Happy Easter!

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I can’t for the life of me remember if I’ve ever written and wished my readers a happy Easter… Well no time for the present!

It’s late Easter Sunday now and me and Dane have had a really lazy day together. It was Dane’s birthday on Friday so we did contemplate doing a long weekend full of outings and nice things that he’d want to do for his birthday. Alas we didn’t really do that today.

As I did last year I baked Dane a birthday cake. Last year I made him a Deadpool cake and this year I decided to do an Easter nest cake to coincide with the Easter weekend. It turned out better than I planned and I loved making it. I’ve only had once slice so far, but I intend to polish off the last piece Tuesday on my day off of work.

Today consisted of playing retro games on my PlayStation 1 and 2, which was a lot of fun! Played some oldies such as Crazy Taxi, Tomb Raider and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

I sadly didn’t get a copy of the Easter egg Dane bought before he smashed it and ate some, but we got a picture of mine! I haven’t eaten it still… It looks so cute and too nice to eat. 😥 I did however tuck into some Mini Eggs. Has to be done!

I also had myself a relaxing bath after starting out Easter Sunday dinner, which Dane finished off with a bit of assistance from myself.

For the first time ever I made my own roast potatoes and guess what? They turned out just as I hoped they would, if not better according to Dane! I’ve not made us a proper Sunday roast yet but I plan to give it a go very soon for my family. Me and Dane decided recently that for Christmas this year we’ll spend the day at home together and cook our Christmas dinner together. I know that’s a long way ahead to think of but it’ll be here again before we know it!

This Easter has been amazing and definitely one of my favourites. Not only was it Dane’s birthday, but we also spent a lovely long weekend together. We went for a birthday lunch with Dane’s parents, I baked his birthday cake, cooked our alternative Sunday dinner and we went to the Nature Centre in Birmingham together too and got to see the red pandas playing together.

It’s definitely been a weekend I’ve needed. The week after next we have a week off together to do fun things, as well as do some little finishing touches to the house. I honestly cannot wait.

Times like this remind me of how much I love Dane and just how much he means to me… Which is the world.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you have had a lovely day, and weekend as a matter of fact.

Have you done anything special? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below.

Until next time take care all and I hope you enjoy the rest of the day.

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Currently #6

Soon it will be May… I no like this. 2016 is going really quickly! I can’t complain too much though I guess. I want June to hurry up so I can spoil Dane with anniversary presents, have my two weeks off holiday, AND I’m going to London again (but I’ll save that for another post…)!

It’s my day off work (I wrote this post on Thursday 28th) so I thought I would do another currently post, as I actually really love to write them. I always seem to write these on my days off, which is nice. I like to sit on my bed, with the window open, maybe a candle burning, and just chill out to some music. Oh bliss. 😛

Watching:  I’ve been watching all sorts lately, but since the new season starting at the beginning of March I’ve been watching season 8 of RuPaul’s Drag Race religiously! KIM CHI TO WIN! I’m really loving this season, and it’s even better that I can gossip about it with one of the girls I work with. I’m going to be so sad when it’s finished, and we have to wait until season 9 next year. 😦

As well as that I’ve also been watching a TV show that I loved growing up, Harry Enfield and Chums. It was so hilarious at the time and going through the two series again just reminded me of how I would laugh so loudly at some of the sketches. My parents called me Kevin growing up, as I was pretty much just like him as a teenager. They still joke about it to this day. I don’t know who my favourite but my favourite five are, Kevin Patterson, The Lovely Wobbly Randy Old Ladies, The Old Gits, Harry and Lulu, and Wayne and Waynetta Slob.

I also recently continued watching Sword Art Online by starting series 2. I’m half way through it and I LOVE IT! It’s definitely up there as one of my favourite anime series. I’ll be finishing the rest off when Dane is here next. I love Sinon and her back story, she’s turning into my favourite character. FYI don’t watch the above video if you don’t want spoilers!

Reading: Speaking of Sword Art Online, I’ve been reading loads of my Sword Art Online Progressive manga lately. I’m currently about to start volume 4, and then I’ll have to wait God knows how long until I can read the next one. Then I’ll move onto my Nana manga and finish that off, considering I now have all of the volumes. I’m really enjoying this series, and it’s one I’m going to keep up with! The only problem I have with reading manga at work, is how sometimes there will be sexual images in there, which are somewhat innocent… I try to hide it, but I often worry if anyone sees what I’m reading, they’ll think I’m reading porn. Which of course I’m not! But we know what Japan is like when it comes to perving. 😛

Listening: I have been listening to various things lately. The past three mornings/afternoons I’ve been listening to cKy albums on my way to and from work. Can’t get much better than that!

Other than that though, I’ve discovered some songs I liked and downloaded to have on my phone. One I’ve only recently discovered is “Faded” by Alan Walker. I knew of the original track “Fade” which came out in 2014, but I didn’t realise that he had produced something new from it. I would hear “Faded” playing whilst out and say to Dane, “Pfft someone has ripped off Alan Walker’s track and used it to make a song. What arseholes!” Alas I was actually talking about Alan Walker really, who alas did not rip off his own song, but actually made it better. I am no obsessed with this song and listen to it daily. I don’t care if that sounds obsessive. I haven’t fallen in love a with song so hard for a very long time. Oh and the music video is beautiful too. I love videos like this, and have always wanted to direct/produce something like it myself.

As well as that I’ve been listening to loads of songs by Nightcore on YouTube. This is one of my favourites at the moment. I wish they had an album I could just buy and have in my car for journeys.

Eating: Mmm food… ME LOVE FOOD! I baked a lot the past month, which I really enjoyed doing. I made Dane a Deadpool birthday cake (which you can read in full detail here) as well as some ciabatta bread rolls. They were fun to make for sure, and I hope to make some more soon. I was meant to bake a cottage load for my dad, but I never got around to doing it. I might today, I guess it depends on what I’m doing with myself.

I tried an amazing Mexican dish yesterday too, and I wish I had bought some to eat tonight but I thought I would wait until I see Dane tomorrow after work and buy us one each to have before we go watch Civil War. Woop! It’s a potato, rice, and pulled steak pie. Was absolutely delicious! I’d love to try and make it myself.

Wearing: I’ve been dressing rather geeky lately, and I LOVE IT. I’ve rocked my Jake Dr Martens more than ever before (you can read about those here) and I can’t believe it’s been over a year now since Dane bought them me! Although I was only allowed them in September when I finished my masters. I’ve been teaming these up with my new Black Milk Clothing leggings, as well as my new Deadpool tee which Dane bought for me from Red Bubble. That is fast turning into one of my favourite places to shop for geeky clothing.

Wanting: I don’t actually feel like there is a whole lot I’m lusting after right now… I still really want ALL the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, and one day that will happen. I’m going to slowly grow my collection until I have the all, yays! Other than that I’m not quite sure what I want… My wish list post will be up in a couple of days anyway so you can check that out!

Woo to the hoo so those are my currently’s at the moment! I love doing these posts so that I’m able to share all the things I am into and loving lately. I hope to start doing one every month, as that’s how they seem to be falling into place lately. Let me know what you think of this idea!

What are you currently loving lately? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time, take care all and have a great weekend!

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Deadpool Chocolate Cake! *WARNING PICTURE HEAVY!*

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Before…

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After! 😀

I mentioned on my blog post yesterday that I made my boyfriend Dane a birthday cake, and of course due to his huge man love for Deadpool, I knew I had to make him a cake themed on his favourite mercenary. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, and I had some help along the way from some awesome YouTuber’s.

I didn’t make this cake myself technically, and give credit to SORTEDfoodCupcakeJemma, and Christy’s Sweet Treats for making such awesome videos for me to watch and have guide me in making and awesome cake for Dane. 🙂

I’m not going to go through the whole process of how I made the cake, as it wasn’t my recipe to show to you in the first place. I will show off some pictures though that Dane took as I made it, as well as showing you the YouTube videos I found that helped me make this cake happen.

The cake recipe I decided to use was the Epic Chocolate Cake recipe by the SORTEDfood guys! This cake just looked too good not to do myself and let me tell you, this cake tasted delicious as well. It’s a really easy cake to make from scratch to be honest, and even though I had my KitchenAid to help me with mixing, even with a hand whisk it would have been okay as well.

Picture set one is go!

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Mixing some of the cake mix together.

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Cake tins ready!

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Mmm chocolatey!

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Putting the mix into the pans.

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Cooking in the oven.

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WOOHOO ALL COOKED! Cooling time whilst I made the buttercream.

For the buttercream I followed Jemma’s recipe over at Jamie Oliver’s YouTube channel.

For the buttercream I did two different types, chocolate (inside the cake and around the cake as a base, and for the black Deadpool design), and vanilla (for the red and white on the Deadpool design). To be honest, the chocolate one was the best, the vanilla being a little bit sickly to be honest. I wouldn’t do the vanilla again to be honest, and instead just keep it as pure chocolate cake!

It is SUCH AN EASY way to make buttercream icing, and by far the yummiest I have ever tasted, if I do say so myself. Of course I did this twice, one for chocolate, and one for vanilla.

Picture set two is go!

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Making the vanilla buttercream first.

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Alllll done!

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Chocolate buttercream next.

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Alllll done! This was delicious. 😛

Finally the video that gave me the idea to make this cake in the first place was Christy’s Deadpool Buttercream Cake video.

She made it look really easy to do, and I constantly worried I would mess up the design on the cake and end up a crying mess on the floor. But alas, I was fine! I had never piped before this, so I am extremely proud of myself that I did just that as well as I did.

Finally picture set three is gooooo!

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Getting ready to cover in chocolate buttercream after sandwiching the two halves together with chocolate buttercream.

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All done and popped into the fridge for 10 minutes to set before doing the Deadpool design.

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Chocolate buttercream dyed black with food colouring paste.

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Dying the vanilla buttercream red with food colouring paste.

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Deadpool’s eyes done, and the rest of the pattern etched on ready for piping the design on.

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Piping the black buttercream on!

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All done!

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Decided to use the rest of the black buttercream to pipe around the edge of the cake. I didn’t have enough to do the whole thing…

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Piping on the red buttercream.

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Deadpool’s face allllll done! Just the side to finish now.

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Finally after so long it was finished!

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My mug with my creation! 😛

Overall the cake took 3 hours to make… Which is a long time but to be honest it was so worth it! We kept it in the fridge for majority of the time to keep it fresh, but we soon discovered that you should really take it out to warm up the buttercream a little so you can cut it easier…

Dane loved his birthday cake, which I’m really happy about, and to be honest I really loved making it. I doubt I’ll make another one again anytime soon, but alas at least I know that I am capable of doing so again in the future.

I do apologise for all the pictures on the post, but they were kinda necessary weren’t they? 😛

Are you a chocolate cake and Deadpool fan? Would you give this cake a go? If you’re not a Deadpool fan what other design would you have a go at? Make sure to let me know all your opinions down in the comments down below!

Until next time, have a lovely day all and I hope you all have a great week too.

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I’m 25 Today! Or Should I say, Halfway to 50…

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I feel rather pathetic making this post… But I’m doing it anyway! It’s my birthday today and as the title reads, I’m 25… Boo! Not only am I halfway to 50 but in five years time I’ll be 30. That’s pretty scary!

I’ve never been a huge lover for my birthday being in January. It’s a pretty crap month to be fair and one most people don’t like. But the main problem with being a January baby is no one wanting to celebrate your birthday because they’re skint after Christmas and New Year.

Trust me I’ve had family and friends not want to do anything for my birthday because of how skint they are and it sucks that some people didn’t seem to realise how hurtful that was.

I am really glad though that I’m not the only January baby and that I do have fellow people to share these feelings with. My friend Poppy has her birthday exactly a week after mine but my Mom’s birthday is the day after! God knows how she must have felt giving birth to me the day before her birthday. A lot of people joke how her birthday present was me, but sod that! (Joke!)

Either way I’m not all that fussed about my birthday this year about doing anything fancy. I just want to have a nice chilled day where I don’t need to worry about work, uni, or anything else pretty much other than being around people I love.

So my friend Gabriella is going to come and see me for the day and I can’t tell you how excited I am! We’re going to have a girly day together of shopping, gossip, bitching, Starbucks, and being fan girls/nerds! In the evening my boyfriend’s going to come meet us for dinner, which will be really nice.

Also you know you’re getting old when you have to buy your own birthday cake. My Dad and boyfriend both know which cake I wanted and although my boyfriend was going to pick it up, but he is going to give me the money… So I didn’t really have to buy my own cake, but I like to joke.

I’m having a yummy red velvet cake, my dream birthday cake!

I’m hoping I can try and get a birthday present post up before I go away but if I don’t then I’ll certainly try and do a post like that when I get back from my holiday!

Anyway I’m off to go and celebrate getting older!

Until next time all take care.

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