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Primrose vanilla cupcakes….with the help of a mini baker

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

What have I let myself in for?!

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.

Marvellous muffins, fast and fantastic?!

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?”….

No words required….just enjoy the view!

It’s all go!

Just exhausted at the thought of all the food going on in my life at the mo!  Super excited about baking easter cupcakes tomorrow, the mini eggs are at the ready…lovely Jamie O recipe lined up for Easter Sunday – roast leg of lamb with aubergine and tomato (tried and tested, tis yum)…..and to top it off am having super exciting week watching masterchef semi finals and following masterchef on Twitter.

Life doesn’t get any better than this! Gregg Wallace aka Pudding Face is lapping it all up by the cake load.

Particularly fab episode last night cooking for the ‘lovely ladies of the WI’….that huge victoria sponge cake looked amazing although perhaps rather large slices were served for the ‘lovely ladies of the WI‘ (as some of them commented) but all of them proceeded to devour it nonetheless!

😉 got to laugh, my keen interest in baking and all things ‘cake-like’ actually stems from one of the ‘lovely ladies of the WI’….Mrs Monkfish senior (my mum!).

Photos coming up on the blog this weekend, watch out 🙂

And follow Pudding Face on twitter, hilarious.