Simple Gudetama Easter Cupcakes

After a (very) long blogging hiatus, I’m back! I could bore you with why I stopped blogging for so long, but instead I’m going to tell you how I created some simple, Gudetama Easter cupcakes.

Gudetama (AKA The Lazy Egg) is a popular Japanese character, created by Sanrio. I thought that seeing as he is an egg,  that he’s perfect for some Easter Cupcakes!

Easy Gudetama Easter Cupcakes

Easter cupcakesI took a short cut with my Easter cupcakes and just used the chocolate Betty Crocker cupcake mix.

For the Gudetama cupcake toppers I used:

  • Darrell Lea BB’s Chocolate Honeycomb balls
  • Wilton white candy melts
  • Chefmaster 2 Pack Dual Tip Decorating pens- Black, from Spotlight

First I chopped my Chocolate honeycomb balls in half, for the yolk. I used a serrated knife for this and didn’t have too much trouble, but there were a few casualties, due to the candy shell cracking.

Then I drew on my little Gudetama faces on the yolks and let them dry. The ‘ink’ in the pen is just food colouring, but if you don’t like artificial dyes you could pipe the faces on with chocolate or dark chocolate, so it’s closer to black.

I melted my white candy melts in the microwave, using my Wiltshire chocolate melting pot…they are no longer available, but I found a similar one on The Goodguys site. They are so quick and easy. I then poured the melted candy melts into a ziplock bag, cut a little of the corner off and piped some of the candy melt onto the bottom of my ‘yolks’ and stuck them to some baking paper. Then piped some more around them, to make them look more like eggs.

easter cupcakesI hope you like my Gudetama Easter Cupcakes…do you bake anything for Easter long weekend?

Happy Easter!


Beauty Gift Ideas – Christmas 2017

With under two weeks to go, I thought I’d share some of my favourite beauty gift ideas for any one who might be stuck on what to buy their beauty-loving loved one. There’s something to suit every budget.

Beauty gift ideasBeauty Gift Ideas for under $30

Soap & Glory Lip Lip Hooray!, $14 from Mecca | Sephora Collection Winter Kisses – Mini Kiss Me Balm Lip Balm Trio (Limited Edition 2017), $15 from Sephora (currently sold out online) | Clinique Party Pops set, $29 from Myer | Ciate London Glitter Flip Liquid Lipstick in ‘Hollywood’, $27 from Mecca | Camilla and Mae Lip Butter Trio 3 pack, $5 from Priceline

Beauty Gift Ideas for under $50

Lancome Deluxe Christmas Cracker Set, $45 from Myer | Ciate London Mini Nail Set Snow Globe, $42 from Mecca | Jo Malone Christmas Ornament, $45 from David Jones

Beauty Gifts for $100+

Victor & Rolf Bon Bon 50ml Limited edition, $159 from Myer | Urban Decay Hot Damn Holiday Box Set, $150 from Mecca | Count Down to New Year With The Body Shop (Calendar), $100 from The Body Shop |  Smashbox Lipstick Survival Kit, $71 from Mecca (okay so that’s under $100, but I thought it was pretty good value.) | Tiffany & Co. EDP, $110-$195 from Myer

I hope you liked my Beauty gift ideas for 2017.

Have you finished all your shopping or do you like to leave it until the last minute?