[SoMoNight] Pitch Perfect 2

Hey everyone,

those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook know that last week was time for another SocialMovieNight. This time we watched Pitch Perfect 2 and I was super excited about it! I really liked the first movie, so I was curious to see what happened to the Bella’s.

If you haven’t watched either of those two movies, feel free to check the trailers.

For this SocialMovieNight I prepared something very special. You might not know it, but I LOVE baking! So I decided to create a Pitch Perfect 2 cake to give the winners of the SocialMovieNight tickets something delicious to nom on and welcome the star guests Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks to the SocialMovieNight.

Today I want to show you the making of the cake, as well as the making of my self-made Pitch Perfect 2 t-shirt.


Recipe for the cakes

What you will need:

The cake was baked in 4 steps, meaning I prepared the cake dough in 4 equal portions and baked each of it in a square cake-pan of roughly 30 to 23 cm. I own an adjustable cake pan which can actually be adjusted to the original size of the cake (32 to 54 cm) but that wouldn’t have fit into my oven, so I had to size it down.

  • 300g soft butter
  • 260g white sugar
  • 3 complete eggs (room temperature)
  • 3 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 3 pack of Vanillin sugar
  • 650g flour
  • 1   1/2 pack of baking powder
  • 1/2 tea-spoon salt
  • 430ml buttermilk
  • 100ml lemon buttermilk

Put the butter, white sugar and vanillin sugar in your mixing bowl and mix it with a hand mixer until it becomes fluffy. Add your complete eggs and then the egg whites, mix well. In a separate bowl add the flour, salt and baking powder and pour the buttermilk into a pot. Now carefully add the flour mix and the buttermilk in turns while mixing the dough with your hand mixer. Put the mixture into the baking-pan and sit it into the oven with circulating air at 170 degrees for about 20-30 minutes. Make sure to test the cake towards the end with a wooden skewer. When it’s done take it out the oven, sit it where it can cool off and carefully loosen the sides of the pan to remove it and use for the next cake.

As I said, I prepared and baked this recipe 4 times and let it cool off. It took me about 3-4 hours. Since I did it in the evening, I covered it with clear foil and put the pieces together the next day, using self-made icing.

Recipe for the icing

What you will need:

  • 250g soft butter
  • 250g powdered sugar
  • 300g Philadelphia
  • 1 tea-spoon Vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tea spoons lemon flavoring

Take a bowl and a sieve and add the powdered sugar into the sieve. Now strain it through the sieve to get rid of any bumps. Sit it aside and put the soft butter into your mixing bowl. Mix it until it becomes fluffy and almost white for roughly 3-4 minutes on highest speed. Make sure to scratch the butter off the sides of the bowl to get a nice even mass. Slowly add the powdered sugar 2-3 spoons at a time and mix it well so the butter covers all of the sugar. In between turn the mixer on highest speed to get a nice fluffy icing. When that’s done gently fold in the Philadelphia.

Take your cakes and carefully cut off the top to get a nice even surface. Decide which sides will be in the middle  – at the part where you stick them together and cut the edge to a nice straight line. Put those two cakes onto a cake board next to each other (I cut mine myself and covered it with wrapping paper and clear wrapping foil) and line them up so you will have a nice big cake base. In between add some icing to stick the cakes together. Add icing onto the surface and put the other two cakes on top. Remember to cut the two middle edges to size so they stick together nicely. Now you should have a nice big cake base. All you have to do now, is to cut the cake to size and clean up the edges.

Now add the rest of the icing as a crumb coat and spread it out evenly. Let that sit for about 30 minutes before you add the fondant.


I recently bought THE MAT from Sweetwise (PRO size), a great tool for rolling out and placing fondant without loosing your mind.

When the fondant is rolled out flat and the icing had enough time to set, get ready to place the fondant onto your cake. When you are done and you cut off the excess, it should look like this.


Now the fun part begins. You can start decorating your cake. I decided for a simple “Welcome back PITCHES” and a black banner with yellow writing “#PitchPerfect2” since that is the official hash-tag for the new movie.

I rolled out fondant in yellow and black and cut out the letters by hand using cut out paper letters as a guideline.


The next day I also prepared around 24 cupcakes with different colored icing to match the movie poster and the cake.

Here you can see the finished product from the Instagram post by Robert Hofmann (YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter), the creator of the SocialMovieNight.


I was very excited to do this kind of creative output for the SocialMovieNight. Everyone was happy with the result and the fans also enjoyed the taste, which made me very happy. I like to surprise people, so this was really fun!

For me it was also very exciting that Rebel Wilson and Elizabeth Banks got to see and cut the cake. They also complimented me for making this.

My shirt for the night was also made by myself. I used textile colors and pens to draw on some headphones, a tape, as well as the #PitchPerfect2 and SocialMovieNight on the border of the back.


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As always I prepared a little nail design. This time only a fun look using Ciaté’s – Big yellow taxi and O.P.I.’s – Alpine Snow as a base, as well as a black polish and on top Maybelline’s Colorshow Street Artist LE with some studs.


This was such a Super Fun Night (get it? That was the name of Rebel Wilson’s TV Show in 2013/14). I always get excited to see how much fun everyone is having and how much effort everyone from the team puts into those community events. As always there were awesome pictures taken by L. from Red Carpets Reports.

All the pictures used below are from him and were also posted on the SocialMovieNight Facebook page.

Please check the links below.

RedCarpetReports: Website | FB
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter
PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Patrice Bouédibéla (FB | Instagram | Twitter) was once again the moderator for the whole evening.


Creator of the Social Movie Night, Robert Hofmann with his two co-host’s of the night, Chrissy and Mirella.


Cute fans who loved my cake :)


Cinema and stage program


SocialMovieNight selfie in the making


Adorable and super nice Elizabeth Banks and Rebel Wilson …..


…. cutting my cake



I am really curious to read what you think. Please let me know in the comments below.

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[SoMoNight] Run all night

Hello everyone,

today I have another quick SocialMovieNight nail design for you guys.

This time we are watching the new Liam Neeson Movie Run all night. I actually like his movies, even though they are kind of overdoing it at the moment. It seems there is a new one coming out every two months^^
Nevertheless I really enjoyed his movie Non stop, which came out in 2014.

Run all night is an  American action thriller written by Brad Ingelsby and directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. The film stars Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman, Rapper Common and Ed Harris. I won’t give any information on the Plot, because I know there are people who avoid knowing anything or even watching the Trailer before watching a movie. But if you want to know what the movie is about, you should watch the Trailer.

The official Movie poster really inspired me. I love the different shades of blue in the background and the mix with the bright yellow writing.


What I used:

  • O.P.I. – Yoga-ta get this blue!
  • O.P.I. – Birthday babe
  • O.P.I. – Dining Al Frisco
  • O.P.I. – I have a Herring Problem
  • O.P.I. -Muir Muir on the Wall
  • white polish as a base for the words
  • Ciaté – PP065 Big yellow Taxi

I applied one good coat of Yoga-ta get this blue! and let it dry properly. After that I used the dry brush technique to apply the colors and get this nice distressed nail look.




I added a clear fast drying top coat and waited about 10 minutes before I started writing on the movie title Run all night.

This is the finished look which I am pretty satisfied with.


How do you like it?

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You want to win tickets for the SocialMovieNight? Follow the accounts below.

Robert Hofmann YouTube | FB | Instagram | Twitter
SocialMovieNight: FB | Instagram | Twitter

Patrice Bouédibéla: FB | Instagram | Twitter

As always, a big thank you to the team behind Robert – PureOnline: Website | FB | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

Most of the pictures at the events are taken by RedCarpetReports: Website | FB


Ciaté Collection

Hello lovelies,

we are at the last day of my 2015 Ciaté Month.

I want it to end with a bang, which is why I am going to show you my whole Ciaté Collection. Besides two polishes I bought all of these products myself.




part of my nail polish storage showing all my Ciaté polishes










my full-sized Ciaté paint pots


I decided the best way of showing all the Ciaté products would be by the Set’s I bought them in.


Under the Sea


left to right

  • PP135 – Palm Tree
  • PP010 – Holiday blues
  • PP064 – The Glossip


Nail Taxi


left to right

  • PP147 – Chinchilla
  • PP016 – Mistress
  • PP128 – London baby


Croc Embossed


left to right

  • Croc Embossed – Purple
  • PP088 – Oil Slick


Caviar Manicure – Lemon Fizz

Caviar - Lemon Fizz

Ciaté Caviar Manicure - Lemon Fizz Kit
left to right

  • PP151 – Loop the Loop
  • Caviar Pearls – Lemon Fizz


Caviar de’luxe Manicure



left to right

  • PP050 – Ladylike Luxe
  • Caviar Luxe Pearls – Lustre


The Emerald Collection



left to right

  • PP060 – Ditch the Heels
  • Luxury Crushed Velvet in Green
  • Caviar Pearls – Ball Gown
  • Sequins in the Color Penthouse (a mix of green and gold)


Crushed Shell Manicure



left to right

  • CRS001 – Mermaid you look
  • PP103 – Pillow Fight


Colorfoil manicure

3 set’s

  • PP082 – Cream Soda



  • PP104 – Pepperminty




  • PP101 – Kiss Chase




Feathered Manicure

2 kit’s

  • PPM001 – Snow Virgin



  • PPM091 – Ivory Queen




Denim Manicure



  • PP067 – Regatta


Flower Manicure – Bada Bloom



  • PPM119 – Ferris Wheel


Chalkboard Manicure


  • Chalkboard Paint 144
  • Mattnifficent
  • 4 x chalk pens (white, yellow, pink, blue)



Corrupted Neon Manicure





  • PP065 – Big Yello Taxi
  • Megaphone (Glitter) – yellow


  • Club Tropicana (Glitter) – orange
  • Foam Party (Glitter) – blue


Candy Cane House



  • PPM227 – Candy Craze
  • PPM229 – Tangled Tinsel
  • PPM230 – Snow Fall
  • PPM228 – Ginger Snap


Tree Trinkets

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tree trinkets
left to right


Haute House – Rich Ink Formular


left to right

  • PPM220 – For the Frill of it
  • PPM221 – Can Can
  • PPM222 – Tickle my Fancy
  • PPM223 – Sass Pott
  • PPM224 – Knee Highs


Haute House – Patent Leather Finish



  • PPM215 – Silicone Top Coat
  • PPM219 – Dare to bare
  • PPM216 – Mostly a Minx
  • PPM217 – Good to be a Goddess
  • PPM218 – Can’t it be kinky?


Mini Mani Month (2013 Advent Calender)

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The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM146 – snow globe
Day 2 – PPM017 – boudoir
Day 3 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 4 – smoulder (silver) – pearls
Day 5 – PPM122 – hoopla
Day 6 – PPM080 – sugar plum
Day 7 – PPM058 – main stage
Day 8 – midnight in Manhattan (silver/black mix) – pearls
Day 9 – PPM118 – candy floss
Day 10 – PPM103 – pillow fight
Day 11 – PPM104 – pepperminty
Day 12 – lustre (gold) – pearls
Day 13 – PPM161 – encore
Day 14 – PPM007 – members only
Day 15 – twinkle toes – glitter
Day 16 – PPM147 – chinchilla
Day 17 – PPM091 – ivory queen
Day 18 – PPM068 – tweed and tails
Day 19 – dallas dolly – sequins
Day 20 – PPM037 – starlet
Day 21 – PPM069 – fit for a queen
Day 22 – PPM106 – hopscotch
Day 23 – cupids arrow (lilac mix) – pearls
Day 24 – PPM105 – play date

as well as a funnel to get pearls and glitter back into the bottles


Mini Mani Manor (2014 Advent Calender)


The polishes were included:

Day 1 – PPM057 – headliner
Day 2 – PPM052 – sharp tailoring
Day 3 – PPLM001 – girl with a pearl
Day 4 – PPM007 – members only
Day 5 – PPM173 – sloaney, sweetie
Day 6 – GLIM009 – runway ribbon (loose glitter)
Day 7 – PPM051 – velvet tuxedo
Day 8 – PPM065 – big yellow taxi
Day 9 – GLIM05 – prima ballerina (loose glitter) 1 | 2
Day 10 – PPM184 – mineral clarity
Day 11 – PPM079 – strawberry milkshake
Day 12 – GLIM006 – let it snow (loose glitter)
Day 13 – PPM036 – silhouette
Day 14 – PPM032 –  unrestricted glam
Day 15 – GLIM007 – slumber party (loose glitter)
Day 16 – PPM020 – cupcake queen
Day 17 – PPM133 – amazing gracie
Day 18 – SEQM006 – tinsel trail (loose sequins)
Day 19 – PPM404 – candy cane
Day 20 – GLIM008 – frozen dream (loose glitter)
Day 21 – TRAM001 – fair isle style (nail tattoos)
Day 22 – PPM085 – sand dune
Day 23 – PPM013 – sherbet fizz
Day 24 – PP226 – celestial (full size)


Nail Lab




  • 6 x mini polishes (Mistress, Pillow Fight, Rain Coat, Ferris Wheel, Power Dressing & Amazing Gracie)
  • 4 empty mini paint pot bottles
  • 6 x suspension top coats
  • 12 x 5g Glitters
  • 7 x professional nail tools (1 scooper, 2 mini test tubes, 1 petri dish, 1 funnel, 1 mini nail file, 1 roll of customisable labels)

This is probably the product I wanted the most right after I saw it on the PR information. I mean come on, for a nail polish junkie like me this set is heaven. Who doesn’t want to mix their own polishes?


individual polishes

PP107 – Pocket Money

pocket money

This is the one of the polishes I did not by myself. I received this in a small appreciation package sent to me by Ciaté Germany, along with a mini glass nail file and a Ciaté key holder.






PP160 – She’s electric

She's electric

This is the 2nd polish I did not by myself. I got this one as a present from my friend Heidi (Heidi’s polish).


PP131 – Looking Glass

Looking glass

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP117 – Jewellery Box

Jewelry Box

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP100 – Skinny Dip

Skinny Dip

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP097 – Beach Hut

Beach Hut

Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP099 – Espadrilles


Bought this polish along with a few other Ciaté polishes online.


PP058 – Cookies and Cream

cookies and cream

Bought this polish on sale at my local Karstadt.


Nail Care

With time I also collected and tried some of their nail care products and base / top coats.



Ciaté – Nail Tonic (nail strengthener)



Ciaté – Mattnifficent (matte top coat)



comparison of the new (left) and old (right) product

Be careful not to keep the matte top coat for too long or it might get ruined. It happened to mine after about 1 and a half years.



Ciaté – Speed Coat (fast dry top coat)



This is probably the best fast drying top coat I have tried. It dries the nail polish to a good amount within 30 – 60 seconds I would say. Would definitely recommend it to any of you and will keep buying it myself.


comparison of the new (left) and old (right) product


Ciaté – love me oil (almond cuticle oil)



I simply love this cuticle oil. I am a big fan of almond products and I feel this oil is moisturizing and nurishing. It is quickly applied and the cuticles soak it in pretty fast.
I also love the cuticle butter from Burt’s Bees, but I don’t use it too much because I don’t like wasting the product by having to apply it with my finger.


Do you own any other Ciaté polishes or products in general, which I should try?


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