Filed under Food we’ve made

Chocolate face!

Chocolate face!

I knew the Little One was feeling better when she asked to make cakes on Friday when she was off school. This was a huge relief as she’s been feeling ill for a week and not eating, which is most unlike her. Her choice for baking? Chocolate brownies with prunes in them (she loves prunes!) … Continue reading

Baby stick insect

As you may recall, the Little One is very keen to get a pet. And today, she has one, albeit just until this evening. The Little One spotted the baby stick insect sitting on the rubber ring which was floating in the pool. (She has incredible eyesight…) After we rescued the stick insect she asked … Continue reading

Mermaid birthday cake

Mermaid birthday cake

I’ve been very busy this week organising the Big One’s birthday celebrations.  This has included lots of baking, including cookie cakes for school, 2 mermaid birthday cakes and cake pops for the girls at her party to decorate. Here’s the cake: I had to make two so we had a small version for the Big … Continue reading

Cookie cakes

Cookie cakes

  It’s the Big One’s birthday at the beginning of September and she’ll be in  school on the actual day. This means I need to navigate American birthday traditions. At home in the UK, the girls have taken small packets of Cadburys chocolate buttons in to school for each of their classmates.  Here they need … Continue reading

Birthday cake for a friend

Birthday cake for a friend

The Little One’s godmother and her family are staying with us this week.  We’ve had a great time and the kids have really enjoyed spending so much time together. Today it’s the godmother’s birthday and whilst they all went out this afternoon, the girls and I have made a cake to eat when we get … Continue reading

Snow cones

I remember reading about snow cones in American books as a child and wondering what they were.  Now we’ve been here a while we know: a bit like a 1980s Slush Puppy – horrible colourings and flavourings included!  The added benefit here is that in some places the snow cones have been made sugar free … Continue reading

Jubilee cake

Jubilee cake

Here we are with our jubilee cake: a Victoria sponge with strawberry jam and buttercream icing, decorations courtesy of Katie (thank you!) And here are the girls standing on the cake with the Queen (with the help of a little camera trickery!):

Hot Cross Buns

I can’t believe it’s Easter already. Good Friday isn’t a public holiday here in Texas, it’s what they call on optional holiday. This means that some things are open and some people have to go to work, but luckily my lovely husband is not one of them. He gets a lie in this morning. Whilst … Continue reading