Last year, we had our first ever Awards Evening…..and I missed it! I had been ill and only got out of hospital the same day 🙁 Anyhoo….I was very excited to be part of the planning of this year’s event.
One of my ‘duties’ was to make a themed cake big enough for everyone to get a slice. Everything was going well until the cakes destined to be the bottom tier inexplicably sank in the middle. I don’t know what went wrong, it was the same cake recipe I used for the top tier and that was fine. There are all sorts of reasons cakes ‘go wrong’, and I think on this occasion, I must have taken them out of the oven slightly too early…..despite them passing the toothpick test 🙁
Anyway, I had to remake them, meaning I was still decorating when I should have been helping to prepare the other buffet items. Luckily, Mel Hirst, Joanne Astin, Nicol Moggeridge and Amanda Greenall managed perfectly well without me……thank you so much ladies 😊💕
Official photographs were taken on the night by our resident photographer Graham, which I’m looking forward to seeing soon, but I managed to get a photo taken of the cake at home beforehand.
As you can see, it fits the ‘Snow White and The Mini Ones’ theme, and I’m happy to say there were only 4 slices left at the end of the evening, which I gave to the hard working bar staff before we left 😀
Many congratulations to all the recipients of the awards, especially Lucie, who attended despite having her tonsils out the day before, to collect her ‘Best Newcomer’ award!
And a big thank you to everyone who helped plan the event. Our compère, quizmaster and dj Edward, who kept the evening flowing nicely, Bev for organising the certificates, Susan and Keelie for the raffle, Dawn for taking ticket monies, and the ladies named above for the food, shopping and decorating the room (and anybody else I may have forgotten!) 😀
All in all, it was a wonderful evening celebrating the achievements of our amazing members. Well done everyone 🥳🎉🥳
Until next time
Stay safe and healthy
Cake – Vanilla Sponge, decorated with buttercream (bottom tier) and fondant (top tier) and Minion icing images.