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When they talk about fashion and being alternative they mean the David Bowies, Lady Gagas, Susie Bubbles and Jeremy Scotts but when they talk about food and being alternative this is what they mean…

…And if they remade Breakfast at Tiffany’s I’m sure this multicoloured bagel would make its Hollywood debut!

Admittedly, these bagels looked rather odd at a first glance; (just like alternative fashion) for the obvious reasons of confusion (also like alternative fashion), but with that second (or fifth) look, it really is something spectacular! Its hard to tell what the baker (and fashion designer alike) was going for. Is it sweet or is it savoury? (is it cool and quirky?) Is it flavoured and artificial? Full of E numbers or super foods? (Statement making, attention seeking, or just out right fashionable and trendy?) And the underlining question; how? How did they do it? Just, how? Quite literally; “food for thought” -wouldn’t you say? (The same goes for fashion and how certain looks get pulled off? Especially the weird and “alternative” ones?)

But back to bagels, I still do not have an answer to that questions, however I can tell you that all the colourful swirls aside, it tasted like a regular plain bagel. No added flavours (to which I was happy about) and no confusion of taste nor an imprint of colour(s) left on my tongue. So all in all a pretty amazing bagel, considering it looked super cool! Far from your average bagel yet it tasted exactly like your average bagel-its a win, win! This is where my inner nerd meets my inner fatty- I mean foodie! And I love it! I mean how can you go wrong when food looks and tastes so good! (At a second glance, that is!)  #FoodPorn

Click here for more from The View From the Top (VFTT) and the Multicoloured Bagel Series…

Having seen this on my favourite social platform (yes, Instagram) I had to screen shot it. I mean who wouldn’t want this saved on their phone and perhaps set as a screensaver?! Its like a dream come true; mouthwatering chocolate cake, drizzled with a rich chocolate sauce and it contains 5 of your 5 a day– amazing! Time to get sourcing ingredients and throwing the apron back on. #bake

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With an addiction to cake, obsession with flavours and appetite to try new things, I baked my very first ginger cake. From a midday craving to an experimental loaf; I quickly found an intriguing recipe, took a trip to Tesco and gave it a go.

Compared to my regular home bakes; I’ve got to say; this one was an unusual one. With half the ingredients mixed in a saucepan then brought to a boil, egg-free and baked for an hour on a low heat, the sticky spiced ginger cake’s recipe seemed somewhat bazaar. Nevertheless, as new to me as the method was, the outcome was just as worthwhile. Yum yum yum!

Mixture -to-Breakfast

Mixture -to-Breakfast

mmm...oreos

mmm…oreos

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A break in between my studies and a failed attempt to unfreeze my gym membership, I had a craving for oreo cake. mmm.

I’d never made it before but thought id give it a try. I’m glad I did, because I don’t mean to blow my own trumpet, but it was bludy amazing.

Pretty good for a first try and a made up recipe; if you ask me. I didn’t really know how to go about it, so as you do, I relied on trusty old Google. However, all i got was recipes that use ‘devils food cake’ mix, IN A BOX, (I mean what happened to eggs, flour, sugar and butter?) or I got regular cake recipes that just had a dollop of Oreo frosting on the top. I was not having that! So I just made a chocolate cake, added my crumbled oreos and melted chocolate and popped it in the oven. Admittedly  it came out looking like a massive cookie, but once I whipped together the best oreo frosting; from creme cheese, double cream, icing sugar, butter and of course Oreos, It was good to go! Well to be honest, only after I decorated it with yet again even more oreos (mini ones this time), then it was well and truly ready to GO! Cut me a slice (or two) and had it for breaky, whilst watching “Breakfast at Tiffany’s! #perfect

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