Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Everything's better with cake

Let's face it, there's not much that can't be improved with a nice cuppa and a piece of cake.  I often bake my own, but when we're off on holiday there generally isn't time to fit it in with all the packing and preparations.

Mr Kipling cakes are tried and trusted and are firm family favourites - mine being the pink 'knee cap' fondant french fancies that I still love from my childhood.

We packed a bunch of boxes with us for our recent trip to Snowdonia, and here's just some of the experiences that were made better with cake - from personal achievements to family fun to peaceful reflective moments.

Celebrating conquering a mountain with cake.





Post wild-swim cake snack and energy boost.



Beach-time treat - everyone runs back for cake!



A relaxing afternoon in the garden needs tea and cake.


What do you make better with cake?

This post is an entry for #betterwithcake Linky Challenge (http://bit.ly/betterwithcake), sponsored by Mr Kipling. Learn more at Mr Kipling's Facebook page. 

36 comments:

  1. Yes we rediscovered the French Fancies too. Everything is better with cake.

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  2. Indeed it is, especially a pot of tea and great family and friends

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  3. LOVE the photo of the tea pot and cake, wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Tea is immeasurably better with cake right?

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  4. my fave pic is the cake with the tea! defo me hehe x

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    1. Yes, and me too! Give me lazy and relaxed over energetic any day!

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  5. Your little girl is growing up so fast. Lovely post to read. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part. These cakes bring lots of childhood memories back for sure.

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    1. Ahh yes, growing up fast - I think it's all the cake ;)

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  6. Gorgeous photos! I have a childhood love of these cakes and seeing them again makes me want to buy some right now! :)

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    1. Thank you. I think we all grew up on them didn't we?

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  7. Gorgeous photos Liz. I do love a piece of cake with a nice cuppa x

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  8. Well cake is good at any time as far as I'm concerned! Preferably chocolate cake. Your photos are lovely.

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    1. Ahh yes, I'm partial to a bit of chocolate cake too. Well, any kind of cake really!

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  9. Cake makes everything better! Your photos are stunning! x

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  10. I completely agree - everything is better with cake, it doesn't matter the type cake just brightens the day! x

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    1. It sure does! Everyday should be a cake day :)

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  11. oh i totally agree hense why my cuboards are always filled with kiplings especially those lemon cakes and fancys which are the family faves

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    1. I stocked up on a load more at the weekend, on offer in Tesco!

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  12. A relaxing aternoon cup of tea oor coffee definitely calls for a slice of a nice cake! Time for mine I think ;)

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  13. tick, tick and tick .. everything even ironing is better with cake! xx

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  14. My tummy is now rumbling loudly......if only I could reach into the screen to get one

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    1. Well, it's time for elevenses...

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  15. Mmmm cake! I love the original photo ideas in this one. I can't stop laughing at the photo of a bearded man in a swimming cap, shirtless and dripping wet chomping on a pink french fancy though. Thats marketing material right there!

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    1. Haha! Real men eat pink cakes ;)

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  16. Tea and cake, you can't beat it (love that teapot too!). Your photos are gorgeous.

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  17. Mmmmmmmm cake! Reckon he earnt it after that swim - I reward myself with cake just for going upstairs some days.... ;)

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  18. I looove fondant fancies!! :D

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  19. Everything! Cake is perfect for any occasions and it always makes things better

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  20. What great photos - I'm particularly fond of that picture of the man in his swim cap with the teeny tiny cake too!

    Fantastic styling.

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