It’s so close to Christmas! It’s going to be a busy few weeks, and it’s already started. The kitchen is being inspected by food hygiene so that I can sell the cakes I make in it, which inevitably meant a very thorough clean. Who knew we had so many old tins in our larder?! On average, the things we threw away had a date life of 2006…. oh dear….
Yesterday I was back up in London to watch Jake in his first rowing race; so exciting, so proud! For a novice boat, they looked amazing, so smooth and splash free! And now I’m baking for the flat christmas dinner. I tried to do a red velvet cake, but I don’t think the red food colouring had enough ooomph so it’s more just a chocolate devil’s food cake. Normally, you’d couple a red velvet cake with a cream cheese frosting, but I decided to go for an old favourite, vanilla bean frosting, as it tastes like vanilla ice cream and I didn’t fancy trying to make dairy free cream cheese frosting. Continue reading