I usually make our Christmas cake and puddings but my darling husband decided he would bake the cake so that I didn't have to worry about it. It took him an hour to find all the ingredients which were all in one place at eye level to him. He then proceeded to get nearly all the utensils and bowls out and used every sodding one of them. The lesson I learnt today is just go to m&s or Tesco and buy one because much as i love the thought it was painful watching the kitchen disappear under all the mess. Plus he added brandy to the cake and then the bowl to the 6 year old grandson to lick out!!