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one chuff-chuffed little boy

September 30, 2009

Elder son’s birthday today, so another cake post! Since he is obsessed by steam engines, the cake could only be one thing. Luckily I found the perfect cake tin (in Lakeland) so my ingenuity (ENGINuity? Sorry) was not too severely tested. I used a Claire Macdonald chocolate cake recipe using good French chocolate powder, which meant that it tasted rather scrummy as well as meeting the critical visual requirements of the birthday boy. After tea we went to play with his new electric train set – at least, he and daddy played, mummy and younger son looked on – then headed outside in the evening sunshine to run off the sugar high by racing each other (and dogs) up and down the lawn before bed. A lovely afternoon.

the 'steam' is marshmallows and chocolate stars

the 'steam' is marshmallows and chocolate stars

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  1. October 9, 2009 9:10 pm

    Hi Kate,

    At last getting a chance to pop over to “dancing beastie” and say hello! I’m still here with large bump, 10 days to go! The POS event was great, we ended up with well over 200 people over the 9 days, but it all took it’s toll on me and I ended up with that horrible cold and cough that’s been doing the rounds, so I’m just back to normal again, thankfully!
    It was so lovely to see you and the boys, thank you so much for making the effort to come over. Once the bean has arrived and I’m back op top of things well have to meet up for a coffee, maybe Dunkeld, would that be about half way?
    Off to bed, keep up the good work here, I’m needing to have a “computer work” weekend so I’ll add a link to you on our blog.
    Speak soon & take care,

    Lisa x

    • dancingbeastie permalink
      October 11, 2009 2:39 pm

      Lovely to hear from you Lisa! Hope you are fully recovered now from your manic week. Very best of luck with the baby, hope all goes well. We look forward to meeting him/her when you are up and about again -Dunkeld wd be great.

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