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Friday, February 3, 2012

February 3. Day 34. Let them eat cake



I can't bake. Entrees, tick. Main course, tick, Savouries, tick. Sweets, desserts and baking of any type, big fat fail. I blame my late father for this. Dad was a dentist with a severe egg alergy. As a result nothing sweet and nothing with egg was ever produced in the kitchen when I was a child. Naturally this means they have an appeal of the type only a forbidden fruit can.
Despite knowing I am completely crap at it and despite more than my fair share of creative attempts ending in the kitchen tidy, I do try to bake things. Muffins you can't mess up but cake I can ruin any day of the week. Still I did decide to bake a gluten-free mud cake today. It actually turned out okay. The fact that it was a packet mix may have helped. But as is the way with these things, it was the bowl and not the cake itself which attracted the most interest. Truth is, you're never too old to lick the bowl.


12 comments:

  1. Food shots yum I love cake, my mother use to bake often and I use to love to lick the beaters and bowl, takes me back to my childhood....

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    1. Is two cheating? I liked them for different reasons

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  2. I can remember arguing with my sister as to who got to lick the bowl

    (commenting from the 366 #5 linky)

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  3. That ia very true, about the bowl licking! Trouble is I neveer get to mine as a not so orderly queue forms and there is not a drop left after my lot are done! I never used to be able to do cakes either, but nowni have started making tue children's birthday cakes! You need to find a good recipe!

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  4. My LO licks the spoon the whol way through the process, it's very funny! I love the top image the most!

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  5. Oh yummy! We love baking in this house!

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  6. Yep, we have a line waiting for the bowl as well. It's the best bit of cake making :)

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  7. Good pictures and you are so right...you are never to old to lick the bowl x

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  8. You poor thing a childhood with no licking of the cake bowl - glad you can make up for it now. Am sure you can cook you just need to start simple and believe in yourself.

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  9. You can't beat cake - especially the licking of the bowl!
    I used to always ruin cakes but I have to say I have persevered & now I amaze myself with what I can do.
    Keep practicing!

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  10. Eeeek, eggs! I *hate* eggs, good shot though!

    Thanks for linking up to #Project366

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