Sunday, March 29, 2015

Chocolate Macaroon Egg Nests | Baking

A few weeks ago, I was in a chocolate shop called the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory with a friend, and she spotted some adorable chocolate coconut egg nests. We immediately asked the cashier for the price, wanting to buy the yummy-looking treats, but unfortunately they cost over $5 each (if I remember correctly). Now I'm sure that it would be worth the price, but we decided that we could figure out how to make our own, and have a fun baking day later that week!

My friend first suggested adding shredded coconut to melted chocolate and hardening it, but we quickly realized that that would form a very hard nest, and we wanted a softer nest. From there, we thought about what kind of a chocolate cookie is full of coconut. And then we realized... macaroons. (Not to be confused with french macarons... I made those here, though)

... And so we searched the internet for a good chocolate macaroon recipe, and got going!

(Sidenote: after making the nests, we went on Pinterest and saw similar cookies everywhere... turns out we're not as original as we thought :p)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Five Things I'm Loving

I've been using a lot of great things lately... things meaning a large assortment of random products in the beauty, food&drink and stationery ranges. I've put together a post highlighting my five favourites from the past little while. Enjoy :)

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Let's Talk: Makeup Brushes

Almost everyone who uses makeup owns them... makeup brushes. They're fluffy, convenient and come in a variety of shapes of sizes, and it's very important to wash them on a regular basis. In this post, I'm going to talk about how I wash my makeup brushes, and I'll also talk about some of my favourites. Enjoy :)