Followed by this....
Thus ensued a twitter feed involving the fact that I recently gave birth to a 9lb 7oz baby with no pain relief (no, I'm not mental and / or Wonderwoman, my darling son simply came out faster than the doctors could get their epidural act together!) and a discussion on how long I could milk this (we decided on forever - I have warned my husband.)
So, it has been a fabulous day for my collection of baking literature and these two will be on my shelf of loveliness alongside such favourites as Jo Wheatley's "A Passion for Baking" and Ruth Clemens' "A Busy Girl's Guide to Cake Decorating", both of which I got for my birthday last year and further fuelled my desire to get good at baking!
Having just signed up to my first Clandestine Cake Club meeting, organised by Charlotte Pike, I am excited to say I'll be baking from the CCC Cookbook at the start of march (if not before!) and found it so hard to settle on a recipe to use, I am actually combining two - the cake of one, with presentation of another! It shall remain a suprise, however, until after the lovely CCC Dorset group have had their slice! As soon as I have an excuse, however, I have my sights firmly set on the Hummingbird Bakery's Chocolate & Guinness Cake... oh yes! Watch this space for recipe testing & full book reviews soon(ish)!
Thanks for stopping by,