Yes, the images could all be a lot brighter and probably improved in several other ways too, but oh, what a difference a good camera makes. As opposed to my mobile phone 'camera'.
We made a chocolate cake, from the recipe in the back of the completely charming book in the last picture. I highly recommend it for anyone who has ever baked a cake with small children.
Actually, I made this mess, not the kids. Mixer turned on a bit fast at the 'add the milk' stage.
The cake is delicious. No photos of that, I'm just learning this camera and blogging thing, it all takes time!