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!