White Chocolate and Summer Berry Layer Cake

Monday, May 22, 2017

White Chocolate And Summer Berry Layer Cake

White Chocolate And Summer Berry Layer Cake

Happy Monday! You may notice there's no meal plan this week and I'm bringing you cake instead. I mean who wouldn't prefer cake. I'm taking a week off, but if you're interested I'll send out my meal plan newsletter with all the details. The reason behind my break from meal plans, I'm not sure if you guys are still enjoying them and I'm wondering if my content fits anymore. You see, I'll let you in to a little secret, things are going to be changing around here, things are changing in my business but I'm still going to be Little Paper Swans, as I'm not ready to give that name up. I'm doing that super annoying blogger thing of dropping hints and not explaining but I can't put it all into words, I'll just have to show you, but you'll just need to bear with me other the next month or two while this blog and my business undergo a spruce up. All will be revealed.

As for this delicious cake? You may have seen on my Instagram that I made this cake for friends who came over with their kids on a play date. It went down a treat and I'm going to re-make this for my mum's birthday this weekend. I can't wait to tuck into it again. It's the perfect summer cake, light and full of summer berries. You will love this!

White Chocolate And Summer Berry Layer Cake

White Chocolate And Summer Berry Layer Cake

White Chocolate & Summer Berry Layer Cake 

- Serves 12 - 

100g white chocolate, roughly chopped

250g baking butter, softened

250g self raising flour, sifted

250g caster sugar

4 medium eggs,

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 punnet of raspberries

300ml double cream

1/2 punnet of raspberries

1 punnet of strawberries

100g white chocolate, melted

- Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/Gas 4.

- Grease and line 3 20cm loose bottomed cake tins.

- In a large bowl combine the baking butter and sugar and cream together until fluffy.

- Add in one egg and a quarter of the flour and combine. Keep doing this until all eggs and flour are in the mixture.

- Pour the mixture evenly into the 3 tins. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

- Leave the cakes to cool completely. Level with a bread knife if the cakes are uneven.

- Whilst waiting for your cake to cool, drizzle the melted white chocolate over the half of the remaining raspberries and 5 strawberries.

- Chop the rest of the berries in half and whip up the double cream into soft peaks.

- To assemble the cake spread a layer of cream onto the cake and add a few of the berries. Pop the next layer of cake on and repeat. 

- Use some cream (or make up a little glace icing) to stick the chocolate covered berries on top of the cake.

This cake will need to be stored in the fridge and will only keep for 2 days, so be quick!

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A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

I'm about to get very British here. But what is going on with our weather? Normally May is glorious, beautiful spring sunshine, not all this grey skies and drizzle. However on Sunday the drizzle cleared perfectly in time for a trip to the beach.

We are extremely lucky to have such a gorgeous beach right on our door step. A lot of people moan about our town but when we've got something as beautiful as this it's difficult to feel heard done by. 

We wanted to explore as Edith loves being outdoors. In fact I can see us spending every sunny day outdoors over the summer, she doesn't mind if it's raining! Edith adores the sandpit as her Nanny's so we thought a trip to the beach would be perfect. It was also a great opportunity to take her new wheels out. 

We're going through a little bit of "bubby" (baby) stage at the minute and she loves pushing them around in the pushchairs at playgroup but we didn't have one of our won. Until last week. This beautiful pushchair turned up and I think I loved it as much as she did. It has so many features, including the matching changing bag!

The pushchair is from Kiddies Kingdom, they don't just stock toys though, there is a whole host of beautiful mother & baby products. 

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

A Trip To Lowestoft Beach

We had such a glorious afternoon, of course Edith and I used the opportunity to twin our outfits. Because why not? (She's totally going to hate me for this when she's older!) We finished off our trip to the beach with an ice cream because it's practically the law! 

I can't wait for warm summer days. We've got lots of little trips planned around Suffolk & Norfolk as we're not going on holiday this year so we're going to visit all the local beauty spots we want to go to. I can't wait to share our summer adventures with you.

The pushchair was kindly sent to us from Kiddies Kingdom. All words and opinions are my own. Thank you to brands who continue to support Little Paper Swans. 

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How To Weekly Meal Plan - Plan #43

Monday, May 15, 2017

Happy Monday! I'm hugely excited as my Phone Photography E-Course launches today and I can't wait to meet everyone and get stuck in with the course. You can read all about June's course here.

The weekend went so quickly. I had a meeting on Saturday afternoon in Norwich and my Mum and I decided to make a day of it so we wandered around the quiet parts discovered some beautiful buildings (see here) and had lunch in a lovely little cafe. Then Sunday we did the food shop, popped to Pound Stretcher (who I am working with at the minute) and then to the beach to take photographs for another post and to let off some steam. We then headed over to my Mum's like we normally do. When we got home at 6pm Edith fell asleep pretty quickly, we well and truly tired her out. It was such a lovely day.

As for our meal plan we shopped at Tesco again and it came to £33.99. As always sign up to my weekly meal plan newsletter here and see my meal idea inspiration (and give me a follow) here.

This week we are eating:

Chicken Ranch Wraps

Tuna Mayo Pasta

Chicken Pathia (curry)

Chilli Cheese Fries


Don't forget to link up your meal plans to #MealPlanningMonday and grab your badge too!

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