Everyone seems to be going a little bit bonkers for baking at the moment. That includes me! There is a sea of TV shows all dedicated to dare I say it "Baking". Let's face it everyone loves a nice bit of cake or a cheeky muffin.
I baked a lemon sponge cake with double whipped cream and lemon curd in the middle. I took it into work and gave my work colleagues a piece. One person said it was the best cake they had ever tasted. I have made that cake twice before and they do take a little bit of perfecting, but they are so simple to make. I felt really humbled at the response I got. However, I was a bit nervous when I sliced into it, what if it is not cooked in the middle? That is the thing with cakes you never know until you have to slice it up. I must admit it did look really quite magnificent. I tasted a bit and it was good. Was being the operative word as it was gone in a flash. When good cake is in the building the word spreads fast!
I am new to this baking lark and I have not got much experience. A few years ago I would have never even had the inclination to do it. I think it was when I realised my Daughter enjoyed doing it with me things seemed to click into place. My Husband loves my cake too, it is definitely the way to a man's heart. There is something theraputic about doing it. To me it is another way of spreading the joy and I felt very humbled to get good feedback, plus I knew they were not lying as I tasted it!
Move over Mary Berry there is a new chick in Town!