Tagged with Baking and Confections

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

An impromptu birthday party

An impromptu birthday party

So the Little One, as you may have read, was ill on her birthday.  We did go out for the day (riding her new bike in Hermann Park, a visit to the zoo, riding a pedalo on the lake and then to the Aquarium restaurant for a late lunch) but by the time we got … Continue reading

A birthday abroad

A birthday abroad

It was the Big One’s birthday on Friday and she reached the very grown up age of 6.  It’s astonishing to me that she can be that old when I distinctly remember her being tiny and new born and that seems only very recent.  But 6 she is and she is having a divided birthday … 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

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!):