Thursday, 13 May 2010

ICCHFC - Week 33: Madeira Cake

John made a good citrus-y Madeira cake this week. It was a funny old week with cake on Thursday instead of Monday. It was forgotten on Monday, then on Tuesday and Wednesday there were Cakers out of the office so we ended up all having some on Thursday!

It was worth waiting for and the extra few days of anticipation had matured the cake wonderfully.

We also had a very revealing conversation about the fact that some people haven't ever got to bake the cake that they wanted to, thanks to the democratic cake selection process.

Equally the cake I want hardly ever gets selected either. I was the only one to vote for the yoghurt cake (the cherry and almond cake got the remaining two votes). I think because I feel quite confident baking I always want the most interesting or different cake, whereas other people are happy with what they know they like. I think this was also borne out in the cake sales we've had. The traditional cakes, like Victoria sponge, are always the first to go. Or is this because people are wary of the quality so stick with a classic? Yet again the vagaries of behaviour leave me puzzled.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mark

    Unfortunately I have some sad news about Rosie from Baking Cakes Galore and Sweet and Simple Bakes, Rosie passed away yesterday. I have written up a tribute to her on my blog and I am asking everyone who knew her if they would please take some time to leave a comment. I will be printing off all the comments to pass onto her husband.



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