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Big Birthday Photo – what’s in it?

The dress, the lipstick and popcorn cake
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That birthday photo… I had a few requests to share from where I got the dress to “popcorn cake – how?”…

The dress – that dress is from Milady’s and is currently on sale for just over R200. I have it in olive green and red.

The lipstick – I can thank Stila for this amazing colour on my lips. It is a liquid matte lipstick in Portofino. It is probably the most gorgeous colour on me (other than red).

The cake – I saw a video about a popcorn cake and then I knew I wanted one. I didn’t use that much chocolate because I’m not the sweetest tooth around.

The Popcorn Cake Recipe

  • 400g of popcorn
  • 250g butter
  • 800g marshmallows
  • Food colouring
  • 400g of chocolate
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 100s & 1000s
  • 4 x Spray & Cooked cake pans
  1. Split the popcorn, butter and marshmallows in half.
  2. Get your popcorn popped before starting on your marshmallows.
  3. Melt half your marshmallows and half the butter in a pot or in the microwave.
  4. As soon as it is melted stir in half the popcorn – but work quickly!Pour it into 2 cake pans and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  5. Do the second batch of marshmallows with butter and add a drop of food colouring to add a pop of colour and mix in your popcorn. Pour into pans and pop it into the fridge.
  6. You can do this about an hour before you want to eat the cake. Melt the chocolate and cream in the microwave 20 seconds at a time, stir. Use the ganache to spread between the layers and on top. Add some sprinkles for more fun.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

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