Pumpkin Surprise Halloween Cake!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner, and I'm here to show you a fang-tastic recipe! Surprise in the middle cakes are super easy to do and are sure to impress your guests!


To make it you will need two cakes, I chose a vanilla sponge and a chocolate sponge. Use any recipes you like, but feel free to use this chocolate cake!

First bake your vanilla sponge. It would be really cute to color the sponge orange to have an even spookier cake! You could even flavour it with orange zest to have a chocolate orange cake... yum.

I baked the vanilla sponge in a loaf tin, un-moulded it, and then cut it into slices. You can then cut out your pumpkins from the slices and put them back in the tin!



Make sure you pack in lots of pumpkins so that when you pour the chocolate mixture on top it doesn't leak in between. Once you've carved your pumpkins, make your chocolate sponge and pour it in the loaf tin.


Bake as you normally would, the white sponge won't over bake and as it is in the middle it will stay moist!

Un-mould your cake, let it cool before cutting into it and be prepared for a surprise!!



Isn't it cute?!

A Flatmate in Nice and Paris Fashion Week!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

I know this is a bit delayed, but I am trying to catch up with my blogposts! So prepare yourselves for an overflow of GiftofGaby posts in the next coming weeks...

September in Nice is my favorite time of the year, the sun is no longer scorching and the tourists have flown back home. The sea is calm and the air is crisper! One of my flatmates, Ell, who you've met in Sevenoaks, came down to visit! So I played tour guide... I really love it when people come around because it gives me an excuse to do loads of touristy things!


We drove up to the quaint village of Èze, above Monaco. I've always loved Èze but hadn't visited in a while. The view is truly breathtaking and the drive is really quite fun! (think winding roads with a ditch of more than 300m to your side).



I found a door to my size! This seems to be a recurring theme this summer... After going around the tiny village we settled at a terrace and enjoyed chilled glasses of rosé... tough life on the Côte d'Azur I tell you!




With only one week left of the holidays, Mom and I decided to go visit my big bro in Paris! He just moved there and we thought it was time for him to be a tour guide!

We realised, rather at the last minute, that we were going bang in the middle of Paris Fashion Week! If that isn't the best people watching week... then I don't know what is!

We visited the Louvres, walked by the Seine and stuffed our faces with pastries! A week well spent.




I rocked my new boyfriend jeans from Zara and Brandy Melville top! I didn't quite look as fashionable as all the fashionistas out there, but that's as far out of my comfort zone I could go!

We met up with Xavier for dinner, and took rather silly siblings pictures, as you do.



That's all for now... Salut!


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