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Halloween – 2017

If nothing else, Halloween can be a really good reason to have a get-together with friends. We had a great time celebrating with some of our good friends.

Nanny Mook & Lulu’s Easter Afternoon Tea

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Nanny Mook & Lulu’s Easter Afternoon Tea

‘Ooh, I didn’t expect you to go to all this trouble!” said Nanny M&L, when she arrived for her Easter afternoon tea, but there is something special about showing how much someone is appreciated with homemade gifts.

Lulu helped make the cakes, and as she proudly presented her sticky gingerbread to Nanny (for once heeding the plea not to bound in), it was lovely to see that she also understood the joy of taking the time to make something yourself.

I love that my kids are now old enough to help in the kitchen. There have been several occasions where I’ve lost Mook and Lulu’s help in the kitchen once the cake mixture has been made, as they disappear off, spoons in hand, to ‘clean’ the mixing bowl.  Lulu and I enjoyed making our Easter cakes together, but I would advise using a sprinkling of patience, and a serious adjustment to your schedule – little hands and lots of questions do make the process last a little longer than usual!

We made Nanny….

Mook & Lulu’s Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes for Mother’s Day

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Looking for last-minute-inspiration for a baked treat for Mother’s Day?

Why not give these fruity Mook & Lulu Lemon & Blueberry Cupcakes a try?  There’s still time to nip out and pick up the ingredients and you can whip them up in no time at all.

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Mook’s Star Wars Themed Birthday Cake

Hello again, sorry it’s been a while.

Mook’s birthday and her Star Wars Themed Sleepover have kept me rather busy of the past week, but I’m really delighted to say that all the hard work paid off and Mook proclaimed her sleepover party to be the ‘best ever’ – high praise indeed!

Mook has always favoured things that might be considered quite unusual for a young girl – for three years running I had to create Postman Pat cakes, all different – so it came as no great surprise to hear that this year she wanted a Star Wars themed birthday party.  As a Star Wars fan *whispered* it was certainly more appealing to me than Postman Pat, but after scouring the web, and Pinterest, for inspiration for the cake I instead decided to simplify the design down to a blue and white star cake.  I left a space on the front to place her favourite Star Wars character figure, and as blue is Mook’s favourite colour it was, fortunately, a big hit.

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