Sunday inspiration

Nothing much on a sunday, except work… It’s hot outside, so enjoy it while you can! Happy sunday everyone ^^

In my mind, in my head, this is where we all came from

Two weeks have passed and I’m still in my festival mood. During my summer job – which requires me to drive around in Belgium, chilly willy – I listen to the radio more than ever. Every single time one of the most played Tomorrowland song comes up, I raise my hand (singular, since I need the other one to hold the wheel) like I did in front of the mainstage at Tomorrowland. Gosh, those three days went by so freakin fast and I wish I could do it all over again. Next year: combi ticket and Dreamville, for sure! I couldn’t really get drunk of Kriek (beer with the taste of cherries) but turns out, that wasn’t necessary… I was in such a weird mood, in my own world… The music, those beats.. They kind of sucked me into the whole thing. I was constantly dancing, singing and just having fun!

As for my outfits, I started off with my shoes. I wanted to wear three different pairs and I’d choose the outfit according to the shoe… My favorite one was the second day, I only have this pic from the back, because I wasn’t really busy taking pics of myself, but more from the stage and the people in front of it! God, I miss it so much!

DIY: Chanel 2.55 Cake

Every now and then, a girl indulges in new clothes but let’s face it, sweets are nice treats too! So that’s why Birdy and I decided to do something during the day: make a crazy cake! The Chanel 2.55 immediately popped in mind… We were serious about making one, so the next day we bought supplies and there we were baking a cake, like a boss!

Of course, sharing mouth-watering pictures is not enough… That’s why I’ll be sharing you step by step what you have to do! Good luck and don’t give up like we did a bit at the end :D

Preparing the cake to put in the oven is the first step. We knew we had a lot of work to do with the finishing touches of the cake, so we opted to go for prepared cake dough by Herta with both chocolate and vanilla. We filled 3 rectangular cake pans (buttered them first of course + some powdered sugar) with the marble cake dough from Herta and while the cakes were rising and become even more yummy then the dough – oops, sorry mom, I always eat the dough even though you taught me not to – we started making the chocolate buttercream.

We used these ingredients from Savory Sweet Life but ours didn’t turn out so chocolate brown but it was delish!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!)
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream

After making the buttercream, start making the small details on the bag, such as the Chanel sign, the chains and last but not least the ‘leather’ of the bag! To make all of this, you’ll need cake fondant, which apparently exists in every color possible! We bought one white and 2 black ones. We covered the white with gold paint dust to make it look like actual chains. Don’t panic, everything we used, is eatable… Weird, huh?!

By now, the cakes will be ready and not at all in the shape you want them to be, that’s why you have to cut them to be flat so you can stack one onto another. The buttercream will come in between every piece and also around the whole cake, before you put the fondant around it. You’ll have to knead the fondant until it’s flat enough, cut it in the right size and draw the seams onto the bag. Then take the fondant and cover the cake with it. Put the final details on them to finish it up.

There you go… Piece of Chanel cake!