Mmm, cake

It’s National Cupcake Week! Of course, the girls and myself couldn’t let it pass us by without baking some cupcakes to enjoy. I used a recipe from the cupcake book they chose for me for my birthday for the cake, and totally cheated with icing-in-a-tub. Lydia helped me mix the sponge while Georgie was at school. The recipe uses cocoa powder and vanilla extract and… Continue Reading “Mmm, cake”

Review: Annabel Karmel Casdon Baking Range

We were sent three sets from the Annabel Karmel Casdon baking range; the Pizza Making Set (£4.50 at Tesco Direct), the My Perfect Pastry Set (£20 at Amazon), and the Mini Cupcake Set with Utensils (£11.49 at Amazon).

This fab Pastry Set is jam-packed – you get a lot for your money! 10 cookie cutters, a mixing bowl, a round baking tin, a whisk, a set of 6 measuring spoons, a rolling pin, a spatula, a mini tart pan, a measuring jug, and 10 recipes. The cookie cutters are a little small but everything else is fantastic.… Continue Reading “Review: Annabel Karmel Casdon Baking Range”

Review: Bigjigs Toys Young Chef’s Baking Set (#BJ605)

Georgie loves to bake with me so when we were sent this baking set to review she was over the moon. The Bigjigs Toys Young Chef’s Baking Set includes child size versions of almost everything you need to bake cakes or biscuits, including a tiny oven glove which is utterly adorable.… Continue Reading “Review: Bigjigs Toys Young Chef’s Baking Set (#BJ605)”

Review: Greens cake kits – Hello Kitty Cute Cupcakes, Mini Daisy Cakes & TMNT Turtle-tastic Cakes

Disclosure: This product was sent to me free of charge by Greens to be reviewed. However, as per my PR info disclaimer, this review is my unbiased honest opinion of the product. Product: Greens cake kits – Hello Kitty Cute Cupcakes, Mini Daisy Cakes & TMNT Turtle-tastic Cakes Price: Around £1.50 to £2.00 Age Range: n/a Manufacturer’s Description: Our love of baking dates back to… Continue Reading “Review: Greens cake kits – Hello Kitty Cute Cupcakes, Mini Daisy Cakes & TMNT Turtle-tastic Cakes”

Garden Cupcakes – perfecting my vanilla cupcake recipe

I love to bake with the girls and Georgie’s favourite thing to bake is, without a doubt, cupcakes. I have been trying out different recipes for our cupcakes and have ended up with this yummy & light recipe that is pretty much baking-with-kids-foolproof. I can always depend on James’s co-workers to demolish any excess baked treats, so I decided to do a double batch to… Continue Reading “Garden Cupcakes – perfecting my vanilla cupcake recipe”

Review: Salter Heston Blumenthal Precision Professional Whisk & Multipurpose Spatulas

We were challenged to try out the Salter Heston Blumenthal Precision Professional Whisk & Multipurpose Spatulas whilst making pancakes, so at the weekend my Dad and I measured out the ingredients and gave it a whirl.

We used a recipe from a very old children’s cookbook that my dad swears by. Our batter had 12oz flour, 1 1/2 pints of milk, 3 eggs, and a pinch of salt. This produced enough batter for the kids to share a pancake & the four adults to have 3 or 4 each.… Continue Reading “Review: Salter Heston Blumenthal Precision Professional Whisk & Multipurpose Spatulas”

Baking up a storm

A few days ago my dad had a pretty awful headache, and so I tried my best to keep the kids out of his way to let him rest. In the morning we were busy playing with Georgie’s new Nancy doll, and then in the afternoon, once Lydia was safely down for her nap, I asked Georgie whether she would like to do some baking.… Continue Reading “Baking up a storm”

Cake Angels Halloween Range

Review: Cake Angels Halloween Range

We were sent a Cake Angels Graveyard Flapjack Kit and pot of Halloween Sprinkles to do some halloween themed baking, and Georgie and I had great fun making some yummy and very colourful treats.

The flapjack kit was really simple to mix up and comes with its own disposable cardboard tray, which eliminates the need for you to have a tray the right size at home already. Inside the box you get a pack of flapjack mix, one of icing sugar, a little bag of green sprinkles and some sugar wafer gravestones. … Continue Reading “Review: Cake Angels Halloween Range”

Baking with Thomas & Friends for National Cupcake Week

This week is National Cupcake Week 2013 (seriously, who decides these things?!) and so I decided to do some baking with Georgie to celebrate! In our Thomas & Friends goodie bag from our day out at Drayton Manor, we got a Green’s Thomas & Friends Vanilla Cake Kit that just requires an egg, some butter, and a bit of water/milk to get you baking. Georgie had… Continue Reading “Baking with Thomas & Friends for National Cupcake Week”

Georgie’s first play-doh experience!

While we were down in Cornwall visiting my parents last month, my Mum took advantage of a quiet afternoon to play with Georgie and introduce her to the concept of play-doh! Mum is a fabulous grandmother, with a stash of things to entertain a toddler on a rainy day hidden away around their house. Play-doh is something that I have been meaning to introduce to… Continue Reading “Georgie’s first play-doh experience!”

Birthday eve!

Georgie is tucked up snoring away in bed, and when she wakes up in the morning it will be her 2nd birthday! This has come around so quickly and my baby girl is growing up before our eyes. This evening James’s Mum popped round and we had chinese takeaway for dinner as an early birthday treat for Georgie (she adores chinese food!). Tomorrow we will… Continue Reading “Birthday eve!”