I have been baking. No.2 son was 11 this month and away with the school on his actual birthday. I never thought about how I would feel not having him at home on his birthday and wasn't prepared for the overwhelming relief I felt when he arrived home and stepped off that coach.
What was more of a relief was to hear how the teachers decorated his cabin with banners and balloons and how they all woke him at 6.30am singing happy birthday "very very" loud. He enjoyed his day where he got to demonstrate the activities and later on in the dinner hall he was presented with a birthday cake and the whole year group sang happy birthday to him.
Here he is, tired and dirty after enjoying a fun packed week of activities including abseiling, kayaking, zip wires, low ropes, high ropes and quad biking....
and the baking.
This was his request. Kit-kats, M&M's, Sprinkles and Blue Butter Cream. I have tried on numerous occasions to convince this boy that blue butter cream is the same as white/vanilla. I've shown him how the colouring works - but someone just isn't having it!
Rocky Road...is not something I have ever made before and a while back I promised the boys I would make some and we'd see if they liked it. I found a Nigella receipe. I also found that this receipe was so easy to make, tasted divine, so divine that a second batch was made a week later with a suggestion to have a Rocky Road birthday cake next year.
Do any of you make Rocky Road? If so, I wondered if you use condensed milk and dessicated coconut in yours? The ingredients in the receipes I looked at vary...so I was thinking of trying the condensed milk one next to see what the difference is, any ideas?