I've made this cake before and its gone down well (the recipe is on the Good Food website) so I felt quite confident about making it. I added extra spices to the original recipe and I decided to add walnuts to it to give a bit of variation. If you like carrot cake, you will love this one it has a very similar texture and taste to it.
I spooked it up a bit with the addition of a glitter bat and some fondant pumpkins and scatted some bats and ghosts around the cake.
The CCC was great. It was lovely to meet so many other bakers who are so enthusiastic about cake. There was no air of competition with anyone's cake and everyone took a genuine interest in what other people had baked. I took along Mrs S as a guest and we had a fabulous afternoon drinking tea & coffee and eating LOTS of cake.....best thing was, everything was divided up at the end and you took home what was left, how fab is that?!! Mrs S was very impressed, so much so that she might even dust off a pinny and bake next time as well when we meet up again in December
Spiced Pumpkin & Walnut Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Graveyard cake complete with lit up pumpkins!
Soggy Moggy ginger cake
Selection of the cakes made - there were 10 or 11 all in all
Complimentary Jasmine and Very Berry teas courtesy of the venue
All in all it was a great way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Can't wait for the next one!!