Maxx and I love baking. Cakes, cookies, meals you name it we love it.
I think baking is a great way to have fun together and also learn. Maxx’s helps with the measuring, stirring and his favourite part is cracking the eggs.
Maxx and I were recently sent the ‘Pretty In Pink‘ Valentine Cupcake Kit from the CakeCraft Shop which contains 2 x 4 cavity pink cupcake boxes with inserts, pack of 75 multi heart cupcake cases with cute flower design on base and pack of 10 red & pink double heart icing decorations. Priced at £6.45.
I really like the kit and found it to be very well made, easy to use and fantastic value for money.
We started off our baking day by measuring out all of our ingredients, adding them to the bowl then mixing. We then divided the mixture between 8 cupcake cases and put them in the oven until golden brown.
This is the part Maxx dislikes, the waiting for the cakes to cool down. This usually takes 10-20 minutes and then the real fun begins the decorating.
We were planning on having pink cupcakes however after searching the cupboard I couldn’t find the pink colouring so we decided upon orange. Maxx and I iced the cupcakes then Maxx had the job of putting the hearts on the cupcakes. He took great pride in making sure they were on in the middle.
After we had finished decorating the cupcakes we set about making the cupcake boxes. I thought we would have to slot things together and that the box might be quite flimsy however I was pleasantly surprised. The boxes are very easy to make you just lift up the edges of the box, it pretty much makes itself! The boxes are very good quality and look great they really are a great finishing touch.
Maxx and I kept a box and some hearts and cases so we can make more cupcakes for Valentine’s Day but shh it’s a surprise! We are aiming to make the cakes look a bit more professional, we shall see how that works out.
A bit like these we hope!
If you love baking like Maxx and I or would like to try your hand at if for the first time you can find all you will ever need at www.cakecraftshop.co.uk.
The CakeCraft Shop has very kindly supplied a code which gives you 10% off your first order with them. So if it’s your first time shopping with them and you would like to save 10% (who wouldn’t!) enter the code: ‘LDY2’ at the checkout.
There is also a fantastic competition running on their website where one lucky person will win £100 worth of cake decorating goodies!
To enter just find all three lucky hearts (numbered 1-3) hidden somewhere on the site! Take down the special number associated with each heart and use the contact us form on the website the send your details and the associated numbers you found with the hearts. There is no purchase necessary to enter. The competition closes on 14/02/2013.