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OREO CHEESECAKE | RECIPE

04:27


Hello lovelies, 

The other day I was inspired to make something sweet, so I decided to attempt to make my first cheesecake!! I recently visited a market and tasted an Oreo cheesecake and it was so delicious that I had to go home and attempt to make it myself. 

This recipe was originally sourced from Chrissie at http://thebusybaker.ca/easy-no-bake-oreo-cheesecake/. Make sure to check out her blog for heaps of amazing recipes! 

Ingredients
Base: 
- 1 1/2 cups of Oreos (crushes) roughly 1 and a half standard 137g packets
- 5 tablespoons of Butter (melted) 

Top:
- 900g of cream cheese (I used Philadelphia cream cheese) 
- 1 3/4 cups of Icing Sugar
- 3 cups of whipped cream 
- 2 Packets of Oreos (2 x 137g packets) 

Garnish (optional and up to you:
- Baking Milk or Dark chocolate 
- Extra Oreos 
OR
- Extra whipped cream

Method

1. Mix the crushed Oreos and melted butter in a bowl. Then press the Oreo mixture into the base of a cake tin. Either use a non stick cake tin or line your tin with baking paper, to make for easy removal. 

2. Mix the cream cheese  on high speed in a bowl until it is smooth. Then add the icing sugar in small arts to ensure it is all combined. Set a side for Step 4. 

3. The whipped cream. Ensure you refrigerate both the cream and the bowl prior to whipping, this allows the cream to whip quicker. Whip the cream on high speed until you get soft peaks (or sticks to the whisk). Make sure you do not over whip the cream. 

4. Add your crushed Oreos to your whipped cream and make sure to fold them in rather then mix. Then grab your cream cheese mixture and add that too. These are both best folded together with a spatula rather than a spoon, so you don't over mix and brake the Oreos. 

5. Pour this mixture on top of your Oreo base and smooth the top over. 

7. Garnish - you can either do this after the cheesecake has been frozen or before. I did this before to ensure the cheesecake wouldn't melt when melted chocolate was coated over the top. 

- Melt the chocolate in the microwave, in intervals missing overtime - until melted. 
- Place the melted chocolate in a piping bag or a glad bag with a small opening cut into the corner and drizzle the chocolate smoothly over the top. 
- Crush extra Oreos and sprinkle on top. 

8. Place the cheese cake in the freezer for approximately 2-4 hours or until firm. 

Serve with more Oreos, chocolate and whipped cream, Enjoy!

Storage
You can freeze cheesecake for up to a year! (would it last that long though? definitely not in my house) make sure the cheesecake is in an air tight container or wrapped in glad wrap. 

It is also appropriate to keep cheesecake in the freezer for shorter timeframes. When ready to eat leave it out in room temperature until it become softer (approx 20 mins) cut and then serve. 

KATE X 


INSTA FOOD

03:10



Hiya Lovelies,

Today I wanted to do a different type of blogpost that I haven't done before. I wanted to share with you some cafes that I have found on Instagram and that I've visited, The Real Life Insta Food! I'll be sharing my honest review on these few places, to help advise you in your future endeavours. My main reason for going to these cafes are their very Insta worthy food and interior...and hunger.

These are so far the places I have visited, a majority of them are in Perth (as I live here) and surrounds while the few others towards the end are from my trip last year to Melbourne.

This is sincerely an Insta made me do it kind of moment. I hope you enjoy reading & please feel free to leave suggestions on places you love! Disclaimer - I don't mean to offend anyone with my reviews. Photos & food reviews coming your way!

PERTH  - AUSTRALIA



Whisk Creamery
Located in Subiaco (151 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco WA 6008) This place is beyond amazing! It is super fun to adventure here with your friends. You'll spend most of your time attempting to choose something off the menu. 

I have now visited Whisk twice and I will definelty be returning in the future. 
Rating: 5/5 - friendly staff, big menu which can also be customised and it is also close to the train. The menu items I have had so far are Cronutella - Cronut (Croissant and doughnut with a Nutella Milkshake) and Golden Crunch - (Salted caramel milkshake, ganache, honeycomb, caramel sauce and a homemade Gaytime ice cream). 






Babooshka Cafe 
Located in Northbridge (7/189 William St, Northbridge WA 6000)
One of the first Insta cafes I visited, Babooska was an adventure to find and is located close to public transport. The overall cafe is very small with not much seating which is quiet disappointing, especially after getting lost. They are also only open till 2pm, so if you're not an early bird it is quiet a mission.  

Nutella and Tiny Teddy Milkshake & Fruit Loop Marshmallow shakes.

Rating: 3/5 - Slightly overpriced for such simple milkshakes and very limited seating let this place down.  





Little H 
Little H is located in Duncraig (34 Marri Rd, Duncraig WA 6023)
One of my all time favourite places, the most gorgeous interior with plants everywhere and I mean everywhere! They offer a large menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner available. 

The food is beyond amazing, with these red velvet pancaked just one of the many meals I have experienced here. I've tasted both sweet and savoury and everything is super delicious. 

The velvet pancakes are incredible! and super photogenic. I also recommend trying their juices my absolute favourite is the 'Sunny Side up' juice.                                                                      Rating: 5/5 amazing!! A must to                                 visit if you are in Perth. 





Pretzel Perth 
Located at (49 James St, Northbridge WA 6000)
The heart of Perth a baby pink coloured Sea container contains only the best pretzels you'll ever taste! If you love taking pictures of your food like me, you may die when you see how cute the boxes are. So be prepared!

Nutella Pretzel (if you can't tell already I do love my Nutella). Nutella as you may already know is very messy but although it was covering nearly every finger it was indeed delicious. I would also recommend trying the classic cinnamon pretzel. They also have savoury if you're not a sweet person (but do those people exist?!).

Rating: 5/5 - Close to public transport, super cute location & lovely to sit in the sun and eat. Only downside is that its more of a takeaway kind of thing with only about 2 tables to sit at, however their is a lot of public seating surrounding. 




Hummingbird Busselton 
Located South Of Perth in Busselton at (60-66 Queen St, Busselton WA 6280)

Hummingbird sells a range of healthy food including juice and smoothies. I went to Busselton earlier this year and we managed to eat at this place twice in one day! 


One of my absolute favourites on the menu here is the banana smoothie, its made from banana, coconut milk and water. It even inspired me to go home and buy the ingredients and make one. It definitely didn't turn out as good as Hummingbirds though.  

Rating: 5/5 Such a beautiful place, filled with plants and white decor and delicious food. Also has a large amount of seating. 








The Sweet Box Cart
The Sweatbox cart isn't a cafe but instead a food van that visits markets in Perth and surrounds. I visited them when they were at the Beaufort St, Inglewood Monday Night Markets. They serve delicious ice cream macaroons that are about the size of your hand. Although these aren't made and put together infrot of you, instead premade for the market - they taste amazing and look great in a photo ;).

Rating: 5/5 Super tasty and they look so cute too!! Makes for a fun night out with friends and some amazing insta photos! 







The Sorrento Beach Shack 
The Beach Shack is located at (Hillarys Boat Harbour Southside Dr, Hillarys WA 6025). 
I've known about the Beach Shack for a long time and didn't necessarily find it on instagram but it's definitely insta worthy. They have a massive menu and everything is so yummy! One of my all time favourites are these waffles The Nutella and Vanilla Cream waffles - the vanilla cream is to die for and yes yet another Nutella item! 

Rating: 4/5 - Great location, wide range of food and cute interior. However they did change the interior in some of the cafe and I'm not a major fan of the new colour scheme but food is AMAZING!





Raw Kitchen
(Located in 181A High St, Fremantle WA 6160)
The Raw Kitchen is definitely true to its name, this cafe is perfect if you love healthy food. They are known for their vegan and raw foods. During my visit to the Raw Kitchen in early 2016 I fell in love with the interior, its exactly like a picture you'd see on Tumblr - warehouse, plants, exposed brick and more. But unfortunately the drinks are more on the expensive side but because I wanted to make the trip worth it, I ordered a 'Blue Moon' - blueberries, lavender frozen banana, agave and almond milk - unfortunately it tasted exactly like a blueberry smoothie that I could've whipped up at home. Although my experience wasn't the best I will in the future return.

Rating: 4/5 - I'd like to return in the future and try more of the menu. Love the interior and location. Also love how sustainable they are and how much they care about the Environment - Metal straws in use! How Cool. 

MELBOURNE - AUSTRALIA


Doughnut Time 
Located at (5 Degraves St, Melbourne VIC 3000). One of the best places I have ever been! The best Doughnuts EVER! Doughnut Time was a major highlight to my Melbourne trip. There are so many flavours to choose from, that regularly change. Which all have such creative names, they'll definitely make you laugh. 

Rating: 5/5 - Perfect place to go with friends & the most amazing doughnuts!! Unfortunately no seating - Takeaway.  





N2 Extreme Gelato Melbourne

Located at 18 Sutherland St, Melbourne VIC 3000. 
Melbourne is by far my favourite place so adventuring down lane ways to find cute lil places is a must, so make sure you wander passed N2! You won't regret it! 


N2 Gelato is one of the coolest food places I've been, they make gelato with liquid nitrogen! The N2 Gelato I got the Ferrero which has chocolate hazelnut gelato, chocolate top and ganache. The chocolate syringe was the coolest! Such a creative dessert. 

Rating: 5/5 Amazing gelato!!
Although there is no seating, it's still an amazing place and a super cool     experience. 


I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post!
There are so many interesting and amazing places to eat in Perth & the rest of the world. There will most likely be a part 2 to this series in the future. But until then if you have any suggestions of places I should visit please let me know - either comment or message me on Instagram @kateemay.

KATE X

04:04

Hello lovelies! 

A few days ago I received my pop up tee from Tees by Alex, Alex designs all her tees and they come in so many prints from 90s gadgets, Kanye West, crying Kim K and other original designs, you'll definitely find one you like!

I absolutely love that these tees are designed and created locally here in Australia. It is so much better to support small local brands, as there are so many benefits for you. Supporting local brand means that your experience is much more personalised and you're supporting an individual rather then a major company. The quality of the tees are amazing, they are super soft and super comfortable! The tees & accessories are also extremely affordable with printed t-shirts starting from $25 (AUD). 

If you find it difficult to decided your size, make sure to check out the sizing chart. I found one of my t-shirts that I loved the fit of and then measured it and found the size that was the closest to mine. In case you're wondering I'm wearing size 'M'.

Please let me know what you think of this post, as it is my first ever outfit post (woohoo)!!

Details:

Tee: Pop Up tee from Tees by Alex  (size M) 
Jeans: Boyfriend Jeans from JeansWest 
Belt: Unknown 










Thanks for reading! 

Instagram: @kateemay 
Shop: Sofancythelabel.tictail.com (sale currently on) 

Boxing Day // MECCA HAUL

02:03

Hello Lovelies,

So prior to Christmas I had my eyes on the Natural Eyes Eye Shadow from Too Faced -  But unfortunately it was sold out before christmas and I also missed out on it on Boxing Day as well. unfortunately because i live in Perth the only places to purchase Too faced is either from Mecca Maxima or online.

 So instead of crying I just bought some other things that were on sale on the Mecca website! whoops! 

This is the first time I've ever purchased from mecca or really purchased any makeup at all. But I did my research and watched a zillion youtube videos. So i thought id share what I got! 
PS. The packaging you get when you order online is so dreamy and comes in the most beautiful box ever... I've still got it!!






The Bright Side - 4 Piece Vivid Nail Collection 
RRP: $27.00
These colours are so amazing they require two coats to get full coverage but when a top coat is applied they last for ages! Love the colours so much, they are super bright and perfect for summer!



Candlelight Glow - Too Faced 
RRP: $44.00




Passport To Bronze Deluxe Bronzer & Flatbuki Brush Set - Too Faced 
RRP: $ 36.00
These are so amazing 2/3 of them smell exactly like chocolate omg! And the teddy bear flatbuki brush is the softest thing I've ever touched. 

I also recently managed to pickup the Natural Eyes Eye Shadow from the Mecca Maxima in Myer Perth City. As well as a melted liquified lipstick. So I'm super excited to try them out. 

Thanks for reading!
Kate x  

What I Got For Christmas 2016

05:55

Hello lovelies, 

I've finally got around to taking photos of the things I received for christmas, so better late then never right...right?! I'd just like to thank my family & friends for these wonderful gifts, So lets get started!
I've added the prices to the things I remember, to give you ideas for yourself or someone else. Enjoy! 

The Nude by Nature Voyage brush set. These brushes are absolutely gorgeous, the copper and white and the perfect combination. This set is from Wizard Pharmacy RRP: $39.99 (They are cheaper at Chemist Warehouse but they were sold out at christmas) 
Body Shop limited edition Pina Colada scent body sorbet and  moisturiser. Pineapples and Coconuts are my absolute fav! and this range smells amazing!! super sad as these are limited edition though. 
Water Colour Paints & brush set. From Creative Memories. 

Copper Mason Jar & Fox Socks. My friend Mia got these for me from England. Cannot wait to rock these Fox socks in winter!!


Pandora Ring - Twisted Rope Silver Ring. RRP: $49.99
This ring is dainty and simple and looks beautiful on. 

Bangle & Bracelet. 
Bangle: Brand Lilly & Co, Shop: Queen of Everything ( http://queenofeverything.com.au ) 


Nike Free Runs. RRP: $170 
I've been wanting these shoes for the longest time ever, they are perfect for sport or to pair with a casual outfit. So fresh and so white (well not anymore...ahah) 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I got for Christmas, also very late boxing day post will be up very soon!  

Thanks for reading 
Kate x 

Melbourne haul

20:30


Hi Lovelies,

So as seen in my last post, I jetted of to Melbourne for 5 days with my friends at the end of November. To commemorate the end of school, I didn't go to crazy spending money but decided to show the few things I  did purchase there.

Mink Pink dress
Price: $99.95 Sale: $35
I got this dress from Landes Warehouse ( http://www.landes.net.au ) I couldn't get a full picture of the dress but it has a beautiful floral print all over and is a wrap style dress which is perfect for the summer time.


Ishka - embroidered cushion
www.ishka.com.auPrice: $49.95 Sale:50% off $25
I Absolutely fell in love with these vibrant colours on this cushion  as soon as I saw it. The bright fun colours look amazing on my white sheets.


Colette holographic clutch
Price: $16.99 Sale: 30% off $11.89
I am obsessed with holographic and have never actually owned a clutch so this was the perfect time to get one. As you move it it reflects different colours and it's just so perfect.



Cotton on hand creams
Cool citrus & toasted coconut
Price: $9.95 each
These hand creams smell so divine, I love the scents of both citrus and coconut so these were a must. The packaging is also irresistible!!



Queen Victoria night markets
www.Mecino.com.auCopper stud earrings
Price: $10
Loved these earring as soon as I saw them they are copper and sparkly what more could you want, I choose the smaller size in these as I feel large earring don't suit me. Can't wait to wear these!




You, Me and Bones
www.youmeandbones.com.auLittle Noah Doll Head candle - in the scent sweet treat (pink)
Price: $25
I've been following You, Me and Bones for forever on Instagram! So when I saw they were at the big Design Market In Melbourne I was over the moon and had to go grab one! There candles are just so adorable and kind of creepy but smell so amazing and are so unique.


That's all I bought for myself in Melbourne along with a mass amount of food (lol - it was all so delicious). I also bought my mum a lil preside too, which was a rope handmade basket from The Big Design Market which looks gorgeous on her chested drawers - makes me slightly jealous because I love it so much.
Thanks so much for reading.
Kate x
Insta: @kateemay

MELBOURNE

01:53

Hello all,

Just recently I got back from my trip to Melbourne with my friends. The trip was to celebrate finishing school, I had so much fun and I am already missing Melbourne so so much.

We stayed in an apartment in the CBD through airbnb, which was right next to southern cross station. It was possibly the best location as we were right next to the free tram service and lots of shops and food places.

Some of the places we went to included Hosier Lane, N2 Gelato, Doughnut Time, Draculas, St Kilda, Queen Victoria night markets, China Town, The Big design Market - which i found on instagram and it ended up being the most amazing place it felt like i was in heaven - so many amazing handmade and unique businesses in one (and free cocktails & taste testers) + lots of shopping (so much that our feet hurt 99% of the time).

I absolutely loved Doughnut time as well as N2 Gelato - Im already desperately missing them and wishing Perth could adopt these kind of cool places (and there cheap prices). But now I'm back to reality and Perth's expensive food prices *cries*.
We visited so many places and did so much exploring and walking, here are just a few photos from my trip! Enjoy


I'll be uploading another blog post soon, showing the few things i purchased from Melbourne. I didn't buy much but everything i did buy was so beautiful, so why not!
Kate x