Sunday, March 21, 2010

I need to lie down somewhere quiet!

I have been asked to do a Wedding Cake - 4 tiers of different 'sponge cakes' one of which is a coconut cake. I have never made a coconut cake before so thought I'd better do some research. Here is Nigella's recipe (with chocolate on top rather than the coconut icing suggested). I am not going to hunt for any more recipes, I have found Nirvana. This cake is light and delicious, beautifully flavoured and also perfectly flat. Just what I need! It was Saturday pudding - eldest son wanted a fat free yoghurt instead of this (where does he get it from?) and youngest son was out for tea. So there's plenty left if anyone wants to try a bit...

Sometimes something happens that makes me wonder what on earth is going on. Is the world coming to an end? I question the meaning of life. Why? Where? How? What?

Yesterday was one such time. Here are both my children sitting in the kitchen doing their homework. I had not nagged them to get it done. They are not fighting. I had not bribed them. They are both concentrating hard, not talking, just quietly getting on with what needs to be done.

Just what the heck has happened in the world?

But that was not all.


Now just make sure you're sitting down everyone.

Mr Stressy wasn't stressy. He even smiled!

Prepare to meet your maker, the end of life as we know it is over.


Rhiannon said...

That coconut cake is pretty much divine, but I do implore you to try it with the coconut buttercream - it is one of the best icings I have ever come across!

Locket Pocket said...

Peace and calm and homework????? And SMILING?????

God that coconut cake must have been good!

L x

trash said...

What did you lace the coconut cake with?

Ali said...

I was thinking you must have slipped a little something into that cake.

Pass the magic on, would you?

Mama said...

On that note, I am prepping for the locusts and jackals to appear! LOL

ps: I L-O-V-E coconut cake!!! The is an Amish market nearby that makes one and it is To. Die. For. (WITH the coconut butter cream frosting of course.)

Anonymous said...

I really wish I could taste this coconut cake! Wonderful effects! ;)


Mrs Moog said...

There really is only one answer - they've all been abducted by aliens and replaced with mild-mannered clones!!

Yummy cake. Nightmare scary wedding cake. All sponge? Good luck!


warrenincolne said...

Michaela, your sons may be quietly getting on with both their homework and, staggeringly, each other, but don't let their apparently placid air fool you:
one of them is drawing a GUN!