Better With Cake
At the start of the Easter holidays I was lucky enough to be sent some iconic cakes from Mr Kipling. Possibly the hardest thing I have had to do – eat cake and share some of our #betterwithcake moments during this holiday!
We were sent delicious Cherry Bakewells, French Fancies and Viennese Whirls, and it was ridiculously hard not to keep them all to myself! I have very fond memories of Mr Kipling cakes. They remind me of teatime treats with my grandparents. It always felt like a special occasion if we were lucky enough to have a Cherry Bakewell! I had a real “child in a sweetshop” moment a couple of years ago when I spotted an over-sized French Fancy in a local supermarket. I was instantly transported back to those moments when a plate of these would appear after Sunday lunch, when the remains of the dinner had been cleaned up, washing up done and everyone would sit down with a cup of tea and a cake.
I initially felt a bit guilty when these cakes arrived as I realised that the girls had never had a Mr Kipling cake – they had not experienced the excitement that I used to get at the sight of a pink French Fancy or from eating a Cherry Bakewell all around the cherry in the middle, saving it for the last bite. However, by the end of the holiday, the girls had well and truly experienced the pure joy that these cakes can bring. Fingers sticky with icing, crumbs round lips.
The Easter holidays has bought a mix of weather, with both rainy days when we have been stuck indoors, and glorious sunshine when we have been able to get outside either in the back garden or further afield. One rainy day, the girls decided to have a tea party with a variety of their toys. Both girls, as well as Spiderman, Barbie, Makka Pakka and Simba all agreed that this indoor picnic was definitely better with cake!
The wet weather has also meant doing crafts, reading and snuggling up on the sofa watching a Disney film. All accompanied with cake!
The sunshine that we had during the last week of the holiday meant lots of time out in the garden. The girls enjoyed playing in the sandpit and we even got the paddling pool out! Now, sand and water DO NOT mix with cake – unless you are supervising the girls in the garden whilst they are playing.
However, a delicious Viennese Whirl was just what was needed afterwards, once sand was removed from hands, or little bodies dried from playing in the water.
The Cherry Bakewells were a welcome addition to our day out at Slimbridge. The girls had lots of fun in Welly Boot Land whist I was able to sit down watching them and enjoy my cake. They were so distracted that I could probably have got away with eating the ones I had bought for them too – but I didn’t, honest!!
Of course, being a teacher, the Easter holidays also mean marking has to be done too. Marking is DEFINITELY better with cake.
And as much as I love spending time with the girls, and sharing the cakes with them, it was also nice to have a few #betterwithcake moments myself, doing things that I enjoy: blogging and feet up in front of the TV.
So all-in-all we had a great Easter holiday, filled with wonderful memories, made better with our lovely cakes. It made me think is EVERYTHING better with cake? I tried to think of the yummiest possible and see if this was, indeed better with cake. Most delicious thing at the moment has to be the very lovely Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark. Is he better with cake? I think so….