On our way to the gym this morning Sophie spotted one of London's popular cupcake shops and asked if we could stop there for an after-the-gym treat. Now, we often share a fruit smoothie when we're done but I think having a post-workout cupcake sort of defeats the purpose of going to the gym in the first place, so I said no. Instead I decided to use her request as inspiration for an activity we could share, and with Sophie manning the hand blender we made devils' food cake cupcakes this afternoon. While they were in the oven we sat down and drew a picture of our cupcakes, then got out the crayons and markers to decorate them with the colours Sophie wanted to make the icing for each little treat (all different, of course). Once the cupcakes were out of the oven and cooled we brought our picture to the kitchen and used it as a guide to mix the icing and food colouring. I think the end result is vibrant and lovely, and Sophie can barely contain herself... waiting until after dinner to try one is driving her crazy!