Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Let them eat....

I love cake.

That's it, really. You can read on if you like but I the gist of this post is that I love cake. So if you're short on time feel free to do one. If, on the other hand, you want to hear more about lots of different cakes - stick the kettle on grab a brew; you've come to the right place.

I'm going to an afternoon tea party on Saturday. A tea party of cake and champagne (well, cava probs). I'm not sure how many of us are taking cakes but I know for sure there are going to be chocolate brownies and scones (made by me) and chocolate meringues and banana & butterscotch loaf. These are only cakes I know about! There will be more than that!

I am not exaggerating when I tell you my mouth is watering when I think about b&b loaf. Two of my all time most favourite flavours in one cakey type homemade product?! What manna from heaven is this? I would sell my granny to try a bit. Sorry Granny -it's true though.

How the hell am I going to manage to go to said tea party and not go mental and fill my face with cake? I can just see it now. All the cakes will be laid out on a table and we'll just help ourselves. There will be free reign to have as much as we like!

Here is my plan.

1. Make my cakes the morning of the party removing opportunity to pick and nibble if they are in my solitary company the night before.
2. Do a mega work out the morning of the tea party - bank some calories
3. Fruit for brekkie, some cake for lunch and fruit for dinner
4. Show some self restraint, woman!


  1. Oh, that is torture! I just went to a birthday party over the weekend with tons of wine, beer, and all sorts of appetizers and mini-cakes. My strategy was to eat a fairly big, healthy meal of lean protein and vegetables right before going. Although I was a little sad to not be able to eat all the delicious things at the party, I was too full to be that caught up about it and actually managed to spend my time socializing instead of obsessing about the food. Of course, I may have just been having a good day. ;) Good luck!

  2. Well, that's a dilemma and a half, because I too am an avid cake eater / addict (which is probably how I got in this mess in the first place!). I think you've taken the right approach though ... a little of what you fancy and all that - tres jealous - sounds like an awesome kind of party!

  3. I have no restraint when cake is involved, I feel your pain!

  4. I LOVE cake. And I make the best brownies in the world ever. Fact. No nuts but instead stuffed with marshmallows, crunchie bar and butterscotch/werther's originals. Oh my - in a dream just thinking about it! A gazillion points I'm sure. Hate banana though so that B&B loaf leaves me cold.

    Work out plus light choices for meals sounds like the way to go. Good luck.


  5. I may live to regret this request but Peridot could you please email me your brownie recipe please?


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