Bolton Abbey

IMG_4026Heeelllloooooo

This post is about Bolton Abbey and why YOU should go…

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FIRST of all, you can take your own BBQ and have a lovely BBQ by the river at Bolton Abbey – the BBQ area is big so you are guaranteed to get a space to fulfill your BBQ needs

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SECONDLY, the scenery is amazing as you can imagine! There is a valley called the Valley of Desolation which just sounds cool and you have to go just cause of the name. There is a wishing fountain so you can make all your wishes come true! There’s also a church that isn’t a church anymore but if you’re weird like me and like reading grave stones then that’s cool.

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STEPPING STONES – the stepping stones are super fun but if you’re scared like me, you can just step on a few for a pic and make a return back to the land 🙂

When it’s really hot, it’s acceptable to get in your swimwear and go for a swim at Bolton Abbey, it looks super fun as well

If you’re arriving in a car, it is £10 to park but it is totally worth it as it is such a good day out and you can explore all day and have a sit down with a picnic or a BBQ or both ofc

So goooo to Bolton Abbey

go now

Mermaid Party Cupcakes

IMG_3851.JPGQuick and easy mermaid cupcakes by me and Liv P…

Me and Liv stumbled upon the mermaid cupcake set  in a lovely little shop in Kirkby Longsdale. It was way too cute not to buy…

These cakes are perfect for a baby shower, children’s parties, charity bake sales and basically anyone who loves mermaids and cake

Ingredients:

12 cupcakes –

  • 110g self raising flour
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • blackcurrant jam
  • strawberry jam

To decorate –

  • Betty Crocker’s vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Pink and blue food colouring
  • Dr Oetker Fairy Princess sprinkles
  • Mermaid cupcake set

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and place 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour, adding a little milk. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Set aside until the cakes are cool.
  5. When the cakes are cool, use a syringe to inject the jam into the cakes. We used blackcurrant jam for the blue cakes and strawberry jam for the pink cakes.
  6. For the topping, simply spoon out the buttercream into two bowls. Colour half of the cream pink and the other half blue.
  7. Carefully spoon on the buttercream onto the cake in a circular motion.
  8. Go crazy and sprinkle your desired decorations and then stick the mermaid skewers into the cake.
  9. ENJOY the cuteness
  10. ENJOY the taste 🙂