Today was supposed to be a baking free day.... but I just cant stay out of the kitchen.
We all know how busy the Christmas period is with making cakes, sweets and of course shopping and in the cakes, tarts and arts headquarters its been non stop ever since!
Today was my first relaxed day since before Christmas so I had planned for a little me time and with 2 young children that never seems to happen.
So I dropped the children to school and went home to have a quick tidy up ready for a relaxed day just me, a cup of tea and all my baking programs.
After 10 minutes of all that beautiful baking I was witnessing I could not resist it any longer so off I went to the kitchen!
A quick route through the cupboards and fridge I am armed with Flour, Eggs, Butter, Lemons, Orange, cornflour and sugar I am ready to go!
3 hours later I have the most beautiful lemon meringue pie I have ever seen and tasted. I have the recipe to hand if you fancy giving it ago yourselves I can assure you it is totally worth every minute of time put in to make it.
It doesn't matter how hard i try I just cant stay out of the kitchen :-)
Now with a lovely baked lemon meringue pie I really need to start planning and organising the challenges and excitement for the next couple of weeks.
All cakes for the week are prepped and ready for completion, that's just leaves me with party prep and we all love a good party.
My lovely new flyers have arrived so I am all set to go with the organising of themes and packages for the cake decorating parties.
This is going to be my biggest task over the next few weeks so all children's cake decorating parties are perfect and completely unique to each child.
We are going to have themes for animal lovers, princesses, super heros, Christmas, Easter and so much more there is just so much you can do with cake and I am so excited to share and support the children during the cake decorating parties.
The best part of the cake decorating parties is watching the childrens enthusiasm and excitement as they make every little cake come to life. Children have so much imagination I find it truly fascinating that after a bit of support and guidance that each child can come up with a cupcake design all of their own and make it look totally amazing. They really are an inspiration and make my job one that I absolutely love