It is hardly a secret...the word is well and truly out...the Edinburgh Cake Ladies are in print! Last Thursday I attended the 3rd meeting of the Edinburgh Cakes Ladies, hosted by the wonderful Hilary of My Monkfish fame.
The theme this time...Bake Your Fear...
And my fear I did bake...I've been nervous about making this pumpkin roll with orange cream for a while. The recipe was given to me by my brother's girlfriend...who just happens to be a fantastic baker. While the original recipe is for a gluten free treat there are instructions for regular flour.
I've never made a swiss roll/roulade cake before so I was pretty nervous...and the fact that a large group of spectacular bakers was going to be sampling something I had not made before...yikes! Well...I tell a small lie, I did practice the cake over Thanksgiving weekend...mere days before the ACTUAL event.
Now...to the event itself...what an evening! There was a fantastic sugary buzz in the air all night and I managed to try more cakes than I did at the previous event, where I ashamedly only ate 3 slices...shame shame. The selection of cakes were incredible and I was totally in awe of each and every one of them. I loved the selection, I loved the effort everyone made, and I loved loved loved the cake.
If the baking of a new "fearful" cake wasn't enough...a journalist from Scotland on Sunday was writing a feature about the EVENT and there was a photographer shooting what seemed like billions of snaps...
Read the Official Blog for links to other member's entries...and for further info about the spectacular Edinburgh Cake Ladies!!
Oh! The groovy photo of my cake was taken for the Facebook album...can you believe I didn't get one decent snap of my cake??