Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween/autumn treats

HALLOWEEN\ Fall Treats 

I decided to do autumn/fall halloweenish treats, something a little different to give to trick or theaters and was fun to do with roman, well i was so wrong it was a major disaster nothing was going right, the caramel was just sliding off the apples and so did the chocolate! just goes to show im just human and a mummy! it was a lot of fun to do with roman and the tasted lush!
 Because it was such and epic fail i had loads of left over caramel and chocolate so i made slabs of caramel and chocolate with different topping which can easily  be broken up and shared out. Roman loved doing that and decorating the chocolate>

so this is how i made these yummy treats:
what you will need 
Chocolate Apples
  • 10 apples (5 caramel, 5 chocolate) washed ,dried and cold!!!! 
  • lollipop sticks 
  • chocolate (white and milk but use whatever you prefer)
  • topping of your choice (i used marshmallows, oreos and gold balls) 
Caramel sauce 
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar 
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2tsp salt (add more if you want to make salted caramel)  
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • chocolate peanuts 
To make the caramel sauce
  • In a heavy saucepan melt the butter 
  • then add the sugar syurp and salt
  • cook over a medium heat for 10-12 mins 
  • stir in the condensed milk and cook until your candy thermometer reaches 248 degrees(firm-ball stage)
  • remove from the heat 
  • line a baking tray with grease proof paper
  • start to coat your apples   
  •  if able to coat in crushed peanuts!!
  • leave cool for 30mins -1hr( or place in the fridge)
  • Enjoy

to make the chocolate apples

  • place chocolate in a microwaveable bowl
  • heat for 30 secs at a time (took me 1min 30 secs)
  • line a baking tray with grease proof paper 
  • coat each apple with a generous amount of chocolate and use whatever topping you would like and place on the tray! 
  • leave cool for 30min-1hr (if you can leave them that long!!!)
  • Enjoy

with the left over  caramel and chocolate:
  • line a baking tray or a flat surface (for he chocolate not the caramel)with grease proof paper 
  •  pour the caramel in tray and add toppings( I used chocolate covered peanuts)  
  • Spread the chocolate on a flat surface 
  • Add topping 
  • And drizzle over chocolate (I did a milk base with white chocolate drizzle and vice versa)

  So the whole experience of making these was not amazing but for my 1st mummy and kiddie vid I wasn't expecting anything amazing!!! But the finished result did look ok but tasted amazing! And came up with some pretty cool extra pieces that I didn't think I was going to! 
Defo a good autumn/fall treat and a good alternative to give out to any little trick or treaters that come knocking at ur door! 

Happy Halloween everyone 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Annabelle/ Halloween 2014

So with Halloween just a few days away i thought id write about my Annabelle video on youtube(Msleesha1) I absolutely loved making this video, it was my first Halloween video and i am super proud of it. took me a wile to film and edit but i love it. Had help from ross with filming and taking the amazing pictures we did. I scared myself so much filming and editing this video it is really scary!!! I am not a professional MUA i just have a massive passion for it but would one day love to have it as a job, it is something i enjoy doing and am very passionate about!

I had so much planed to do and film for this Halloween but time has just got away from me, but in the next year hopefully my blog and youtube channel will of kicked off and will be in bit more of a routine for making and uploading videos! but from now till next year i will be practicing to bring you some amazing Halloween videos
go check out the video link below