Guess what we were doing on the hottest weekend of the year? Baking three cakes and two rounds of scones for the village show! One of the joys of living in a village is that you can take part in the annual events and we were so excited about entering our first show.
Unfortunately, our garden produce wasn’t up to scratch. The wet weather and lack of sunshine has meant that everything is ripening too late or is suffering from blight! So we thought we’d go to town in the home baking and arts and crafts sections instead.
I decided to make my milk chocolate cake. It’s always been a winner in our house but would it be good enough for a village show? I can’t tell you how nervous I was trying to decorate it but it was all worth it because it scooped me a first!
And Roy’s very macho Lumberjack cake came second in the Men’s Only section. So, between us, we entered 10 exhibits, got 6 prizes (3 firsts and 3 seconds) and two awards including the WI Shield for best exhibit in home baking for my chocolate cake!
Now the pressure’s really on for next year!