I’ve had a hectic morning today with a brilliant mini baker, 12 vanilla cupcakes and some CRAZY blue icing! Cupcake of choice was the Primrose bakery vanilla sponge with some freestyle blue icing and various ‘sprinkles’! Little T was cracking eggs at 10am and by 11.30 job was a good’un. We had a brilliant time and I’m going to book him in again for another dozen. He was kind enough to let me keep 3 of the 12 for Mr P who washed them down (all at once) with a cuppa before lunch 🙂 Happy days.
the bake off begins
The mini baker!
sprinkles are go
48 hours and counting….
…until my saturday morning ‘cupcake bake-off’ with a 4 year old!!Am slightly worried that he (yes, HE!) will outdo me on the cupcake front so I am having sneaky practice tonight..sssssh
He certainly looks the part (I have photographic evidence from the wee man’s mum!) – apron PLUS chef’s hat, and apparently he has all the cupcake lingo and expertise of a Hummingbird bakery baker, oh dear, what have I let myself in for?! Not to be outdone (on both outfit and talent) I have my Jamie O apron at the ready (where is that on the fashionista stakes bloggers? Good or bad?) and am in for a night of avid cupcake reading and research with the help of Hummingbird and Primrose Bakery cookbooks.
So, cooking with toddlers, good or bad idea?! I will be reporting back on Saturday no matter what the outcome! Photos to boot.
I think the ladyeeeez will like this one! A pink ‘lip smacking’ cup cake from Harvey Nix in Edinburgh, ‘yum’ aparently so my work chum informs me!
‘High end’ Harvey Nix thinks it’s ok to charge £2.50 for one of these….is it just me or does anyone else think a ‘gob smacking’ price tag of £2.50 is too much for what is effectively a good old fairy cake with some fancy icing on?! I do! Bloggers, it’s time for action!! I am going to knock up a dirty dozen this arvo and if anyone wants one please drop me a comment and I’ll mail one to u for free…you’ll have to be quick though, Mr P is lurking about in anticipation of his favourite red velvets!
Ok ok I know what you’re all thinking….how can one man eat this much cupcake?! Watch this space and you’ll find out! Mr predictable is one slice down with about ten to go…. I wish I could steal the glory but fellow blogger lizzies teaparty baked this little treat, what a star she is!
Yes, that’s what the book claims, fast and fantastic muffins! So here they are, carrot, raisin, walnuts and cinammon, certainly fast and about to sample the fantastic-ness….”Mr Predictable, get the coffee on will you?”….