Confessions of a Slummy Mummy is one week old today yay! Thanks to you wonderful lot we have had 500+ hits. I reckon we should celebrate with cake, what do you think? I thought I would share with you all some baking highs and lows of mine in the hope that you will understand why Im such a pioneer of the shop bought variety.
Never let it be said that Im lacking in imagination, in fact I have big plans whenever there is a family celebration on the horizon. As the day rolls closer I somehow convince myself Im a cake maker extraordinaire. I Google images and ideas, view the odd YouTube tutorial and purchase far more ingredients, decorations and equipment than humanly necessary. In fact, each cake I set out to create inevitably hits the £30+ spending mark, somewhat counterproductive dont you think?
Especially when I then have visions of others being so overwhelmed by my talents that Im obliged to open my own bakery in order to cater for their demands. I must confess now however, that no one has ever asked me to bake them a cake and Im pretty sure I hear a little groan escape my husband each time I mention Im going on a baking spree (Im sure hes thinking about the washing up thoughâ€¦.. Im an artist Darhhhling, I do not wash dishes.. yes, I could put them in the dishwasher but, once again, like always, its full of clean stuff!!)
I may have the er physique of a baker, I may have the imagination of a baker; I may even have these cool metal icing nozzles and piping bags like a baker. But, Im afraid to say, I AM NO BAKER
What you seeÂ may look idyllic, but like all good bloggers I edited my life slightly,