Monday, 30 November 2015

The GBBO (Adventures of L-Plate Gran)


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Well, it certainly is here. Little G and I have found a small covered shopping arcade that has gone Hardcore Lights: there are shiny hanging icicles from the ceiling, a red star lazar display, and the biggest Christmas tree in the world (if you are only a few feet tall) with blue flashing lights. And to top it all, piped Christmas music.

It is now our favourite go-to destination. Especially as it is only a slow six minute saunter away. We visit it several times a day for Little G to marvel at the lights and boogie to the music. She is rather a good little mover, so we attract much attention from the passing public. I am thinking of putting a hat down and augmenting my meagre Christmas present budget.

With Christmas in mind, last Thursday Little G and I had our first go at making fairy cakes. She has never done this before, so initially she was not sure what we were about, but fetching eggs from the fridge, standing on a kitchen chair putting Christmas themed paper cases into baking trays and pouring ingredients into a bowl proved fun. As did spooning the mix unsteadily into said cases later. As usual the cat refused to be any part of it and slouched out.

Admittedly our finished cakes were all different sizes and we had some tray runoff due to haphazard initial positioning of mix, so I'm sure the GBBO judges would not give us many marks, but we thought the Gran-Baby Bake Off was a huge success. Proof of the baking? By bedtime, there wasn't a single cake in sight.


To be continued ...     ......

10 comments:

  1. Cooking with kids - such wonderful, messy fun!

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  2. Wonderful. I can just see you, cap on floor as Little G earns her/your crust.!

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  3. Oh Carol you're having a ball. Most of the time I use a packet baking mix for the kiddies usually a Disney one like Frozen or Peppa Pig as it's quick and easy. All change now as the littlest has a nut allergy so now I have to measure everything.

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  4. I love cooking with my grandkids! It's great spending time with them.

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  5. Sounds like fun! We have also been enjoying the lights and dancing opportunities of our local shopping arcade.

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    1. another link-up!! we soo could cash in on these two!

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  6. Your Granny days sound such fun. If I visit would you take me to see those amazing lights and then bake me cakes too?!?

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  7. Sounds brilliant. Alix loves to bake. We should start a baby baking club!!

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    1. Good idea..they could post pictures of their cakes.... #babybakers

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