Monday, September 29, 2008

So much pleasure in a packet


My mum doesn't wear a lot of make up, neither do I. My mum always made her own bread, so do I. Most things she and I cook we make from scratch. When I grew up whenever there were biscuits in the house, they were homemade, ditto for cakes and other treats. I remember we would occasionally have a packet of Tim Tams and being allowed to have one as a treat. It's not that weren't allowed that sort of thing, just that we didn't have them.

I can therefore well understand the appeal of a packet cake mix. When everything is made from scratch a packet mix seems like some kind of wonder - everything in a box! Ella mentioned to me a few times last week that there were cakes in boxes that came with the icing in them, ready to eat! So, today at my parents we made cake in a box, covered it with premixed icing and topped with baby m&m's. You know what, I'm not so fond of chocolate desserts or treats, but I do love a piece of packet chocolate cake.

8 comments:

Pina said...

I always cook and bake from the scratch but this one looks delicious! YUM!

Alexis said...

I always make everything from scratch, too, EXCEPT for birthday cupcakes, for which I use a cake mix. Everybody always marvels at them and asks for the recipe!

cindy said...

I love the packet mixes when you want the kids to join in. It is so easy for the little ones to help & sweet rewards too.

Christie said...

i want to come over to your house & eat some cake... NOW!

I bake from scratch, but I do love a packet cake, yummy

Angie said...

Cake looks delicious...now I'm going to be going to bed hungry!

We nearly always have a gluten free chocolate cake packet in the pantry....I think the brands 'deliciously free'. It's the only baking Tim does...and he always manages to get way more credit than I do for all my regular bread-making & from scratch baking!

Sandy said...

My mom didn't like sweets, so we didn't have much of it growing up. I am a little baking impaired myself, but cakes made from a box are a hit in my household, especially with my son. Your cake looks yummy!

Sarah said...

ummmm I feel like some of that cake. yum yum

Miss Muggins said...

I made some caramel baby cakes last night (from a packet), when friends came for dinner. All 22 were gone in a flash!