Burberry Goes 3D



If you thought 3D was limited to your Imax visits with the kids, think again. Burberry is set to stream its AW10 fashion

show in 3D format during London fashion week.


Fashionistas across the globe will be able to rock out their ever-so-flattering 3D specs to watch the label’s AW10 catwalk.


This is the first time any fashion brand has tried a live 3D broadcast and Burberry has teamed up with SKY TV to utilise its

3D technology for the innovative project.


Much like the victoria secret fashion show, the footage will includ pre-show entertainment hosted from behind the scenes,

backstage footage and red carpet arrivals.


Burberry will also live stream its show in 2D at http://live.burberry.com , where viewers can watch and

comment on the show in real time using their Facebook and Twitter accounts.


It will be interesting, if  nothing else, , although we can’t imagine what Burberry’s Classic Haymarket Check

will look in 3D…


Burberry’s SS10 Children’s line has hit the shops, so incase you are in the mood for shopping after the 3D

show, here are some of our favorites from www.alexandalexa.com:


Burberry: Classic Burberry Nova Check Blouse, £48.00



Burberry: Navy Swim Shorts, £30.00



Burberry: Cream Baby Trainers, £48.00



Burberry: White Burberry Macintosh, £96.00




In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the only Hallmark holiday between Christmas and Easter where we get the excuse to

eat as much sweets and baking as we like, we thought we aught to send you and the kiddies on a hunt for some tasty

cupcakes, valentine themed if you like, from our Top 5 Cupcake Shops in London:





Buttercup Cake Shop: After writing an article on Buttercup Cake Shop a few months back, we couldn’t help but

mention them again, with a huge variety of original cupcakes, you really can find just what your sweet taste

buds are looking for. You can eat in at the cafe style bakery in Kensington or grab a bite while enjoying your

indoor shopping at Westfield Shopping Centre.






Primrose Bakery: Cute as a button retro decor and yummy baked goods makes this bakery ideal for an afternoon

snack break. You can visit their two locations in Primrose Hill and Covent Garden. They also supply for

Selfridges Food Hall, Fortnum and Mason, Tom’s Deli, Fresh and Wild, Liberty and Shipp’s Tearooms too…

so you can grab one while out and about too!






Candy Cakes: With a store front that looks like it might belong to Strawberry Shortcake herself and a slogan of

Coffee, Cakes & Shakes just shouting to the sweets lover in you, Candy Cakes is more than a yummy stop.  You can

visit Candy Cakes in Covent Garden Piazza, Kingly Court, Goodge Street and Monmouth Street.






Hummingbird Bakery: With an exterior that looks reminds you of a bakery you might see in fairytales and a lavish

interior, complete with velvet chairs, you can really eat your cupcakes in style. You can visit Hummingbird’s two

locations in South Kensington and Notting Hill.







Treacle: With authentic and impressive original ceramics from the post-war era mixed with modern designs, this east

end bakery is the perfect place to enjoy some good old fashioned tea and contemporary cupcakes.

Valentines Sugar Cookies



What You Will Need:



1 1/2 cups (195 grams or .75 Pints) all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup (113 grams or .25 Pints) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup (100 grams or .25 Pints) granulated white sugar

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



1 large egg white

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups (165 grams or .75 Pints) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted



What To Do:



  1. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  2. In another bowl, use your electric mixer or a hand mixer to beat the butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes).
  3. Add the beaten egg and vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth dough.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about one hour until firm enough to roll.
  6. Preheat oven to 177 degrees C and place the rack in the center of the oven.
  7. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  8. Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1 cm.
  9. Cut out shapes using a lightly floured cookie cutter and transfer cookies to the baking sheet.
  10. Place the baking sheets with the unbaked cookies in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes to chill the dough which prevents the cookies from spreading and losing their shape while baking.
  11. Note: If you are not going to frost the baked cookies, you may want to sprinkle the unbaked cookies with coloured crystal or sparkling sugar. 
  12. Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until they are just beginning to brown around the edges.
  13. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  14. Frost with royal icing and sparking sugar, if desired. Be sure to let the royal icing dry completely before storing.
  15. Frosted cookies will keep several days in an airtight container. Store between layers of parchment paper or wax paper.



  1. In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the egg white with the lemon juice.
  2. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low speed until combined and smooth.
  3. The icing needs to be used immediately or transferred to an airtight container as royal icing hardens when exposed to air. Cover with plastic wrap when not in use.

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