I am a very big fan of family traditions.We need them for Christmas, and Easter, and birthdays, and every other important day which needs celebrating.
Picaken is Ben’s birthday tradition. It’s still a young tradition – this was it’s second year with our family. But I can see it sticking around for a long time.
In case your family is in need of a unique tradition, here’s how picaken works:
You bake a pie:
And then you mix a cake:
After that, you put half of the cake batter into a pan, literally throw your pie into your cake, cover it up with batter, and bake that pie right into your cake.
So weird, right?! That’s why Ben loves it.
And no, it’s not healthy at all. But it’s one day of the year.
Last year, I made a mixed berry pie in a lemon cake. This year, Ben chose a cherry pie in a chocolate cake.
We’re already dreaming about next year. A peach pie in vanilla cake? Raspberry coconut? The options are endless…
What flavour combination would you suggest?