All posts tagged: red

UPDATE- Overly Ambitious Christmas Baking

You may remember my first attempt at creating red velvet shortbread and that I expressed a desire to incorporate cream cheese. Well, over Christmas I went with it and updated my recipe to incorporate a cream cheese icing. I have also added extra flour and cocoa to make the dough more workable. See the update below. Red Velvet Shortbread Ingredients (two trays worth ~15 biscuits) 350g plain flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 baking powder 250g butter 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/3 cup cocoa powder Red food colouring You can find the method by following the link above. Simply replace the white chocolate with the cream cheese icing. Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients: 120g cream cheese 60g butter 1 1/2 cups icing sugar Vanilla bean (fresh, if desired) Method: Remove vanilla from the bean by slitting down the middle and running the flat edge of your knife along the length. Soften or cut your butter into small cubes to assist with ease of mixing Mix together the vanilla,  cream cheese and butter, using an electric mixing or by hand …

An Experiment with Caviar Nails

In preparation for a ball, and in discovery of products within my price range, I have done a little experimenting with caviar nail polish over the last few days. I absolutely love doing my nails and having new techniques to try, and if I worked somewhere that allowed it they would probably bright and covered in glitter at all times. That and if they didn’t chip so easily with my current line of work. I tried three products, black caviar nails, silver caviar nails and red micro glitter applied in a similar manner to the caviar nails (as opposed to a normal glitter nail polish which has the glitter in the polish itself). In each case I used a Bys nail polish kit, bought at Gloss for $8 (Find them here http://www.glossaccessories.com.au/BEAUTY/Products/Nails.aspx). They had so many colours, if it wasn’t for the fact that I had a specific event in mind I think I would have come home with a lot more! The usual method to apply caviar nails is as follows: Apply a thin coat …