Some days we make treats we keep and some days you have to tie the small people down as the treats walk out the door. Here is the lovely butter cake with coconut I made for my divine next-door neighbour Clare, who spent three hours hanging all my paintings and prints yesterday. (I've been in this house for four months now.) She also made some inspired furniture rearrangements and the house looks brilliant. Awesome person. Plus we adore her three teenagers so it doesn't get much better. I thought, a cake, at least.