Valentines Heart Prints

Valentines Day is coming up, sorry to remind you... try not to think of who you will be spending the day with, or not Just try to imagine what you will be wearing on the day, that's why I'm here, to give you some inspiration on what to wear and eat on this one lovely day of the year. Whether you eat it in bed watching repeats of gossip girl, because no boy will ever be like Chuck Bass, or if you give it to your loved one, it's still a perfect seasonal dessert.

What I'm wearing. Cape [h&m] here. Blouse [similar] here. Gloves [Jaspar Conran, similar] here. Boots [ASOS] here.

If you reside in the UK then you'll probably be aware that February the 14th is bound to be freezing... and raining. So instead of making an outfit with adorable dresses and heel, I decided to be practical, unlike me I know. 
2016 is housing Burberry's Prorsum cape, whilst obviously not being able to afford such grandeur, I found a high street cape which is similar, and almost as lovely. As the majority of the outfit is black, including my leather gloves, longer than most, and boots, I decided to put in some 'accent' arms which fit in to the Valentines Day love theme, being heart printed and all and match the swiss roll considerably well. 

On to the heart printed swiss roll recipe: 

Swiss Roll: 
3 eggs
75g caster sugar
75g self raising flour
9in x 12in Swiss roll tin 
Heart Pattern [you may have some spare mixture]
50g margarine
50g icing sugar
50g [1 and half] egg whites
50g plain flour
pink food colouring
Piping Bag
100g icing sugar
50g butter
1/2 tsp pink/red food colouring

1. Preheat your oven to gas mark 6
2. Cut out the exact amount of greaseproof paper to fit the base of the tin
3. Making the pattern in the roll, combine the margarine and icing sugar until smooth and well combined
4. Whisk in the egg whites until combined
5. Stir in the plain flour and then once incorporated add the food colouring until you get a light pink colour
6.Add mix to a piping bag and pipe out heart shapes onto the greaseproof paper you have previously cut to size
7. Place the patterned sheet into the fridge to set for around an hour. 
8. To make the swiss roll whisk the eggs and sugar into a bowl until light and fluffy
9. Fold in the flour to the mix - careful not to over mix
10. Take out the cool, set pattern and spoon the swiss roll mix over the pattern
11. Bake for 7 minutes until springy. 
12. Once baked remove from tin and place on to another piece of baking paper
13. Roll up the swiss roll around the baking paper so that when you come to fill it, it will roll up easily. 
14. To make the buttercream icing, combine the icing sugar, butter and colouring until smooth
15. Unroll the cake and fill the middle with buttercream, re roll up, using the greaseproof to help if needs be. 

There you have it, a perfect Valentines Day treat and an outfit to match, hope you have a lovely holiday. Enjoy Xx


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