Today was stressful.
No, lets strike that, today was intensely stressful.
Twin boy, twin girl and I went cupcake making, prior to today the only cakes we have made together were chocolate crispies and that is only because I learnt how at guides before I was asked to leave permanently following an unfortunate incident.
I have also never made cupakes before, in fact every cake recipe I have ever made has ended in disaster.
But since the kind folks over at bakingmad asked me to review their site and write a post about it I thought it was worth a go and I could have some quality mother/daughter/son time….
It didn’t go well, despite the recipes being easy to follow I manage to completely balls up the ingredients so our first choice of cupcakes had to be abandoned and replaced with a simpler version, in hindsight was probably a godsend. Twin boy dropped the flour on the floor making the kitchen resemble a ski slope at the end of season and at first I managed to underbake the cakes so a fresh batch had to be prepared.
However look what we finally produced…….
My first cupcakes, with a spot of help from twin boy and girl., a little room for improvement but hey ho…
Click here to have a go at some cracking cupcake recipes the site is easy to use and even has handy cooking tips which is great for complete
idiots novices like me. Also click the link to make a lovely Victoria Sponge that my mum managed to knock up in moments after I led her to the site.
For those of you that prefer the offline version of baking I have a copy of Eric Lanlard’s baking book up for grabs. For a chance to win please leave a comment saying how fab my cakes look…
Winner will be chosen at random on Monday 23rd of April, UK entrants only please, and leave me a way of getting hold of you!
Disclosure: We were contacted by Baking mad to review and run a sponsored competition, all opinions and cupcakes are my own.
THE WINNER IS: the lovely Suzanne – number 24!
please email me your address x