Zachy and Finn had a sleep over during half term, after their bedtime story Finn asked if they could make a big cake like Alex had. I said that they could in the morning and we had a quick chat about what kind of cake we would make, both Finn and Zachy wanted lots of colours and lots of icing.
morning Zachy woke at 5.30am but I managed to persuade him to go back to
sleep as it was so early. Finn came into my bedroom about 7am to ask if
it was time to bake!
We had breakfast and then started
our cake. The boys were still in pyjamas, I thought they could get
ready when the cake was in the oven as this is the time they usually
get a bit fed up.
With the help of my two assistants we
made a 12oz Victoria sandwich mix. I then put some of the mixture into
four small bowls and Finn and Zachy added food colouring to each bowl.
They were really funny as they matched the food colouring to the colour
of the plastic bowls and also matched up the same colour spoons to do
The cake was named "rainbow cake" by the
boys, I had to watch them closely as they kept sampling the mixture. It
was then blobbed (the boys technical term) into a lined rectangular tin
and baked at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes. I made some mini buns
with the spare mixture and cooked them for about 15 minutes.
The boys have got quite a liking for drying dishes and doing little chores, so we washed and dried the dishes and tidied the kitchen together. Then the boys got washed and dressed,
finishing just in time for me to take the cakes out to cool.
the cake was cooled we added fondant icing and some sprinkles confetti
on the top, before cutting it into slices. I then iced the mini buns and the boys helped with the
toppings. The icing was left to set and then the cakes were boxed up for Finn and
Zachy to take home - Mr R was left a few slices to have in his lunch
had such a lot of fun with the boys and they were such keen and
industrious little bakers - I do love baking with my grandchildren.
I am joining in with Cosmos and Cotton's Friday bake along.
Talk soon x