A baby and a cake

Hello everyone! How are you guys? Did you spend a great month? Getting back to work or school wasn’t too hard? Yeah I know, I miss summer too! It’s getting kinda cold over here and I’m already missing my dresses and flip flops! 

Anyway, I’m back today with a brand new article. First, I’ll talk about the latest Bridget Jones movie. And then…*drumrolls please* I will introduce you to a yummy and perfect birthday cake recipe. Keep on reading folks! 

NYX IS WATCHING 📺

As a huge chick flicks kind of gal, I couldn’t miss the latest Bridget Jones movie. I’m not really into sequels cause I’m always scared that they mess it up real bad and you know sometimes you just gotta stop and end it while it’s good! Well, I assure you that this movie is just delightful, funny and romantic. If you haven’t seen the previous movies, I recommend you to watch them first before heading to the movies.

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For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, Bridget Jones’s Baby is a 2016 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire and written by Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer and Emma Thompson, based on the fictional columns by Fielding. It’s the third film in the franchise and it stars Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones. 

In this one, Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.
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10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH BRIDGET JONES’S BABY 

1. Great soundtrack ;
2. The London scenery ;
3. Funny and sharp ;
4. Strong cast ;
5. Perfect for a girls night out ;
6. A pleasing cameo from Ed Sheeran ;
7.  A welcomed sense of nostalgia for those who have watched the previous ones  ;
8. A feel-good kind of movie ;
9. Just the right amount of weepy bits ;
10. Far from perfect, Bridget is a very relatable character who you can easily root for.

NYX IS BAKING 🍴

As you all must know by now, it was my sister’s birthday a week ago and for the occasion I decided to bake her the most delicious birthday cake ever! What’s better than chocolate, kit kats and smarties? Well, a chocolate cake with kit kats and smarties. You’re suddenly hungry, right?

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LET’S BAKE !  

1. Preheat the oven to 160 ° ;
2. Separate egg whites from yolks, whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt ;
3. In a bowl, mix the butter with the sugar and almond powder ;
4. Add the egg yolks and fresh cream ;
5. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler ;
6. When it is melted, remove from heat and let cool ;
7. Add it to the contents of the bowl ;
8. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder, add them to the previous mixture ;
9. Finally gently stir the egg whites ;
10. Pour the mixture into a pan, bake 30 min ;
11. Let cool, then unmold onto a rack ;
12. (Prepare 1 hour before serving) ;
13. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler, set aside ;
14. Mix together the butter and mascarpone, add the icing sugar ;
15. Add the melted chocolate and continue beating ;
16. Cover the cake with the frosting ;
17. Cut the kit kats to obtain bars of the height of the cake, place them all around the cake ;
18. Decorate the top of the cake with smarties.

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📝 INGREDIENTS : 
CAKE FROSTING
  • 4 eggs ;
  • 90 g. of butter ;
  • 75 g. of almond powder ;
  • 185 g. of sugar powder ;
  • 1 spoon of fresh cream ;
  • 100 g. of dark chocolate ;
  • 80 g. of flour ;
  • 1 spoon of baking powder ;
  • 20 g. of cocoa ;
  • salt.
 

  • 100 g. of dark chocolate ;
  • 30 g. of butter ;
  • 175 g. of mascarpone ;
  • 110 g. of icing sugar ;
  • Kit Kats ;
  • Smarties.

Did you watched Bridget Jones’s baby? What did you think? What kind of movies do you like? Are you more into chick flicks, action or comedy movies? 💬

Did you liked my recipe? Do you want to try it? What kind of cake do you want for your birthday?

Let’s chat in comments 💬

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40 thoughts on “A baby and a cake

  1. Bridget Jones’s Baby was absolutely amazing hahaha I watched it with my mother in the cinema and we totally loved it. There was one brave man in the room that was filled with women haha poor soul. The Ed Sheeran scene was so funny :’) and as usual the whole film was just great!

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  2. My great-aunt used to bake cakes as a side job. She used to make the best cakes. She always made me one for my birthday. She died a few years ago so I no longer can get her cakes. So I settle for red velvet cakes if I can find one in the store.
    I did see Bridget Jones’ Diary many years ago, but I haven’t see the other ones. I like anything except war, rape, or alien movies.

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    1. So sorry for you loss ❤️❤️ If you’re into baking, you should really try this one it’s not that hard as it looks 😊 You should give them a try, the last one is actually the best one I think! Haha same!!

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  3. Oh I loved the first Bridget Jones film. I haven’t seen the second one yet or this one either but I’m sure they’re both just as brilliant. My friends have been raving about it ever since they saw it, one of them has even gone twice and that is definitely the sign of a successful film for me! 😀
    Also that cake looks so yummy. My cousin had a similar one for her birthday last year, with kit-kats around the edge and sweets on top, so I’m imagining yours tastes just as amazing as hers did. It certainly looks amazing! 😀

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  4. Bridget Jones’s Diary sounds like the perfect film to settle in bed with a loaded day! ❤ it sounds like such a great movie, I have to go check that out! THE CAKE THOUGH. I MUST TAKE A MOMENT BECAUSE HOLY GODS OF THE UNIVERSE, IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL. Isn't our sister just lucky to have you! 😉

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  5. I have to say I was a little on the fence about the new Bridget Jones movie. After such a long time, this seemed an odd topic to choose and the first trailer seemed horrible, but then I warmed to the idea and later clips seemed totally hilarious. I haven’t gotten around to watching it yet, but your list gave me a nudge in the direction that I should.
    THAT CAKE THOUGH ❤ I want a piece right now!!!

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    1. Well, don’t hesitate anymore and go see it! Sure, it’s not the movie of the year but it’s really funny and you’ll have a great time I promise 😊 Hahaha riiight 😋

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  6. I’m actually glad the summer is over *throws flip-flops on the attic* XD but I can understand it’s a bummer for most people. I SO want to drive over to the nearest gas station right now and get me some Kit Kats…Suddenly VERY hungry here for sure! That cake looks fabulous!! ❤ I haven't seen Bridget Jones's Baby yet but I think I should save it for a dreary day and get all comfy with it! :3

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  7. OMG! I just imagined this cake with all the Kit Kat flavors you can find in Japan! That would be a killer cake!!! Well, your cake already looks so yummy I’m hungry again even though I just had a brownie…
    I did not see the movie, I’m not a fan of making new ones from an old franchise, because let’s be honest, Bridget started a loooong time ago!

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    1. There are diferent flavors in Japan?! Aaah I want them all right now 😋 Haha, there’s always space left for a huge kit kat cake hahaha! Yees you’re absolutely right, it actually made me feel old haha, still loved it though 😊

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