Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Rainbow Ice Cream Cake

A combination of a late night blog reading session about ice cream cakes, an early morning request from Ruby to bake cakes and Jacob's friend coming for tea today resulted in this...

Rainbow Ice Cream Cake

The blog I was reading last night (I can't remember which one during my bit of summer night insomnia) showed a 2 ingredient ice cream cake using shop bought ice cream and angel cake.

I've not made angel cake before so a quick search later we were adapting a Martha Stewart recipe by splitting the mix into 4 and adding pastel food colouring. We baked the mix in cupcake cases and once they were cooked they were set aside to cool. 

Ruby went off to the theatre for a friend's birthday treat and left Jacob and I to assemble the cake.
We bought a tub of Cornish Ice Cream and left it out to melt a bit. We then uncased the cupcakes and squished them into a springform tin (thank you Kay for lending us one).

Next the ice cream was smeared on top and the tin was popped in the freezer to set. To finish it off we shared out the Smarties (eating the brown ones as we went) and decorated the top.


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

We Made a Water Blob

When Ruby and I saw this last week we both instantly wanted to make one.

So today we dug out some plastic sheeting that has been lying around for years, duck taped the edges, filled it with water and added some pink food colouring.

Ours didn't turn out quite like the Pinterest pictures and it was leaking before it had finished filling but the kids had fun for a couple of hours on and off.

I'd make one again because Jacob said it was (word of the summer) EPIC!

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