We don’t buy cakes often. If papa, Georgie or I crave a certain type usually I’ll just bake it over the weekend. We all have our own favourites so nothing takes too long to whip up. But then there are times (and as my pregnancy progresses they’re getting more frequent) when baking is the furthest thing from my mind. But eating isn’t.
Georgie turned four this weekend. Thankfully, this came with a flurry of smiles, so much love and a sense of pride as opposed to sentimental shenanigans on my part, i.e locking myself in the bathroom so no one can see the tears right before he blows out the candles. Yes, it has happened. It’s natural to become emotional with each passing year, right? I still can’t believe he’s four yet but then again the changes I note on an everyday basis shake me up more than any number ever could. My baby is becoming a little man. He is my best friend and the reason I laugh out loud, almost every day. No exaggeration.
1. My favourite carrot cake recipe.
2. He likes any app that involves dragging and fitting puzzle pieces.
3. Morning light in black and white.
4. Our home all dressed up just before Georgie’s birthday bash.
5. ‘Throw me really high, papa!’
6. Eating chocolate and skyping with his godfather.
Pinterest has become a daily obsession of mine. I always look to it when I need inspiration in the wardrobe department, ideas on home interior and an interesting recipe . It’s been a while since I discovered this Magic Custard Cake but I only got round to making it yesterday. Can I just say wow? Give absolutely no thought to the amount of icing sugar and milk it contains and go for it! You can find the recipe here.
I was preparing for this cake while on the phone to a friend who asked me how often I bake. I smiled because as of lately, I would say two maybe even three times a week! I can’t be more thankful for my absolutely amazing kitchen that inspires me to do this. i enjoy every moment whether I’m alone with all the time in the world or with Georgie who tends to cook and bake in an very different way to me. In fact i was feeling so brave the other day, I offered papa the chance to choose a cake he wanted me to bake for him. He came up with a Mississippi Mud Pie. I was actually glad because the recipe seemed uncomplicated, it does not require any white sugar and it includes chocolate! I followed a recipe I found in one of my old Marks and Spencers baking book and was blown away. You should really try this one!