Did you know that this year we are celebrating 150 Years of Beatrix Potter? She is most famous for the Peter Rabbit stories which she wrote and illustrated, but was also a successful businesswoman, botanist, conservationist and farmer.
Later this month we will be taking part in a blog tour to help celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter. We’ve been re-reading all our favourite Beatrix Potter tales which inspired our weekend bake, Mr McGregor’s chocolate patch cake.
Mr McGregor’s chocolate patch cake
First I baked a rather delicious chocolate tray bake with some help from the little people (mainly they licked the spoon and bowl after I had mixed the cake batter!). When the cake was baked and cooled I added a chocolate buttercream icing. Then we looked for some supplies to turn it into Mr McGregor’s chocolate patch.
Once we had found two wooden skewers, some mini edible carrots and raided the dolls house for a bucket and spade, we started decorating.
I divided the top of the cake into rows, like a vegetable patch, using the two skewers.
Then we gently pushed in the carrots to make rows.
We added the tiniest of sprinkles of chocolate for earth.
What do you think? Lily Bobtail seemed to like our Mr McGregor’s chocolate patch cake. It wasn’t too long before my own little Peter Rabbit’s wanted a slice of the cake, with a carrot each, which they enjoyed very much.
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