Thursday, 12 February 2015

How Not to Bake Cakes!

I've already admitted that I'm not very good at cooking and that extends to baking too. In fact, the only thing I can make really well is tiffin cake and that doesn't even need cooking so that says it all really!!

I recently bought some dinosaur cake moulds from Tesco after admiring some tasty looking dinosaur cakes on pinterest. But sadly my dinosaur cakes turned out a bit crap....I should have let Elliot get on with it himself, he might have had a better result!!

It took a while for us to get going - Elliot found some chocolate in the baking cupboard and thought he'd have a nibble on that before doing anything else. And then he decided to play drums with his spoons on the bowl! And then when we finally got to the mixing stage he just wanted to eat the cake mix!! "Elliot eat that mummy!" . And then he was so intent on licking the spoon that he fell off the chair.....arghh...


We had high hopes as the dinosaurs went into the oven and the smell that came wafting out of the kitchen as they cooked smelt good. But sadly, they came out looking quite different from the immaculate dinos I'd found on Pinterest.....


Impressive eh!! Even Elliot looked a bit underwhelmed when I showed him. I thought maybe I could salvage the bake by decorating them nicely but Elliot then said he wanted red dinosaurs so I made up a sickly pink butter cream concoction. Hmm, how to decorate a mishapen, overweight dinosaur cake...


Please share your baking fails so I don't feel so bad ;) 



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  1. Bless, those cake moulds look like they did a pretty good job though. I've gotten used to the fact that practically anything you find on Pinterest is quite difficult to bring into real life... which is a shame! I think you did a great job as an activity for you and Elliot to do together. I'd eat them regardless!

    Mel ♥
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    1. Yeh Pinterest is just too perfect to achieve lol! It was a fun activity and despite looking awful they did actually taste really nice, might have to make another batch! x

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  2. Bless, those cake moulds look like they did a pretty good job though. I've gotten used to the fact that practically anything you find on Pinterest is quite difficult to bring into real life... which is a shame! I think you did a great job as an activity for you and Elliot to do together. I'd eat them regardless!

    Mel ♥
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  3. Brilliant! I think that they look fine and that you did a pretty good job. And, when they are just about to get demolished by eating, who really cares what they look like?! :) Welcome to #PoCoLo and thank you so much for linking. Hope to see you again next week x

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    1. Thank you, will definitely be joining in again! x

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  4. They worked better than my dinosaur moulds!! I Love the gruffalo apron too, ours makes an appearance regularly!!

    Elliot sounds like my terror, eating cake mix, I have to forgive them though as that is the BEST part of baking!!

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    1. They just can't help themselves can they! It's no wonder he didn't want much for tea that night after scoffing so much cake mix!! x

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  6. Pah - I reckon Pinterest is full of pictures of cakes that that took umpteen attempts to get right - and anyway, however perfect a dinosaur cake looks, it'll look just the same as yours when it's in your tummy!

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  7. They look fine! Just overfilled that's all! Id stil eat them ESP with that yummy icing nom!

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    1. lol Hannah, you are being too kind! The icing was the best bit, I won't care to admit how much I might have eaten before it made it into the piping bag! x

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  8. Those cakes look like the kind of cakes I make! Thank you for sharing :)

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