My attempt at an ombré cake. Quarantine crafts with Jasmin #4 *drools*

Hello one and all! How are you doing on this fine day? I’m doing wonderful as our weather is amazing and that makes me happy 🙂

Today is going to be a short-is post but I figured I could do a “quarantine crafts with Jasmin” post with my sister’s birthday cake that I made and decorated a couple weeks ago!

My baby sister Bridget turned 4 a couple weeks ago and for her birthday, she wanted a horse cake. As I semi-enjoy baking, I was charged with the job. Well not exactly charged, I kinda volunteered but anyways: I was charged to make her cake.

Since a box mix is easier, we decided to do that rather than make a cake from scratch. Also I’m sorry but as I wasn’t planning on doing this post, I didn’t take many pictures of the process. My mom picked up 2 boxes of cake mix so I could attempt to make a four layer cake, something I’ve never done before and it was quite fun! I also had two cans of vanilla frosting. and some sprinkles, because sprinkles make everything better, am I right?!

I had quite the mess going on xD.

Bridget just wanted a plain cake with some play horses stuck on the top so I decided to spice it up and attempt an ombré frosting look. Wow I was an ambitious child. Just kidding, but I had not a clue on what I was doing. So I kind of just dyed some frosting to what I thought was a dark shade of purple and slathered that along the bottom. Then I attempted to make a lighter version of purple for the middle but it turned out to be around the same shade of purple as the bottom one but oh well. I didn’t stress too much. Then I plopped a generous helping of plain white frosting on the top and then I went ahead and tried to blend that down into the purple. It went pretty smoothly except it looked pretty chunky and rough.

Kinda messy. So I used a neat trick my mom taught me: you dip a frosting smear-er thingy into a cup of hit water and you smooth out the frosting. It must melt the frosting kind of with the metal on the frosting smear-er and it gives the cake a glazed look. So I did that and this is how it turned out! I also threw some sprinkles onto the bottom to add some extra-ness! What’d u think?

Notice the glazed look on top? *raises eyebrows and nods professionally*

I’m honestly quite proud of myself, I think it looks pretty awesome, maybe even awesome enough to be from a store 😉 My sister was quite pleased and so was I, so it was cool! Sadly, I couldn’t have it as I was gluten free, and the cake was full of gluten but everyone that ate it thought it was delicious. So there was a happy ending 🙂

Thank you so much for reading this, you’re the best 🙂 Have you ever made an ombre cake? Have you ever made a 4 layer cake? What’s your favorite cake flavor? Mine’s probably chocolate but honestly cake is delicious so I can’t choose xD Hope you enjoyed, talk to me in the comments, I’d love to chat!

xx, Jasmin

Alaffia lotion and deodorant review *Fist bump*

Hey lovelies, how are y’all doing on this fine day? I’m doing pretty well! I hope you guys are doing great!

Today I am back with my first real review! I wrote a letter to Alaffia asking if they had anything that they could send me to review on my blog and one day, when I was sick and laying on the couch, my dad got home from the post office and I had got a package! At first, I didn’t know who the box was from but once opening it, I remembered that I had written to them a month or so ago! I was so very pleased and thankful to get a box from them and I couldn’t wait to review the products they sent to me!

Check out their website: here

***These products were sent to me for free to honestly review and I am not receiving any money for reviewing them

Everything I received!

They sent me a HUGEEEE thing of lotion, a stick of deodorant, a card, pin, temporary tattoos and a charm! I was so excited to receive this in the mail and I was honestly amazed by how much they sent me 🙂

Let’s start off with the lotion! At first, I wasn’t planning on using it as I’m not a big lotion user and I was going to have my sister review it but I decided that since they sent it to me, I would review it 😉 My mom and sister also gave their thoughts so I’ll mention those. My overall rating: 7/10 My thoughts: At first I was a little thrown off by the scent because the scent is passion fruit and to me, it smells like some vitamins that I took as a kid. My mom smelled it though and she said that she thought it smelled like passion fruit. My thoughts on the actual lotion are pretty good, the lotion is a little water-y feeling but once you rub it in, the water-y feeling goes away. I have a really dry face so I rubbed this lotion on it everyday for about a week or so and my face stopped being so dry. My sister used the lotion for a week and she thought that it worked well for hydrating her hands. My mom also used the lotion once when her hands were extremely chapped and she thought that it worked really well. The ingredients are also really good and natural, so that was pleasing to hear because natural is always good!

The deodorant sadly didn’t work for me, but a lot of natural deodorants don’t. So I don’t have much to say about this. Let me know if you’ve ever tried this deodorant and how it worked for you?!

Last but not least, I wanted to point out that Alaffia funds/donates/supports a lot of awesome things, and they have some awesome products that you should definitely try out! A big thanks to Alaffia for sending me some products to review, I am super thankful!

And that is all for this post! Have you ever tried any Alafia products? Did you like them? How did your week go? Talk to me in the comments, I’d love to hear from you! Thanks for reading! ❤️

xx, Jasmin