I started to release myself into your very own homes!
She told me all about the gorgeous 1920’s inspired wedding she had planned herself not even a year ago within local and quirky venues that were personal to her and her friends, with all the gorgeous props and food she had plotted and the gorgeous sounding Hen Party she had put on with Afternoon Tea by a local River, she was a girl after my own heart from the off!
How could I resist teaching this lovely lady how to bake one of my signature cakes?
She was eager to learn one of my favorite signature cakes, the Strawberry & Cream Layer cake with hand piped chocolate hearts and with Valentines just around the corner, this was the perfect choice of recipe, so I happily obliged.
This cake had originally been dreamed up for my mums birthday a couple of years ago and when she saw the photos of Leah’s cake after my lesson with her, she was texting me telling me she wanted to try that cake herself. When I reminded her that it was her birthday cake once, she had forgotten, amusingly, which went to show just how many cakes I make my family, they can’t remember what they have & haven’t sampled ; )
So off i went one sunny, but icy Saturday morning to join Leah and bump in the kitchen for some relaxed cake baking lessons to an equally chilled out soundtrack in the background. What I loved most about teaching Leah was that her home was indeed homely and she had her usual music on in the background, which helped us both to relax from the very start. There is certainly something to be said about geeking out to your fave tunes whilst getting creative in the kitchen and this was certainly no exception!
I am usually an AC:DC/Foo Fighters kind of girl whilst I rock out a cake, but Leah was much more civilised and sophisticated, offering a jazzy/bluesy soundtrack to the morning.
Music is always welcomed should I visit you for a lesson, do note ; )
She went for a good sized chocolate piped heart, making various thicknesses, finally settling on the big thick ones to poke into the very top of her piped buttercream to decorate. It looked AMAZING.
I was so impressed, for days to come, my Facebook & Twitter followers thought this was all my handy work and as much as I would like to take the credit, I stood over Leah, doing what I do best… being bossy whilst sipping on a cup of tea ; )
It was all Leah… and her friend?
They were mightily impressed, as I knew they would be! Leah even sent me a picture of them cutting into later that day, I loved teaching her so much!
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