Cowart's Common Room
Great British Bake Off

I have never watched the programme, but today it happened in our kitchen.

It is our village fair or Hoppings as we call it, next week. There is a category for 'Men Only: Any Cake'.

Himself is having some kind of mid-life crisis, only a bit later in life (nearly 70) he now imagines himself as an artisan bakerRolling Eyes and is entering a cake. How hard can it be, he said.

Today I have been supervising the making of the first cake he has ever made. Now he knows how hard it can be!

Actually he didn't do too badly. I suggested he made a Victoria sponge, with raspberry jam and buttercream filling. We have each had a slice of cake and the rest has been halved. I will take half to work and see how it is received. He will take the other half to work.

He's not worried about the cake he is taking to work, as apparently 'those beggars will eat anything'

He's rather concerned about the judgement on his cake by my colleagues. He is right to be concerned. I work with two of the best cake makers in Co Durham.

I'll let you know how it goes

Posted at 19th Aug 2018 - 06:12PM   Posted by KitKatCot   Great British Bake Off Comments: 4

KitKatCot's Avatar If, by chance, anyone comments on the delicious raspberry jam filling, I am prepared... Oh it's nothing, just made a few jars last week, as you do!

Posted by: KitKatCot on 19th Aug 2018 at 06:19PM

Fennie's Avatar Ho Ho! Cakes are not easy to make. Best to go to Marks and Spencer! Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 19th Aug 2018 at 07:32PM

KitKatCot's Avatar The tasting at work went ok. A few tips from the master baker, but on the whole she said it was a good first effort. High praise indeed!

Posted by: KitKatCot on 20th Aug 2018 at 05:54PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Good for him, I'm all for anyone having a go at something like that - you never know when something will just click and you discover you are living with Mr Hollywood's alter ego.
My Dad once, for a laugh, entered his tablet (Scottish fudge) into the local show and won first prize - much to the chagrin of the plethora of SWRI members who got beaten - he continued to beat them to the prize every year for a decade then retired to give someone else a shot! Laughing

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Aug 2018 at 10:13AM

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