We have plans this weekend… Foggy’s parents’ village Flower Show takes place, complete with multiple divisions for judging artwork, gardening and baking for all ages. As we thought I was working (turns out not to be necessary), I suggested that Foggy take YoungMan.
YoungMan had a look through the categories for judging and decided he fancied a go at the cupcakes (I’m glad he didn’t choose chocolate crackles, I don’t like them!) and Foggy persuaded him to attempt a couple of other categories - a picture of a beach, and a three dimensional “mini garden”, both of which are well underway.
So, it would have been really easy to make the cupcakes for him and just let him go wild with the icing/ sprinkles, but YoungMan is perfectly capable of cooking - and, better yet, enjoys it - so above is the evidence he really did make the cupcakes himself.
I’m not claiming he had _no_ assistance, I was in the kitchen with him, explaining and instructing as necessary… but he genuinely did 99% of it himself.
What lacks, I know, is a photo of the finished product. This, gentle reader, is because they need to cool before decorating and YoungMan will have no time to bake during the day tomorrow as he has a playdate due to last _all day_! As soon as he is collected, we are heading to Foggy’s parents’ place (I am hoping to finish work at sensible o’clock so traffic isn’t too dire) and by the time we’ve had supper there won’t be a lot of time left to bake then either.
That leaves us to pop the cakes in an airtight container when they’ve cooled tonight and Saturday morning, we have until 10:30am to take everything to be scrutinised. So, YoungMan and I will be up at the crack of 8am (I don’t do the crack of dawn, especially not on weekends!) to make them amazing… Watch this space :-)