If you read this update, you’ll read about my toddler’s excitement about celebrating birthdays.
If that’s not bad enough, her brother has been suggesting that I BAKE her a birthday cake or cupcakes. Oh my God, my kids think that I am a fantastic cook when I am not…
First of all, it has been years since I have baked anything!
Second, I don’t have a hand mixer with me.
Third, it is REALLY difficult to find baking stuff in our part of China because baked goods aren’t part of their culture. Can you believe that we couldn’t even find any cupcake tins?
If I am really going to ATTEMPT to do this, I’ll have to use my stainless steel jelly moulds. I forgot to buy the cupcake paper thingies???
Anyway, I am not totally striking off the idea because I *LOVE* baking.
I am just frustrated at how difficult it is to find the basic ingredients here. Also, I am worried that I’ll have to bake a cake / cupcakes for my son’s birthday next! And that’s a gargantuan tasks since he has 20-30 classmates, not forgetting the teachers O_O
Let’s see, I can get flour, butter, eggs, raisins, chocolate chips and nuts from the shops here.
We managed to remember to buy baking powder, chocolate sprinkles and silver balls during our last trip home LOL.
I would love to make my own icing and use natural food colourings (fat chance!) but if I can’t, I’ve seen those instant icing packs in one of the foreign food stores here.
Let’s see, let’s see…
- A chocolate birthday cake
- Bakery Story
- Charm Bracelets
- Yummy, yummy baked or roast salmon with herbs!!!
- Week 4: Real Food Challenge: No fast food or deep-fried foods