Summer has been a wash out this year. Luckily, there is one thing that never disappoints and even the weather can’t spoil it: CakeFest. For those of you who missed the inaugural CakeFest back in April you can read about it here. To summarise: it is a weekend long celebration of baking and cake, culminating in a tea party on Sunday. It has few rules but one is that nothing must be eaten on Sunday other than cake (cream and jam is acceptable as long as attached to cake when eaten).
CakeFest went a upmarket this time; since their newfound celebrity due to frequent mentions on this site, The CCM and CCD (Caked Crusader’s Ma and Caked Crusader’s Da) won’t go anywhere unless goody bags are on offer. Here’s what lured them:
The CakeFest table is a joy to behold and this photo alone will cheer me in low moments:
Just like last time, Betty Boop held the menu board. You can see that I, The Caked Crusader, and my trusty sidekick, The Boy Wonder, have been busy:
So, let's have a look at the fine fare that was on offer:
The recipe for the custard tart can be found here
The recipe for the mini pavlovas can be found here
The recipe for the dainty cupcakes can be found here
The recipe for the double chocolate cookies can be found here
The recipe for the scones can be found here
The recipe for the buttercream sponge can be found here
Hopefully this will inspire you to hold your own CakeFests. Only then will appreciate the happiness that such a day can bring!