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Fairtrade Fortnight - Cakes

Believe! Saturday for a bit of fun I entered a cake baking contest at St Mary's church. It's held every year for Fair Trade fort night. With Thatcham being a fair-trade town and the guys running the campaign doing such a great job there are a number of events scheduled for all to take part in. Friday night I finished helping at the Youth Club, and got home about 10pm. I started putting my ingredients together and planning the cake…


Butter – English
Vanilla Sugar – Fairtrade
Icing Sugar – Fairtrade
Flour – Fairtrade
Coconut bits
Cherries
Eggs – Free Range

This was the recipe, with a bit of elbow grease, love, care and careful measuring and blending I put together a four layer sponge with jam and cream inside. Covered with butter cream and coated with the coconut bits. Topped with a few cherries… It was a master piece  Well, kind of – when it had baked I thought the sponge was a bit heavy, it tasted good but was just not light and fluffy. I had no time to make changes it was past midnight… After it had cooled off, I put it together and went to bed, it was 1:30am.


Saturday morning came so I took it along to the contest. I’ve not got a clue who the competition were, I’m betting it was folks like me just having a go at baking to support the Fair Trade fortnight and Big Brew event…

Anyways – I won… The best overall cake, can you believe it? A great part of my new years resolution to do things I’ve never done before. So far, I did the talk at youth club – albeit with some help from Pete. Entered a cake bake, whatever will come next. Parachute, canoe, cycle rides are all on the horizon.

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Here, writing this in late January.. 

Didn't get around to doing one this year, a post that is. Was a good year all in all. 

Things I did do, saw number one get married, lowered my camper, had lots of weekends away with her in doors. And worked like a dog, again. Really need to get that back into spec. Maybe the new year can help me there. Oh yes Monte Carlo or bust... 

So what's planned in 2018 ... So in January alone, two theatre trips, church stuff, start of Crafty Craft planning, newly restored VW engine.. And a potential sale of Caroline. Let's see. Moped Rally with Josh ... 

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