Icing Icing Baby

This weekend daddy decided to liven up a dreary afternoon by making cakes with the microbe. As a means to excite and delight the boy, this worked splendidly. Though, suffice to say, Patience, thy name is not toddler.

We had a lot of this…

“Can I eat a cake?”Mixing
“No, we need to cook them first! Come on, lets put them in the oven”

“Can I eat a cake?”
“Not yet – lets wait until they’re ready”

“Are the cakes ready?”
“Yes, look! Aren’t they lovely? Now we just need to let them cool so that we can ice them”


“Can I eat one?”
“Not yet – but it’s time to make some icing!”

“Can I eat some icing?”
“Knock yourself out”

“Can I eat a cake?”
“Not yet – lets sprinkle on the silver balls”

“Can I eat a cake now?”
“just wait a few more minutes – the icing is nearly set”
“Oh… go on then!”

It turns out that the penalty for icing-gorge is THREE HOURS of hyperactivity on a grand scale.  This mostly took the form of thuddy rampaging up and down the flat and ceaseless and meaningless tooting/noise-making. All thanks to sugar and whatever the hell they put in food colouring.  (I’m sure it must have been the icing, rather than the cakes, as Madeleines don’t typically affect him in this way).


This post is partly an excuse to test out WordPress’s mosaic-y thing for presenting photos. As you can see below – it auto-sizes them into a pleasing montage. If you click on any pic you can view them as a slideshow instead, at proper size.


About Susan Flockhart

Bonsai lady-geek and blogger. I can hardly recall what I used to blog about pre-microbes, but these days I generally ramble about motherhood, nonsense and whatever's going on the world of tiny people
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