one chuff-chuffed little boy
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.