Friday, 30 September 2011

more cute tattoo ideas today... I think Im heading in the tea direction... I like the idea of a bird in the cup...

^^love the simple style of this...and I love the colours in it..^^

I like the idea of the bird being an owl as everyone has swallows it seems (including moi!) 

Like the retro style in this one, It would go with the style of the tattoo on my foot!


HMMMMM much to think about! what do you guys like?? 


Thursday, 29 September 2011

decisions decisions decisions.....

Well Im still on the hunt for the perfect tattoo. After much "umming" and "ahhing" I have decided that I want to get the small tattoo on my arm lazered off! Scary I know.... and yes thats the worst picture its back to front and everything but you get the jist...I got it done a few months after I met the man, and I guess there must have been something good about it cos were together 5 years later but it's just such a badly done tattoo that I want something amazing to represent us not the scribblings of a man with three thumbs.. sooo Im looking into getting it lightened with lazers!! SCARY!!! It is meant to hurt like crazy but it will be worth it in the end I'm sure when I have some gorgeous piece of art on me! 

The themes I have been looking at are Tea Cups,

looove this it's sooo cute and it has a nice meaning to me...

My family is all about tea!! 

Still loving the Russian Doll idea too. I like the thought of that it's what's inside that counts...

I just loved this picture^^^ It makes me happy....

and the child inside me is still loving a bit of Disney

and Totoro....


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Help! I need somebody!! Help! Not just anybody....

Hi there kiddles!!! Im imploring you all with big squidgey implorrey love to have a mosey on over to my other blog, and check it out!! follow it, love it, spread the word etc... and let me know your thoughts, they mean the world to me!!!! New recipes and kawaii joy soon i promise just been sooo snowed under I've hardly had time to wee!!! 


Monday, 22 August 2011

I want, I want, I want.....

Im completely in an I want, I want, I want selfish little witch mood at the minute...Don't know why and im going to try and restrain myself BUUUUUT before I do, I must say that I need (which id a very different thing...) these TOMS shoes... Plus if you buy a pair, they donate a pair to a child in need, so really I'm doing a service! Im nice like that... 


Monday, 15 August 2011

Because I'm an old lady, I've decided that this New Year (yes, I do realise that its august so probably shouldn't even be contemplating new year yet) I am staying in.... Im going to have a party at home and everyone has to come in their pj's and you have to bring your favourite thing to eat or cook... It's going to take med from now till then to figure out what it is i want to cook but my pj's are beyond sorted!! I want, no don't want NEED this!!!

I am coming as Max from "WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE" which is just one of the nicest films I have ever seen...Im suspending all other christmas requests, If i get this I will care about nothing else and will be as giddy as a kipper!! 


Hello kids!!! Please go to and have a look around.... its a bit good...


Thursday, 28 July 2011

Well it feels like I haven't been here in approximately 300 years... I've only gone and got an actual real persons job and my blogging seems to have been the wounded little animal in the whole piece. So I'm not going to be blogging as much which is very, very rubbish but I will blog as often as possible!! Promise! Brownie promise! Pinky promise! 


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Today I fulfilled a life long ambition. Inside my belly right now, all warm and snug and surrounded by its friends is a Krispy Kreme Doughnut. We drove to Leeds yesterday to get some furniture from Ikea and on the same shopping complex there is now a Krispy Kreme!! Whats more it is not just a Kripsy Kreme my friend, it is a Krispy Kreme DRIVE THRU!!! Needless to say it was my immediate suggestion to forgo the furniture and just spend our money on doughnuts. The man was the voice of reason sad to say and we eventually came away with a box of 12 glorious little beasts. I can genuinely see what all the hype is about and why they are an American child. We split the box between 4 of us and I have to say, I don't think I could, well no not could, should; eat any more for a good while, my teeth are still recovering but christ on a bike they were good....


Sunday, 10 July 2011

more pics...

few more pics..the rest seem to be stuck on my phone..grumble grumble... 

me and the lil' sis


Im back!!!!

well yesterday was my festival I was telling you about. I have to say, It was categorically, fantastically amazing!! Who knew that there was so many people out there who get as excited about vegetable based cakes as i do!! We went down a storm and everyone was so lovely. Im going to stick some more pictures on later but here's a little taster now! 


Thursday, 30 June 2011

Hello kids. Sorry there hasn't been too much recipe posting of late. I've got the festival coming up that I told you about next weekend and the thought of how much I'm going to have to bake in the two days preceding is slightly terrifying me to say the least. So Im having a little breather before the big marathon next week. Like every marathon you do have to put in some work before hand and the amaretti biscuits were the final recipe that needed to be road tested. It took 16 batches of 4 different recipes but we now have something that I am happy with. I don't think they are a genuine amaretti biscuit; quite honestly I don't think I care- they taste damn good and that, to me is the most important thing. 

(I think the ones with the almonds look better!!) 

I think the reason that they don't seem traditional is that they seem not to have risen like those glorious little humped back beauties you get with a latte (have to say, Im usually more excited to get the free biscuit over my coffee) is that I popped an almond on the top. It may have made them not as beautifully mounded but it gave them a gorgeous chewyness. yum yum yum! 


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I want this Blythe dolls hair!! It's so cute!! I feel Aqua could be my next step! 


Monday, 27 June 2011

Still looking for the perfect tattoo... I don't want to rush it and I want to get it perfect. To set the record straight, "the" perfect tattoo is actually a few tattoos... I have a flower going down the back of my neck that  I hate. I got it when I was young and silly, well sillier and I really want to get rid of it. Its only maybe two inches long so it's not going to be too hard to cover. I'm still pretty obsessed with a half sleeve idea and I would also like something cute on the back of my calves. Im still in love with the Russian Doll idea and I've found a few more I like.

^^^completely obsessed with this one ^^^^

^^loooove the style of this one^^

I think this is going to be the theme that ends up on my arm. I also had a look at some cute Alice in Wonderland designs. With me being a bit of a foodie I'm kind of in love with the whole "eat me, drink me" thing....

Thoughts please ladies and jellyspoons....?!?! 


Oh how exciting!!

Kitschen has received an award- how exciting! I think the last award I received was "best effort" in a school art competition when I was about 7... "Best effort" isn't even a real award I don't think. It's a kind of subtle way of saying we can see that you tried really, really hard with this but a horse with a paint brush in its teeth would have done better... This is however I feel a genuine real grown up award for being a "Versatile Blogger" I think this means that Im quite good at whittering on about Dolly and cakes and nail varnish and cute tattoos all at a time. Excellent. So I would like to thank the Academy for this award (as I am sure it is them who bestow it upon me yes??) and say "Thankyou very much" I do indeed put....some effort into writing this blog! 

I am now supposed to write 7 things about myself and then pasx on the award to blogs that I love. So here goes.  

  • I live in a house over run by wild untamed beasts, namely Mylo, Gertrude and Wednesday the cats, Noah, the mans Labrador and Dolly, my tiny terrorist pug. We also have two tortoises Howard and Edith, they don't do much running though...
  • Im starting to study patisserie to help with my dream of becoming a cookbook author 
  • I collect Vivienne Westwood
  • My favourite film is "Stranger then Fiction" 
  • I am terrified of Rabbits 
  • I am a vintage kid, a nana before my time. I love The Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller. Anything from the 40's, 50's 60's and 70's i seem to find amazing.... It all went a bit wrong in the 80's for me.... too much neon... 
  • I refuse to eat cooked apples
Im not really sure what this list says about me but Im sure it is highly visionary and revealing. 
To pass on this award I am forwarding it to blogs that I really love, in no particular order....

 Go and check them out there all amazing in their own right. Hope you love them as much as I do! 


Friday, 24 June 2011

Helper Dolly.....


just one more thing ...

I am genuinely distraught that Mr Columbo is no longer with us. I think I just need to sit in the dark in a mac with a cigar... best rubbish squinty eyed cop ever!! God bless P.F!! 

Here's a few pics of the banoffee cupcakes. Im not gonna put the recipe up just yet because I just want to try a few little adjustments. I think there perfect but just need to check... I want to try a different flavour frosting but I think I'm there...I think...


FINALLY!!! Oh I've missed you! Seems my blogger is finally working again, so here are the pics of the Lavender Cupcakes.

Winnie is a ruthless cake hunter. She's like Dog the bounty hunter, except more feline...


Wednesday, 22 June 2011

still cant upload pics...getting annoying now.... 
Gaah! I finally have the lavender pictures off my phone but now blogger won't let me upload... are the cake gods trying to tell me something?? 

Due to the general Las Vegas-ness of my wedding, we didn't have a wedding cake; which feels a bit odd really as I can celebrate the most mundane of occurrences with cake. If we had had one, it would, without a shadow of a doubt have been from

 The most fantastic, intricate cakes I have ever seen, coupled with the fact that "All You Need Is Love" is one of "our" songs...Oooh the joy of it all. I wonder when its appropriate to renew your vows....hmmm..


how terrifically exciting!!

Well it's not every day you talk to a hero of yours is it?? Tonight I literally nearly chocked on my tea when I received a tweet from non other then the ultimate baking goddess that is Harry Eastwood. If your saying "who?" then please leave immediately or prepare to be educated. Lady Eastwood is quite literally a woman that has changed my life. The bestest, most delicious secret is that she doesn't even know it! It's like the beautiful pink elephant hanging in the room. When myself and the man decided that we should be all married, it became very apparent to me that if I walked down the aisle looking like I did, well quite simply; I wouldn't have fit.We were destined to have a woodsy outdoor wedding simply to accommodate my ever expanding cake house (tummy) so I decided it was time to diet. One problem. I don't diet. It is a complete impossibility for me to give up chocolate. I think it is a scientific possibility that my blood is fuelled by Green and Blacks and giving it up would end me. So in steps my Cook Yourself Thin cookbook, swiftly followed by my now very worn in Red Velvet and Chocolate Heartache book written by the divine lady mentioned above. So with the help of this woman, a realisation that diets don't work but really a change of lifestyle and in a year and a half I have gone from.....

5 stone lighter and still very much eating sticky toffee cake. (please don't judge my previous chunkiness and just delight in my new found slimmer self) So Im not sure what will happen now. I can imagine that we will probably become the best of friends and spend our time swapping scrumptious recipes and being all girly and excellent! If we don't, which I kind of also have to accept is a possibility; I can be quite safe in the knowledge that I have spoken to, well typed to, the lady that changed me and that I have created an amazing elephant and also lost one from my tummy. 


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Were now rolling out on facebook kids! Not quite sure why I'm telling you guys as you already read my blog and are therefor, most defiantly, my most favourite people in the world..ever! Brownie promise!! Non the less the page is should you wish to peruse it. My phone is still not playing games so I can't upload any pictures yet but the moment  I get it working they shall be up here quick as a whip!! 


Monday, 20 June 2011

I am a complete sadist. I went back to the bloody guinness cupcakes...twice! Completely wish I hadn't bothered. I think it's a bit like when your looking for your favourite belt and you just can't find it and the more and more you look for it; the more you just cannot find it. I cannot find this cupcake recipe. It's hidden in an old handbag somewhere at the back of a cupboard. I think I just need to stop trying to make them better because quite frankly my friends; It ain't 'appenin! If I'm being quite honest I think the very first batch were the best but you always think that you can get better- I can't. I really need to step away and come back to them tomorrow. I think I'm going to give them one more shot and if it doesn't work I'm giving up. My mobile isn't working for some reason so hopefully tomorrow I can get it sorted to take some pictures. On a very much needed plus note, the Lavender cupcake came out amazing- First attempt! I had a good feeling about the recipe to start with and thank god, on a day when I definitely needed a boost they were great! 

Gahh! I think I'm an addict. I just can't stop baking. I know this morning I posted that I was going to stop but I think I just need to stop making the guinness ones for a few days. So that said, Im moving on to my lavender, lemon and honey cupakes. All this cooking is in aid of the Ella Street Festival. Basically its a cute little street party that we have here in Hull on Ella Street and the street gets shut off and there are stalls and games etc. FUN! Sooo I thought it would be a good idea to kind of road test some of my ideas for the cookbook in there. Obviously I've ran with the Kitsch theme and I've split my table into two sections, we have the "Ladies Powder Room" and the "Gentlemen's Quarter". 

For the ladies I'm running with:

Lavender, Lemon and Honey cupcakes
"Choc Mint Chic" Cupcakes 
"Hot Lips" (white chocolate lips flavoured with raspberry and chilli and dark chocolate flavoured with orange and chilli)

    and for the gentlemen we have:
    "Drop of the black stuff" cupcakes (a combo of guinness and tia maria- yikes!) 

    Vanilla and Bourbon cake with a crunchy almond brittle topper
    "Nutty Selleck" moustache cookies 
    "Benjamin Buttons" biscuits

      and a few other little bits and bobs to keep the day ticking over. I'll post you some pictures later on so you can see how they have turned out. Fingers and eyes crossed please!!!

      Been working very hard on developing recipes at the minute, which kind of attributes to my general lack of posting and rubbishness and I can tell you something for free.....
      Guinness cupcakes are hard!
      I thought I had the perfect recipe but I gave it to one Uncle who said that it just didn't taste like guinness. Distraught is not the word! I was convinced that I had cracked it after batches and batches and bottles and bottles of the black stuff. I've put on about 900 stone due to my intense testing. To say this recipe has been a labour of love is an understatement. So I'm having a few days off. I'm getting a bit sick of seeing batter and I should probably invest shares in Fairy Liquid with the amount of the stuff I've used in this past week. 
      So to stop me being depressed I've decided to treat my eyes to some pictures of lovely food instead of staring at brown batter for another day...



      Friday, 17 June 2011

      I'm getting serious new tattoo withdrawals and I want, want, WANT a Matryoshka Doll tattoo

      I know the middle one isn't a doll but I so love it and think i could kinda mix it in there a bit... uuuurgh I want now. I love the cartoony style of the 3rd picture, beyond adorable!