Some thing I read: Instructions!! (In fact Ive read 2 lots this week!!) This week I made a doll with Moo and we also did some Aquabeads. I am not normally an in instructions kinda girl, I just go in full pelt and give it a go, […]
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In my last post I mentioned about Moo loving all things arts and crafts and she pulled this out of her arty box and with big blue eyes asked to make it with me.
It was fairly simple, I had to stitch a part of the dress, but Moo enjoyed watching me make the doll! I must admit, there is no way a 4 year old would be able to create and make this, (its says 4months on the box!! I wouldn’t even give it to my 4 month old, there are some small parts to it) but she helped pass me the correct items and hold things down for me when needed. She was a great little apprentice! She has called the princess Molly and promptly told me that after Molly had been finished being poked and prodded by me the princess needed a rest and she is now tucked up in bed!
An easy chocolate cake to make! I made mine with chocolate butter icing, and decorated with a few strawberries. Yum!
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons boiling water
225g (8oz) softened butter
225g (8oz) caster sugar
4 large eggs
225g (8oz) self raising flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
For The Filling
50g (2oz) softened butter
175g (60z) sifted icing sugar
1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4. Grease 2 20cm (8in) sandwich tins then line the base of each tin with baking parchment
- Blend the cocoa powder and water in a mixing bowl and leave to cool slightly. Measure all the remaining ingredients into the bowl and beat until thoroughly blended. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins and level out.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 25 minutes or until well risen and the tops of the cakes spring back when lightly pressed with a finger. Leave to cool in the tins for a few minutes then turn out and peel of the parchment and rest of a wire wrack.
- To make the butter icing, blend together the butter and icing sugar until smooth adding in the cocoa powder. Use the butter cream to sandwich together both cakes, leaving some back to use to stick down the strawberries to decorate the top of the cake.
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Thank god its half term! I get a lay in!
No school run for a whole week!
To be honest, the wake up call of 6.30am does not bother me. The play school run does not bother either, its a 2 minute walk for me! I don’t know why some mums complain about term times as half the time come mid week of the holiday, its..
CHRIST…. I have had enough!!! Get my child back to school!
I have not been out in, well two weeks! so I am going to relish this fact and I am going to get out and about this half term and actually have a conversation with people! Plus Moo and Thor will get to see their cousins that they have not seen in weeks, due to the fact I have not driven. Its going to be a busy half term!