Little S will be celebrating his 4th birthday on Thursday. I can’t believe that this time 4 years ago I was hugely pregnant and totally unprepared for what lay ahead. I had time to myself and time to waste. I’m a lot happier now, even if I am constantly tired/cleaning up poo and sick/cleaning/washing, etc, etc!
Since roughly May this year, S has been asking for a Mr Tumble cake for his birthday after seeing it on cbeebies one day. He’d tell me I need eggs and butter and sugar to make it. So I promised him a Mr Tumble cake. After hearing about it over and over it was hard not to ;)
Today we were going to have a present opening/cake party with my family as everyone would be working Thursday and it would be difficult to get everyone over. Next Sunday is a party for friends at the local community centre which S has been looking forward to for ages.
‘Perfect’, I thought. A great opportunity to try out the Mr Tumble cake before the main party. So I made it this morning. S helped me and we put it in the oven at 180 degrees. All ok. No problems. I even proudly tweeted that I was making a Mr Tumble cake for my son.
Roughly an hour later I thought I could smell burning. For some reason I kind of ignored it. It had nothing to do with playing Farmville and tweeting...honestly ;)
I asked W if he could smell burning a few minutes later and unfortunately he agreed that he could too. He opened the oven and confirmed my thoughts – the cake was burnt! We also realised that the temperature was on maximum…
We were pretty sure who the culprit was and S confirmed it by singing, ‘I burnt the Mr Tumble cake, I burnt the Mr Tumble cake!’ He had indeed ‘helped Mummy’ by turning up the temperature. Thanks S. I was really angry but kept my cool and didn’t shout at him. Instead I texted my Mum to tell her the afternoon was cancelled and had a shower.
When I got out Mum had rung saying I could make it round hers while W looked after S and my parents looked after B. So I bought more ingredients (unfortunately couldn’t find more Pure spread so had to use marg, although Dr has said it’s not too bad if cooked) and made it again (grumpily!). It stuck to the pan a bit and the icing was a tad runny (I think because I used Mum’s Soya spread) but it wasn’t too bad. At least I know what (not) to do next week…