Well, I've been in my kitchen/studio for nearly a month now and it really does feel like home. I'm loving having the space and really loving people popping in for a chat. It's great also seeing the Pen factory garden coming on each day. I know on lovely summer days it will be a¬†difficult temptation to overcome, not to just keep popping down for a drink, nibbles and a sit in the sun     It's been a busy few weeks with the Waterloo beer festival last week. It was a great festival and, as always, was a sell out, cake-wise. I really thought I'd baked enough to see me through but I think the temptation of some of the new cakes, especially the peanut butter and chocolate ganache layer cake was too tempting an offering. I was quite a fan of the triple layer coconut bounty cake too. Apparently it was a great festival on the beer front too, although the downside of having my stall is that I need to cart my wares there in the car. Nevermind.     The week ahead sees me making a really big cake that's going to be cycled round town on a trailer to raise awareness of a campaign calling for artists to be paid their worth. As anyone who's read many of my blogs knows, transporting cakes is a particular dread of mine so this could be interesting in more ways than one. Needless to say, it's a large single tiered flat cake, devoid of standing figures!!   Oh well, please feel free to pop in and say 'Hi' if you're about by the Everyman on Hope St. Look out for my banner and you'll find me.   banner        

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