Thursday, January 27, 2011

Art Class & Lemon Cake

Didi attended his first art class today. The art lessons are conducted in his kindy after school, once a week. He had catered lunch from kindy. I'm glad to hear the principal commented that he ate his lunch on his own and very fast too.

~ posing with his lantern ~

So he came home 2 hours later than normal. By the time he finished bathing, it was already 3+. I decided to let him skip his nap so he can sleep earlier at night. Since I don't have to accompany him for his nap, I baked a cake, using the cake mix which I didn't buy. So who "bought" it?

During our last shopping trip at Tesco (3 weeks ago), didi put a box of Pillsbury cake mix into the trolley without me realising it. I had a trolley-full of stuff, so I didn't notice it when the cashier was scanning the items. When I looked through the receipt and saw the item, I remembered that he was holding the box and checking it out. That's the problem when the kids offer to help put things into the trolley. Sometimes they just dump whatever they fancy without asking our permission. However, this is the first time he did that. I must warn/remind him not to do it again the next time we go sundry shopping. Luckily it's not something that we don't use. Just that the "slave" got more work to do. hehehe

~ Pillsbury cake mix ~

I don't know what other flavours are there, but he took the lemon one. Good thing it's very simple to do. Just mix all the ingredients together (cake mix, water, oil and eggs). But I tried to be smart and didn't use up all the water as the mixture was quite runny with just half the amount. So the cake turned out to be quite dry. :-( Taste wise, it's quite alright, not too sweet. The kids have no complaints though, they love it. Well, they are very easy to please, where cakes are concerned. :-)

~ the end result ~

17 comments:

Oliveoylz said...

More lanterns to hang around the house! That's a very nice one done by CE:) Ah boy must have wanted to eat cake baked personally by mommy...that's why he "gasak" it from the shelf! hehe.

mumsgather said...

They have moist choc too and ready mixes for muffins. I buy them because I can't bake and this is the only way I know how to get homemade cakes. Haha.

Big BOys Oven said...

great art work & a lovely cake! wow!

Irene said...

wah, nice cake! yummmmms! krys brought back a cny decor lantern too! the one & only in the house, hehe!

Anggie's Journal said...

heh, nice art work !!
I cancel the art class jor lor .. my hub said, enroll him to the Math , mayb find other art class outside , not by the kiddy wan , still looking , hv u heard of Dino-ART ... our area got ???

Nice lemon cake too, yah .. when i m lazy hor, i will but this cake mix too, easy and nice :P

ChloeRuoyi said...

Chloe also stays back for Mandarin classes after school and her teacher complained to me that she eats (her lunch) too SLOWLY!

Great pick by CE. The cakes looks nice. Is it really fail-proof? I'm a dummie when it comes to baking cakes and I've always wanted to try this Pillsbury cake mix too.

jacss said...

hahaha....ok wor, the cake looks like those i bought fr Tesco :P
keep it up lar...good snack for the kids mah!!
gong xi fa cai to you first :D

Alice Law said...

Pillsbury cake kind of expensive one wor, good selection by CE, lol!

Wah, your boy so pannai, mine always dilly dally be it eating or do anything else!=_=

Have a nice weekend!

mNhL said...

haha...a surprised cake for the whole family.....even the 'slave' have more work to do.Still worth it ya. hahaha

BabyBooned said...

pilsbury cakes are easy and nice. good pick CE!

Mummy Gwen said...

The outcome of the cake is very nice. Maybe next time I'll buy this..hehe..alot of work baking from scratch.

sting said...

oh I haven't tried them before but that looks really yummy, sure makes me feel like getting them next round!

happy chinese new year in advance ya

MeRy said...

The cake looks yummy..

NomadicMom said...

Same with my kids.. if I bring them shopping with me, I end up with a higher shopping bill! They would just put junk food into my trolley without my realising it.

andrewjune said...

wow enrolling him into art classes now ehhh? good job on the lantern!

mmm, i mite try "baking" with this way...hehehe

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Dry ke? It looked so moist to me.
It making me drooling now.

Mark said...

I love Pillsbury! We used to bake some during weekends. I do add up extra ingredients sometimes to add up twist on the cakes.