So after 5 weeks of being very excited and having a weekly countdown, with a contestant stream of ‘when is the Ice Age party mummy’ questions facing me almost every day, last Thursday saw us host our Ice Age Party in association with Sky Movies. The boys, who had spent the night before at my Mum’s, were so happy that when they saw me at lunchtime Burton’s first question to me was ‘have you decorated the house and is it all ready?”. No hello Mummy I have missed you!
Here I share with you my take on a Big Hero 6 Cake, which is not just only inspired by the Disney animation, but it is also shaped in a number 6 too.
Burton has recently become a fan of the Disney animation Big Hero 6. As a result of this I decided to make him a Big Hero 6 cake for his 6th birthday.
I like using up over ripe fruit in recipes as I do hate waste especially with fruit because it can be expensive. I do find it annoying when fruit becomes unedible very quickly, BUT of course this does make it perfect for using in baking instead.
I have tried making homemade cake pops, and indeed a few years ago my Mum bought me a cake pop machine which made them fast and easily. However, decorating them has never been as easy, for me at least! Either the sticks fall of, or the weight of the chocolate coating makes the cake falls into the chocolate!!! Previously, I have tried all manner of things in my quest to make neat cake pops, and so far my Ferrero Rocher ones are my most successful ones to date.
At the start of the summer, I came home one Saturday afternoon after taking the boys out, to discover that my OH had purchased a BBQ – our first one ever! He was quite excited and I have to admit that there is something about the lure of a BBQ that makes all men happy to cook. I guess it is the hunter gatherer in them that rears to the surface once the coals are lit, that makes them happy to cook meat: beer (or cider in my OH’s case) in hand, tongs in the other and of course it is the best cooked meat EVER!!!