Valentine’s Day Cupcakes 

I love baking cupcakes. They’re super easy & you can customize them to suit any occasion. These cute little vanilla ones with their pale pink frosting & little gummy hearts are perfect for someone special.

So get your aprons at the ready, dig out your mixing bowls, and…..on your marks, get set, go! Happy Baking!

🖤

xoxo 💋

love, dee

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Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees & line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set flour mix aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the eggs & sugar until pale & fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla & oil and mix until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low & add half of the flour mixture, mix until incorporated.
  6. Add half of the buttermilk & mix until incorporated.
  7. Repeat with remaining flour mix & buttermilk, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl as needed. Batter will be thick.
  8. Pour batter into lined cupcake tin. Fill to about 1/2 full.
  9. Bake for 14-17 minutes or until a toothpick in the centre comes out clean. Cool in tin for a couple minutes, then remove. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, pipe with frosting and decorate with a little heart gummy.

Frosting:

  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Unsalted Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 Pound Confectioners Sugar (Icing Sugar), sifted
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Pink Gel Colouring

Directions:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter on high until light and fluffy.
  2. Reduce speed to low & gradually add the sugar, then the vanilla & salt.
  3. With a toothpick add a tiny bit of pink gel colouring to the frosting & beat until smooth.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For Her

As Valentine’s Day is coming up, I thought I would share some things on the top of my list with you. There are loads of über pink & girly gift guides out there, mine is more dark & sexy (as that’s just the sort of things that I love!) so hopefully it will be perfect for all of the girlie girls with a dark side out there…


1. Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle | $80.00

2. Heart Shaped Umbrella | $40.00

3. Chanel Le Vernis Longwear Nail Colour – 538 Gris Obscur | $40.00

4. Charbonnel Et Walker Flavoured Truffles – Dark Chocolate Champagne | $40.00

5. Diptyque Baies Black Candle | $124.00

6. Agent Provocateur Luna Camisole & Brief | $360.00

7. Agent Provocateur Molly Kimono | $205.00

8. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Swarovski Edition Eau de Parfum | $410.00

9. Ted Baker ‘Rosamm’ Cosmetics Case | $60.00

10. Olivia Burton Big Dial Leather Strap Watch | $170.00

What do you think of my picks?

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Valentine Phone Wallpapers

I’m one of those girls who enjoys changing my phone background. So I thought that I would put together a little post to share with you some of my favourites. To use them, all you have to do is click the link below the wallpaper that you like and it will direct you to Pinterest where you can then save the image. I hope that you like them…

xoxo💋

love, dee

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Heart Raindrop | Painted Hearts | Black/Red Roses | Pink Hearts

Love | Chain Link Rose | Gold Hearts | Black Roses

White Roses | White Heart | Love You | Lace Heart

Red Umbrella | Hearts | Pink Roses | XO