Calorific Terrific Sushi

Real Sushi

OK so not of the fish kind but of the cake kind. NOOOO not a fish cake or even a cake with fish flavour (ugh I’m not Heston you know….) but cupcakes that look like sushi rolls. Deelish Nom Nom! I found this recipe on the wonderful Aussie blog Rasberri Cupcakes – who is so clever – I’m jealous.

Sweet Sushi Yum in my Tum

You Will Need:

Well, let’s do this the lazy way – always my preferred way – and buy a pre-measured out cupcake mix – try Sainsbury’s.

Tiny green cupcake cases try Splat Cooking - green representing seaweed bien sur.

A box of Rice Krispies which she calls Rice Bubbles.

400g White Chocolate broken/chopped up

Packet of fruity gummy sweets like- wine gums. fruit gums, gummy bears – pick out all the orange, green and yellow ones and chop into cubes of about 5mm each and if you want to, sort them into colours. You could take a risk at this point and get your kid to do this part. Risk being, 1 for the green pile, 4 stuffed in their gob…

How To Make:

Take a trip down under to her blog for the method and astound yourself with your new found baking genius. Nobu eat your heart out!

 

 

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10 under 10 for those under 10!

Phew that was a brain twister! Occasionally I can be sooooo thrifty. So in that spirit I bring you my edit of key summer fashion pieces for under a tenner. Let’s face it – apart from my love and hugs (as long as the kids’ aren’t sticky..) – EVERYTHING is sooooo bleedin’ expensive!. Let’s hit the high street….

Love this floral vest from Next. So on-trend. And £7-10. Bloomin’ marvellous!

Les Fleurs

This boys Stone Roses tee brings me back to my glory rave days…erm I mean what I heard about those days, I’m far too young to have been there…Next £9-10.

Stone Roses Tee

This Panda tank is very Harajuku. £2.99 H&M.

Panda Tank

Boys striped swim-shorts. Poolside chic. £5.99 H&M.

H&M Swim Shorts

Girls pink diamond retro sunglasses. Cooooool. River Island £8. Important note…darlings, these are for posing in more than to block harmful rays from the sun…..

These are a real gem!

Love this belt from River Island. Your little B(r)at Boy! £8

Batman Belt

Good old M&S – love these Autograph chino pants for boys £9-10. Roll ‘em up and you’re ready to rock and roll. The shoes make me a bit nauseous…..

Autograph Chinos

I heart this square neck heart print frill bikini. £8-9 M&S.

Hearts and Frills Bikini

This Bakito tee from Debenhams (yes I do shop there…) is £8.80 on sale right now! Very cool – love the neon contrast. Looks très expensive.

Motorbike Tee

This sundress by Bluezoo from Debenhams is deeevine and now it’s just in our budget cos it’s on sale. £6.40-9.60 Debenhams.

Bluezoo Sundress

So people, let’s talk numbers – my favourite (lying) subject. 10 looks, £100 spent – by my brilliant calculations, that leaves at least £200 over for a new handbag for you my lovelies. Simple!

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 2wo Search for a Model for ASAP!

Here’s a half term modelling assignment – and I’m not talking about clay. Step2wo runs the childrenswear concession at Harvey Nichols – comprising clothes, shoes and accessories. Clothing brands include ilovegorgeous, Stella McCartney, and No Added Sugar and shoes – well, anyone who’s anyone – from Dior to their own line Step 2wo.

Sinitta's Gorgeous Daughter did this last year....

They are looking for a girl of around 6 years old who wears shoe size 31 and age 6 clothing. The pictures will be used on Step2wo’s website to showcase their AW12 range.

A face like an angel

Your little princess will get paid £100 for the shoot and you will be given a CD with hi-resolution images for you to send round to EVERYONE boring them with how you have made the next Cindy Crawford. Win Win.

I feel pretty, oh so pretty

The shoot will be in a photographic studio in Whetstone, North West London sometime during half term week. To enter you need to email francesca@step2wo.co.uk with a recent picture of your little angel and Bob est Votre Oncle!

Get busy guys – this is urgento. Remember – beauty is in the eye of the beholder birther. Fingers crossed…….

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Quad(Triplets/Twins or Single)rophenia

SukiP's ideas are the dogs - dontcha forget that!

Whilst we’re on the whole celebrating Britain thing, get your little biker off to a great start with these:

Love this Brit Pop Scooter by Kiddimoto Scooters £119 (great name I might add!). ‘Tis a wooden balance bike BUT with street cred man.

Scooter Beauter

And top the look off (quite literally!) with this Kiddimoto Target helmet £24.99 from Micro-Scooters. Your little bod will become a mod!

Target Helmet

So off into the sunset, let him ride, his mummy huffing and puffing by his side. Super-cool he will be – you get all your stylish ideas from me…..

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What’s Next at Next

So I had me a little outing to the Next AW12 press day at Somerset House. ‘Twas a spectacular setting and I might add the contents were too! Take a peep at what is hitting stores from July…

Beautifully Presented

I love this Star Beret. Très chic!

Star Beret

And these hi-tops. They have monkey on them and will have in them…

Hi-tops

And whilst we are at floor level – these leopard dessert boots are a special edition – created to celebrate 30 years of Next. 30 years! I can’t believe life existed before Next – and of course, would’t know being the young thing I am…

Leopard Boots

This chunky jumper is a winner. I shall be buying one for myself in size 16 (age darling) and passing it off as Joseph…

Sheep Chunky Jumper

I adore these boys trousers with braces. Great touch. Look very designer..roll them up with some brogues or baseball boots.

Trousers with Braces

This boys gilet is fab. Reminds me of a French brand called Chevingon - when I was younger  - all the boys had to have one. The hood is removable.

Boys Gilet

These printed leggings are so clever. I would wear with a black top and bikery boots for a bit of Rock chic. So different.

Cable Knit print leggings

So there you go. I could really drone on and on and on (much like I normally do). It was a great collection – one which I shall defintely be feeding my habit with as soon as it hits stores…

 

 

 

 

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