I’ve been trying to write this bloody art project/cake decorating post since Monday! You know how you just have one of those starts to the week where you’re so fucking tired that you lose all motivation? That’s me this week! SIGH! It’s my own fault really. Anyway, we hope you all had a wonderful weekend and start to the week. Ours was filled with activities and we managed to go swimming, play mini golf AND N took Miss I to Motat while I went and got my hair did. Fun was had by all and I have nice hair again!
If you can’t tell by the title of this post then Friday’s art project was delicious one and a bit of a special treat. I’ll be honest, after a week of hockey games and lack of sleep, mummy fucking forgot it was Friday and had given up on life so I thought decorating cake would be a wonderful idea. It was, it actually was. Win. It’s not very often Miss I gets given a whole cake to play with so she was rather excited, even more excited that I was going to be lenient on her rather strict, no sugar diet and let her have a slice when she was finished.
The cake and icing are pretty basic ones. Nothing fancy because lets face it, its cake and little kids don’t care when it comes to it as long as they get to have some!
OK, on to it loves!
What you’ll need
for the cake
– 125g butter, chopped at room temp
– 140g caster sugar
– 2 eggs
– 3 tsp vanilla
– 285g self raising flour
– 125ml milk
for the icing/decorations
– 205g cups icing sugar
– 15g butter
– 2-4 TBSP hot water
– 1 tsp vanilla
– food gel colours of your choice
basically, anything your heart desires.
What to do
– Preheat your oven to 180 (160 fan force) and grease and line a 20 cm round cake tin.
– Grab a bowl and pop in the butter and sugar and beat until pale and creamy. Add in your eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, followed by vanilla.
– Lightly fold in the flour and milk alternately into the butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour.
– Spoon mixture into your tin and smooth the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cooked or when a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 5 in the tin then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
– To make the icing, sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add in the butter, water, and vanilla. Use electric beaters or your arm power to beat until smooth and you have a nice spreadable consistency. If you’re using multiple colours, seperate out into wee bowls, squirt in your food gel colours and give them a good mix. Spread over your cooled cake and get decorating!
That’s it! Simple, fun and delicious. I’m pretty sure she had much more fun eating it than what she did decorating it but whatever, it filled in our Friday afternoon just perfectly and was awesome to see her think about placement. As per, make sure you come join us on Snapchat @heylittlesweets to see our Friday art projects in action. If you’ve done or do this art project with your little ones, please send us pictures as we would love to see your masterpieces.
I’m off to pick up the kiddo from preschool. Have a lovely Wednesday!
(I see why everyone uses that dark filter to hide shit in photos. I like em’ real… and I’m human!)