Friday, 30 October 2015

Halloween Cupcakes!

So. Much. Excite!!! 
I am very, VERY excited for Halloween this year! Me and my two best friends are having a Halloween sleepover. Full of scary films and unhealthy foods. As a result me and one of those best friends took it upon ourselves to make some halloweeny (is that even a word? ah well) themed cupcakes!

We made vanilla cupcakes with a vanilla butter cream, and added some fondant pumpkins for decoration. They are for Halloween... but we obviously had to try some, to make sure that they were okay (at least that's what we kept telling ourselves ;D) and they were delicious!


We used Zoella's "Funfetti Cupcake recipe" for the cupcakes and icing, but didn't add the sprinkles.
 The link to the video showing you how to make the cupcakes and butter icing is HERE.

We needed to find a way to make them Halloweeny (yep, still a word) then came up with the idea to add little fondant pumpkins. Nowhere, and I mean NOWHERE, sold orange or green fondant! So we made our own... and when I say made, I mean added food colouring to white icing, but you've go to give me some credit for imagination!
The link to the video on how to make the pumpkins is HERE. 

 Excuse the messy piping! But it was only our first ever time using a piping bag. I know, THE SHAME.

I think they turned out great.
If you make any, I'd really like to see! Comment down below if you do, and I would love to see some of them.

Monday, 19 October 2015


Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. (and breathe)
Wow, I'm glad I got that off my chest. But if I didn't get the message across. Welcome!
What does one write on their first blog post? Well I guess your wondering who on earth I am, right?

Okay. Well, my name is Lauren (no kidding). I'm your average British teenager, with a, shall I say 'odd' sense of humour, a tendency to ramble and a fluency in sarcasm. I love to read, write and take photos, so hopefully I will get to share all of that with you in the future.
I own a lot of books, I eat a lot of pizza, and I watch a lot of Netflix.

And there you have more information than you ever needed to know!
What else can I say? Today is my birthday, so I thought it would be a good day to start this  little project.
I'm a first time blogger so this whole experience will be a lot of trial and error, so bear with me. This blog will be semi-anonymous (if that's even a thing), so I wont post any pictures of me or my friends, personal details or real names. Even though Lauren Elizabeth is part of my real name. 

My little corner of the internet will be filled with the things I do and the places I go. 'SimplyLaurenElizabeth' is my attempt to tell my story. I hope you stick around for the ride.