Candy Corn Cupcakes

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To get into the Halloween spirit, we made these adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes!

These are definitely my favorite cupcakes that we’ve made in awhile. They are perfect for any Halloween get-togethers, and kids will adore them.

Not only are they cute and perfectly Halloweenish, they are also easy to make! Don’t let the yellow/orange ombre fool ya – these cupcakes are super simple and use white cake mix for the batter. They are nice & fluffy, and have a faint taste of almond, so nummy!

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We used a 1M Wilton star tip for the icing, and bought the cute little ghost toppers from Michaels.

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What the inside looks like.

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Candy Corn Cupcakes
Candy corn inspired, yellow & orange ombre cupcakes.
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Ingredients
  1. (yield: 15-20 cupcakes)
  2. 1 bag white cake mix (we used Betty Crocker)
  3. 1 cup sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  5. 3 eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon almond extract
  7. yellow & orange food colouring (approx. 2 teaspoons of each colour)
  8. pre-made icing, or any icing of your choice (we used Duncan Hines)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pans with cupcake liners. In the bowl of your stand mixer, fitted with the beater attachment, beat all the ingredients together (except for food colouring, and icing) for 1 minute on low speed. Scrape down the sides of bowl, and continue mixing on medium speed for another minute or so.
  2. Divide the batter into 2 medium bowls. There will be approx. 2 1/4 cups of batter in each bowl. Stir in approx. 2 teaspoons of food colouring in each bowl.
  3. Using a cookie scoop, scoop about 1 tablespoon worth of the yellow batter into each cup. It should be about 1/2 full. Hold the sides of the cupcake pan, and drop the pan onto the counter a few times to level out the batter a bit. Repeat with the orange batter.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool in the pans for about 5 minutes, then transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to fully cool.
  5. Allow to cool completely, ice and enjoy!
Rose & Lea http://roseandlea.com/

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 Enjoy!
Xo Natasha & Laura

Casual Sunday Style

SundayStyleJoeFreshWhat Natasha Wore:
Grey Knit Tank / Joe Fresh
Boyfriend Jean Crops / Joe Fresh
Crossbody Handbag / Mossimo Supply Co (similar)
Metallic Gladiator Sandals / Joe Fresh
Nails / Mint Candy Apple by Essie

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SundayStyle4Port Moody is one of our favourite places to visit during the Summer months. Shopping at the market in NewPort Village and strolling around Rocky Point Park with an ice cream cone in hand are definite musts. If you are ever in Port Moody, be sure to check out Rocky Point Ice Cream. Hands down, the best ice cream you can find in the lower mainland. We stop by every time we’re in town to try out the latest flavours. (Their cookie dough ice cream (pictured above) is our favourite and is to die for!)

Style talk: I’m a total jeans and tee kind of girl. While I enjoy wearing dresses and getting dolled up every now and then, my day-to-day style has always been very casual and simple. This outfit was perfect for a Sunday stroll out and about in Port Moody and was also really affordable. It’s mostly made up of pieces from Joe Fresh (who might I add, have been killing it lately). We can’t seem to leave Superstore without coming home with something new from Joe Fresh! Anyone else’s Joe Fresh addiction out of control? 

Hope everyone is having a very stylish & fun long weekend! xo

Natasha’s June Wishlist

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I can’t believe that it is almost June already. Summer is near people! And I for one, could not be happier.
The weather here in Vancouver has been surprisingly nice & hot lately, minus the few odd rainy days here and there. I am sooo ready for constant Summertime sunshine though.. bring on the sundresses, frappucinos & beaches!

These are some of the items that I’ve been dreaming about lately.. Emily Giffin’s latest book ‘The One & Only’ is at the top of my list. I am a big fan & own all her books. (If you enjoy romance/chick-lit, you’ve definitely gotta check out her novels). My personal favourite Emily Giffin novels are ‘Love The One You’re With‘, and her most popular book ‘Something Borrowed‘ (which actually got made into a movie a few years ago starring Kate Hudson & Ginnifer Goodwin). They’re the perfect books to read while relaxing at the beach!

Natasha’s Wishlist: 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

Have you read any good books lately? What’s on your Summer Wishlist?! Natasha xo.

Spring Style // What Natasha Wore

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Floral Top / thrifted
Skinny Pastel Crops / Bluenotes
Floral Backpack / thrifted
Blue Converse Sneakers / Converse

Spring Fashion is all about the pastels & flowers for me! I love anything bright & cheery and this outfit is definitely that. This is one of my favourite looks for Spring because it’s simple, comfortable and casual.

The floral backpack is an absolute favourite of mine. I found it at a thrift store for only $5 and it has been a staple in my Spring and Summer wardrobe since. (I’m obsessed with backpacks and actually prefer them over purses/handbags, especially in the hot weather months. They are so cute and extremely comfortable!)

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Natasha xo.