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Saturday, 2 August 2014

A - Z of summer: Day 2 - B




Day 2 is the letter B. (slightly late as i lost my photos)

Today we made cakes. Its one of my kids favourite stay at home activities. Its cheap and we get yummy treats that they are both proud of after :)



Both the kids made their own flavours. Kirsty chose  mint chocolate with a mint flaboured butter cream icing. Kaycee chose a chocolate malteaser with strawberry flavoured butter cream icing.

Total cost: £1.10 (i had some ingredients already)

Kirsty's cakes


Ingredients used: Made 16 fairy cakes
  • 1 pack of Tesco value sponge mix - 20p
  • 1 egg - 10p 
  • 1 mint aero bar - 25p 
  • mint flavouring 
  • Cupcake cases
  • Butter 2 tbs
  • Icing sugar 
Step one: Empty the sponge mix into a bowl, add an egg and some cold water. Mix well

Step two: add in chunks of crushed mint chocolate and melt the rest to add to the mixture

Step three: Mix all together and spoon into cases


Step four: With parents help, put cakes onto a baking tray and bake for 10-14 mins on 120


Step five: Get parents to take yummy cakes out of the oven and put on a wire rack to cool

Step six: Smother mint butter cream icing onto cooled cakes and sprinkle generously with coloured sugar. Crumble any leftover chocolate for extra decoration.


Step seven: Place in the fridge to set the icing and then munch at your leisure :)

To make the butter cream icing:
  1. Add butter and icing sugar into a bowl. 
  2. Mix until its thick 
  3. Add 1 tsp of mint flavouring
  4. Mix well 
Kaycee's cakes 


Ingredients used: Made 17 fairy cakes
  • 1 packet of tesco value sponge mix - 20p
  • 1 egg - 10p
  • 1 bag of maltesers - 30p 
  • Cupcake cases
  • strawberry flavouring
  • pink food colouring 
  • butter
  • icing sugar
Step one to three: Same as above recipe just change the ingredients


Step four: Lick the bowl! 


Step five: With parents help, put cakes onto a baking tray and bake for 10-14 mins on 120

Step six: Get parents to take yummy cakes out of the oven and put on a wire rack to cool 

Step seven: Smother on a generous dollop of strawberry flavoured butter cream icing. Add coloured sugar, rice paper flowers, chopped malteasers and hundreds and thousands to decorate


Step eight: Place in the fridge to set the icing and then munch at your leisure :) 

To make the butter cream icing:
  1. Add butter and icing sugar into a bowl. 
  2. Mix until its thick 
  3. Add 1 tsp of strawberry flavouring and 1 tsp of pink food colouring
  4. Mix well 
  5. Add more pink if wanted. 
I know i am biased but they both tasted pretty yummy! Kids treats sorted for 2-3 days :) 

1 comment:

  1. They look yummy. not too sure about maltesers and strawberry. but maltesers may have to be one we try next in our house!!

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