Hello lovely blog peeps. It was raining but the sun is out now. Hope its shining on you too?
Following on from the amazing success of Mr P’s birthday cake, I thought I would do a variation on a theme and make some Black Forest cupcakes as “Thank you teacher” presents. I don’t believe in spending a lot on teacher presents but a little something that the kids have had a hand in making is a nice thought.
So Little J and I got stuck in this morning. He’s very good at cracking the eggs and working the electric whisk. The batter was all finished and in the tin, Little J enjoyed the “lickers”. I put the tin in the oven, set the timer and tidied up. The timer went off and I turned the tin round – necessary with The Beast to ensure even cooking. I grabbed my coffee and went to chill on the sofa.
I’m feeling a bit spaced out today as we had rough night with Little J. He was up at 3.45 and got in my bed for a cuddle. He couldn’t settle and went back to his bed 45 minutes later. A while later he came back to ask if his TV programs were on yet… they weren’t… still too early… so he got in for another cuddle and finally fell asleep again.
So I enjoy my coffee, check my emails, read a few blogs, check Facebook. And then I get a whiff of something. A whiff of something…. toasted. A whiff of something overcooked…
Thats the problem with The Beast… you can’t smell anything cooking… until its too late. Anyone in the street could have smelled it. It’s vented outside to the street.
I thought this might amuse you all after the awesome cakeness of the other day. It amused me. Hey ho! Start again. These beautiful little carbon bricks are now in the bin and batch number two are cooling on the side. The plus side?…. two lots of lickers.
And this is the second time I have written this post. I got to this point before and lost it all!! Perhaps I should give up and go back to bed!!?
If you would like to make some Black Forest cupcakes (cherries are in season here and gorgeous right now) you can find the recipe here. Enjoy your Thursday, people.