Friday, 29 November 2013

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES


So as a lot of you will probably know, this Monday Midnight Memories, One Directions new album, was released. Now unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you will know One Direction have pretty much taken over the world in boy band terms, and let's face it... they truly deserve it! 
I know I've only had the album for a few days but OH MY GOD it's literally amazing. There's so many catchy new songs and I love how some of the songs are more pop-ish and then some are more edgy. Definitely worth buying!

I got the ultimate edition deluxe CD album from the One Direction store, if you were wondering. 

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

FESTIVE BAKING






























Hi lovelies :)

Bit of a different kind of post today but I was rather proud of my gingerbread house hehe. Most weekends, I go with my Mum to work at the hotel both my parents run (The Forresters Hotel). I make a lot of desserts and sweet things at the hotel because I love to bake. Since it's heading towards Christmas, my Mum thought it would be a good idea if I made a gingerbread house to display in the dessert cabinet. I'd never made one before so I thought I would give it a whirl!

I thought it was going to be tricky, but they're actually super easy to make. I used BBC Good Food's recipe for a simple gingerbread house. The recipe has a little template you can print out so basically all you do is make the gingerbread dough and cut it into the pieces on the template. Then once you've cooked your gingerbread pieces and they've cooled, you just assemble it and start decorating. I assembled mine with super thick glacé icing and then put it into the freezer to firm up. Then to decorate it I used white chocolate buttons, strawberry chocolate buttons, milk chocolate buttons and  chocolate truffles. The windows and door are made of white chocolate and the little lollipops at the side are circles of spare gingerbread, dipped in chocolate and then sprinkles. Yummy or what! To give it that last Christmasy look I covered the cake board in thick white icing to look like snow and then used little buttons to create a foot path.

Anyway, I hope you like my little gingerbread house and tell me what you think! Festive baking is so much more fun than regular baking.



Monday, 11 November 2013

ABOUT ME Q&A

Hey everyone!

This weeks theme for #BritishBloggerSelection is to do a post answering some questions that are about us. I think this is a cute way that people who actually happen to read my blog can find out a bit more about me.

Question 1: Why do you like blogging? Personally I find blogging such a fun hobby because It's a way of me sharing my huge love of clothes, beauty, etc. To be honest, I don't really have any other proper hobbies (except shopping) so I find blogging something really fun to do in my spare time.

Question 2: How did you come up with your blog name? Well the 'Rachel' part is obviously my first name and I wanted to include my name in my blog name. I've loved the name 'Coco' ever since I always used to sneak my Mum's Coco Chanel perfume when I was little. So put them together and Rachel Coco was formed!

Question 3: Where from the UK do you come from? York.

Question 4: Favourite colour? I like pink but I actually don't have a lot of pink stuff at all. My bedroom is cream and browny colour which I quite like.

Question 5: Do you like Lana Del Ray? I'm not a crazy fan but I do love the 'Summertime Sadness' remix.

Question 6: Hidden talents that you have? Ermmm I'm so boring, I literally don't think I have any hidden talents apart from the fact that I have extremely neat hand writing.. exciting, I know!

Question 7: Celebrity crush? Harry styles, Harry Styles, HARRY STYLES ARGHHHHH!

Question 8: Favourite blog of all time? I know this seems quite cliché, but I do love Zoella's blog and can proudly say I've actually been reading it waaaay before she started doing Youtube videos and got ultra popular.

Question 9: What made you join #BritishBloggerSelection? Well I've only recently started my blog and I thought it would be a great way to be part of something, get my blog out there, and make some blog friends.

And that's all the questions! If you don't know what #BritishBloggerSelection is, or you want to get involved, just check out my post here which tells you how you can be part of it.
Thanks for reading.