His hair was covered from putting his head in the bowl when the spoon wasn't up to the job. Whilst behind him, the finishing touches were going on with the cake.
A recipe was sort of followed. Self raising flour was not used but some baking powder or bicarb ( I never did get to the bottom of that mystery) was put in. Consequently the cake rose slightly and then fell back exhausted. A bit like me, then.
Oh yes, they did eat the cake. Bini even waited till Daddy went down the shops to get some cream. Tintin just ploughed on in. Its flatness didn't bother them, but the packets of self raising flour has been noted now for future reference. We'll see what next weekend brings.