It’s a Christmas Miracle Mary!

30 Dec

For a hapless chef like me a little bit of expert help is much appreciated. So imagine how pleased I was to find this bag of delights in my local supermarket whilst rushing around buying Christmas goodies.
This ready-to-make kit contains all you need to make Spiced Christmas Cupcakes and is endorsed by someone called Mary Berry (is that a made up name for the season?) who knows about festive baking.

All the ingredients you need are included and handily weighed out into exact measurements all for one of your shiny gold pound coins.

You just need to add an orange, some eggs and butter. Seemed like a good idea to me. Especially as there are a lot of hours to fill during the Christmas holidays and my son loves cooking (much to my pleasure and dismay).

We followed the instructions to the absolute letter.

We made a bit of a mess. (Look this is the beginning of the brandy butter icing)
We played with some new Lego while we waited for them to bake (having adjusted the cooking time a bit to allow for a fan assisted oven which worried me no end)
We decorated with silver balls so they looked exactly like Mary’s!
We had a lot of fun.
And they were even eaten, and not just by members of my own family.
Hail Mary. It’s a miracle!

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12 Responses to “It’s a Christmas Miracle Mary!”

  1. Jenny Eatwell 30/12/2011 at 11:59 am #

    Waaayhaaaaay!! I was reading out of one eye, half expecting a huge BUT to come romping along. There is no BUT! You both did good (and the cooker did too!). LOL What great little cupcakes!

    • Alice Can't Cook 02/01/2012 at 10:52 am #

      As I say Jenny… it was a bloody miracle!

      Ha ha, thanks for that – no buts at all
      Happy new year x

  2. All That I'm Eating 01/01/2012 at 6:33 pm #

    I like the idea of those kits (like the Delia one in Waitrose) as it’s a foolproof way to make something lovely. I’m glad you had fun making them!

    • Alice Can't Cook 02/01/2012 at 10:54 am #

      They certainly did exactly what they said they were going to do. If you want a foolproof way of making, especially with kids, I’d definately use again.
      However… lets say a little ‘soul’ was missing! But then, they were edible so I am not complaining.

      Happy new year xxxx

  3. Tony Hannan 03/01/2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Not toput too fine a point on it I effing love that Mary Berry. I made her kit christmas cake for just £3 and it was a triumph. Al I think we should commit to only doing Kit cooking for 2012. Its the way forward. Happy new year love. Tx

    • Alice Can't Cook 04/01/2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Ha ha Tony, would love to have seen your cake! Although if anyone didn’t need to use ‘kit cooking’ (love it) its you, your baking is fabulous!
      Happy New Year to you too honey xx

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