Thursday, 21 August 2014

Fruit Crumble Cakes

Fruit Crumble Cakes by Mrs U Makes

When preparing for the tripolatas birthday picnic I bought a brownie baking tray. I had initially planned to make Rice Krispie cakes but ditched them because I had so much to do.

I have since been thinking of what to do with it, other than make brownies. The trips have been on a real fruit kick lately, on Tuesday we went to the park and they wolfed down handful after handful of grapes. Tripolata #3 then stood with me at the bench and finished a punnet of blueberries and then finished off the pear he had abandoned in order to eat the grapes.

Monday, 18 August 2014

How To Survive Being Surrounded By Children

As stated in my blog's description, I am a triplet mummy. My boys have just turned four and will be starting school full time in September (Hallelujah).

This summer holiday has been very busy and there are still another three weeks until the school term starts and four weeks until they, God willing, start full time.

I had planned to take them out to various places, however, things haven't gone to plan. Two weeks ago I had been looking after my two year old nephew and I wasn't about to go out and about with three 3 year olds (as they were at the time) and a 2 year old who thinks he's a little B'boy, bopping around the flat. We managed to go to the park a few times, but travelling anywhere requiring a bus was a no no.

This week I'm looking after the tripolatas' friend, who turns five in three months. Being surrounded by all these children for weeks on end (not counting the four years since the trips were born) is enough to send anyone doolally. To keep my sanity I have devised a few things to help me get through the day. Before you read on, this is not a list of cute craft ideas to keep the children entertained or child friendly backyard activities (we don't have a garden). You may not agree with all of them, but this is what works for me.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

How I Made A Train Cake

Train Cake by Mrs U Makes

It was the tripolatas birthday last Wednesday and I decided to make a cake rather than buy one. I spent a lot of time searching for ideas, mostly on Pinterest.

I saw lots of great cakes, especial superhero cakes, but most of these were covered in frosting or fondant, two things I didn't was to use. I also saw a lot of trains cakes, some looked a little complicated, but a few were very simple and I knew that I would be able to pull it off.

I've made this post not as a full on tutorial, but a basic guide on how I made my tripolatas train cake.

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Birthday Picnic by the Sea

It was the tripolatas' 4th birthday on Wednesday and to celebrate we're taking them to Southend On Sea. Family and friends will be joining us and bringing treats for the picnic. I've made a few things from my Pinterest finds, plus a train cake. I was up to the early hours of the morning making the cake and clearing up. I hope to do a post, soon, showing how I made the cake plus a review of the other things I made.

What ever you're doing today I hope you have a great day.

Monday, 4 August 2014

The WIPs

Like most, if not all, knitters/crocheters I have more than one project on the go. I also have a small hoard of projects stashed away in a cupboard, which I'm in no rush to finish. Among these are two baby blankets, each named after one of the tripolatas, a lap blanket, a crochet hook case, Ugg boot styled booties, slippers, a baby hat, cardigan, and a crafting accessories case.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes by Mrs U Makes

It's Friday evening and the tripolatas are watching Topsy and Tim, a children's programme about a brother and sister who are twins (played by actors who aren't related). On his particular episode it was their parents anniversary and the 'twins' were making them a cake.

When the programme ended and the trips had finished singing along to the theme tune, tripolata #1 jumps on my lap and asks if we can make a cake. This was the first time that they'd shown any interest in baking (apart from eating the finished goods), so how could I say no.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Moto Moto Sauce

I had originally planned to post the recipe for my Coconut and Jam Roly Poly Biscuits. I made them for the tripolatas class party (it was their last day today) along with my Cinnamon Crunch Cookies. I'm still not 100% happy with the texture, I'll try them again using a lower oven temp and see if that does the trick.

Moto Moto (Hot Hot) sauce by Mrs U Makes

Instead I am posting this recipe for Moto Moto Sauce, moto moto means 'Hot Hot' and this sauce is definitely HOT. I got the recipe from my mum via Mr. U, who like myself prefers food that has a real kick. There have been many occasions, were upon being presented with a meal, the cook has cautioned me to be careful as ''s quiet spicy'; I take a bite expecting to be blown away and get nothing.

Spicy to me means 6-7 birds eye chillies or 2-3 scotch bonnet, hot on the other hand means...well you'll see as you read on.

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