Delia would NOT be impressed

I present to you, quite possibly one of my greatest Poundland finds. I know... I need to stay out of that place but I just cannot resist the draw of it. 

Delia would not approve of my £1 microwave cupcake in a cup! Cake 'baking' for the ultimate lazy person. 


1) Complex directions here, open up the cup, remove packet of top quality (debatable) mixture and empty back into the cup along with 30ml of water.


2) Stir and microwave for 60 seconds.


3) Leave your light and fluffy (errr) cupcake to stand for 2 minutes.


4) Remove of cup and enjoy!


Now, in all fairness, it doesn't look THAT bad and it didn't taste THAT bad... although the texture was a little bit like chewing on a sponge you use to wash the car.

In conclusion, the lazy girls baking companion scores 3/10, mainly as i'm impressed that I ended up with some sort of cake in 60 seconds but not because it was in any way delicious.

I did also pick up a couple of Accessorize nail polishes from Superdrug, a pale khaki green colour called Wyoming and a neon pink called Hot Pink. I like.


I'd also discovered that my housemate Dave had the worlds supply of glow sticks upstairs from a dance production he choreographed so I thought we could try making some glow lanterns after I saw them on Pinterest.


To be honest, I wouldn't recommend trying this as there's tiny pieces of glass like material in the glow sticks and that liquid gets everywhere!


This baby did glow for quite a while though!


I think I would prefer to get some glow in the dark paint and make some of these stars in jars that I saw on simplycreativeinsanity.


You have to try these things right?

L x

18 comments:

  1. I've seen that microwave cake before and been slightly tempted. There's a cake mix you can get from tesco which you can microwave and I like it only because it reminds me of the sponge they used to serve us at primary school!
    Eeessh I'm always scared when glow sticks leak, my mum once told me they gave you cancer! But she reckons everything does, she's worse than the Daily Mail!

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    1. There was no way I could leave it in the shop after I saw it! The taste wasn't all that bad, it was just a bit too chewy! Well worth buying for culinary experimentation purposes of course!
      I was paranoid i'd get the glass bits in my hand from the glow sticks, definitely is something bionic in there! Hahah, gotta love the Daily Mail mum worries! X

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    2. Once one of my microwave cakes burnt in the middle so I had to throw it out of the window in halls and the guys in the kitchen downstairs thought it was a bomb because it wouldn't stop billowing smoke! x

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  2. have you tried the 3 minute chocolate cake you can make in a microwave, it is actually quite edible if you're desperate for a fix of cake at 10pm! *hanging my head in shame!! :)

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    1. Oh! I remember you telling me about that!! 3 minutes makes it more acceptable and can pass as baking I think! Plus it gets extra marks for being chocolate, that one smelt like porridge... :-/ lol x

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  3. It looks like it would be ok with a bit of custard :)

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  4. Haha - I know of and have baked my own cake in a mug before but I never knew someone had actually produced some to buy! I often find them to be a little stodgy - but worth it for my cravings!

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    1. The novelty of making it was well worth it! We are still eating that giant Jubilee cake though... i'm a little bit caked out! lol x

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  5. Instant cupcake.. that's new for me. It looks a little too dry to eat by itself.

    I need glow sticks.. that would be kind of cool to have outside during a party. :O

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    1. It was defiantly dry! One mouthful took forever to chew! lol! Glow sticks are great! x

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  6. err.... is it a pound a pack, in which case its a pretty expensive way of making cupcakes! bleurgh!
    I have had a horrific experience with glowsticks, rather, glow necklaces (from poundland, haha!) with different coloured 'beads'. whilst trying to get one to glow I bit into it a little too hard and got a mouth full of orange goo. It tasted vile, and I had a glowing mouth and tongue for hours, and everyone kept coming up to me too look at me with awe (I was at a rave)
    the moral is: never put this crap in your mouth!!!

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    1. Hahaha! A glowing mouth! That stuff really does glow for ages too! Never put crap in your mouth is a good motto to live by! ;-) x

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  7. That cupcake looks so strange! me and my friend made a mug cake once in work.... it set on fire.... i have no idea why!

    www.bonjourcupcakes.blogspot.com xxx

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    1. Hahaha! Must have been even the microwave rejecting the lazy way to make a cake! x

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  8. your cupcake 'review' made me laugh! that is too funny, won't be trying that anytime soon :)


    x Jordan
    - Boho Vanity -

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    1. Yep, think it's best to stick to the traditional way of baking, esp. as a mouthful of that cake took forever to chew! :-s lol x

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  9. I soooo want to try these lamps too, they also found there way onto my pintrest a while back...
    Would look amazing hidden around a garden!

    x

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