I love February half term as it arrives just at the point that the boring second half of winter (the half without twinkly-lit Christmas excitement) starts to feel neverending-ly dismal. And then all of a sudden half-term appears, the chilly monotony of the school-run is suspended for a week and signs of spring start to break out. February half term is a busy one for us as it's Rowan's birthday, Aidan was most put-out to realise that Rowan's birthday would probably always fall within half-term week (around here) and therefore he might never have to go to school on his birthday. The injustice.
...but him very happy.
And of course there was cake, he put in a request for a Mr. Potato Head cake months ago so I had plenty of time to research and plan it (check out Pinterest). I can't take all of the credit for it, my mum helped out a lot, thanks Mum.
Despite having plenty of notice though I still managed to leave it too late to order a silicone Easter egg mould online in which to bake the potato body so in the end resorted to beating a foil tray around a feature-less Mr. Potato Head to create a makeshift tin. The tin was well-buttered before the cake-mix went in and overall it worked reasonably well although it was a bit tricky to get an even bake due to the varying depths within the tin.