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Ratchet and Clank:Movie Review

Ratchet and Clank movie review

If like us you loved and played the Playstaion game Ratchet and Clank then you will adore this cool action animation movie, last weekend we were excited to preview the movie Rachet and Clank ahead of its UK release.


Ratchet is a mechanic who dreams of becoming a galactic ranger, so when galactic rangers start looking fo a new recruit Ratchet can't believe his luck, but unfortunately, he doesn't make the cut and his dreams are shattered. 


Meanwhile, Drek is busy building his evil robots empire to help him on his quest to take over the galaxy, but when rejected robot (Clank) appears on the production line he is set to be destroyed, luckily Clank manages to escape from Drek's evil clutches and sets off to warn the galactic rangers of Drek's evil plot,


But things take a turn for the worse and Clank crash lands but Rachet is on hand and saves the day. Soon the unlikely due become firm friends and find themselves joining forces with the galactic rangers to foil Drek's evil plot to destroy the galaxy.

Ratchet and Clank

Ratchet and clank is a fun adventure animation, full of action, laughs, and friendship, we adored watching our favourite gaming characters come to life on the big screen, a must see movie for every Ratchet and Clank fan old and new.


Ratchet and Clank will be out in cinemas across the UK from the 29th April if you can't wait until then cheek out this cool trailer.

The Jungle Book: Parkour In London

The Jungle Book

To celebrate the release of Disney Jungle Book (read about the movie here) we were excited to attend a cool Disney inspired Jungle Book Parkour event in London.

Parkour In London.  Parkour course

Tim Shieff (star of Ninja Warrior) and Parkour experts were on hand to showcase their Mowgli abilities and teach the kids a few moves.

Disney The Jungle Book: Pakour In London.

The kids were shown some cool techniques and  took it in turns to run jump and climb through the course, the kids loved every single minute of it, it was great to get the opportunity to see how much skills and techniques is needed to be a parkour pro, we were in awe as we watched the parkour professionals jump and swing through the course, check out Tim and his teams cool moves below.

Corgi Cake

Her Majesty the Queen corgi cake

As you may already know Her Majesty the Queen turned 90 this last week so Stork teamed up with Great British Bake Off’s Edd Kimber (The Boy Whos Bakes) to create this cool Corgi cake ensuring the cake has all the ingredients the queen would love from whipped cream, apple compote.


Candy the Corgi, in honour of one of the Queen’s much-loved pets and has many of the features that make caterpillar cakes special, from the cute feet to the face. So with the help of stork, I attempted to re-create the  super cute looking Corgi Cake, I love a challenge especially when it comes to food so I couldn't wait to put my baking skills to the test.


You will need
Cake
25g Stork, melted
3 large eggs
125g caster sugar
125g plain flour
1 tbsp lukewarm water
Filling
200g double cream
3 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
125g apple compote/sauce
Frosting
125g Stork
250g icing sugar
75g white chocolate melted and cooled
brown food colouring
Corgi Decoration
70g milk chocolate candy melts
35g white chocolate candy melts
25g red candy melts
50g brown sugar paste

Cake
Lightly grease a 33x23cm swiss roll tin and line the base with parchment paper and grease. Preheat the oven to 180C. In the large bowl add the eggs and sugar then using an electric mixer whisk together for about 10 minutes. Then slowly sieve over the flour and fold in. Take a large spoonful of the batter and add to a small bowl along with the Stork and the water and mix together until fully mixed. Pour this back into the batter and carefully fold together. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and gently level out. Bake in the preheated oven for 14-16 minutes or until lightly browned and coming away from the sides of the pan.


Whilst the cake is baking, place a slightly damp tea towel onto the work surface and top with a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle the paper with a thin layer of caster sugar. When the cake is cooked take it out of the oven and turn out onto the parchment paper. Use a serrated knife to cut the edges from the cake. Roll the cake into a tight roll, Set aside to cool for 20 minutes.

Cake filling - add the cream, honey and vanilla into a bowl and whisk together until it had soft peaks. Then unroll the cake and spread the cream and top with the apple compote. then carefully roll the cake back up and put on a serving plate.

Frosting - beat the Stork and icing sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the chocolate and a small amount of brown food colouring, beating until evenly combined and a light caramel brown colour. Spread the frosting over the entire cake.

To make the corgi face - you need to first draw the outline, melt about 30g of the milk chocolate candy melts according to the manufacturer’s instructions and place into a piping bag fitted with a small plain round piping tip. Place the template on a piece of acetate and draw out the lines using the chocolate. For the majority of the face use 40g milk chocolate, 15g white and 5g red, piping into the majority of the face, spreading so it meets the chocolate outlines and there are no gaps. Repeat with the red and white candy melts to fill in the details. Place the face into the fridge for 30 minutes to set then carefully peel from the acetate and press onto the end of the corgi.

For the feet and tail roll the sugar paste into small cylinders and for the feet, next slightly flatten the feet using a knife to mark four lines for the paws. For the tail roll into a pear shape and insert a toothpick into the thin end and use this to anchor into the top of the cake.

As you can see my version slightly differs from the original as I used sugar paste icing for the corgi face and my icing is a darker brown but tasted delicious.



For this recipe and more check out Corgi cake/Recipe


13 CLEAN TOOTHBRUSH KIT

   13 CLEAN TOOTHBRUSH KIT
We go through toothbrushes quite a lot in this house, so I'm always buying new replacements. So I couldn't have been happier to try the 13 Clean Toothbrush kit, unlike any toothbrush I have seen these cool toothbrush is totally unique as it comes complete with 13 interchangeable toothbrush heads.

13 CLEAN TOOTHBRUSH HEADS

13 Clean is a great way to keep track of your toothbrushes age as it reminds you that it’s time to replace old toothbrushes. Inside the kit, you get a toothbrush handle and one starter head and 12 replaceable heads that are each clearly marked with a month of the year so that you can always keep your toothbrush fresh and germ-free by not allowing any unwanted germs of bacteria to build up on the toothbrush.

13 CLEAN TOOTHBRUSH KIT STORAGE

We love that the 13 clean comes in its very own cool looking stand which also is storage for the toothbrush heads. I really love the concept of this toothbrush and although the dental association recommends you change your toothbrush every three months, I really like the idea of having a monthly toothbrush change. For more information check out ToiletTree 13Clean.

Cheerios Oat Crisp

Cheerios Oat Crisp

As a family, we are regular Cheerios, so it was great to learn that there are new cheerios Oat Crisp.
Cheerios Oat Crisp are made with crunchy flakes of oat mixed with light crispy cheerios, Cheerios Oat Crisp are high in fibre and low in saturated fat and contain a natural source of beta-glucan which can help lower cholesterol.

Cheerios Oat Crisp cinnamon

According to the Heart Uk over half of all adults in the UK have raised cholesterol which is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Oats are rich in beta-glucan which binds with cholesterol in the digestive tract and stops it being absorbed into the body. So just one bowl of Cheerio Oat Crisp provides 1/3 of your recommended intake of beta-glucan and the experts recommend a daily intake of 3g oat beta-glucan to obtain the beneficial cholesterol-lowering effect.

Cheerios Oat Crisp also comes in a delicious cinnamon flavour, We loved every bite they both taste delicious it's great to know that we are also eating a nutritious breakfast that will also give us health benefits.