Friday, October 26, 2012

Fete Cake Bake Madness

Each bowl holds enough mixture to fill six tins.



Tomorrow is the girls school fete.

It is always a highlight of the year, so much hard work has been done by parents throughout the year to make it better than the last.

All the activities are put together and run by the parents.
All the food is put together and run by the parents.
All the books, clothes, plants, craft, trash and treasure donated by the parents.
Silent and live auction run by our very own comedian Dave O'Neil
Best of all not a hired novelty ride in site.

For the kids there is a disco room, a movie room, box maze, pirate pit, jaffa smash, photo booth, glamour salon, tikes on trikes, knock em down game, face painting and tribal body art, fortune teller, story teller, hula hooping, origami, kids performance stage, adult stage with some brilliant Melbourne performers such as Kerri Simpson.


Once again  for the fete Andy has spent a few w'ends and evenings in a friends shed with some other dads, cutting up timber to make kits for children to hammer together some wonderful wooden toy. I've seen planes, boats and bird feeders going home with happy children last year and I think the dads have put together some timber chain saws and dolls furniture for this year. I'm also glad that this year after my suggestion, the kids will also have the opportunity to paint them.

Men and sheds, hmm! I just wonder how much work actually happened and how much time was enjoyed having a chat and beer. Well I'm not going to begrudge him if he did, I think it's great and important that our men folk have a good old blokey time.

As for my involvement, well this year I've gone mad and baked eighteen chocolate cakes.

 Sounds impressive but pretty easy really as my oven can take six tins at a time, so I only have to bake three times.




Six done, six about to go in and  a batch waiting, plus a big bowl of icing to hide the imperfections.


Some of my little beauties all wrapped up waiting for the big day tomorrow.

If your in Melbourne and have Saturday free, pop along to Spensley Street Primary and say hello. I know the weather's not promising but it's been like that for the last two years and we still go on with the show.




7 comments:

Dear Pearl Vintage said...

What a woman! those cakes look fab, sounds like an amazing fete I am sure you will all have a great time x

Cherry said...

sounds fun! the cakes looks delicious...

Lounging with a Latte said...

Wow, your cakes look amazing well done. I wish I was in Melbourne right now, I would certainly call in. I love fetes. We have a few coming up in our area in the coming weeks.

Zara said...

Sounds like it will be a wonderful day. I like the sound of it not being all commercial. All the homemade goodies make for a good old fashioned fete.
x

Zara said...

Sounds like it will be a wonderful day. I like the sound of it not being all commercial. All the homemade goodies make for a good old fashioned fete.
x

humble habit said...

WOW, you are amazing, what an asset you are to your children's school. Have a great day tomorrow and I bet those cakes are going to just walk out the door.

creations.1 said...

Sounds to me that you are involved with a wonderful community of parents!! The children's activities you mentioned are wonderful and oh for a 6 bake cake oven!!! Not that I need one that size with only 2 grandparents in the house!!! Hope the fete was a huge success for all the hardworking parents and the school of course!