A Whoopsy-Wiffling Day at the Roald Dahl Museum with Mr Kipling

If you find this post effusive, it’s probably because books and cakes have that effect on me. It was a not-so-sunny day that we made the trip to the Roald Dahl Museum invited by none other than the team at Mr Kipling for their #SplendiferousSummer event.

We’d never visited the museum so we were quite excited – so excited that we arrived 45 minutes early.

 

The event room was filled with gloriumptious cake – something we were looking forward to but it was first time to be given an introduction to the Museum by the Director – Steve. I was surprised to know a few facts – that Sophie from The BFG was originally a boy called Jody. It was also lovely to be able to see the first handwritten manuscripts of the stories.

We toured the museum and got an insight into the life of Roald Dahl. I was glad we got to do this as the children learn about his stories in school and there’s always a Roald Dahl Dress-up Day too.

We were also given a tour of the little town of Great Missenden where the celebrated author picked up so much of his inspiration for his books.

It’s a lovely little town and a short walk from the centre saw us coming to the church, in the grounds of which Roald Dahl is buried.

Now you may be wondering what all this has to do with Mr Kipling Cakes. Well, firstly you don’t need any connection between anything to eat cake but in this case there is.

Mr Kipling is bringing you a Splendiferous Summer of prizes for all the family to enjoy. It all starts with the limited edition Roald Dahl packaging with images similar to the books. Of course, you then open the packaging and inside you’ll find a code that you can enter on the – Splendiferous Summer Website

Don’t forget to eat the cake, of course.

These limited edition packs are only available at Tesco.

There are some amazing prizes to be won including tickets to Matilda the musical, family tickets to the Roald Dahl Museum, a selection of Roald Dahl books and even if you don’t win first time round, you’ll be entered into the grand prize draw of the week which include a family trip to New York.

The packs are priced at an RRP of £1 – what’s not to like?

Back to our day and we were treated to a lovely lunch of sandwiches (yes, one can’t live on cake alone – or can you?) AND cake – lots of it.

We even got cake to take back in our goody bags as well as a super voucher to spend in the gift shop. How glad (and proud) was I when the children chose to buy books. They were rewarded with cake.

There are also some Phizz-Whizzing ideas to entertain your little ones this summer – including creating dream jars, levitating a ball and decorating an Oompa Loompa. For more information visit the website at https://mrkiplingcompetition.co.uk/inspire

We shall probably have to go and replenish our stock of cake soon. We do want to visit New York and if can win with cake – why ever not?

What are you waiting for – go get a pack of whoopsy-splunkers Mr Kipling cake and enter the code to win.

Baking delicious treats with Betty Crocker

We love eating cake in our home – but then who doesn’t? We, like everyone else, have dessert with our meals – sometimes it’s fruit, sometimes ice-cream or sometimes an honest to goodness dessert (the gooey chocolate cake type!)

I was given an opportunity to review some products from Betty Crocker and have found these really lovely and easy to use. I have since then been back and bought some products again.

I was sent –

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I first tried the Brownie mix. It is so easy to make. Just add oil, water and an egg. Literally that easy and then just whisk it all up. Pop in it a baking tray and then into the oven. 25 minutes later you have amazing brownies. And I mean they are soft and chewy and gooey. Yum!

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Next up was the Red Velvet Cake. I made this for a special Twitter party and needless to say, it was a huge hit. I love that it’s so easy to use the mix. Simply follow the instructions and then you have a delicious cake in about 30 minutes.

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We took great pains in decorating it with the Vanilla Icing that you can take straight out of the jar which is really handy. And I do think it looks rather lovely. The cake was so tasty and moist too.

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I love the ease of use that the Betty Crocker mixes provide. They are great if you suddenly need a cake or dessert as they are so quick to make and you will normally have the added ingredients at hand at home.

The icing comes in a great range and they are so easy to use. I find ready made icing so easy as there is no risk of it going wrong and it is easier to decorate too.

I love the Betty Crocker product range and would highly recommend using them. They are also so reasonably priced.

Disclaimer: I was sent some Betty Crocker products to review. All ideas and opinions are my own.

Review – Cakes By Robin

Last week I got to review the most amazing cake!

When asked to review cake from Cakes by Robin, I didn’t hesitate. Who would?

I love cake, my husband loves cake, my children love cake!

The cakes on site look amazing and when asked which character I would like on the cake, I chose Peppa Pig seeing that she is a favourite with all the children and then, since Aeryn had just had a birthday (where I spent part of the day at BritMums Live, guilty, guilty), I asked her to put Aeryn’s name on.

The cake was hand delivered and it was definitely surpassed my expectations.

Here is what the cake looked like:

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The cake had a sugar paste figure of Peppa on it, made quite realistically. Peppa sat on a cake of green icing decorated with beautiful leaves and flowers.

Too good to eat I know. The cake was exquisite –  each little leaf and flower so pretty. The children wanted to keep it, so did I!!

But, we also wanted to taste it – Big Time!

We sang ‘Happy Day to Us’ – well it had to be happy isn’t it? Seeing that we were about to tuck into the most amazing looking cake.

So…we cut it – together and to my surprise there was a lovely chocolate cake under the icing.

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The cake was lovely and soft and moist and just delicious. We all had generous pieces and there was still quite a bit of it left over.

I transferred the remainder to the fridge and we savoured it over the next two days and the cake still remained fresh and tasted as good as ever.

The green sugar paste icing was slightly minty to taste and it complemented the cake really well.

We give the cake a whole hearted 10/10

A cake of this size retails at £65 and it can easily feed 8 – 10 people as it is a good 6 inches or in height too.

Please do visit the Cakes by Robin website next time you are having a celebration. Or pop in to her cake studio and shop in Wimbledon for some yummy cake.

There are cakes for every occasion so you will have an excuse to have the most delicious cake.

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Disclosure: I was sent the cake for review. All ideas and opinions expressed are entirely my own.