Start fondling the sweets you chose for decoration whilst your Mummy weighs out the boring stuff. She will let you have a sweet to keep you quiet because she's trying to concentrate. Take four.
|"One for me, one for me..."|
Have a turn at breaking an egg. Throw the egg along with half the shell into the bowl. Keep asking "can I try the mixture, can I try the mixture?" as she mixes it.
Accidentally stick your whole hand in the cake mix, lick all your fingers and stick it back in again. Reiterate that this was an accident.
Help spoon the mixture in the cake cases, mostly missing the cases altogether. Mostly aiming for your mouth.
Hover near the oven because it's hilarious to watch her shout "step away, it's hot!" every 20 seconds.
When the cakes are out of the oven, she will insist they need to cool before they can be iced. This is lies. Keep touching them whilst whinging "but Muuuummmmm they're not too hot!" until she starts mixing the icing.
This is the best bit. She will be keen to decorate a couple of cakes herself so will give you a few of your own. Smother icing all over the worktop and your hands. Get stuck in. She will look quite disturbed by your haphazard decorating technique.
Shovel further icing and sweets into your gob whilst she goes to get a cloth. This could be your last chance, though have a word with your baby brother beforehand as a cupboard-emptying performance can also serve as a distraction. If he drops a pan on his foot he gets a gummy bear later, that's the rules.
|Good work bro, I knew you'd come good eventually|
Ask to watch TV, you'll be granted at least two episodes of Scooby Doo whilst she sorts out the 'bloody mess' in the kitchen. The funny thing is there isn't even any blood. Silly Mummy! If you are aiming for a third episode and/or the iPad maybe 'help' with sifting the flour in Step Two.
Tell your Daddy all about his surprise birthday buns the moment he gets in the door. Tell him where they are hidden and that there are candles. Watch Mummy do that strange thing where she puts her hands over her eyes and sighs. HA HA HA HA Mummy you're such a card.
Bake It Better
19-25 October is Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity's #BakeItBetter campaign. Find out how you can get involved (by holding a bake sale and other fun* activities) at www.bakeitbetter.org
*Or if like me you find baking a total nightmare you can just donate and eat somebody else's cakes with a cup of tea instead.
The Unmumsy Mum