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Bruce Bogtrotter Cake Recipe

This   is the recipe for the cake in  Matilda that Bruce Bogtrotter ate. I made it with my stepmum last weekend and I had it for my birthday.

  •   Butter and flour for coating and dusting the cake pan
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7-8 cups powdered sugar
  • about 1/4 cup milk as needed

Instructions

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter three 9-inch cake rounds. Dust with flour and tap out the excess.
  • Mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a stand mixer using a low speed until combined.
  • Add eggs, buttermilk, warm water, oil, and vanilla. Beat on a medium speed until smooth. This should take just a couple of minutes.
  • Divide batter among the three pans. I found that it took just over 3 cups of the batter to divide it evenly.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Cool on wire racks for 15 minutes and then turn out the cakes onto the racks and allow to cool completely.
  • Frost with your favourite frosting and enjoy!

Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results
  • Add in cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  • Beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time. Add milk as necessary to make a spreadable consistency. The frosting should be very thick and will thicken even more if refrigerated.

Credit for the recipe to

The Most Amazing Chocolate Cake Recipe

(Copyright 2019)

 

The quarantine.

We all know about the quarantine but we also know about all the amazing things that it made us do. We went outside and clapped for all those who lost their lives, saving us from the virus. We all stayed home and we all fought against the virus in either small ways or big ways. We didn’t panic. We were calm and we made rules and laws that would help us and created a community where  kind people went to shops to get food for the elderly. We all did something amazing, helping others in the world – some things more important and some less, but we all did something to save countless lives. We could have been selfish. We could have ran for our lives. We could have done stuff only for ourselves, but the world fought and we are still fighting and fighting for the world to be normal again but it won’t be but not in a bad way. It will be full of people thinking back to this time, as a time we worked together but apart, in a way we will never forget.

How to make unicorn cupcakes

Hi today this blog is about making unicorn cupcakes. So now we are going to get the ingredients to make magical unicorn cupcakes

Ingredients

for cupcakes

175g soft butter

175g caster sugar

175g self raising flour

3 eggs

100g white chocolate chips

For the butter cream

150g butter

300g icing sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

unicorn sprinkles

The extra equipment

you will need 12 hole cupcake tray,12cupcake cases, piping bag,any large tip piping nozzle.

method

for the cupcakes Preheat the oven to 170c and  line  a cupcake tray with 12 cupcake cases.

place butter ,sugar,flour and eggs in a bowl and mix together for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth ,pale and fluffy.

next you need to add in the chocolate chips and take one tbsp and put  it in the cupcake cases. then you need  to put your cupcakes in the middle of the oven and wait 20 minuets .

Now you need to make your butter cream  mix the butter , icing sugar and vanilla extract together until smooth and fluffy .

This  is what my butter cream looks like .

Now you need to transfer the butter cream into the piping bag . now let the cupcakes cool off other wise the buttercream will melt.After the cupcakes have cooled of pipe the icing on to the cupcakes . Dont worry about getting a perffect swirl.then add the sprinkles and your done.

I made these  ones hope you enjoy yours.

 

Getting lost in the woods!!!

 

At the weekend me and my family went out on a walk to  a wood called Killick Woods.But after a yummy picnic by the pond we got lost so my dad got out his phone with a map on like i love playing minecraft and roblox and watching youtube on my phone and lots of other games but i don’t trust the phone that much anyway. So the map lead us threw some lavender which made me wanted to puke i hate the smell of lavender anyway so after that it led us to lots of fallen trees and bushes! I just ran threw not getting hit once but Jess and everybody got prickled and stung!After we got threw all that we were in private land and there was seven pathways one looked like it never stopped and one we could see if was a dead end. We went for a path on the right and we heard something then a dear came out the bushes! Everybody froze and so did the dear it was like it was in front of a car with the car lights on full bright! then it rushed out into the bushes to be honest i was very surprised of how this walk was going because we came across a stream soon after! it was hard to get up so my dad went first to help all the ladies out (me my mum and Jess) Anyway my dad found A FOX SKULL AND THERE WERE ACTUALL TEETH IN THERE STILL!!!! Of course Jess was disgusted and she was like PUT IT DOWN EWWWWWWW! Okay that made my dad put it down but ill never forget that! The walk was actually 2 and a half hour walk i hated IT!!! Anyway after all that we just got more lost but finally we were on the right track then my mum turned me round and showed me how far i walked I NEARLY FAINTED IT WAS 6 MILES!!!

 

About my weekend

At the weekend i played a game called  Animal Crossing  New Horizons on  Nintendo switch. Animal crossing is a daily base reward game. I’m going to tell you about some of the interesting characters and the things they get up to! Some nights a character called Celeste comes to  visit your  island and she tells you  about if there is going to be a meteor shower or not. Celeste  has an older brother called Blathers. Blathers has a tent full of fossils, bugs and fish and if you donate 15 insects and fish he’ll open a museum the very next day. If you donate a famous statue or painting he will upgrade the museum . The museum upgrade adds an art gallery. The Able sisters is a fashion shop also known as three Hedgehogs. These Hedgehogs have a dark back story which i’ll tell you about. The oldest sister is called Sable, the middle called Label and youngest Mabel. Sable  had to look after Label and Mabel after their parents sadly perished. A few years later Label was able to move out to start a new life as a fashion designer so that meant Sable had to look after Mable but as soon as they could they opened a new shop called the Able sisters. Also, Nook cranny is a shop, when you first start the game if you sell loads of items to Timmy and Tommy, the very next day they’ll open a shop called Nook cranny. If you want to upgrade Nooks cranny you need to sell at least 228.00 of items or worth that amount of money. The reason why I like Animal Crossing New Horizons is because you make your own rules, you create your own island and your style and this is why I think ACNH (Animal Crossing New Horizons) is a great game for Nintendo Switch lovers.  Also if you’ve got Nintendo online  you can play with your friends. Thanks for reading and I hope you like  it, Peace out!

 

 

 

My first horse riding lesson !!!!!!!!!!

Today was my first horse riding lesson. I was nervous but excited at the same time. We drove to the horse riding place in the village. My mum, me and my sister walked until we met my riding instructor. She showed me to the horse I was going to be riding for the evening. It’s colour was strawberry roan, it was a gelding and it was called Picallo (gelding means a boy horse).  I got on Picallo and started to walk into the arena. Then I practised rise and  trot whilst standing still on the horse and after I did some trotting for a while. My sister was sitting down at the side doing her word search. After trotting, I played a game called around the world on Picallo. It’s where you turn your body from the front of the horse. They time you so you’ve got to be quick to get round the horse faster than your first time. After I dismounted the horse i’d been riding, gave him a pat on the neck, said goodbye, got in the car and headed home back to the house.

At the weekend…

At the weekend…

My sister woke me up and whispered in my ear “ Mum told me we are having a really yummy chocolate breakfast thing this morning! “ She pushed me out of my bed and pulled my arm to try and drag me out, her plan fell apart and she just left me on the floor of my bedroom. I got up, got dressed, made my bed, did my hair and went down stairs. I asked Charlotte were it was and if they ate most of it because food goes really quickly in our house when my brother and dad is there but they were in the sitting room watching some T.V. I waited for about 5 minutes for it then I started to go back up the stairs… Ding Dong! Someone was at the door. Of course my sister was first there, it was the breakfast in a ladies hands “ Could you get your mum or da- “ the laddie asked politely. “ Mum, Dad! “  she screamed. The laddie put the breakfast down and took a couple steps back just as mum picked up then she walked back in the house saying thank you just before shutting the door. In a brown, cardboard box with a square of see through plastic at the top so you could see into it. All of my family rushed to the kitchen and sat down waiting for the gorgeous breakfast. Mum took the breakfast out on a huge plate after taking a picture of the lovely set out in the box. I got out the plates, my brother got the cups and my dad got a jug full of water while my sister would not stop saying it looks so nice! When we all sat down mum started sharing out the 2 chocolate croissants, 1 enormous slice of chocolate cake, 3 mini chocolate doughnuts, chocolate sauce drizzled over some fruit and two butter that came with a tiny jar of jam and a small pot of cream! It was so good! A bit of the chocolate cake was left behind and so was half a scone. We were getting ready to do are fitness for that day when I went to go get my drink I knocked the rest of the scone on the floor and before I knew it my dog had eaten it! The rest of the family already brought there drinks into the sitting room but my sister said I`ll be back in a second. Just as I realized I had barely any water in my cup so I went into the kitchen to fill it and she was there stuffing her face with the rest of the cake!

Astronaut

Astronaut blog by Jude Broyd

The first man on the moon was called Neil Armstrong on July 20,1969 along with the astronaut Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon for three hours.And Tim peaks was the first man to land on mars and in my book ask an astronaut it shows me pictures of the planet rising and it was in 2016.Being an astronaut his a really risky job but you get paid  a lot of money.In space there is know air so if you do want to be a astronaut you should not take of your helmet there wise you die.You have got to be really good at maths and  science and building to be a really good astronaut and you get more paid the better you are at those things.There is a lot garbage in space and lodes of metal and you have to be fit to be a astronaut.I hope you liked my astronaut vlog and remember always chase you dream.

My Rainy DAY

Yesterday it was a rainy  day, but of course I found something to do. At break and lunch my brother and I played flips. I really hurt my self doing a flip, it was OK though, that is the sort of fun I like to do.

At break we decided to play on the sofa doing front flips over each other and  I fell and hurt my self and it actually still hurts today. My brother flipped over me too! To make up for it we had a hot chocolate but it was way to strong so I just had the cream and marshmallows and cookies instead .

At Lunch I went on the actual trampoline but it was super wet and we went so high because it was wet . Oliver touched the top of the tree . OK maybe I am exaggerating a tiny bit but he did touch the high bit of the tree.           

 

summer term week 2 blog

I enjoyed playing games with my family and my friends online during the weekend also I went to my allotment and helped my dad clean our dirty shed. This wasn’t on the weekend but it was my birthday on the 27th of April. It was online party with my family.

How to do keepy ups and what they are

Keepy ups are a way to get more control over a football and how to become a better player. Every brilliant footballer would have started their career by playing in their back garden doing keepy ups. The reason they would practise them was so that they would have more of a chance of getting into a better club. Dele Alli is a world class footballer and he started his career living in Wolverton and playing for ELF League one club MK Dons.

Underneath here are step by step instructions of how to do keepy ups and how to get better at football.

  1. The way that I learnt to do keepy ups was I threw the ball in the air and tried to volley it with my foot and then about every other week trying to do two.
  2. When you volley the ball, you want to hit it where your toes meet your foot and the volleys never come above your neck height because you are more likely to volley it if it is not in the sky.
  3. When you have mastered them then you can have a go at doing more skills such as: around the world, thigh taps and loads more.
  4. When you have finished these steps you will surely be able to do keepy ups and good luck for the future if you want to be a footballer.