Home Days & A Batch Of Marble Cakes

School Holidays are drawing to a close in NSW and QLD so I thought I’d give you some insight into how We/I really like to spend a SH home day in this neck of the woods.

The weather has been absolutely amazing, a little cool and frosty but so fine and beautiful.

I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy some time out and about in the sunshine.

So here you go, a visual of a typical Winter SH (School Holiday) home day in the Zamamabakes household.

Frosty Morning Start

Biking it

Vacuumingfeeding the pigs

feeding the kidlets

packing/unpacking the dishwasher

appropriate home attireBack yard play

Mud pieslittle treasures

Lunch time!

Prep Dinner

Quiet Time

The never ending pileYou know who

When the sun disappears

I don’t think too many more words are needed. I may have left out a few things like a tantrum here and there and my voice being raised (that’s the polite way of putting it) thank goodness there is no one here to take a picture of that!

Now for some School Holiday baking……..

We didn’t make these Marble Cake’s on this Particular home day but we did make them on one of our home days last week and I think they are worth sharing. Simple, fun and of course……. tasty!

Kids Marble cupcakes

To make a batch of these delightful little morsels all you need to do is mix up a batch of batter that I use in my fairy cakes here.

Once you have the batter ready pop half the mixture into a separate bowl and mix 2 tablespoons of sifted cocoa into the batter until well combined.

Then just alternate dropping spoonful’s of each mixture into patty pans until 2/3 full and gently swirl a little with a skewer.

Bake as directed for fairy cakes.

Ice as desired. I used a batch of butter cream icing, you’ll find that recipe here.

We did make these treasures while the little threenager of the household was taking her nap. There was lots of finger and spoon licking goodness at the end (isn’t that what making a cake is all about?).

Zadada had one plated up by the helpers to greet him as he arrived home.

Life is good and I am so very grateful for every gorgeous day!

What do you get up to during the School Holidays? I’d love to know…..

Stay tuned for my upcoming post of a Spinach and Feta Tart this Sunday, another easy and tasty dish for the whole family to enjoy!

Until then lovelies,

Zamamabakes

 

 

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School Holidays are drawing to a close in NSW and QLD so I thought I’d give you some insight into how We/I really like to spend a SH home day in this neck of the woods.

The weather has been absolutely amazing, a little cool and frosty but so fine and beautiful.

I hope you’ve all been able to enjoy some time out and about in the sunshine.

So here you go, a visual of a typical Winter SH (School Holiday) home day in the Zamamabakes household.

Frosty Morning Start

Biking it

Vacuumingfeeding the pigs

feeding the kidlets

packing/unpacking the dishwasher

appropriate home attireBack yard play

Mud pieslittle treasures

Lunch time!

Prep Dinner

Quiet Time

The never ending pileYou know who

When the sun disappears

I don’t think too many more words are needed. I may have left out a few things like a tantrum here and there and my voice being raised (that’s the polite way of putting it) thank goodness there is no one here to take a picture of that!

Now for some School Holiday baking……..

We didn’t make these Marble Cake’s on this Particular home day but we did make them on one of our home days last week and I think they are worth sharing. Simple, fun and of course……. tasty!

Kids Marble cupcakes

To make a batch of these delightful little morsels all you need to do is mix up a batch of batter that I use in my fairy cakes here.

Once you have the batter ready pop half the mixture into a separate bowl and mix 2 tablespoons of sifted cocoa into the batter until well combined.

Then just alternate dropping spoonful’s of each mixture into patty pans until 2/3 full and gently swirl a little with a skewer.

Bake as directed for fairy cakes.

Ice as desired. I used a batch of butter cream icing, you’ll find that recipe here.

We did make these treasures while the little threenager of the household was taking her nap. There was lots of finger and spoon licking goodness at the end (isn’t that what making a cake is all about?).

Zadada had one plated up by the helpers to greet him as he arrived home.

Life is good and I am so very grateful for every gorgeous day!

What do you get up to during the School Holidays? I’d love to know…..

Stay tuned for my upcoming post of a Spinach and Feta Tart this Sunday, another easy and tasty dish for the whole family to enjoy!

Until then lovelies,

Zamamabakes

 

 

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5 Comments on “Home Days & A Batch Of Marble Cakes

  1. Kaileen Casey

    Fabulous post! U r so right a picture says it all! Many tell a story! U have given me an idea, thank Dannielle!

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    1. Dannielle

      Thanks Kaileen. Glad to be of service! Have a fun weekend! :)

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  2. How gorgeous are you and your family! Yep our school holidays are coming to an end here in Victoria too! As a primary teacher I’m sad to say goodbye to my lazy days, but very happy to see my beautiful class again! xx

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    1. Dannielle

      Oh thank you Lucy. I bet you are the most amazing, gentle, caring but very organised teacher. Glad you’ve managed some lazy days. I’m looking forward to a couple more in about 10 days time when we take our little family to Fiji (a first for all of us!). May you have a gorgeous start to term 3. xx

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  3. I love the school holidays – my boys are now adults, but I work at a school so life without bells is very relaxing indeed. I am at a time in my life where I can spend the entire time reading or doing my sewing, or going shopping, or taking photos, or whatever I want. I used to love the time at home with my boys just as much. Times change, life moves on…..

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