Sabina is as seduced as I am by the front cover of Nigella Lawson’s “How to be a Domestic Goddess – Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking”. A presumably unachievable cupcake is iced in the purest white icing, topped by a perfect icing sugar rose.
Sabina flicked through the book, slowing at the Children’s section – then stopping at the picture of the cut-out biscuits “Gingerbread man, buttons, Mummy make it?” Frankly I was surprised she made the link between the very brown Molly Whoppy Gingerbread men with iced on pebble buttons we buy her from Moore Wilson, and the brightly coloured number cut-outs in the book, but I jumped to it and got going. Mummy make it. As it turned out she fell asleep while I was making them so Thomasin and Lido got to lick the beaters while she dreamed about her mummy’s attempts at Nigella-ness.