After making the Christmas Cake in November, the final steps are to decorate, marzipan, royal ice, then the actual decorations. Homemade christmas cakes are definitely time consuming but in my eyes, totally worth it. (Even though I don't like the taste!) I do love covering the kitchen in icing sugar whenever I have to marzipan.
My love for cooking has been well represented on the blog. With friends turning 21 and 22 this year and finishing uni and about to start grad jobs, cookbooks seem like a great present idea. A hardbound cover with classic recipes will last for years and inevitably become a go to book. Delia's Complete How
For Christmas, I received a lot of nail polishes from various family members. A girl can never have enough! A simple way to make this a complete manicure gift for a friend is to include an emery board, nail polish remover, cotton pads. A simple and student friendly gift to give to any friend, you