Baking! Has! Never! Got! Tougher! Than! This!
The lovely Zoe at Playing By The Book recently held the Edible Book Festival 2012 – and my equally lovely friends and I took part!
So, what can I tell you about cake book baking? Start with a plan – and be flexible. If it can go wrong, it will. And it should be about fun so make sure you have lots of smarties, glittery sugar, and food colouring. Everything looks better once you’re a little bit giddy on Smarties. (And, for the adults, make sure you have a sneaky glass of wine during the process 😉 ). Painting icing with food colouring is brilliant – and madly satisfying – and very good for the little hands to do. Stacking cakes on top of each other is terrifying, but brilliant. Icing in a tub is, yes, you guessed it, brilliant.
My friends are ace. Our cake is ace. I hope you enjoy seeing the final product. And thank you Zoe for such an amazing idea in the first place! My congratulations to everybody who took part (seriously, that Miss Piggy was brilliant – and Bag End!) and my congratulations also go to the winners!