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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

How big is too big?

How big is too big?

We were at a birthday party the other weekend (we had two that day) and as it was mid afternoon I wasn’t expecting the Big One to be fed so I’d given her lunch before we got there.  There was food at 2.30pm: pizza (obligatory at all children’s birthday parties here, it seems) which all … 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

Nanny’s here!

Nanny’s here!

There was great excitement on Wednesday as my Mum was arriving from the UK, via a quick visit to see her sister in Toronto.  The girls woke up early and were very disappointed that Nanny would not be here until 8pm – that seemed like an age away for them and for the first time … 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!):