philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

philosophy sweet fluffy cupcake

{Philosophy Shampoo, Shower gel and Bubble Bath – Sweet Fluffy Cupcake}

It may sound cliched but cupcakes are what got me in to my undying love for baking sweet treats. I didn’t start with a mediocre fairy cake with pink, runny icing on top. Oh no. I started my baking obsession with the Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes from London, England.

I visited the bakery once and got two things (yes it was that good), ever since then I haven’t been able to go back and so of course I jumped at the chance to buy the cookbook to make their yummies at home. I pre-ordered that gold.

sweet fluffy cupcake

{No cupcakes were harmed in the shooting of this post}

The first ones I made were the red velvet (one of the first I tried). My family were in heaven, I could have eaten the dozen and well, I was already planning my execution plan for the classic vanilla cupcakes. I adore cupcakes.

So naturally, I had to adore this product. Bathing in cupcakes couldn’t sound anymore perfect if it tried, right?

This was my oh-so close second to the spiced gingerbread cookie and the only reason it didn’t win was because the gingerbread smelled like caramel and well…

The Philosophy Cupcake: 

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup heavy cream

4 egg whites

4oz cream cheese

Directions: combine all ingredients except egg whites and blend on high until fluffy. Fill paper-lined cupcake pans, 2/3 full.Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from  pans, frost and decorate as desired…I’m thinking with caramel, cream cheese icing…

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spiced gingerbread cookie shower gel philosophy

{Philosophy Spiced Gingerbread Cookie Shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath}

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of gingerbread in any form of baked goods. My must-have Christmas treat? Shortbread cookies dipped in pretty much anything.

ooey gooey spiced gingerbread cookie

{I love the way this looks good enough to eat…}

That being said, I ADORE gingerbread scented beauty products. So much so that this particular shower gel has become my favourite of the five.

It makes me want to eat it. I love that for the seemingly edible products, Philosophy include the recipe of said product on the bottle. Totally satisfying the foodies in us right?

So here’s the Philosophy recipe if you do love gingerbread men…

2 cups flour

1, 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ginger

1/2  cup brown sugar

1/3 cup molasses

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg

1/2 cup unsalted butter

Directions: mix sugar, butter and molasses, add egg and beat for one minute. Sift in dry ingredients, then mix for two minutes. Scoop on to pan, lightly flatten cookies and dust with sugar. Bake for 13 minutes at 350f. Allow to cool before decorating!

In lieu of not wanting to bake this treat my oh so thoughtful boyfriend came home with this deliciously scented Bright – Gingerbread Man Air Freshener that now sits on our tree. Isn’t he the cutest! He’s also literally filling my living room with the sweet scent of gingerbread cookies which is doubly as awesome seeing as I just showered with the scent…

Gingerbread man Bright

You can find this little badboy at your local Metro store.

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{Sweet Christmas}

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{Snow Angel}

Day One: Philosophy Snow Angel Last year I’m pretty sure my mum made her first snow angel, Ever. This scent reminds me so much of the awesome times we had last year. I’m pretty sure it was their first time tobogganing, too <3

fam

Back to the present day and I start my Monday with the soft and subtle scent of the snow angel. It’s nothing but light and clean and best suited for the ones you love that don’t want and overwhelming smell of delicious cupcakes.

snow angel - pholosophy

{my favourite ‘clean’ scent}

Whilst most of the time I’ll reach for the sweetest shower gel I own, sometimes it’s nice to just keep it clean.

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