Cakes I Didn’t Bake

Ever since the teen was a tiny baby we’ve cooked and baked together. As a toddler she would stand on a chair to chop vegetables, stir cake mix and “help”. It wasn’t always easy to be patient “No, that’s enough sugar, aargh – don’t lick the spoon …” You get the idea!

By the time she was 12 she could make a pretty good risotto and at 14 had mastered a swiss roll lighter than air.

Now, she likes to bake alone, to disappear into the kitchen and experiment. It’s been hard for me to give up my kitchen, not to offer advice or as she puts it “Interfere and take over”.

I suppose this is why I invested all that time, in the hope that my love of all things home made might rub off on her and that the family traditions of making and crafting would carry on to the next generation.

It pains me to admit she makes better cakes than  I do, but hey, she learnt from a master!

These are Lemon and Lime

And, these are Chocolate and Nutella

No other news for you really, just wanted a proud Mummy Brag!

Tx

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  1. Ali

     /  May 27, 2011

    …and so you should have a proud mummy brag!! They look super delicious!
    I recognise and have used all those phrases at one time or another!!
    So cool to hear its all rubbed off…but with such a great example she was bound to succeed!!
    Keep up the passing on!!
    Ali x
    Ps are they all gone yet?!!

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  2. ruth mason

     /  May 27, 2011

    They look gorgeous. Well done Nic.
    This made me chuckle today, as a mum who is trying to cultivate Poppy’s love of baking, but am equally guilty of stifling her creativity ‘Not like that…not that much…’ I hope she makes me equally as proud one day :-)

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  3. Tracey Todhunter

     /  May 28, 2011

    Thanks Ruth and Ali, I’m sorry to say all the cakes were eaten by hordes of hungry teenagers, I didn’t even get to taste the Nutella ones :(

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  4. ahhh you taught her well….they look so good I can almost smell them from here

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  5. Dear Tracey – these look so wonderful, you/your daughter inspired me to buy some icing nozzles and have a go at decorating. So lovely.
    Thank you for being an encouragement and an inspiration.
    E x

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