Saturday, 25 June 2011

What was your dream when you were younger?

After searching through some old boxes of paper work I found a letter I wrote when I was 12. It was a letter I had written to a magazine competition and I had to put down what my dream was.

What is interesting is that my dream has stayed the same- not the vet part but the running of an animal sanctuary. It is still my dream today.

Here is the letter- sorry if it's hard to read! You might need to click it to enlarge it.

Question: What was your dream when you were younger and what is your dream now? Has it changed?

Jess xx

Some recent cakes from Jessica's Cupcakes Kitchen

Hi guys,

Just wanted to share some of the recent things that have come out of the Jessica's Cupcakes Kitchen.

I've been super busy with orders the past month which is one of the reasons I've been a bit slack with the blog.

These ladybug garden cupcakes were for a special little girl called Scarlet who turned 1. Happy Birthday Scarlet :-)

Top Cutting cake for a cupcake tower

Floral Cupcakes

Monday, 13 June 2011

Hot Cookie Dough Dessert

Right this is a new thing for me and I can't understand how I've gotten so far through life without having this! I was inspired after a trip to Pizza hut by one of their desserts on the menu- Hot Cookie Dough Dessert!

It is totally amazing!

Now I'll give you a vegan version but you could do this recipe non vegan as well if you wish.

Vegan Hot Cookie Dough Dessert
Serves 2


  • Batch of vegan cookies. You can use this recipe here  or for non vegan you can by those ready mixed cookie boxes.
  • Dairy free ice cream enough for 2 scoops each. You can buy this or I have a recipe here. Or for non vegans just use regular ice cream
  • Some dairy free chocolate melted to drizzle over the top. For non vegans use regular chocolate sauce.

  • Make up the cookies to the box/recipe instructions but don't cook them all the way through. Take about 3 minutes off the cooking time
  • Stack cookies in the bowl
  • Add ice cream scoops and drizzle chocolate sauce
  • ENJOY!

Monday, 6 June 2011

Back from Holiday and lots to do!

Last week we had a family holiday in Tintagel Cornwall for my Dad's 50th. He booked out a B&B for all of us and it was fab. So great to spend time with all the family. It went by far too quickly though!! Tintagel is a wonderful place, beautiful scenery and great beaches.

I also love getting wrapped up in the romance of the King Arthur legend!

While I was on holiday I read a book a friend lent me called Room. All I will say is you have to read it. I read the entire book in one sitting. I was gripped. I love it when I come across a book that you just cannot put down or forget and this is one of the few. Just read it...seriously.

Ok so this week a few things have progressed in the garden.Under the willow tree is now cleared and ready to plant some flowers once the time is right. I've planted some more veg including courgettes, chilli's and radish. Next to do is romaine lettuce and rhubarb! My sweet peas are also blooming! They are one of my favourite flowers and scent. They are also the flower of my birth month so I'm putting them all around the garden! While these little beauties are in flower there will be jam jars filled with sweet peas all around the house!

A few crafts I did over the weekend were to make some more fabric hanging hearts- I need to go steady on these as they could take over the whole house! A decorative patchwork cushion and a Pyjama bag. I'll be posting tutorials on these soon :-)

This week I need to get a hold on my to do list and seriously prioritise, there are things that have been nagging at me for ages but I've just left them. So it's my mission to get as many of these things out the way as possible!!!

I've had some bad news on the job front as my office is relocating so I'm back on the job search. I was hoping 2011 would be a year we could start fresh but it seems not just yet. However I believe everything happens for a reason so I'm remaining positive.