Once the oven had reached temperature I put the cakes in the oven and set the timer for 12 minutes. The boys then helped wash up the bowls and whisks while we waited for the cakes to cook. Both boys said they had thought the cakes were easy to make and couldn’t wait for them to be ready so they could decorate them. I explained they would have to wait for them to cool before they iced and decorated them or the icing wouldn’t set properly. The 12 minutes seemed to pass really quickly, I was a bit dubious as to whether the cakes really would be ready but after checking them I realised they were ready so got them out and left them to cool.
As the boys were so eager to decorate the cakes we decided to get the icing sugar ready so they would be able to decorate the cakes as soon as they cooled. The icing was very easy to mix by adding two teaspoons of water to the icing sugar and mixing together. Ten minutes later the cakes were cool enough to ice and decorate. Luc and Trystan spent about 15 minutes carefully icing their cakes and decorating them with the sugar paper decorations supplied.
Then they couldn’t wait to try a cake each. Both boys said they had really enjoyed making the cakes and they tasted delicious. They certainly didn’t last more than a few hours as they were polished off by the boys fairly quickly. I think from start to finish it took about half an hour to make,bake and decorate the cakes which makes Greens Cake mixes great for rainy days and keeping the children busy for short periods of time.
Green’s was founded 100 years ago by baker Horace Green with the aim of making baking simple, fun and very tasty for all the family. All Green’s cakes are made with only natural ingredients and no artificial colourings (information taken from Green’s website)
As well as the Tom and Jerry and Thomas and Friends sets we tried, there is also a Dora and Barbie sets available. Greens Cake mixes are available to buy from Tesco’s and retail at £1.69 a pack which I think is great value. If you would like more information on Greens range of cake mixes please visit www.greenscakes.co.uk