I Just Want to See the Floating Lanterns Gleam

Hey guys, today I’m sharing another of my Disney Cruise day to night lookbooks, and this was inspired by the lost princess herself, Rapunzel.

My daytime outfit was a very holiday standard tank top and shorts combo, featuring this lantern design from Maple and Whisky, my comfy candy-stripe denim shorts from Forever 21 and my hand painted Tangled inspired Vans which I got from Disney Springs back in February, and I’m also wearing another of my Lillian and Co bangles.

This day was actually semi-formal night, and the night that Tangled The Musical was performed in the onboard theatre, and despite knowing this when I planned the outfit, this outfit tied in perfectly! This is my favourite little black dress, which is a few years old now from Missguided, and accessorised with this gorgeous scarf from Redbubble, and these adorable ballet-style flats from Asos.

I’m probably thinking about dinner or Flynn Rider in this one..

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What I’m Wearing – Rapunzel Disneybound

In just three weeks time we’ll have actually arrived in China, eek!

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I don’t keep it much of a secret how much I love Tangled. Rapunzel is the epitome of positivity and free-thinking and, as silly as it sounds, she just inspires me.

I really like this outfit; I think its fairly clear what princess I’m representing, while also being super subtle and most importable, crazy comfortable! The top is from Boohoo, and made of a sort of thick crepe material which means its really light and cool, and although its a crop top, the shape of it is really flattering. I obviously chose it for the criss-cross front as a nod to Punzie’s dress! The shorts are from Asos, and again I really like them. I’m not really sure how to describe the cut; they’re sort of pleated in the front which makes them just the right kind of baggy for the heat of summer – can you tell I’m not a fashion expert? Ha!

Finally the outfit is completed with the most beautiful pair of custom ears that my friend Amy made for me – she’s got a shop here! I’ve been looking at wire ears for a little while now, and saw this as a perfect opportunity, and she nailed them! They’re so pretty, so comfortable and so right for this Disneybound, I couldn’t be happier!

Pascal agrees too!

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Friday Favourite Five – Disney Love Scenes

I doubt anyone needs remind what day it is on Sunday, do they?

For me, Valentines Day is a total nothing of a day, and no, its not because I’m single. I genuinely have no feelings towards the day, positive or negative, whether I’m single or not; it all just seems pointless to me..

What I do love, however, is a good Disney love scene, so here are my faves!

1. Tangled Boat

2. Lady and the Tramp Spaghetti and Meatballs

3. A Magic Carpet Ride

4. Ella and Kit’s First Dance

5. Once Upon A Dream

What’s your favourite?

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Baking Magic – Lost Princess Loaf Cake

I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS SERIES!

Something I don’t talk about on my blog very much is that while I’m not busy blogging away, I have my own cake business, and there’s nothing I love more than baking and developing new recipes. Something I talk about almost every day on the blog is how much I love Disney, so this series is sharing my two great loves in order to create some food magic by recreating some Disney park favourites, and also sharing some fun Disney-inspired baking creations! Are you as excited as I am for this?!

Today I’m making one of my favourite basic-but-impressive cakes – the hidden centre loaf cake! You might have seen my Mickey Mouse one a while back, but today I’m taking inspiration from my favourite girl Punz as it seems so fitting!

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You’re gonna need: 250g butter (today I’m using dairy free!), 250g sugar, 5 eggs, 250g self-raising flour and vanilla extract, as well as some food colouring (I used yellow, its totally your choice though), a Swiss roll tin, a standard loaf tin, a crown cookie cutter and any icing or decoration of your choosing!

You’re also gonna want to preheat your oven to 180°C

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1. First up, mix together 150g of the butter and sugar, beat in 3 of the eggs and a splash of vanilla, then stir in the flour. Once you’re happy with it, add your food colouring – I would always recommend a professional gel or paste colouring, either Wilton or Sugarflair, because you get much better colours with minimal colourant added! Line your swiss roll tin with greaseproof paper, and spread this mix out across it – its gonna look pretty thin, but its gonna rise up nicely in the oven. Pop it in for 10 minutes, then let it cool on a cooling rack.

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2. Once cooled, take your cookie cutter and go to town, but be sure to get as many crowns out as you can.

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3. Mix together your remaining ingredients in the same way as Step 1, just no more food colouring this time! Its up to you whether you want to grease or line your loaf tin, or even use loaf liners, but do that now, then pour about half of this new cake mix into the bottom and spread it out evenly.

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4. Now take those pretty little crowns and line them up in the tin; squish them together nicely, but don’t overpack – if you’ve got some crowns leftover then lucky you!

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5. Pour your remaining mix over the top of the crown-sausage and spread it out – again, don’t worry if it looks thin or your crowns are poking up a little, it’ll be fine! Back in the oven with the cake, for about 20-25 minutes, then let it cool in the tin a little before turning it out onto a cooling rack.

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6. Now its time to get creative! Decorate your cake however you wish (you can use this as an opportunity to cover up any crowns that are peaking out), and then watch your friends faces as you slice to reveal the secret within..

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Who’s your favourite Disney princess?

What I’m wearing – Floating Lanterns

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Dress from ASOS

Cardigan from H&M

Scarf from Redbubble

Boots from Missguided

We all know how much I love Tangled, right?! I adore this scarf, its so light and soft; its the whole inspiration for this outfit!

I’ll be wearing this on our last day in the Magic Kingdom, and on the journey to California.

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Friday Favourite Five – Disney Couples

The best kind of couples are Disney couples. They’re the couples that us mere humans strive to base our relationships on, just without the grand castles or evil villains!

And with basically every Disney film featuring a fabulous pairing, choosing my favourites was really hard, but here goes nothing!

1. Rapunzel and Flynn

I know, its no surprise that I’ve got these two on my list, you all know how much I love this film! Those relationship goals are real guys.

2. Eve and WALL-E

This film is totally underrated, but how can you not see these guys are adorable? I mean, he travelled through space for her!

3. Ellie and Carl

A lifetime of true love in a short film opening, and gets us right in the feels!

4. Meg and Hercules

As a girl of sarcasm, Meg is fabulous in my eyes, and who can say that diving into a pool of dead souls to save the girl you love isn’t a big enough gesture?

And, without a doubt, the best Disney couple ever..

5. Mickey and Minnie

I don’t think I need to caption this. These guys = the best.

Do you have a favourite Disney couple?

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Rapunzel Pasta

Ok so I’m a few days late with this post but the last few days have been a bit busy!

Right so today’s foodie post is..

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Rapunzel pasta!

First of all, you’ll need some stelline pasta; its the one that looks like tiny flowers!

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Pour some into little bowls and cover in boiling water

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Drop some food colouring (preferably a good gel colouring, you’ll get stronger colours) into each bowl and give them a good stir

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As you’re not boiling these properly, they’ll need a little longer in the water to cook through and absorb the colouring; leave them for about 10 minutes before you start cooking the regular pasta.

To represent Rapunzel’s braid, I used fusili (the curly kind) but you could use spaghetti or any long/curly pasta. Cook that as per usual, drain it and tip it into a large bowl. Drain the flowers and chuck the in too, give it a stir and ta-da!

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Top with your favourite pasta sauce and serve to princesses!

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