following said 12-15 minutes but mine took around 20mins to bake

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Remove them when they look like this. The marshmallow fluff ones will feel very soft but they’ll set

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For an extra bit of something, I dug out the centre of a few with a sharp knife, filled it with marshmallow fluff and decorated

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THEY TASTED DELISH

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London town


So living in London means that there are a lot of available sites nearby to keep you occupied. Ever since i started working, i discovered my city even more. I fell in love with it.

Not only have I ventured into towns I didn’t know existed, but I also am trying more things and am more confident than ever before. Even to go out to a new place every month, is proving to be a hit with me! I LOVE IT! Meeting new people from all walks of life and not only passing them by, but interacting with them too. The problem with working in retail is, that you are limited to only meeting the people that live in that area, but if you visit different areas all the time, who you meet, is completely beyond your control. I feel like this type of way of life is better than being surrounded by what you know all the time. Getting married, having children and even starting new job will involve meeting people unbeknown to you, so its a good idea to get out there. Restricting yourself to one type of population makes us naive, stereotype and and judge people before we even take a proper look at them.

As well as meeting new people, I have ventured to my trips in the city. This has meant going to musicals, restaurants and exhibits and tours that although seems a bit tourist-y, is actually really fun with the right people. I only ever go with my cousins as you all may know that i don’t socialise with people who i don’t know. being with these peoples makes me comfortable in an environment which I may otherwise not have been easy in. Remember.. There’s comfort in numbers :)

A list of places that I definitely recommend and a link to their websites are listed below. I only tend to do this once a month with my cousins, but its enough to refresh my mind..

  1. Musical- Wicked £25 an adult ticket
  2. Musical- Shrek £25 an adult ticket
  3. Restaurant- Steakout £20 a head
  4. Restaurant- Tinseltown £30 a head
  5. Theme Park- Thorpe park £20/ half price sale
  6. Tour- Harry Potter Warner Bro’s £28 adult
  7. Museum- British Museum/ Hajj exhibit £12

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