Churros Cupcakes

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Churros Cupcakes

The first time I had churros was from a cart in Disneyland, Anaheim. We were staying back late for the fireworks and fancied a snack. I just remember this long warm stick, with a slight crisp, and sprinkled with sugar.

And the rest is history.

Since then I have become addicted to churros. If I see them on a menu, I’ll have to have them. In case you aren't sure what churros actually are, or haven't had the pleasure in trying them yourself, they're a fried doughnut stick, usually rolled in cinnamon sugar. Even though they're available all year round, they're my favourite part of London's Winter Wonderland, which has, therefore, become a winter tradition for me. As well as the cinnamon, I always get them drizzled with melted chocolate! This is what has inspired today's festive recipe. Cinnamon cupcakes with a light chocolate frosting, decorated with churros, gold edible glitter and cinnamon sugar.

vegan churros cupcakes
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
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DIY Bauble Mixes

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

DIY Bauble Mixes

Have you put your Christmas tree up?

I never know when the right time to do so. Tradition says one thing, and society says another. It's definitely getting earlier every year, but I do love seeing all the lights while driving by at night. That has always been my favourite thing since childhood, and I'd always expect the best lights from certain homes, I'd even pray we'd get stuck in traffic so I could make sure I saw every single house properly. My Christmas tree is finally going up this week, and as much as I'm excited because I've been dying to put it up since November, the perfectionist in me is dreading it. If you are anything like me, every single piece of decoration that goes on the tree needs to be put in the right place, so it looks beautiful from every angle. And what's the deal with decorations always being tangled? It's like they've had a party in the attic.

diy bauble mix
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
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DIY Popcorn Mix Gift Box

Monday, 11 December 2017

DIY Popcorn Mix Gift Box

If you're new here, and have happened to just stumble upon my blog, hello my name is Aycan, and I’m addicted to making popcorn.

But not just any popcorn.

Regulars to my blog and social media would have seen me share my popcorn recipes, which are usually filled with a lot of fun and tasty things, and so much more than just popcorn. For example, my 90s popcorn mix which includes party rings, pink wafers, and rainbow drops, and my crushed micro egg popcorn mix, which includes layers of chocolate, chocolate, and just a lot more chocolate.

popcorn mix gift box
Monday, 11 December 2017
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10 Ways To Stay Motivated While Blogging This Christmas

Sunday, 10 December 2017

10 Ways To Stay Motivated While Blogging This Christmas

Christmas, (and well winter in general), is one of the hardest times to stay motivated and stick to your usual blogging schedule. As much as you love your blog, there is a whole lot of better things you'd want to be doing right now instead of blogging.

I hear you!

As soon as December hits, we lose all sense of commitment. Part of us know we deserve a break, but the other half still wants to get content out. We can't exactly push Christmas back, so we know it's ok if our posts are a few days weeks late. December is such a packed month, and throw blogging into the mix, it's a lot to handle! If you're just like me and are still going to be working hard throughout December and into the new year, here are some useful tips to keep you motivated.

festive beauty lifestyle flatlay
Sunday, 10 December 2017
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'Tis The Season | Free Christmas Wallpapers

Saturday, 9 December 2017

'Tis The Season | Free Christmas Wallpapers

How are you enjoying blogmas so far?

I'm asking like you're going to answer back... but please do in the comments below.

So far we've made our homes and tastebuds feel super festive, now it's time for our mobiles and tablets to get a Christmas makeover!

christmas wallpaper
Saturday, 9 December 2017
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Homemade Hand Embroidery Christmas Cards

Friday, 8 December 2017

Homemade Hand Embroidery Christmas Cards

Have you started writing your Christmas cards yet? Well hopefully not, because I have some homemade hand embroidery card ideas for you to try. I always love receiving homemade cards, and it’s something that I always end up keeping.

hand embroidery christmas card

Not only do I love receiving them, I love making them. To be honest, I love making most things, (if only I had the time) but there’s something about Christmas that calls for homemade. I guess with so much being mass produced, it’s nice to make things a little more personal.

Friday, 8 December 2017
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Festive Gingerbread Truffles

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Festive Gingerbread Truffles

I don't like Christmas pudding.

There you go, I said it.

I feel like I'm committing a Christmas crime, and I'm going to be banished from any festive activities for the next 10 years. Despite me not liking Christmas puddings, I wanted to keep with the festive theme this Blogmas, so I've used them as my decoration inspiration. How cute do they look?! Not only do they look great, but they taste amazing. Not a horrible pudding taste, but a rich and indulgent taste of warming ginger, and a sweet chocolate coating.

festive gingerbread truffles
Thursday, 7 December 2017
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