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It was Bryony's birthday recently so we had a cake. There was much discussion as to who should make it because I cannot bake to save myself.
Tina came up with a neat solution as Phoebe, her goddaughter, was staying and she might want to bake Bryony's cake. With the self belief of a 10-year-old, she agreed.
We decided on chocolate cake. As the supervising adult I thought I had better contribute, I said to Phoebe that I would do the chocolate coating for the cake. Much weighing of ingredients and spilling of flour ensued.
During this procedure, either some ingredients had been weighed out wrongly or my lack of cake making skills had passed by a …