Saffron Cupcakes Recipe

I spent this morning baking a batch of saffron cupcakes to be used as a Christmas Dessert on Monday (here in Sweden we celebrate Christmas on the 24th). After I posted a photo of them on my Facebook Page, several people have been poking me for the recipe.

So I thought I’d be nice and share it ^^ The recipe says it will make 12 muffins/cupcakes, but I always get more out of it ^^

What You Need:

150 grams butter
200 gram of white chocolate, in chunks
0,5 grams saffron
5 eggs, separated
125 grams caster sugar
150 gram ground almonds

What You Do:

1) Turn the oven to 175 °C and line a muffin tray with paper cupcake liners.

2) Put butter & chocolate in a small saucepan and melt on a low heat, make sure to stir every so often. When it’s all melted, take it off the heat, add the saffron and allow to cool slightly. Once it’s cooled, add the egg yolks and 93 grams of the caster sugar and stir until it’s all combined. Note: since it’s white chocolate, the mixture will split! But don’t worry, it will all come together once we stir the sugar and egg yolks in 🙂

3) Whisk the egg whites in a dry & clean bowl until they form soft peaks. Add the remaining 31 grams of caster sugar gradually while you keep whisking. This will form a fluffy meringue. With a metal spoon, fold in the chocolate mixture and the ground almonds. When it’s all folded in, fill up the cupcake liners to about 75 %.

4) Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cupcakes have risen and look golden, if you test with a stick it should be dry. Take out the cupcakes and let them cool in the tray for a little while before transferring them onto a rack.

5) Decorate with frosting and decorations of your choice and enjoy!

Dont worry if the cupcakes sink a little in the middle when they cool down, I think it forms a nice little well for the frosting ^^

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Latex Photoshoot Sneak Peek

After quite a long break from photoshoots due to massive amounts of studies I’ve finally started to get creative again. This past Monday I had a new shoot with one of my favourite photogarphers, KT Twisted Photography. We shot some pretty colourful stuff, one with a little retro style to it and another one that was all latexy and shiny ^^

Here’s a little sneak peek at what we were up to, including some behind the scenes shots 🙂

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Yes, I’m always this happy when I get to wear latex ^^

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Rawr, I be the green shiny monster!

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Aaand a little preview! Can you guess my favourites? 🙂

Steampunk Princess

Here’s the full set of the steampunk shoot I did with Josefine. I think it’s one of my favourite shoots of the year, it turned out so awesomely good ^^

Photo & edit: Josefine Jonsson Photography & Retouch
Latex: Maebelle Latex
Corset: Viola Lahger
Fascinator: Miss Overdose

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A Little Shiny Package

Yesterday made me happy. After attending my last lecture in archival science before Christmas and slipping around in the snow, I got home to a pretty little package. I knew right away what was in it and could hardly contain my squees of joy while ripping it open.

Here’s what it contained: a cute midi hair clip bow with octopi on it and a candy cane, all from Mico Couture ❤

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It’s so awesomely cute! I am planning on ordering a matching dress later on, got some photoshoot ideas for it 🙂

Now I’m only waiting for my new gloves from All You Need Is Gloves. Please, let them come soon..!

Kultur Magazine

The latest shoot I had with Josefine Jönsson has gone public! It has been published in the December 2012 issue of Kultur Magazine that came out yesterday. I started working on this photoshoot in January, we shot it in October and to now have it published is a lot of icing on the cake 🙂 I absolutely love it and everyone else involved seem to like it too.

I’ll upload the proper photos soon, but here are tearsheets from the magazine 🙂

Photo & edit: Josefine Jonsson Photography & Retouch
Latex skirt: Maebelle Latex
Corset: Viola Lahger
Fascinator: Miss Overdose

 

 

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Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium, Part 2

Winter is upon us, big time. Here in Stockholm we’ve had masses of snow and last week I got snowed in due to what could count as a snowstorm. Personally, I’ve been a busy bee with a home exam that I finished yesterday, and so I haven’t had any time for photoshoots. But now I’m free from studies until the beginning of January and can plan some fun stuff 🙂

Until then I’ll treat you with some more photos from my summer shoot for Imperial Fiddlesticks Emporium, taken by Josefine Jonsson Photography & Retouch ❤

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