If there are any Bollywood couples who are parent goals at the moment, it goes to Ayushmann Khurrana and Tahira Kashyap. On the sixth birthday of their daughter Varushka, the couple decided to celebrate her special day in a unique way.
Using homemade decorations like recycling waste paper, Ayushmann-Tahira along with their son Virajveer and birthday girl had a craft making session. On Instagram, both Ayushmann and Tahira shared glimpses of the waste products décor and celebration pictures. So inspiring!
Ayushmann posted an uber cool family selfie on Instagram and directed everyone to head to his wife’s account to know more details about the quarantined birthday.
Uploading an IGTV video, Tahira added that Ayushmann was the main head behind the artistic session. In the video, she showed how they made colourful paper fans, streamers and a huge colourful banner with Varushka’s name on it. Watch:
On the other hand, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 94 birthday, the Royal Family posted a montage of her memories in a video. The IGTV video showed the most precious moments of the Queen from her childhood with her family. A sweet gesture!
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Thank you for your messages today, on The Queen’s 94th birthday. In this private footage from the @royalcollectiontrust, we see The Queen (then Princess Elizabeth) playing with her family, including her younger sister Princess Margaret. Head of the Commonwealth, Head of the Armed Forces, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Monarch in British History. Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Happy birthday, Your Majesty! To those of you also celebrating your birthdays today at home, with or without your loved ones – we send you many happy returns. Visit our highlight to learn more about The Queen’s childhood.
Apart from this, in honour of the British monarch’s birthday, her pastry chefs from the palace shared a chocolate cupcake recipe on Instagram. Along with the recipe, they posted pictures of the desserts on social media.
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🎂🧁🎈Happy birthday to Her Majesty! To celebrate The Queen's birthday we are sharing a chocolate cupcake recipe from The Royal Pastry Chefs. If you or a loved one are celebrating a special occasion during isolation why not treat yourself to some #RoyalBakes? Remember to share your creations with us! Ingredients for the cake sponges – (serves approximately 15) 15g vinegar 300ml milk 50ml vegetable oil 60g butter (melted and cool) 2 eggs 5ml of vanilla essence 250g of self-raising flour 75 of cocoa powder 300g caster sugar 10g bicarbonate of soda 100g white chocolate chips cupcake cases Ingredients for the buttercream topping: 90g of high percentage dark chocolate 100g butter 125g icing sugar Option to also use Royal icing, instead of buttercream: Royal icing available pre made in shops Add food colouring to create different colours Cake sponge method: -Preheat the oven to 150 C -Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl -Whisk the eggs in a separate jug, with the vanilla essence, melted butter, oil, milk and vinegar -Slowly add the wet mixture into the dry mixture, little by little -Ensure the batter is smooth with no lumps -Finally add the chocolate chips (alternatives could be nuts, dried fruit) -Lay the cupcake cases onto a tray -Use a metal spoon to equally divide the mixture into the cases -Bake for around 15-18 minutes, take out of the oven when golden and springy on touch -Leave to cool Buttercream icing method: -Cream the sugar and butter together, until light and creamy -Add in the warm melted chocolate -If you have a piping bag to hand, pipe the icing on the top of cakes for decoration (otherwise gently use a teaspoon or small spatula to ice) Royal icing method: -If decorating with royal icing, roll the icing out and cut into circular disks -Lay the disc over the cupcake and mould to required shape We hope you enjoy! #RoyalBakes 🧁