Monday, 16 January 2012

Have you ever thrown a fistful of glitter in the air?

This weekend has been hectic at Inanity Towers. I took the weekend as an excuse to slow down and relax and try and enjoy myself whilst taking lots of photos of course. The last few days have heavily featured glitter, red glitter especially. Worryingly I only noticed when I looked back at the photos, I think I may have a sparkle problem.

I took the excuse to sit down and deal with my awfully chipped nails. I replaced the previous heavily glittered green with a dark red sparkly duo.


OPI Muppets- Wocka Wocka
Models Own -Scarlet Sparkle

We decided the best course of action for the weekend was a little bit of spoiling. My mum and I donned our finery for an afternoon spent having high tea in The Merchant Hotel in the Cathedral Quarter. I completely adore The Merchant, I love having cocktails in the hotel bar, their menu is huge! If you love a Mojito or a Cosmopolitan, this is the place for you. I took the opportunity to showcase the Dorothy shoes I made as I sauntered into their tea room. Thankfully I didn't have to walk very far so I didn't panic about scuffing them!

The shoes in question (in case you forgot)

I still love these heels

A pot of Earl Grey 

Our tea stand, stacked high with goodies

Macaroons, passion fruit mousse and lemon meringue pie

As you can see it was quite a spread! I don't think we managed to even eat half of it! Luckily the lovely folk in The Merchant give you an adorable little box with all your cakes to take with you. So when I arrived home to Himself his little eyes lit up and he rather quickly polished off the cakes before I even had time to put on the kettle.

It also saw my first ever visit to Creative Cakes as even though I spend a lot of time baking I'd never been there. I merrily stocked up on all of the goodies I needed (as if you can ever have enough edible glitter). So once my desire for glitter had been sated it was off to the kitchen to bake! I had to finalise the cupcake designs for Valentines Day so it was a afternoon of experimenting with frosting.

Here is my favourite cupcake design, I think these are going to be the Dillypickle Cupcakes signature Valentines Day cupcakes. Yes there is also an AWFUL lot of edible glitter on them!

Double chocolate Valentine cupcakes


Dark chocolate buttercream with red glitter and
heart fondant decorations

Of course when eating these with lipgloss or lipstick on you get a rather lovely glitter lip look. There you go folks not only good for the belly but also will keep you on trend, free Violent Lips! They're actually ridiculously tasty, you understand of course I did have to try both recipes just in case. Tasty. 


It's like the cover of True Blood 

 So the kitchen is now completely coming down with cupcakes, they're in every Tupperware box I own. My friends are going to be so sick of me giving them cupcakes when they come over, but they need to be eaten by Tuesday so it'll be free cupcakes to everyone!

It's been a fun weekend, busy, but fun. Granted there was nowhere near as much wine as I'd have liked but maybe next time. There was more red glitter than I think was ever necessary but I am really not complaining about that! Dorothy and probably the entire cast of Strictly Come Dancing would have felt completely at home! 

Pin up make up meets cupcakes and glitter! Win.
I'll see all you boys and girls soon for some more make up reviews and also for another Vintage Thursday where we venture back to the 1930's again. I have so many reviews to share, hoping to get them all out by the end of the week.

Much love







19 comments:

thebombshelll said...

I love the red glitter!

Sandra said...

Ahh, the cupcakes are so pretty!

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Strawberry Blonde said...

Love this post. Merchant afternoon tea is amaze & those cupcakes look LUSH!!
Must pop into Creative Cakes soon - i def need some edible glitter in my life!
Nic x

Love Cat said...

Jeeezuz, those cupcakes look divine! Also loving the red nails. I need to do mine. You have inspired me!

Is the Merchant in Belfast, up some big red steps? If so, I went there on a hen do about 7 years ago!

LoubouLush said...

Love the red glitter! I'm so jealous about the afternoon tea - I love afternoon tea at the Merchant - the Culloden and Galgorm are fabby too :)
xx

Claire | French for Cupcake said...

Red glitter is just the best isn't it? Also, we should SO do high tea at the merchant together...I am craving their macarons x

Jen said...

Love your shoes, super pretty!! And those cupcakes look soo good!! :)

xox

Miss April said...

Love the shoes, wow. I totally adore the last pic of you and the cupcake - too stinkin' amazing!

CLAUDET said...

GREAT POST AND BLOG!
You look beautiful :)
XOXO

sophieelkin said...

Dying to go to the merchant for afternoon tea, one for the list of things to do next time I'm back home!x

HitomiNeko said...

Lovely photos! Love all the dessert <3

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Huda said...

lol What a very entertaining post and blog. I really enjoyed reading this! Thanks for sharing :)

Lauren said...

I need to get me some afternoon tea in a fancypants hotel; never done it! Those cupcakes look beauuuutfil.

Clara Turbay said...

lovely and cool.

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Sara said...

Hahah loving your violent lips ;) Also now have a wile craving for mojitos...

xx

fluff and fripperies said...

Looks like a FABULOUS time, right up my alley. I love the Merchant too, had dinner in Berts when I was in Belfast last year and it rocked. xo

WitchHazel said...

I love everything about this post ;) Those cupcakes look delicious (and gorgeous!)

Fabrizia said...

Such a great post, I like it!!! The red lipstick is simply fab!

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Adrienne said...

Nothing worng with loving the sparkle! Great pics :)

Adrienne
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