Image courtesy of Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme has a delicious selection of limited edition seasonal treats. The four adorable doughnuts are:
- Santa Belly Doughnut – A chocolate Kreme-filled shell is dipped in red icing and decorated to look like Santa’s belly
- Ugly Sweater Doughnut – A new take on ugly Christmas sweaters, this doughnut is dipped in green icing, sprinkled with confetti, and decorated with over-the-top reindeer and penguin candy pieces
- Holiday Plaid Doughnut – An Original Glazed Doughnut dipped in icing and decorated in a red and green plaid design
- Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut
These doughnuts are bound to fill your tummy with Christmas cheer, there’s just one thing I forgot to mention…they’re only available in the US and Canada. But you never know, if you’re nice, Santa might bring some on his sleigh for you on Christmas Eve.
Posted in Christmas, Comfort food, Festive
Tagged Christmas, Christmas jumper, doughnuts, Festive, festive food, icing, kreme, Krispy Kreme, Limited edition, Santa, sprinkles, ugly sweater
It’s about time to check out the Christmas lights and festive store fronts around London. The Ivy Chelsea Garden is certainly bringing some Christmas cheer to Chelsea, with their Gingerbread House installation decked snow, sweets, gingerbread men, candy canes, baubles and sequins.
If you’ve made a reservation, you can enjoy a Gingerbread Espresso Martini, which is totally in keeping with the theme. The delicious concoction is made up of a freshly pulled espresso shot, Wyborowa Vodka, Bepi Tosolini Expre liqueur and gingerbread syrup, as a finishing touch. I’m feeling festive already! You can check out the Gingerbread House shop front at 197 King’s Road, SW3 5ED until New Years Day.
Posted in Bakery, Baking, Candy, Christmas, Decoration, Festive, Gingerbread
Tagged baubles, candy, candy cane, Christmas lights, Cocktail, Gingerbread, Gingerbread cocktail, gingerbread house, gingerbread men, London, Vodka cocktail
Just over 30 years ago, I went to Art College. I’m sure I have mentioned this before in previous posts. But for those of you who didn’t know, I spent two years fine tuning my artistic skill to no avail. During this time I met some big personalities who have gone on to fabulous things in product design, theatre and fine art. I’m in touch with a few people, thanks to social media.
I met up with one of my classmates from that time, fine artist Justin Bradshaw, who is now based in the centre of the universe for all things art, fashion and design; Italy. We hadn’t seen each other since college we still recognised each other (and apparently, I haven’t aged). Over a full English breakfast and copious cups of coffee, we put the world to right.
We spoke about how the world of art has transformed, digital technology, being true to your work, inspiration and creativity. It was a refreshing day for me. It’s good for me to step out of the Delights Kitchen, every once in a while. We even took in two local exhibitions near the University of Arts.
He paints – people, places, expressions and possessions. I create cakes…that sometimes happen to be works of art. I created this cupcake in honour of Justin. A chocolate cupcake piped with chocolate buttercream, topped with a framed mini masterpiece. I was chuffed when he said it looked like a combination of a Jackson Pollock and a Monet.
Posted in art, Art inspired cupcakes, Artist
Tagged art and design, art college, art exhibition, artist, cake, creativity, cupcakes, Italy, work of art