Sunday, 31 May 2015

What I'm Doing Now

Morning everyone!

How is your weekend going so far? 

Mine's been a little bit hectic!

First off, I went to Mr. B's gig yesterday that he played, he did wonderfully well even though the sound was a bit quiet (engineer's) but non the less he did brilliant! I wasn't too keen on the second band if I'm honest, all their songs sounded the same and not very memorable. Meaning, I can't remember a damn song they played, the way they go or there song titles. This isn't because I didn't watch them or anything cause I did, I just found them a little boring and nothing really new.

In other news, I made some new cupcakes up! Rollover Rolo Cupcakes! That's the name we're going for at the moment, it may change haha.

Basically there chocolate cupcakes, with a rolo hidden inside, topped with smooth and fluffy chocolate buttercream, a rolo placed on top then drizzled with homemade salted caramel! Recipe will be on the blog soon! Mr. B approved but felt there should be more Rolo's inside!

In the world of Sprinkle, Sparkle and Magic

Also in other news, I have started doing my Level 2 Health and Hygiene course which I am over the moon about! I feel like I'm finally getting some where with my cakes and my little site! Exciting times!

I have some cake orders this coming month too, which will be up on the blog. 
I have an Engagement cake and the Father's Day cake to do in the same week, so that will be busy and then a birthday cake to do the week after! Busy but excited!

What else is there?...

Oh! I'm finally sorting out a pricing system, had to use a template and not just editing it all but will be so much easier to use and cost cakes now. Sending it to Becky and Sam too so they can use it. Will hopefully be doing my Level 2 at college, just all boils down to money as usual. Mum says that she will pay for it but don't want her to all the time as it's not fair, May just ask everyone to chip in and get it for my 21st then it's something that I really want to do. I would only end up buying cake decorating things anyway haha 

I'm also in the process, a very slow process I may add in building my own website, but everything feels like it's getting there slowly, you just can't give up I suppose!
There may be a couple of set backs along the way, one step forwards two steps back, that kind of things but sometimes I take more steps forwards. 

So that's what has been  happening recently in the land of Sprinkle, Sparkle and Magic!

Speak soon, much love!

Friday, 29 May 2015

European Foodie Market - Sheffield 2015 and a general update

Evening everyone!

I haven't been on here in a while, I was meant to be posting up quite regularly but it never really happened! I apologies! xx 

So I was supposed to post about this a few weeks ago, but I've been so busy with college, coursework, job interviews and orders that I haven't had time to think let alone post any blog posts, I still haven't finished the recipe for the spiced sugar cookies! 

The European Food market was brilliant and as always when it comes, it's amazing! People from all over, France, Spain, Germany etc came with such wonderful foods! Pastries, meats, sandwiches, and lots of sugary treats too!

I bought this from such a lovely French stall! 
The people we're so lovely and friendly and their food was divine!

I bought this lovely Spinach and Goats cheese pastry twists, basically like the cheese straws that you can get over here, the pastry was lovely and soft and flaky, spinach and cheese were just beautiful! This wasn't your average size "Twist". It was probably the same size as a 12" Sub from subway and it was so worth it! Was £2.50 which was ace!

I did originally walk past at first, taking a peak but didn't bother. Though when I got down to the bus stop, I realised that I needed to go back as my foodie sense we're tingling, and I ended up buying two cause they we're just that good!

They were making them all on site too which I just found amazing! The Spinach and Cheese ones we're very popular, they were coming out of the oven so soon after the first batch had been placed onto the table!

I love food markets so much, the wide range of food, people and culture is amazing! How all the smells and flavours mix into one, the people are so lovely and It's just amazing!

If they come back I will definitely be stocking up on them, and I will also try and give it a go at making some myself! ;)

Until next time, 

Enjoy your weekend! Keep an eye out for this page and also the Sprinkle, Sparkle and Magic page, new recipes will be up later!

Much love!


Friday, 1 May 2015

Bit of a blow..then a bit on the up!

Hey everyone, 

I hope we are all well this evening? 

I don't know where to start if I'm honest, there's been some right things kicking off today and I just can't seem to get my head around it all! 

I'll go back a bit...Recently I have been applying for jobs, but with how everything has gone down the toilet recently with the the UK and the world to be fair, there are not many said jobs about. And when you do find one to apply for, then you do find one that you apply for, they then get back to you and say that you don't have the "right" skills for the job. But some companies don't really want you to go to college or go into education to get the said "skills" that they want you to have,so how can you win? Beats me! 

Anywho, I applied for this job and thought it would all run smoothly, it's part time so I can still do my college course until the end of May and then will hopefully be able to do my Level 2 course in September.

Well, how wrong was I?...

Firstly I was phoned about the job which I was delighted, but then when they started to be be a bit funny with me about being on my course on Tuesday's - Which I may point out is the only day I am there for! They basically didn't want me to do my course, said I could miss a couple of hours out of it and go straight there. I know it may not seem like much time to some, but that's a lot when you have stuff do do in Cake Decorating, it's really precious time! 

So no, I couldn't really take some time out of my course, not when I had paid £450 out of my own pocket and savings for it I couldn't. They said they would cross that bridge when they get to it, if they think I am going to stop my education in something that I really love doing and that I want to get a job out of, they have another thing coming. I've worked in a call centre before and I can tell you it's not a pretty sight. 

I worked at Virgin Media for a year, it was fine before new management took over, I was given way over the limit of jobs no one should of had, I got way too stressed, became ill, my hair started to fall out and I started to become depressed. I'm seriously not over exaggerating ask Mr. B! So since then I said that I wouldn't do a job like that again and now I have landed myself in it!

They've booked me to go onto a training week, but I have my driving theory test and there is no way that I am slowing down my chances of driving again, I've had my car for a year I want to be able to at least pass by the end of the year. But the way things are going at the moment there is always a  bloody set back so I don't know what I'm going to do! 

One day I hope that I will look back on all these posts, when I've managed to get my own cake shop and prove everyone wrong that "Yes, you have done it Emma, well done! Just look at how far you have come!" I know what I need to get here, I've researched it, it's not the time it's going to take that bothers me, it's the money I need and how I'm going to get it! 

And it really annoys me when people just tell you to "get a job" I am trying but it's harder than everyone thinks, cause most places don't want to take people on for a long time, they don't want to pay out loads on wages. They just want Bank people working or Zero hours, which is better for them so they don't have to pay out but it's rubbish for people who are trying to make their way in the world! 

And that is all I'm trying to do! Is that so hard to ask for in life, to be able to do what you want to do and to be happy? Because to me, that's what you have to be. I don't want to live the bloody dream, it's sounds damn boring! 

Find someone, settle down, get engaged, get married, have kids, have an everyday 9-5 job, detest your job, go on holiday and have fun, to come back to reality, grow old, get bored, get lonely and complain of what you didn't do in life and all the things you could of done and wished you could of done, but didn't because you just rolled with everyone else, you rolled with "the crowd" and look where it got you. Doing a job you hate, forking out money for things that you don't really need but is essential on a "modern" day life for things that you could be spending it on something that you really wanted to in life. 

So to put things into perspective, no. No I wont miss a couple of hours of college, cause it's "Just college" I won't have a job I detest for the rest of my life just to do what other people "want" me do do. Because it's my bloody life, there my bloody rules and I will get to where I want to be and what I want to be able to do. I wont live my life making other people happy for the sake of me being miserable and and ill. 

There is no point, you only have one life, so bloody live it and live it good!