What a fab meeting to start the new year with. “Tastes nothing like it looks”, a brilliant theme thought of by Val and Rachel. I think we all wanted to do something that would push us out of our comfort zone a little, my goodness it did and the cakes were really good!
We all arrived at the library with our bakes, now I must admit they caused a bit of a stir. Not only did we have people coming over to have a look, but they also wanted to take photos and to ask what was inside. Members were explaining about each cake and a couple of children just stared in awe and started to get very excited. But they were soon disappointed when being pulled away to have their lunch. Poor things lol.
Here’s a list of what everyone made:
Sue: Burger cake.
(Gluten free, vanilla and chocolate sponges with jam).
Gill: Spaghetti and meatballs.
(Ferrero Rocher meatballs, jam, fondant spaghetti and lemon cake).
Liv: Cheese and mouse cake.
(Black forest cake).
Rachel: Beans on toast with grated cheese.
(Lemon drizzle cake with marzipan beans and white chocolate).
Val: A brain.
(red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting and marshmallow).
Jeanne: Vanilla sponge cake.
(Sponge cake with pickled gherkins).
Hayley: Hawaiian pizza.
(Chocolate and cherry cake).
Rachel: Garden cake.
(Chocolate and key lime cake).
The cakes were absolutely amazing and we all had put so much effort into our bakes. It really did pay off. Just to see each other’s reactions was brilliant. As soon as another cake came in, we all had our phones out to take some pictures and to ask all about the cake they had made. Watching everyone try and cut these big cakes was very amusing; we were all trying so hard to cut delicate thin slithers of cake… but to no avail. Plus seeing Val cut her brain cake was quite gruesome lol!
We all had a really good laugh and a natter over tea and cake. There was so much we needed to catch up on! For instance, what we had a done over Christmas, illnesses, getting lost in the wilderness overnight, unicorns, sponge and toilet seat mayhem, Scotland, chickens…the list goes on. It never surprises me what we talk about at our meeting, it’s not all about cake you know lol!
Thank you so much members for coming along and for baking some amazing cakes, I really do appreciate it and so enjoy seeing you all. A big thank you again to Stowmarket library for having us!