Catch my Dreams

Happy Sunday everyone!
I’ve been looking for new things to try since all of this being locked up at home is getting to me.
So this week I decided to give making a dream-catcher a try.
I didn’t want a crazy complicated, too colourful one but still a little girly.
So after some time – this is what I ended up with…

Have you picked up a new hobby lately or have you tried something new?
Hugs, Lia

There’s a new Cake in Town

Happy Easter-Monday blogland – I hope all of you are safe, well and healthy!
The current situation still feels wierd to me – being stuck at home because of a pandemic besides going to buy groceries or go for a walk, that’s something none of us imagined would happen.
I’ve been at home by myself (and the two fluffies) since March 12th – at first I was sick for 2 days and then after the weekend, on March 16th our government basically put us in a safetly lockdown.
So today marks day 32 of me being in my little bubble and no real human interaction…
And I’m not a religious person, but maybe Easter can mark a point of change for all of us – maybe people finally understand what’s going wrong and that this is a wake-up call, cherish your loved ones, be humble and kind.

But anyways – what I wanted to share with you today is something I have not done in a loooong time, but since I was out of ideas on what I wanted to do, I decided to bake a cake and from now on, if I make something that turns out nice – maybe i’ll share it =)

Almond Cake with Chocolate Drops

And here is the recipe:

  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil – I normally use Rapeseed Oil
  • 1 Cup of Whole Milk
  • 1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (8 grams = .3 oz)
  • 1 Pack of Baking Powder (15 grams = .6oz)
  • 3 Eggs, medium Size
  • 250 grams of white Sugar, finely granulated (8.8 oz)
  • 250 grams of white all purpose Flour (8.8 oz)
  • 200 grams of finely granulated Nuts (Almonds, Hazelnuts, Walnuts) (7 oz)
  • additional Oil and Flour to prepare the Cake Form
  • optional: 100g Chocolate Drops (3.5 oz)

Prepare a spring form by coating it with a thin layer of oil and sprinkle it with flour, preheat the oven (top and bottom heat) to 180°C (360°F).
In a small bowl mix flour and baking powder – set aside.
In another small bowl whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks – set aside.
In a big bowl – mix oil, milk, vanilla sugar, egg yolks, white sugar, nuts and chocolate drops together.
Shake the flourmix through a fine sieve and mix it into the rest of the batter.
Finally – fold in the egg whites carefully, try to keep the batter as light and fluffy as possible.
Pour everything into your form and bake the cake on the middle rack of your oven for 45-60 minutes.

Enjoy! Hugs, Lia

Glückwunsch

Happy 5th everybody!
We’re launching a new Challenge today over at the Stempelgarten-Challengeblog.
The theme for the month of April is “A Field of Flowers” and since times have been rough lately, I chose to make this card extra bright and happy.

So hop over and join us for your chance on winning the goodie-bag!
Hugs, Lia

I would cross an Ocean…

Hello blogland – it’s the 5th and that means it’s Challenge-time!
I’m sorry for only being around when I post for the Challenge-blogs but I’m hoping that I will get some more tie to be crafty again, soon!

Sooooo, for the next 4 weeks over at the Stempelgarten-Challengeblog our theme is “From the Heart” and since the one who stole mine is soooo far away, this little Card just is perfect…

So hop on over and join us for a chance to win a surprize goodie bag!
Hugs, Lia

You make my Beaker bubble

Happy Wednesday blogland!
Today the new Challenge over at my Challenge-Blog started – we have changed our format a little bit and from now on we will be running monthly themes.
This means our new Challenges will go live every month on the 15th.
Sooooo, for the next 4 weeks our theme is “Use 2 Design Papers (minimum) and this is the Card I made…

There is also a prize for you to win, so join us for your chance on getting that goodie!
Hugs, Lia