Four Weeks On…

Posted on May 31, 2012

Four weeks ago today a very nervous and twitchy me, stood in front of Lorraine awaiting the results of the Cake Club Competition.

I had always figured that one day I would be up for the public vote. I had hoped that it would be for the X Factor or back in the day, Pop Idol! Never once did I imagine that it would be for my baking.

My real passion for baking only started about 5 1/2 years ago, when my son turned one. I decided that I was going to bake everything for the party. Despite only really being proficient in rice crispy cakes and fairy buns, I set myself the task to bake everything. And not only did I bake all of the brownies and cupcakes and cookies, but I also found my love for baking. From that moment on, my shelves began to buckle under the weight of all of the new recipe books I had bought and my cupboards began to fill up with cake tins in every size. I developed a new obsession with cupcake cases….every time I saw them I bought them. Pink check ones, blue check ones, butterfly ones, silver ones, floral ones…you name it, I bought it! But my obsession didn’t stop there. I would read recipes and then change them. Sometimes subtly by using fudge pieces instead of chocolate chips. Sometimes less subtly by changing a simple chocolate loaf into a chocolate banana cake with peanut butter frosting! Baking became the hobby I did to chill out.

When I saw the Cake Club Competition advertised on the Lorraine website I just knew I had to enter. I knew my cake was different and delicious and I knew I had to give it a go! Obviously I’m very glad that I did!

So four weeks on from the final, and I have a blog, lots of recipe ideas and a brand new kitchen to look forward to! Tomorrow the kitchen designer from B&Q is coming over to show me some possible designs…..I can’t wait!!

Will keep you updated!

Suzy xxx