[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


[Tutorial] Shaun the Sheep nails

[German Blog Post]

Good evening everyone,

tonight I have a special post for you again. Depending on your age, some of you might have grown up with Shaun the Sheep, which is why I thought it would be fun to create a nail design and video tutorial.

For those of you who don’t know Shaun and his friends, Shaun the Sheep is a British stop-motion animated television series. It is a spin-off of the Wallace and Gromit franchise. The series stars Shaun and his adventures around a small farm as the leader of his flock.
The series inspired another spin-off, Timmy Time, which follows the adventures of Shaun’s small cousin.

In the UK the feature-length film, titled Shaun the Sheep Movie, was released in February 2015. Here in Germany the Movie was released yesterday, March 19th.

Watch the Trailer here: English | Germany

For my nail design I wanted to re-create as much of the main characters as possible.


As you can see, I placed a different character on each nail. Only the thumbs got the same character – Shirley, which is described as the eating machine. She is so big that she often gets stuck and needs the other sheep to help and push, pull or even sling-shot her out of trouble, even using heavy equipment at times.

On the pointer finger of my left hand you see Timmy, Shaun’s cousin. He may be the baby of the flock, but is often at the center of things. Luckily his mum is always there to keep him safe.

The left hands middle finger shows Shaun. You already know that he is the main character of the series and the leader of the flock. He is a clever sheep and keeps his head. He has a good friendship with Bitzer.

The ring finger shows the farmer and therefore owner of Bitzer. The Farmer is a drum and bass-loving Welshman who runs the farm with Bitzer at his side. He is completely oblivious to the human-like intelligence (or even the stupidity) of his flock. His disastrous attempts at dating are an ongoing joke of the series.

On the right hands ring finger we see Bitzer. He is a loyal dog and Shaun’s friend. He can neglect his duties, but he enlists the help of Shaun and the Flock to fix any mishaps and is determined to please the farmer.

The middle finger shows Shaun again, but this time at his favorite place the grassland.

Last but not least, on the right hands pointer finger you see Lunettiena, Timmy’s Mother. She wears curlers in her hair, and is a bit careless about maternal duties, even using Timmy once as some sort of paint brush. But when her offspring goes astray, she is inconsolable until he is safely back in her care. She is also Shaun’s aunt.

After clarifying the who is who of the flock I want to show you a close-up of the characters and continue with the video. It turned out pretty long (almost 10 min.) but since every nail has a different design, that’s the time it took to show you how to re-create this cute look.

Sadly The video doesn’t show how I drew on Lunettiena, but I know you are smart, so you will figure out how I created her. It is really easy.



close-up of Shirley


Let’s watch the video:

Could you follow all the steps? If you have any questions you are welcome to ask them in the comments below and I will try to answer and help as good as I can.



I would love to read your feedback!
Which was your favorite character?

Have a great night!

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