Thankful for being a Mother

Last weekend was Mothering Sunday

A day where children shower there Mummy’s with Love, presents, cards and time

A day where Mums from all over get to have a day off and spend it with their Children.

A day when children tell their Mums how much they love them and how much they are thankful for them being their mummy

I didn’t receive a shop bought card, or any flowers or a gift for that matter. But what I did get was far more rewarding and priceless. A day with my boys.

I don’t need a card to tell me how much they love me

I don’t need flowers or gifts to know that they love me

I receive kisses and cuddles every day from them, so this day was no exception

Instead we walked along hand in hand on a beach.

We talked and laughed at each others jokes

We ate chips on the sea front whilst the sun shone down on us

We watched the waves hit the shore

We enjoyed each others company

I sat and watched my boys play together, kick a football around and play fight with each other

I should be thanking them for making me the person I am today

I wouldn’t be a Mum without them. Without them I wouldn’t be me!

I am thankful on Mothers Day, as of the rest of the days of the year in being their Mum

My day couldn’t have been any better. I wasn’t upset that I didn’t receive gifts, as I’ve got my boys instead. They showered me with cuddles and kisses. They gave me laughter and fun and most of all they gave me memories of a lovely day together.

I celebrate every day the love I have for them and I know that they love me just as much as I do them.

I only have to hold them to feel their loving touch. Look into their eyes to see the love.

I am thankful for being their Mum every day that I breathe and nothing can take that away from me

 

 

 

 

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Rainbow Pinata Celebration Cake

Slice into a Pinata Cake and release the secret surprise that is hidden within, the middle is packed with sweets!

This cake is great for a celebration that children and adults will love.

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Ingredients:

  • 375g raising flour
  • 375g butter
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 5 large eggs
  • Food dye
  • sweets to fill – mini smarties, mini marshmallows, mini lemon meringues

Icing:

  • 200g butter
  • 400g icing sugar
  • vanilla essence to flavour
  • hundreds and thousands to decorate

You will need three 9″ round cake tins and a 2″ round pastry cutter

1. Pre heat the oven at 160/180c and grease the tins

2. Cream together the butter and caster sugar, add in the vanilla essence. Beat well

3. Add in the eggs one at a time. beating well combining the mixture.

4. Sift in the flour and fold in.

5. Divide the mixture between 3 bowls, add in the food dye. I used a tube of each food dye, to make the colour deep.

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6. Pour into the greased cake tins and bake in the centre of the oven for 25/30 minutes. Take out of the oven and leave to cool.

7. Mix the icing sugar and butter together adding in the vanilla essence, beat until creamy.

8. Using a sharp knife level two of the cakes, slicing the top off. Cut out the centre of 2 of the cakes using the cutter.

9. Place one of the cakes onto a cake board and sandwich together with the other one using the creamy icing mixture.

10. Fill the centre of the cake with the sweets of your choice

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11. Place the final top layer on, layering up with the icing. Coat the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the icing. Level off with a knife and decorate with sprinkles

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12. All ready to serve and celebrate.

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Surprise your friends and family, once the knife goes in they will astonished with what comes out

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I’m no baker but found this cake easy to bake and decorate. The sponge was fluffy and the icing was creamy.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate your birthday with Asdas Pablo the Pug Cake

Party on With Pablo The Pug!

Is it your/someones birthday soon?

Are you looking for a cake that’s a little different?

Do you like dogs?

Well, the supermarket store Asda has a new friend that loves to party! Meet Pablo the Pug

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I must say that he is very cute and adorable.

The delicious new cake has two vanilla sponge layers oozing with a jammy middle and covered in a thick sugar icing. Pablo the Pug comfortably serves 16, if sliced thinly. We managed to get about 10 slices from him but my boys do love to eat cake and a little slice isn’t enough for them.

“Pablo loves a party…Dancing, eating cake, pinning tails on Donkeys… What’s not to like? One day, Pablo had a problem he’d been invited to two parties at once! He didn’t know what to do so he put on his thinking party on hat and tried to come up with a solution. After hours of thinking, Pablo dreamed up the perfect answer – cake! He trotted into the kitchen, put on his pinny and baked the world’s yummiest, scrummiest cake and decorated it so it looked exactly like him. ‘Now I can go to BOTH parties!’ Laughed Pablo.

Could you imagine cloning your children bu baking cakes of them when they get invited to two parties at once! So Funny! I may have to do that soon as my eldest has double booked himself next month, I’m sure no-one will realise! Haha

We threw a little pub-tastic party for ourselves at home, with Pablo at the centre of the table. He looked fantastic, almost too good to eat!

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That wasn’t going stop our party though, Pablo was soon out of the box, and the knife was going through the soft sponge. The knife sliced through easy.

 

Bye bye Pablo
Bye bye Pablo
Slice anyone?
Slice anyone?

Pablo was yummy! You could taste the vanilla flavouring quite strongly. The sponge is covered in buttercream and raspberry jam. We sliced the cake all the way through, but to make the cake go further you could remove Pablo’s head making two cakes to slice up and serve.

There's a whole lot of cake
There’s a whole lot of cake

After enjoying a slice of Pablo, we enjoyed a game of Frozen Bingo

YUmmy!
Yummy!
Frozen Bingo
Frozen Bingo

The children loved it, especially the little ones.

We had a fabulous party with a yummy, tasty cake.

The Pablo the Pug cake is available in store at Asda for £10

Suitable for Vegetarians.

Allergy Advice

Contains: Wheat, Eggs, Milk.
May Contain: Nuts.
May also contain traces of nuts.

We was suppiled with a cake and some party decorations for the purpose of this post

 

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