Bake Off Style!

It’s all that seems to be on anyone’s lips right now – the return of the  Great British Bake Off to our TV screens. Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, and Mel and Sue are back tonight on BBC1 at 8pm, with more tempting treats for us to try to emulate.

Or not. We’ve decided to forgo the actual cake, and go for some bake off style instead! Every bit as satisfying, (well, okay, sort of), but a lot less calorific.

So, that’s our weekly wishlist this week – a bit of bake off style for you, inspired by everyone’s favourite TV show!  Cupcakes are yummy, right? And so are these cute cupcake false nails (£5, Claire’s Accessories). Just make sure they don’t come off in your cake mix!

Cupcakes look cute on your ears too – cute bake off style. Try diamante studded studs at Claire’s (£6) or little loveheart topped cupcake studs at JOY (£6). Cherries are baking essentials, so pay homage to them with Claire’s Accessories’ cute cherry necklace (£5).

Love a bit of lemon drizzle cake? Or a lemon meringue pie? Mmmm, us too. That’s why lovely lemon features in our bake off style in the shape, literally, of New Look’s lemon slice clutch (£6.50, was £12.99).

Bake off style weekly wishlistApples are essential bake off ingredients – and for true bake off style grab JOY’s apple print top (£14, was £28) or H&M’s cute apple logo T-shirt (£7.99). Maybe pineapple upside down cake is more your bake off style? Create one wearing this fab sequinned pineapple T from H&M (£12.99).

BHS’s cute cupcake shorts (£8) are perfect lounging gear for when watching the bake off. H&M’s ‘Fresh’ logo t-shirt (£7.99) tells us exactly how we like our bake off style – and our baked goods! Nothing worse than stale cake or bread!

Finally if you want to join in the baking fun, then you’ll need an apron, or a pinny, as my granny liked to call it. JOY’s Victoria sponge recipe style (£12) is perfect. Eat your heart out, Mary Berry!

 

Ice Cream Pastels!

Did you know that in America, July is National Ice Cream month? I LOVE ice cream. I don’t eat it often, because when I open a tub, I can’t stop!

Pistachio, mint choc chip, strawberry, peach melba, raspberry ripple, vanilla, cream…wait a minute, is this ice cream I’m describing or the ice cream pastels in my wardrobe?!

Pastels have been a big trend this year (and are set to continue as a trend into autumn/winter), so inspired by the USA\s National ice cream month, and because it’s my birthday today – and ice cream must feature somewhere – here’s a whole load of gorgeous ice cream pastels to see out summer in. And wearing your ice cream pastels is a lot easier on the waistline!

Pastel pink reminds me of creamy strawberry ice cream. Mix it up with a cute ice cream pastels print T-shirt. Add a fun ice cream themed charm bracelet!

ice cream pastels four Clockwise, from top left: Maxi skirt, £14.99, New Look, bodycon dress, £19.99, ice-cream print crop t-shirt, £7.99, both H&M, green blouse, £25 (was £39), JOY, ice cream charm bracelet, £6, Claire’s Accessories

Mix up your ice cream pastels – vanilla yellow or cream top, mint bottom, and a bag with studs that are reminiscent of ice cream sprinkles to top it off!

ice cream pastels oneClockweise, from top left: Mint skort, £17.99, New Look, yellow T-shirt, £14.95, GAP, cream crochet top, £17.99, New Look, pastel studded bag, £59 (was £85), French Connection, peach pumps, £7.99, H&M

FrostFrech’s ice-cream cone swimsuit is fun. Just don’t drop the real thing!

ice cream pastels twoClockwise, from top left: Drop waist dress, £33 (was £110), French Connection, lace skirt, £7.99, H&M, swimsuit, £28 (was £35), Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, pink shoes, £22.99, New Look, yellow lace insert vest, £7.99, H&M

Gorgeous creamy vanilla shades, mixed with light peach and pink are perfect ice cream pastels for summer – on the beach, at a wedding, at the bar.

ice cream pastels fiveClockwise, from top left: Vanilla playsuit, £19.99, H&M, peach embellished kimono, £34.99, New Look, ice-cream bikini top, £21.20 (was £26.50), matching bottoms, £13.20 (were £16.50), Floozie by Frost French @ Debenhams, striped T-shirt, £14.95, GAP, lace bandeau top, £7.99, H&M

A simple mint slip dress, and a pair of ice cream cone earrings is a simple, summery ice cream pastels look.

ice cream pastels threeClockwise, from top left: Ice cream print vest, £7.99, pink midi skirt, £24.99, mint dress, £9.99, all H&M, ice cream earrings, £4.50, Claire’s Accessories, lemon pencil skirt, £14.99, New Look

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reduction