the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

THIS is why I don’t bake.

on August 26, 2010

Missy Megan turned 3 over the weekend.

She wanted a pink Dora cake.

I spent nearly 3 days scouring shops trying to find decent Dora cake-topper stuff.

Dear friend Bek came to the rescue with some Dora & Boots accessories.

Attempt # 1. Thursday.
Giant cupcake ready to bake

Burned whilst I got caught in the school traffic jam

Attempt # 2. Friday.
only I can fail a packet mix! The boys had some after school though…

Attempt # 3. Saturday. Birthday.
Sent darling hubby to buy me unfilled sponge from Woollies & I decorated it.

I should have known………

This is the cake my beautiful mother in law bought.

Insert frustrated scream here.

Disclaimer: I did know she was bringing a cake but I also wanted a home made one.

A bit overwhelmed with the whole singing thing. And yes that is a cheesecake that my hubby bought – obviously he has great confidence in my baking skills too thought he would cater to everyone’s taste – my cake was on the table, just not in this photo.

5 responses to “THIS is why I don’t bake.

  1. Jenna says:

    My fave is the Dora one you made – that Choc icing looks divine!!x

  2. thanks Jenna – the icing was out of the packet mix that the cake bit failed! but it was very yummy! we did all enjoy it. xx

  3. Tina says:

    Nothing better than a homemade birthday cake 🙂 Oh, and I need to get me one of those giant cupcake tins!

  4. Bek says:

    The point is, Karen, your little princess wanted a Dora cake and you went out of your way to make it happen! Not all little princesses have a mummy that would try!! You are a fantastic mum ( in case you were questioning it!!!)

  5. MultipleMum says:

    I bet you all had the best day anyway! Happy birthday Megan.PS they tell me baking is all in the precision of following a recipe. I like freestyle cooking so it doesn't work for me. We can't all be Domestic Goddesses!

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