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A trip to the park with Peppa…

Once upon a time Little Miss couldn’t get enough of In the Night Garden. To be fair, it was one of the few things we let her watch on telly when she was younger. But in recent months she firstly developed an inexplicable fear of the Pinky Ponk! Whenever it innocently appeared on screen she suddenly started crying for us to turn it off. We still don’t know why. And secondly a certain cartoon pig has stolen her affections.

So it now is that most days, at some point, we’ll hear the words “more Peppa”. And at the moment I can cope with watching Peppa Pig on repeat (I know, I will eventually eat my words). Personally I find Peppa a darn sight more entertaining than Igglepiggle and his ultra-repetitive little gang. Especially the hapless Daddy Pig who, as my husband complains, is so often the butt of the jokes!

So, for now, I’m happy to indulge her love of all things pink and Peppa. A few weeks ago we baked Muddy Puddle cupcakes. Potty training is being ably assisted by the lure of bright pink Peppa Pig pants. And we also recently took her Peppa Pig ballerina toy on an outing to the park, which as you can see from the photos below everyone enjoyed – and ‘shhh!’, perhaps Mummy enjoyed it a bit more than a grown-up strictly should!

It was a dry day so no muddy puddles but Peppa had great fun… hope you like our little photo story!

Peppa at the park

Peppa Pig toy on swing

Peppa Pig toy on bouncer

Peppa Pig toy on boat

Peppa Pig toy walk

Peppa Pig toy on see saw

Peppa Pig and Little MisterAnd that was our lovely trip to the park with Peppa. Snort!


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Baking Peppa Pig cup cakes…

Baking Peppa Pig cakes

Two of my toddler’s favourite things in life right now are Peppa Pig and cake so when I spotted the Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Cup Cake mix pack in Tesco a few weeks ago I suspected I might be onto a winner!

I’ll confess now that I’m pretty *coughs shyly* underwhelming when it comes to cooking. I once managed to burn fried eggs! Our family is very well looked after most days by Daddy chef. I lack confidence in the kitchen and as a result my inclination is to steer well clear whenever I can.

But I don’t want to be like that and I certainly don’t want it to rub off on Little Miss. And, when I’m in the right mood, I do secretly enjoy a spot of baking. Everybody loves cake and there’s generally less to go wrong with sweet compared to savoury! Less chance people could get sick if I screw up!

Peppa Pig cakes pack So, keen to give Little Miss her first foray into home baking – and perhaps just a little bit inspired by Great British Bake Off mania – I snapped up the Peppa mix for a bargain £1.69.

The pack does only make 12 cakes, meaning the fruits of our labour were never going to last very long in our house. But the ease of using the mix and time it took were perfect for a toddler and even I found the simple recipe relatively stress-free.

We made the cakes while Little Miss’s baby brother slept and the whole activity took less than an hour – and given that Little Miss wanted to know when she could eat the cake within seconds of me first opening the box, this was important!

All the key ingredients are there for you and ready to go, meaning no fiddling around weighing everything out. You just need to add water and an egg and then you’re ready to unleash your child and a wooden spoon to mix it all together – until they get tired, which invariably they do after about 30 seconds! We then used an electric hand mixer to finish it off.

Peppa Pig cakes mixing

The mixture is then ready to spoon into the cake cases, which Little Miss loved setting out on the baking tray at the start, before going in the oven.

About 15 minutes later they came out and we left them to cool, amid much protest from my hungry little cooking partner, while we made the muddy puddle chocolate icing – which Little Miss lovingly sneezed into as well as constantly dipping her fingers in and eating while I tried to stir it into the right consistency!

Once ready, you then simply splodge a dollop of icing on each cake. As you can see my dollops varied quite wildly in size!
Peppa Pig cakes making muddy puddle icing

Muddy puddles in place, you then finish off with one of the Peppa printed sugar decorations on the top – or ‘stickers’ as Little Miss called them.

Finished Peppa Pig cakeAnd voila! You’re done. The cakes are fairly small in size, an ideal portion for little ones but gone in one bite for some greedy adults (who will remain nameless, ‘Daddy Pig’). This adult thought they were pretty darn tasty too!

Overall, I’d say our first little cooking activity was a bonafide success, much to my amazement. Yes, it was a very simple pack mix but it’s given me confidence to try other things in the future and hopefully get Little Miss interested in cooking from an early age.

And finally, of course, Little Miss got to eat her our handiwork. I think her face probably says it all. Yum!

Peppa Pig cakes yum

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300 Picture Books Challenge #13

So this week we reached the halfway point of the 300 Picture Book Challenge – hooray! Our current tally now stands at 152 different books read since the start of the year. I’ve been pretty good at keeping up-to-date with our progress on our Pinterest board and it’s lovely to be able to look back and see everything we’ve read. There’s no way I would remember even half of them had we not been doing the challenge and, I have to admit, looking at the board is a bit of a mummy ego boost too!

The three new titles we read this week were all birthday bounty from Little Miss’s special day last week. Two were by the fab Julia Donaldson of The Gruffalo fame and, as with all her books, these featured the usual brilliant and quirky rhyming text. Monkey Puzzle is great for learning about different animals and our edition of Room on the Broom is the sound book version, which adds another interactive dimension to a great story.

Also new was Peppa Pig book Baby Alexander, which is currently Little Miss’s favourite. This sees Peppa introduced to her new baby cousin. At the start of the story he can only say ‘goo,goo’ but Peppa soon teaches him his first word.

Among the remaining birthday books, we’ve still got a whole mini library of Ladybird classic fairy tales to tackle – 24 in total! And we’re also overdue a visit to the library. Onwards and upwards!

300 Picture Books Challenge week 13

Find out more and join in with the 300 Picture Book Challenge over on the Child Led Chaos blog.

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