Sunday, July 27, 2014

DIY Video with DaWanda: Flower Crown

Hello my dear readers! While you are all hopefully still enjoying those awesome summer days, I have been preparing a new DIY video with DaWanda for you: this time, I'm showing you how to make a super pretty flower crown out of artificial plastic flowers. Of course this can't ever beat a floral crown with freshly picked flowers from the garden, but it lasts forever and you can use it each year for music festival, garden parties, weddings, birthday celebrations, outfit photos or even just to brighten up everyday life.
So let's get started:

Watch my Flower Crown DIY Video:

Yippie, I hope you had fun watching the video! :) In addition, here are some photos for you and even a photo overview of the materials you need:

Supplies for a Flower Crown:

What you need:
- Artificial plastic flowers
- A plier
- Green wire
- Self-adhesive flower masking tape in green

Your Handmade Flower Crown:

The flower crown that I made has a huge flower collection at its front and is rather a statement piece than a plain crown. I love it!
Have fun making your own flower crown with the help of this video and make sure to share photos afterwards, can't wait to see them! :)
Happy day,
Lu

Friday, July 25, 2014

Recipe: Orange Mango Cake

Happy day everyone, the weekend is close! :) In case you're looking for a delicious summer recipe for the weekend, here's an article about how to make this super delicious orange mango cake which I made for my tropical food table a few weeks ago.

Ingredients for the Orange Mango Cake:

Here's what you need:
- 300g flour
- 200g sugar
- 100ml milk
- 2 spoons of butter
- 4 eggs
- 2 tea spoons of baking powder
- coconut rasps
- 1 mango
- 2 oranges
- 250g neutral flavored cream cheese
- 250g powder sugar


How to Make the Orange Mango Cake:

Separate egg white and egg yolk. Mix egg yolk, sugar, butter and half of the milk until everything is creamy. Next, add the rest of the milk, flour and baking powder until you have a creamy mixture. Then cut one mango and an orange into tiny pieces and add them.
Finally stirr the egg yolk until it is stiff, add it to the dough, butter your baking pan and fill the dough inside.
Preheat your oven and bake at about 180° for about 40 minutes.
Let your cake cool down, make a mixture of poweder sugar, cream cheese and a teeny tiny bit of orange juice for the flavor and spread it all over your cake. 
Next, use a grater to rub off some orange zext (best use organic oranges) and spread it all over the cake.
Yippie, your're done! Enjoy your fresh and fruity summer cake! :)
Lu

P.S.: Check out my other recipes or my parties and food tables!