Baking my Sister’s wedding cake…

One of the things that has kept me busy over the last few weeks was making my Sister’s wedding cake.  I have never undertaken anything of this size or importance but although a very  stressful time this melted away when I saw the look on her face.  She loved it!!

After much research I decided on a Madeira sponge.  It’s a dense sponge that handles the weight of extra tiers well but keeps moist too.  In the middle i used buttercream and strawberry jam.  Mmmmmm.

 

Yes I did use all these eggs!

Yes I did use all these eggs!

 

 

 

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Don’t forget to grease your tins

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Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn't cook to quickly.

Tin is wrapped in a newspaper blanket so the outer cake mix doesn’t cook to quickly.

 

 

 

Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!

Brought my friend along for the ride!

Brought my friend along for the ride!

 

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Had to get my Sister's poodle on the cake!

Had to get my Sister’s poodle on the cake!

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Ignore the mess!

Ignore the mess!

 

Tired but very proud of our achievement.

Tired but very proud of our achievement.

 

Voila!!!

Voila!!!

We had a fantastic time.  My Sis looked like a Princess and the cake went down a treat!

 

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BlueSky Shellac review…

Hello everyone!  I don’t know if you’re fans of shellac but I wanted to do a mini review of my new shellac polish Bluesky light blue no. A101.

Bluesky A101

Bluesky A101

I really love the colour; a lovely summer pastel, very good coverage and super shiny!

The polish has been on for 9 days now and has held up pretty well apart from a small chip on my thumb caused by the removal of a price sticker.. Grrr!!

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Bluesky A101

 

Here is the colour on the brush.

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I have an array of colours from both CND and Bluesky and I really feel it’s down to the colour as to it’s staying power no matter what brand you’re using.  Unfortunately this means it’s abit of a gamble but for just £5 for a bottle of Bluesky on Ebay you can’t go wrong!

 

I would definitely advise anyone to get this colour.

 

If anyone would like a tutorial on how to Shellac your own nails or a list of equipment needed, then please leave a comment below.

 

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