Cotton candy

Good morning darlings, dreary day. Damp and dismal. Oh to be in California instead of sopping wet Blighty oh dear. One shall wear a cashmere jumper , eat carbs, hug a cat and watch all that is bad tv wise. Hurrah for miserable days.

Doesn’t it feel like a cake day?
When did buns become cupcakes? One didn’t get the memo. What happened to fairy cakes? Was that the pc police too? Horrid to Yankify everything . All these questions darlings.

Earlier in the week one did a Katy Perry

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One didn’t sleep with Mr.Brand mores the pity but instead thought it a good idea to rock a pink coiff.

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Mmm… Not quite in the Perry stakes more Toyah Wilcox as a friends’ husband pointed out. The flamingo hair is no more but left behind is a peach Melba hue. Quite flattering, think Des O’Connor in his trademark pastels.

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K.P peachy.

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J.L patchy.

Candy floss coloured hair maybe doesn’t work so well in the real world .
How about blue?

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If Marg can…

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Only in Hollywood.

Maybe a shampoo and set with a coloured rinse is more moi?

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A different colour for every day of the week. Something magnificent for every skin tone.

Don’t be afraid darlings. If Des can, you can.

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If paintbox pastels and cupcakes are better suited on frocks instead of heads ( or both )take a bite of this candy coloured confection from asos .

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Cupcakes

150 g butter, softened
150 g sugar
3 eggs, beaten
150 g self-raising flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
For the frosting:
75 g butter, at room temperature
150 g icing sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
a selection of food colouring, choose your favourite colours
To decorate:

sprinkles, (optional)
silver balls, (optional)
hundreds and thousands, (optional)
sweets, (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4.
2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light, fluffy and pale.
3. Gradually mix in the beaten egg alternating with the flour to stop the mix from curdling. Finally, stir through the vanilla extract and milk.
4. Place 12 paper cupcake cases into a muffin tin and divide the mixture between them.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
6. For the frosting: In a mixing bowl beat the butter with a spoon or spatular until smooth, then start to sift in the icing sugar, stirring regularly. Add the vanilla extract and milk. The frosting should be light and creamy.
7. Mix your chosen food colouring colours into the icing to give an even colour.
8. Once the cupcakes are totally cool, spoon or pipe the icing onto your cupcakes and finish with your chosen decorations. Then allow to set for at least 30 minutes.

For all you would be California girls out there.

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eBay

Pillow fights never looked so good.

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