Sweet Valentine’s

I think I mentioned once that I used to have a baking blog before I started Three Little Birds. The time has come to share some of the Valentine’s goodies I made last year, when I was on maternity leave with a two-month-old baby, a two-year-old and a seven-year-old. Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? These are chocolate sponge with butter cream decoration – coloured pink and blue.

And of course they have pretty pink polka dot  cases!

These are simple sugar cookies, baked on a lollipop stick and decorated with chocolate and sprinkles. Yummy!

Sugar rush!!

These are little chocolate cakes (with chocolate butter cream filling) and sugar paste decoration.

Sweeeeeeeet.

I hope you all have a cracking Valentine’s Day. I expect Mr Chef will be working late, but I’ll get all the love from my three little monsters: cuddles, snuggles and dribbley baby kisses. Perfect!

Polka Dots and Hearts Christening

In some countries, like the UK where I used to live, christening your child is take-it-or-leave-it, depending on your beliefs. In other countries, like Greece where I live now, it’s more like a rite of passage – although of course it’s still optional. To be honest, I’m not overly fussed about the whole thing – to me, God is everywhere – rituals and ceremonies hold little religious significance for me. But it’s important to the people I care about, and you know me – any excuse for a party! Continue reading