Cake days and holidays




Although I awoke at 6am this morning, it was the result of birdsong, not electronics and the waking was accompanied by the rather blissful thought of "no school." Oh my, I love the holidays. In spite of the fact that I still have to carve the time to complete my work, a fact made possibly more difficult by those 2 extra people at home but I am still filled with that blissful feeling of being off timetable.





Days that start gently and wind along, a bit of this, a bit of that. Nowhere to be, no plans in hand. No clocks to be watched. Breakfast is late and lunch is whenever. Life in the slow lane.



And these days they even do their own baking.

Tilly is becoming quite the whiz in the kitchen.




Sometimes she tidies up afterwards too.

Well, in a fashion. And I am happy enough to wash the odd whisk in exchange for something sweet with my tea.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes. From the excellent The Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days.




I did help with the boiling sugar/meringue part and we halved the frosting quantities just because we generally like a somewhat lower frosting to cake ratio.

Comments

Julia said…
They look delicious!! In fact, I could eat one right now :) Aren't the holidays just the best? Nothing like that feeling when you first open your eyes in a morning and realise that you don't have to really be anywhere important in any great hurry, and you can sink into the pillows again - well, you can for a few more minutes at least until you hear little footsteps running down the landing!!

Julia x x x
dottycookie said…
Toasted meringue on a cupcake - oh my goodness!

We are enjoying lazy starts too - and hearing the birds. Bliss!
Bobo Bun said…
Catching up your last few posts and saw what a wonderful basket you nabbed. Good on you getting there first.

You've summed up exactly why the school holidays are so fabulous and that's the lack of routine. I refused to feel like I should be doing anything today and just went with the flow. We ate picnic food and watched old movies with our girls. My blinking boss kept on sending me emails mind you which I just didn't reply to.

Enjoy the break.
greenthumb said…
Oh how lovely do those cakes look, can't wait for holidays to start here, one more day.
driftwood said…
yum. I think today will be a baking day here x
Ali said…
Those look good - I needed some Easter baking inspiration - must root out my copy of Cake Days.
Ali said…
Those look good - I needed some Easter baking inspiration - must root out my copy of Cake Days.
Arianwen said…
mmm they look yummy! You can't beat lemon meringue .I have blueberry cake in the oven curtesy of the Magnolia Bakery.I am hoping it will be equally delicious.
Elizabeth said…
No holidays here but yours sound delicious, I mean relaxing.
Jen Walshaw said…
I think I need to but that book. we are away in Northumberland at the moment and I am going to find a bookstore and buy for a baking session on my return
wendy said…
These are the most amazing cupcakes aren't they?! mmm, I think you have inspired me to make them again!
joshy and belle said…
Your cakes look tasty and I agree it's so nice no having to do the school run and spending time with your family!! Fliss xxx
koralee said…
These look amazing...I have a lovely hummingbird bakery cookbook too...must get it our and bake something....thanks for the little reminder.
Your blog is lovely!
Joanne Williams said…
These look amazing...I have a lovely hummingbird bakery cookbook too...must get it our and bake something....thanks for the little reminder. Your blog is lovely!
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