I love to eat cupcakes. They are so delicious and look amazing. And one makes you so full that you are able to fulfill you sugar cravings for a while. We have a really great cupcake bakery here in Copenhagen, called “AGNES”. You can find more information about them here. They offer different kind of cupcakes everyday and they are awesome. They also have those lovely mini-cupcakes which I have not tasted yet but they look too cute. Depending on how many cupcakes you buy you get boxes in different sizes. I love to walk around the city with the little pretty box in my hand, holding my one single cupcake.
Well, as Vicky (she has one of the blogs I am reading on a regular basis) is a great cupcake baker I thought I finally have to try it as well. I am okay at making muffins but I have never dared to try a cupcake (I am not the best cook around and usually leave it to Christoffer). As he loves to cook and to bake he got a great book from his mom a while ago. It is called “The Hummingbird Bakery” and has recipes for lots of delicious cupcakes, muffins, pies, brownies, cakes, cookies, and cheesecakes inside. It even shows you how to make your own granola bar (something I also have to try in the near future after I tried Vicky’s recipe for granola to mix with my morning yoghurt). The Hummingbird Bakery is a famous cupcake bakery in London, located in Portobello Road and three more locations (Portobello Road was the first one though).
But back to my cupcakes… Long story short: I had to study and did not feel like it so what does a girl do: try to make cupcakes. I made chocolate cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting, topped off with sprinkles. To get the pink color I put a bit of beetroot juice into the frosting. Worked color wise I am just not satisfied with the frosting in general. It is just so liquid. It tastes and looks great though. What to do to make it more stiff? Any suggestions?
On Saturday was the Champions League Final between FC Barcelona and Manchester United. I am not really a soccer fan though my boyfriend is pretty much the biggest Barca fan out there. Therefore I was forced to accompany him to a friend’s place where we first cooked and then watched the game. My first and last experience of that kind!
At least we managed to take some real quick shots of my outfit right before we left. The weather was crappy (rain, storm, cold temperatures) therefore we used the hallway instead of outside But I like the contrast of the colours and the rather boring grayish hallway.
Scarf – Abercrombie & Fitch/Top – ASOS by ASOS
Top (underneath) – Pieces/Blazer – Abercrombie & Fitch
Jeans – True Religion/Ballerinas – Buffalo
Most of you have seen Black Swan. Ever since I watched it I am in love with the whole ballet trend. I was looking all over the place to find some nice and affordable ballerinas. I finally found some online (actually REAL ballet flats) but they are not quite as I would like them. I got them in black and rose/pink/nude and they are okay. But not more.
I had seen some more at Topshop a while back but unfortunately they did not have them in my size anymore. So I looked at Magasin in Lyngby, Magasin at Kongens Nytorv, and the Topshop store in the city but they just did not have them. Then I looked online but I just could not decided: should I or should I not?
Well, last time I looked they suddenly had new kinds. Not just the simple nude ones but in many wonderful colours! I love that those are not just plain ballerinas but the bright pink rim gives them the special touch! Cannot wait to wear them out!
Reading weeks have started and the only way I can study is by having a nice and clean home. And nothing adds to a clean home as nice and pretty flowers. So I got these peonies from Christoffer over a week ago. Over a WEEK ago! Can you believe it? I like to keep it simple and peonies look good even when they are still half closed. Actually, they have to be half closed when you buy them because as soon as they start blooming they start to fall to pieces
So now I can study, looking at my nice petonies, iPad, iPhone and MacBook close by. I love to use the file sharing program which I downloaded so I can put up the iPad as my little tv while still using the computer to type and surf. It works through walls and you can even leave the computer in the living room while being in bed and watch a movie on the iPad even though the movie is actually on your computer!
As I could not decide and because I am such a jeans+t-shirt+sneakers girl I bought a second pair (and got the THIRD pair for free, jupeeeeee).
shoes – Hummel (via Bianco)