The Space Party

Baby bear’s space party was a lot of fun. She only wanted to invite three girls – unusual for her – it was the first year no boys were invited. I guess the times are a changin’. So what to do with four 11-year-old girls for three hours? First up, get out some nervous energy with a game of space soccer. A white balloon on the trampoline – ingenious!

Next, was the Jelly Bean on the Moon game. This involves filling a bowl with flour and carefully turning it upside down to create your half moon. Then you put your proud jelly baby on top. Next you go round the circle and everyone carefully spoons away some ‘moon’ trying not to topple the jelly baby. The first one to knock the jelly baby off the moon gets to eat him. The results looked like this…

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The Tardis Cake

It’s a tradition in our house that as the kid’s birthdays approach they begin studying the  Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake cookbook. They pore over that ragged book with the Traincakeintensity of a Master Chef contestant grappling with a new recipe. Stupidly – for me – part of the tradition is that they have carte blanche to choose the cake of their dreams. It is then up to the creative powerhouse which is me and Him-In-Doors to create said cake. I remember some years back staying up to well past 11pm (there may have been some alcohol consumed) indulging our toddler daughter’s desire for a train – complete with three carriages!

Yep – that’s it over there…

Anyway, this year, Baby Bear – alas, not quite so babyish – she turned 11, broke away from the Women’s Weekly. She wanted a (gulp) Tardis cake!

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Sweet things!

So here’s a not-so-big secret…I am a terrible sweet tooth. I’m the kind of person that likes to read the dessert menu first and see how that might pan out with any other course I choose. So I was very excited when the delightful Angie and Bettina  announced they were running a Awesome Sweet Alternatives class. The Coconut Blondies (below) were the stars of the show…Blondies

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