How to make a pink iced heart shaped cake!

So last week I went on a baking craze and thought I’d share the recipe of this pink iced heart shaped cake with multi coloured sprinkles as it came out pretty well:¬†IMG_20170730_193820_616 (1)

For the cake, you need:

250g self raising flour

175g butter

120-175g caster sugar depending on your preference (I put around 150g)

3 eggs

A little bit of milk (1-3 tablespoons)

A teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method:

  1. Put the oven to 180 degrees, gas mark 4 and grease your baking tin with butter (you will need a heart shaped one to fit this recipe, but it will work well with any other baking tin)
  2. Using an electric or ordinary hand mixer, mix the sugar and butter together, and then crack the eggs in individually while continuously mixing.
  3. Sift the flour about 50-100g at a time, and mix thoroughly into the mixture each time. Add the vanilla extract, and a few tablespoons of milk if needed to make the mixture fall off a spoon, but make sure it isn’t too runny.
  4. Put the mixture into your baking tin, and bake for 30-45 minutes until the cake looks slightly golden, and a knife can come out clean when inserted.

While you leave the cake to cool on a wiring rack, you can make the light pink icing; you’ll simply need:

100g of butter

200g of icing sugar (I personally prefer to use slightly less)

Half a teaspoon of vanilla essence

One or two drops of red food colouring (the more you use, the stronger the pink will be)

Method: Simply melt the butter and add in all other ingredients, mixing until you form a smooth mixture.

Once the cake is fully cool (allow at least 15 minutes), spread the icing onto the cake, and add on multi coloured sprinkles (you could also use fully chocolate ones, according to your preferences), and voila!

Bushra x

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Lush Products REVIEW! | Soap, bath bomb + massage bar

I got some lush products for my birthday a few months back, and have used them for a long time (they are my favourites!) and so I’m going to review the ones I have ūüôā Lush is one of my favourite stores for body products. I love the blend of different fruity and minty scents when you enter, and the packaging is the best! They are also not tested on animals and made with natural ingredients, rather than chemicals which are a bonus! And I have realised that all of the products I got are all pink, which is my favourite colour!

Lush online:

UK: https://www.lush.co.uk/

International: https://www.lush.com/

The Godmother Soap: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/godmother

Price: £3.10/100gthe godmother soap

This soap stood out because of the attractive purple – pink colour to it, but when I actually¬†smelt it, it stood out from the rest. It has a sweet, fresh and fruity smell to it, which is perfect if you don’t like minty scents. The¬†cost, ¬£3.10 for 100g is a bargain as the soap lathers well but doesn’t use up much, and so it lasts for ages! The price is reasonable for the size of 100g and I will definitely be trying different ones, as the variety means there’s one for everyone! I’ve still got mine after four months, and it’s still going strong. It can be used for hands or body, and it gives that sense of cleansiness after usage. The fact that it’s made with 100% natural ingredients means it doesn’t irritate your skin, like some do with chemicals in them. It’s much healthier than pump soaps!

Think Pink Bath Bomb: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/think-pink

£2.65 each Think pink bath bomb

This bath bomb is all about pink! It looks great with the decorative flowers added on, and as it dissolves, your bath tub fills with rice paper pink hearts, giving ultimate relaxation and joy! The scent is indescribable – it’s full of vanilla, fruit and joy, and very floral, adding to that sense of femininity. I love how your bath tub turns completely pink and the scent uplifts the entire bathroom. It’s perfect if you just want to be relaxed after a day of stress, and at ¬£2.65, it’s one of the more cheaper bath bombs, yet looks one of the best in my opinion!

Strawberry Feels Forever Massage Bar: https://www.lush.co.uk/products/strawberry-feels-forever

£5.75 each

This massage bar smells amazing – it’s very uplifting and has a real scent of strawberry, without being too overpowering, but I wouldn’t recommend this one if you’re not into fruity scents, though it isn’t overly Strawberry feels foreverstrong. You’re supposed to rest it on your skin for a couple of seconds to allow it to melt in with the warmth of your skin, and then lather it easily onto the rest of your body, but this takes a bit of time. It does feel really oily at first, which may be some people’s worst nightmare of a massage bar, but it absorbs into your skin fairly quickly and is extremely moisturizing and relaxing. Like Lush’s soaps, it lasts a long time, as not much product is used on each usage. It’s perfect after a warm bath! At ¬£5.75, it did feel a little pricy to regularly buy, though the fact that it lasts such an incredibly long time means it’s worth it in the long run.

Review | Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Control face scrub

So this review will be on the Neutrogena visibly clear spot control face scrub. I previousely used the Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit daily scrub, and the results were amazing РI had soft, clear skin which people complimented! You can view full details here on the Boots website: http://www.boots.com/en/Neutrogena-Visibly-Clear-Pink-Grapefruit-Daily-Scrub_1110483/

But anyway, I fancied a change and so I bought this one. I kept to the same brand of Neutrogena as it’s one of my favourites for skin care but also because it was the same as my previous face scrub. I have been using it for about a week and can see some similarities and differences. I use a pea sized amount as it lathers up quite easily, and lasts for ages at 150ml. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†IMG_20141114_064124

Smell:¬†I have to admit that the reason I loved the first scrub so much was because of the delicate but fruitful smell of grapefruit which made me want to use it. This one, however, has a very contrasting smell. You have to smell it as it’s one of those¬†indescribable scents, but I would say it’s slightly minty, yet refreshing. To be honest and open, I didn’t like the smell the first day or two of trying it but I suppose that would be expected seeing as I was so used to the fruitful scent of the grapefruit facial scrub. However, after a week now I really do like the refreshing scent, yet woulden’t recoomend it if you really can’t stand mint or ocean like scents, or if you prefer fruity or floral scents.

Effects:¬†The effects on my skin was fairly the same as the previous one. It removes dirt and helps clear clogged pores and really refreshes your face, unlike some facial scrubs. You really do feel fresh faced and cleansed after usage. I guess the only difference is that this one claims to maintain ‘spot control’, though many of the Neutrogena products aim for the same thing, and the grapefruit one does the same, so this is nothing new. My skin feels so soft and smooth after using it each time, and it’s one of those things you need after you’ve just had a face of make-up!

Price:¬†It’s available in major drugstores like Boots and Superdrug for under ¬£5 and even shops like Asda and Tesco, where I got mine on sale for ¬£2.33! To be fair, I would buy it for more anyway as it will last beyond months.

Overall I would recommend it if you want clear, soft skin with lasting results. #TeamNeutrogena

You can view it here on the Boots website :http://www.boots.com/en/Neutrogena-Visibly-Clear-Spot-Stress-Control-Daily-Scrub-150ml_1114067/

Bushra xxx