Cake pop Balls

Hey everyone

Hope you are all having a good week. Todays blog post as you can probably tell by the title is cake pop balls. I have decided to make cake pop balls as I find it a bit hard sometimes to make them stay on the sticks, but if you wanted to you always could just pop them onto one.

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What you will need:

  • 1 Cooked cake / cake trimmings
  • Chocolate to melt
  • cream cheese
  • Decorations – Sprinkles

Firstly what you will need to do is, with your cake (you could make one, packet mix or buy one) is you will need to break it up into small crumbs. Then add in the cream cheese, just enough so that the mixture comes together and can be rolled into balls. Then place the rolled balls into the refrigerator so that they can go a little firm.

Then either over a double boiler or in the microwave slowly melt your choice of chocolate. If you decide to do it in the microwave ensure that you only place it in there for roughly 30 sec with a power 70% to make sure that the chocolate doesn’t burn. Then using a spoon roll the balls in the melted chocolate  until they are fully coated.

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Then is the fun part, decorate them before the chocolate begins to set with your favourite sprinkles or lollies.

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick and easy post and if you have any ideas or anything you would like me to blog about please let me know.

Thanks for reading xxx

DIY Birthday Cards

Hey everyone

Hope you are all doing well. We all have been in that situation when you are frantically trying to find a birthday card before heading off to a party, so today I have for you some simple and cute birthday cards that you can quickly whip up before heading out.

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  • Paper/card
  • Washi tape
  • Fine liner/pen
  • Stencil
  • envelope

Firstly to make this candle card you will need to cut pieces of washi tape and stick them onto the paper, I cut some on an angle to give then a dripping wax kind of look. Then using a fine liner I marked on the candle wick.

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Then using a stencil I wrote Happy birthday, obviously you could also handwrite this, but I liked the printed font look, that the stencil gave.

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You can get as creative or as simple as you want. Just cut the washi tape and stick it horizontally to create a birthday cake.

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You could also cut triangles and create a bunting, its really up to how creative and how much time you have to create a masterpiece that your friends will love.

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Then its time to write a personalised message inside and pop it in an envelop. I hope that this post has inspired you to get creative and make up some birthday cards that are super cute and your friends would love to receive.

Thanks for reading xxx

October Calendar

Hey Everyone

Hope you have had an amazing week, another month has flown past meaning it is time for the next calendar. So here it is, the October Calendar, hope that you are able to start planning for an organised and fun month ahead.

Also who can believe I have had this blog now for 1 year, shout out to all of you who have been there from the beginning, your support has been amazing and I could ask for a better audience. Love you guys xxx

October Calendar

October Ipad Calendar

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Thanks for reading xxx

Unicorn Cupcakes

Hey everyone

Hope you are all well, today I decided to try and make these super cute unicorn cupcakes that I have seen around the internet everywhere, hope you enjoy.

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What you will need:

  • Cooked cupcakes
  • Ready to roll fondant
  • Corn flower
  • Edible gold powder
  • Vodka for the gold powder
  • Black food dye / edible pen
  • Butter cream icing

Firstly what you will need to do is kneed and roll out your fondant. A tip is to use corn flower if the fondant is a little sticky, if you are using already opened fondant and it is too hard and crumbly place it into the microwave for a few seconds at a time on a low power.

Then you will need to make ears, horns and faces for the unicorns. For the faces, roll the fondant and use a circle cutter to cut a circle. Then using black food dye I used a paint brush to paint the eyelashes onto the face of the unicorn.

To make the ears, I rolled the fondant into small balls and then squished and shaped them into a triangular shape. Then for the horn I rolled a long sausage that was thin in the centre and went fat towards the end. Then fold the sausage into half and twist.  Once you have made the components mix the edible gold powder with a tiny drop of vodka, then using a paint brush paint the ears and the horn.

I also placed some of the gold onto the face of the unicorn just because I love gold. Place the faces onto the cupcakes with a small amount of butter cream. Then with some butter cream icing and a small star nozzle, pipe a small pile of icing onto the forehead of the face and then place the horn and ears into the icing. Note that if you are not planning on displaying the cupcakes for a while, assemble them just before as the fondant will go soggy.

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And then they are ready to eat and impress your friends. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you have anything you would like me to try please let me know in the comments below.

Thanks so much for reading xx

Vegan Pancakes

Hey everyone

Hope you are all good. Today I have for you a vegan pancake recipe from Eat Smart by Niomi Smart. They are supper quick, easy, healthy, and taste amazing.

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I think they are perfect for breakfast any day of the week because they only take roughly 10 minutes to make. They would be perfect for school, sleepovers and work breakfasts.

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What you will need to make 10 pancakes:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 90ml soy/almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

Firstly you will need to place into a NutriBullet your rolled oats and blend them into a powder. Then add all of the other ingredients. I used 1 defrosted banana but you could use a fresh one.

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Then all you need to do is in a frying pan melt some butter and place the mixture into the pan. let the pancake cook for a while until you flip them as they are a bit fragile. Once they are cooked serve with your favourite topping. I went with frozen blueberries and I personally think that they taste amazing, you could also add banana, maplesyrup or strawberries.

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks post and if you have any other recipes you think I would like, I would love to hear in the comments below.

Hope you have the best day ♥♥♥

 

Quinoa Chips

Hey Lovelies,

Hope you are all well, today I have for you a quick and simple snack idea, Quinoa Chips. I feel like quinoa has really come into the latest health food trend so I thought it would be the perfect time to try this recipe. The original recipe is from Laura Teodora. 

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I love that is it supper quick and healthy and is a snack that is home made and still tastes amazing. I feel that when you are feeling a bit peckish it is soo easy to go to the pantry and pull out a box of chips or crackers. This got me thinking about all the unnatural flavouring and unknown ingredients that are hidden inside, So I decided to make my own.

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What you will need:

  • ½ grams of quinoa
  • 60 grams of flour
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • Flavouring: Salt, paprika, herbs
  • Baking paper

Makes roughly 20 chips

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First what you will need to do is cook the Quinoa, the packet should have instructions on it. The Quinoa I used said to simmer ½ cup quinoa to 1 cup water or until the quinoa is well covered. The place on a stove and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has soaked up all the water.

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Then in a small jug combine all other ingredients and using a stick blender blend until a smooth consistency, I would recommend adding water to make the mixture wetter and a runny like consistency ( in the picture above they are too thick and glugy). Using a spoon place small piles and using the back of the spoon spread into a chip like shape.

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Then with you flavouring of choice sprinkle on the top. Then in a preheated oven cook at 180ºC cook for 20 minutes or until hardened and crunchy.

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And then you’re done. I feel that this is a super quick, easy and healthy way to snack throughout the day and tastes so good with some dip on the side. I hope that you have enjoyed this post and if you try them out I would love to see, by tagging me in your Instagram post with @awhiterabbitblog. If you have any other recipes you think I would like, comment them below.

Hope that you have an amazing week.

Thanks for reading xoxox

August Calendar

Hey everyone

Hope you are all well, another month has flown by which means its time for the August calendar. I have decided to make an iPad/ tablet/ phone friendly format calendar that you can set as your lock screen. You can simply download the pdf and put test over the top with you plans for the month. I thought it would be a great idea as it will save paper and I feel it will keep me more organised. Another option would be to set it as your computer back ground.

August iPad Calendar  August Calendar printable or computer

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Hope you enjoy

I would also love to know what you think of my new idea in the comments below

Have a good week xxx

Timor Leste

Hey everyone

Today is going to be a bit of a different kind of post. I have been wanting to do a post like this for a while now and have recently come back from a trip to Timor Leste so I thought it would be the perfect time. I would like to share my recent thoughts and would love for you to comment at the end of the post your thoughts as well, as I feel it will be really interesting to hear from you all.

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So it all began when I was listening to a talk by Sam Clear, he spoke about his experiences walking around parts of the world for unity. His presentation really opened my eyes as we know that there is hurt and trouble in the world that goes on everyday, but we don’t always see what is being done to stop it. It made me realise that we actually need to do something about it, even if it begins with our own communities. Just by being nicer or helping someone out you are making the world a tiny bit better. I really hope that one day there will be no more wars and I believe that if we all hope for the same thing that one day it will become a reality. I would also recommend if you somehow ever get the opportunity to attend a presentation by Sam Clear go as I found it really inspirational.

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Then only recently I came back from a trip to Timor Leste. Whilst I was over there I learnt how easily we can all get caught up in our day to day lives and forget how lucky we are. The Timorese are recovering from many years of devastation rebuilding schools, houses and other infrastructures. I realised how much I have and how fortunate I am to have a life like my own. I live in a country where there is no wars and there has never been a devastating disaster that has ever directly effected my life but these people have.

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I realised how lucky I am to have the house that I do and the resources around me. I have a bedroom with a bed, a wardrobe full of clothes, a heater, a fan. I have a kitchen, living room, dining room. I have clean running water that comes from a tap when I turn it on. I have realised that I should appreciate how easy my life is compared to others.

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Whilst I was over there I met a girl who said when she was at school she would have to travel 7km in 1 hour so she basically had to run to school. I realised how much I take going to school and getting an education for granted. Not everyone in the world has the same opportunities to get an education as I do yet many children complain about going to school and others who do not have the opportunity’s only wish is to get an education. I visited an orphanage which is where the photo above is form. The girls there, are there because their parents died or are too poor to take care of them. It was devastating to see that parents are so poor that they are unable to provide and care for their own children.

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I think the main message that I can take from the trip is that I can make a difference in the world and should appreciate what I have. The trip has made me realise how waste full I am and how much stuff I have, even though I do love going shopping and buying new things. Next time I go shopping I will think twice whether I actually need it and use recyclable bags. I have realised how much waste I make, plastic bags, wrappers, packaging and how it impacts the world, seeing plastic washes up onto their beaches and impact others environments. On the trip I also did not use my phone or any technology for 11 days and it felt amazing, we have the need to always be connected and know what is going on in other peoples lives, but it felt so good to not worry about what other people were doing and to be living in the present.

I have realised the importance of helping others because if we all shared the love and resources around we have the power to change the world.

If we are not the ones who change the world then who will?

Thank you so much for reading. If you read all of it good job, I feel like I rambled on and it has become a massive post. I have also been watching a few documentaries lately and if you are interested I would recommend watching  Minimalism which is on Netflix.

Also if you ever get the opportunity like I have or are thinking about going on a charitable or life changing experience I would highly recommend it as it truly was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

comment below as I would love to know your thoughts on this kind of subject

Thanks again xxx