I’m well into the swing of cake baking for Auntie Hettie’s party. (See http://trundlingthroughlife.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Hettie)
|I always did enjoy cake!|
We’re expecting about 150 guests so I definitely need a swing! Others are baking - even her son who is definitely not A New Man is having a go – but the bulk of the cakes will come from my oven. I made the rich fruit cake before Christmas and I’m now into sponges, carrot cake, tray bakes and the like.
The thing is, I never bake. Truly I don’t. I live alone and most of my friends don’t eat much cake so there’s no reason to wield the mixing bowl. This week is an adventure not just for me but for my oven, my electric mixer and the various cake tins etc that I have borrowed. Each day I do a bit more then wrap it and get it into the freezer.
And each day I go back to childhood – I’d forgotten the fun of licking out a bowl!