The Great British Mug Cake Off

We’re huge fans of the Great British Bake Off at Red Hot and to celebrate the new series on BBC Two we decided to have our very own Bake Off Challenge at Red Hot HQ….

We’ve got some brilliant budding chefs here at Red Hot but we wanted to try something a little more unorthodox for this competition. A few months ago we spotted THIS post featuring Mug Cakes on on our sister blog for Glare Eyewear; where ingredients are cooked up in a humble drinking mug with a microwave and the result is a gooey, delicious treat which is quick and easy to make for lazy bakers. Naturally we thought we’d give it a go and by borrowing the odd microwave, our competitors Philly, Rachel, Viv, Hannah, Emma and Sarah had to seriously impress with their cake making skills!

Whilst Viv’s was near perfect and looked exactly like the pictures, our judge Ali deemed it much too dry. Our E-Commerce director Philly however failed at the first hurdle when his cake exploded in the microwave into a messy (but delicious) yellow goo. Our Social Media Intern Hannah was next in line with a rich, chocolatey nutella version and looked like she’d be the overall winner until Marketing Manager Rachel’s choc-mint delight topped with cream swooped in. Ali crowned Rachel the overall winner with commendations to Sarah’s ‘Cheesecake in a Mug’ and Emma bizarre but good ‘Ice Cream and Jelly dessert’…

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Viv’s near perfect chocolate surprise was not enough to impress our judge

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Hannah’s sticky nutella cake was marked highly for its’ gooey loveliness

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Ali declares Rachel as the winner

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Ali puts his taste buds to the test. If you look closely you can see Philly bribing him with £20

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Rachel’s winning recipe; a minty chocolate pudding topped with whipping cream and dark chocolate.
Taste and presentation!

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Perfectly describing our overall efforts…. 

Red Hot Sunglasses meets Suki and The City

One of the perks at Red Hot Sunglasses is getting to work with a ton of great bloggers and fashion lovers who are excited about our brands. One such unorthodox ‘blogger’ is a 1-year-old pug Suki and her friends Yasmin, Bradley and Micky who run London fashion blog Suki and The City. Last weekend we got to meet this famous pup and her entourage so she could model some of our new season shades and boy, did we have fun!

Suki without a doubt is the star of the show. With her big eyes and little pink tongue, Suki dons only the finest threads and accessories on the blog which has been running since 2014; Yasmin, Micky and Bradley have pretty great style too so she’s in good company! Here Suki models Prada, Prada Sport, Miu Miu and Gucci sunglasses for AW15 and looks super cute in the process!

 

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Which shades does Suki suit best?

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Miley Cyrus’ Craziest Looks At the VMA’s

The Video Music Awards are always a bizarre affair as they’re a lot sillier and wilder than the Grammy’s but a lot less glamorous than the American Music Awards. This year the host was child star turned outrageous pop sensation Miley Cyrus. Miley has been something of a controversial figure lately but this year, Cyrus rivaled the likes of Lady Gaga and Bjork when it came to outfit craziness…

Taking place in Los Angeles, America and Europe’s biggest music stars turned up to see 22-year-old Cyrus take the stage to host in a number of outfits which were beyond description to say the least. Between the barely there see-through button dress to the Versace straps to the eye shaped nipple covers, Cyrus’ shocked and confused way more than her 2013 VMA performance with Robin Thicke.

However, it wasn’t all about Miley’s crazy wardrobe. Taylor Swift scooped most of the awards (Video of The Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video and on it goes..) whilst Kendrick Lamar took home two for Best Cinematography and Best Direction for his single ‘Alright’. Kanye West was granted the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award for which he accepted making an awkwardly long and rather unusual speech that ended with his declaration that he would be running for president in 2025. Nicki Minaj who won for Best Hip Hop Video also caused a stir by ‘calling out’ Miley Cyrus during her acceptance speech for comments Cyrus had made earlier in August regarding Minaj’s claims that the awarding body had exhibited racism in choosing nominees.

Fortunately no amount of artist ‘beef’ was enough to dampen spirits as Miley continued on in true Miley fashion by er… being unfashionable. At least she picked out some wacky shades to match…

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Miley goes for the futuristic topless space Barbie look in pink PVC pants, some straps and glittery sunglasses.
Very few women can pull off plastic trousers (literally in most cases) but Miley somehow manages not to melt. 

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Miley pays homage to the 1960s – and presumably her favourite candy, M&M’s – by parading her lunch in a pair of knee-high white go-go boots and PVC see through shift dress adorned with strategically placed pastel coloured blobs. 

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Miley parodies Barbarella in a silver Versace number which mostly consists of more straps and a jeweled loin cloth.
Great for the VMA’s – not to great for getting on the bus.

Which mad Miley Cyrus outfit blew your mind this weekend?

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