Well that was a whirlwind weekend. I started thinking I wasn’t going to the Cake international show when I had 2 meetings scheduled which clashed with the dates so I resided myself to not going. Then the day before, the meetings were rescheduled for this week. I decided to attend the show but I hadn’t made my competition piece so at 7.30pm I turned on the oven with no idea what I would make. It was the cupcake category and I knew if I made my cupcakes I would get my 3 day ticket they supply you with as a competitor. So In my head I assumed I’d just throw together some cupcakes in order to get the ticket to save me paying twice. I sat in my kitchen for a few hours painting in the really bad light and trying to think of some designs to use. Eventually at 1am I had finished and I went off to bed knowing that although I’d thrown together the designs they were good enough to hold up my reputation if people realised they were mine. My obsessive side decided I couldn’t really just squirt on some icing and have done with it, let’s face it any of you who read my blog regularly will know I live by the idea that if something is worth doing it’s worth doing well.
Friday was an exciting day I spent most of it shopping on the numerous stalls and watching the live competitions. The results hadn’t been announced but to be honest I wasn’t expecting to be placed so I just enjoyed an evening with my cake making friends and for the first time in 6 years I managed to have a lay in on the Saturday without a little voice saying “Mummy are you awake yet” .
Even better news came when a friend had gone into the show as soon as it opened and called to shout down the phone that I’d been awarded a Bronze medal for my cupcakes. I was really shocked, given that I’d barely made any plans for them and they were so last minute. I guess it goes to show if you make sure your work is neat even when you are in a rush it will be noticed.
So that’s two years in a row I have won an award now and my thoughts have now moved to next November …. Or maybe even the Manchester show in March. What will I make next?
Congratulations to all of you who won awards, I really enjoyed looking at all of your designs.