Christmas Eve box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review


It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas….well taste like Christmas.

@cakesandcrumbsbykim contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would like to try her cakes, what I didn’t know till later is that she would be gifting me two boxes.

The first is the Christmas Eve box and the second was the Christmas Day box.⠀⠀

I started with the Christmas Eve box, as it made sense too.⠀⠀

Box Contents :

  • Cookies for Santa⠀
  • Reindeer Food (plus message)⠀
  • Candy Cane cup for hot chocolate⠀
  • Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake⠀
  • Vanilla Snowman Cupcake⠀
  • Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups⠀

Firstly let me say WOW I was MEGA impressed at the display, the paper, the items everything looked very very professional!⠀

Everything was very colourful, and due to the paper colour it made every item stand out more and create a great look.

Now it was time to see if they tasted as good as they looked.

Cookies for Santa

First thing I noticed was visually they looked super festive, and very much eye candy…time for a taste. ⠀

I have a sweet tooth and these instantly hit the spot, so much so I actually had two one right after the other hehe ⠀

The flavour and texture was really good and perfect for all you sweet tooth followers :)⠀

Oh and yeah I am sure Santa would love to nibble on these.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups

How cute are these, with the wee candy cane on top?

These were very cute, and I loved the taste the base was like a biscuit which worked very well with the marshmallow ⠀

These would be perfect with a nice hot chocolate or coffee

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake

This cupcake was visually really nice, I loved the colour and the decorations…I know what your thinking “not really the right word for a cupcake” but hey its a Christmas Tree cupcake so it works :p

I didn’t really want to bite into this as I liked how it looked….but I had to. 

The base was lovely and soft and the top mmm and both worked really well.

I could have easily had two of these

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vanilla Snowman Cupcake

How cute does this wee guy look, part of me didn’t want to eat him but the other part wanted to see how he tasted.

This guy was really nice, the base was nice and soft buttery and the topping very creamy and tasty.

Just like everything in this box, I could have easily had more 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Reindeer Food

This is a lovely idea, plus the little message that comes along with it…a very very nice touch

I am sure kids and big kids will love reading the message, and sprinkling this outside.⠀

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the Christmas Eve Box.

Let me start by saying a big thanks to @cakesandcrumbsbykim for gifting me these boxes, they were a delight to look at and an even bigger delight to eat.

From the first bite to the last, everything tasted amazing and I am not just saying that. Everything was baked with perfection, the presentation was perfect and these boxes would be amazing for young and old to lift their spirits up or a nice wee gift.

Please do visit @cakesandcrumbsbykim Instagram profile, follow and place a wee order I promise you that you will love these boxes.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Dads Birthday Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel (Edinburgh) : Review

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh
Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

V: 5th September 2020

Wanted to post this a while ago, but had a few priority things to post so finally here it is.

The past week I have had bad news followed by more bad news, and this same week it was my dads birthday….just all bad timing.

We booked this ages ago, as the last time we were here we loved it and thought my dad would like it to….and we couldn’t wait to go back.

The afternoon tea was served in “Peacock Alley” which has a great atmosphere for Afternoon Tea, catchups or even private meetings.


To save me typing it up, here is the pic

How good does this sound? just reading it made my mouth water.

The Afternoon Tea

As you saw from the above photo, it sounded amazing! and we all couldnt wait till it came out.

As you can see the presentation was really good.

The food from start to finish was perfect! it was the perfect amount and everything was very very tasty.

The best part which I really love is they gave clotted cream with the scones, this is the only way scones jam and cream should be served……top marks here!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Visit Overall :

Another amazing visit, and my dad really enjoyed it.

I cant fault this in anyway, everything was fresh tasty and the whole time spent there was so relaxing.

The staff were very helpful, friendly and attentive.

If you havent tried here for Afternoon Tea, you have to check it out as I promise you that you wont be disappointed.

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5
  • Overall : 5

Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat 🙂

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Loch Lomond Shores Christmas Lights and Fireworks 2017 Event

I visited Lomond Shores for the Christmas Lights and Fireworks event, it was very good here is a short VLOG from the event.

Link : WATCH


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