I baked five cakes for enjoying with tea or coffee on the day and an extra cake for the raffle prize. in previous years the MS Society have sent out a black out card which has always been popular and I always baked a cake for the winner but as there was no card this year I raffled a Coffee and Walnut Cake.
|Donation pot - raffle prize - gift aid form|
all very important at a Cake Break event
I find if I bake two or three that's enough. I usually mix one and whilst it's baking mix the next - then have a rest while the first cooks. I mix the third when the second has gone in again having a rest until it's done - and a long rest whilst the third cooks.
The decorating is done on the day and I try to make it similar so I am not making lots of different things. This year I baked:
Victoria Sponge Cake
Chocolate Guinness Cake
Coffee and Walnut Cake
|Cake Break Table|
|Victoria Sponge Cake and Coffee & Walnut Cake|
|Chocolate Guinness Cake|
As well as baking for the day from 1st March to end of April I have been taking orders for cakes charging £5 a cake. I have made 11 so far with 6 more to do - it will add a little more to the donations pot.
One of my ex-colleagues from school won the raffle prize - well done Jane.
I have not added all the money up as yet but it is looking as if it will be over £150 when I have finished baking, which is not bad for a few cakes.
Spring has certainly arrived in our garden, last autumn for the first time I planted some bulbs in containers. I was very worried about them as the squirrels seemed to be digging in the tubs either burying or looking for their nuts. However we do have flowers, in fact the garden is looking quite colourful.
And I have some beautiful flowers inside, from our lovely daughter for Mother's Day. She gave them me when we visited her in Cardiff for the weekend - you can read about our visit on my travel/wine blog Aimetu's
|My gorgeous lillies|