Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Cakey Bakey Merry Christmas!

T'is the season to get baking, tra la la la la, la la la la !

Si has been away for a week on an endurance vintage car rally from Lands End  to John O' Groats, so J and I got our bake on! Especially as the snow came down and we were snowed in again for a couple of days. So we decided to have a crafty/bakey couple of days. First up were mince pies. No recipe here as it was convenience ingredients all the way with the packet of shop bought pastry and jar of mince meat. As you can see J had great success in making some rather delicious pies. NOt bad for a two year old!

Next up was a gingerbread house. Admittedly this was a project J was not really involved in, namely because he would have eaten the entire thing!! Though I do have to say I am a little bit proud of it. especially as I do not have a creative bone in my body!

J absolutely loves it. I cannot wait to tell him he can demolish it and eat it! It will be gingerbread carnage!

Next up was the christmas cake. We followed the recipe for Nigella's fruit cake recipe in November and then left it until earlier this week, where we levelled it off and covered it in marzipan. Then we iced it and J helped to cut out and colour the stars for the top. Again I am really pleased with this and J keeps askng for cake. Roll on Sunday!!!

All that is left now is for the Big Man himself to pay us all a visit on Sunday and for us all to have a Very Merry Christmas and an Amazing Happy New Year!!!!! Have a fabulous time.

Kathryn and J x