Carrot cake disappointment

Lil GN loves his carrot cake, so I promised him I would make him one, free from those bits he just doesn’t appreciate (raisins and walnuts).  He’s a definite carrot fan.

So nanny was sent for the ingredients and a Sunday morning was set aside for the masterpiece. In fact, instead of a normal old carrot cake,  why not a traybake I thought?

I dug out another Hummingbird bakery recipe and got started.  And that’s when it started going wrong…

Carrot cakeNo brown sugar? Ah well caster would do as well.

No baking powder and bicarbonate of soda? Well I can use self-raising flour.

Sure it looked awfully pale and thin going to the oven but sure it would change as it baked.
Or not…

I don’t think I can bear to have Lil GN try these.  I don’t think he’ll be kind. Maybe I’ll just pretend I forgot….

Glitter shapes

Glitter shapeWe saw this make in a Rainbow Fairies magazine and immediately wanted to try it. What wonderful Christmas decorations we could make this year, we mused.

PVA glue, cookie cutters and sparkles.  How much easier (or fabulous) could it get?

Set your cookie cutter on some baking paper, pour in some pva glue and top with glitter and beads.  Let it dry overnight and voila – a pretty glitter shape.

Except, one week later and our pva has still not set, our shape cannot be extracted from its cutter.  Disaster.  Was it our glue? Will there be a second attempt? Too sad right now to tell (>.<)

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