Cakes, coffee and the Bible!

I am not sure about you, but I am not very good at baking things! That is very frustrating to me because my grandma is a professional cake maker and I grew up watching her bake and decorate amazing birthday and wedding cakes. In fact, she made my wedding cake and the wedding cake of all her grandchildren that are married! Only two to go! But I guess watching her and marvelling on her skills did not make me a cake maker. Long ago I decided to accept the fact I can’t be my grandma and instead of baking cakes I started baking fairy cakes!

I found a fantastic, really simple recipe that works every time. 2 eggs, 100g of caster sugar, 100g of self-raising flour, 100g margarine and 1 teaspoon of baking powder! Even I can make it. I started baking them for the kids to take to school as a treat after they eat their lunches and it takes about 12-14 minutes to bake in the oven. It is so easy and so good that a baked fairy cakes for my son’s 7th birthday and it was a success!

Yesterday when I was getting the ingredients ready to make a batch of fairy cakes, I remembered a conversation I had with a friend about finding time to read my Bible and pray. We are so busy all the time with all the housework, the school runs and all the errands we have to do every day and that special time we should spend getting to know God better always gets pushed to the end of the day and then we are so tired that we can only promise ourselves that we will try harder tomorrow. Here I was about to start my fairy cakes and I knew I would have to wait at least 12 minutes for them to be ready!

Voila! God had just given me 12 minutes to wait for something. So, I decided to get my Bible as well as all the other ingredients. And when I put the cakes in the oven to bake. I immediately sat down to read. What a great opportunity that was! I was reading God’s word and having time to pray in my kitchen and when I finished, the fairy cakes were ready and the smell was delicious! I felt encouraged by God’s word and hungry because the cakes smelt so nice! So, I decided that it was ok to have a coffee and a cake!

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