Yesterday we went to our local farm shop to choose our pumpkin for Halloween. We couldn't persuade the children away from the traditional orange version - but look at the glorious Autumnal colours in the photo below.
It was tricky getting this photo as Edward wouldn't keep still, he kept running off - it was like shopping with a toddler!
My day of baking didn't quite go according to plan today. I had one batch of chocolate cupcakes mixed and ready to cook when I discovered that the element had gone in my main oven. I did cook then in the top oven but I'm not sure they have been successful - they seemed to need nearly twice the cooking time, and they don't look as spongy as usual. I was keen to make some Whoopie Pies from my new book, but they will have to wait until another day.
Have a great weekend.
P.S Thanks for the kind comments from yesterday's post. Emily's dress is hanging on the dining room door and every time I have walked past it today I've given it a little stroke!