The Ordinary Moments | my little baker

Monday, 11 May 2015

Cookies and cream layer cake

We're big fans of cake in this house. Any excuse to whip up a batch of cupcakes and I'm in!

Meryn has definitely inherited my love of baking. Up until recently she'd sit and watch me, ask a million questions, do a bit of stirring and scrape the mixing bowl clean. This time she wanted more baking responsibility. With baking responsibility comes great power. So, I ignored my inner control freak and took a back seat.

Meryn baking

Not one to do things by halves, we took on one of the most ambitious cakes I've ever made. A cookies and cream, triple layer cake, with mascarpone frosting. No brainer.

Meryn did a great job. She made the whole thing herself, with minimal input from me. Although I did tidy up the frosting after she'd iced it... couldn't help myself.

Cookies and cream layer cake


She's really keen to learn more, so we'll probably take on some savoury recipes soon. I was pretty useless in the kitchen until I reached my 20s and I like the idea of my children learning how to cook from a young age. Plus it's nice to spend time with them teaching them something new. 

At some point it'll be acceptable for them to make me dinner right??

6 comments

  1. Your cake looks so delicious, I wish I could have a slice ! I love the idea of teaching children to cook. My mum was never a very good cook so she didn't teach me. I learnt a lot myself and I definitely want to pass it on! xx

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    1. Thanks Chantal. It's important to me too - hopefully they'll enjoy learning how to cook, and not just the baking/cake bit ;) x

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  2. Oh MY goodness- that looks absolutely incredible. Cake is why I will never stay a toned size 8-10 haha. This looks so yummy and I love baking with my girls too. Tell Meryn she did an amazing job! x

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    1. Thanks Katie. I have a similar issue with cake ;) I will tell her - she'll be very proud x

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  3. This looks delicious, we are huge fans of cake and baking here! yummmm x

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    1. Thanks Natalie. I think I may like cake a little too much... ;) x

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