The run up to the weekend is always a busy one. Cake seems to be high on the list of weekend treats people line up for themselves, and this weekend my friend decided I needed a little bit of a treat and cake too. It made a very pleasant change indeed to have someone else doing the baking!
After I finished baking, decorating and delivering all of Kitschnbake’s orders, I met with the lovely Jacquie of Jessie’s Kitchen fame. She was in need of a bit of rest and relaxation too. The work involved in running that fabulous establishment, and making sure Kitschnbake cakes are served in a perfect setting, takes its toll you know!
Jacquie was treating me to afternoon tea at another local establishment. The fact it came with a bottle of Prosecco didn’t influence our choice of venue at all, obviously! Everything looked lovely, and we quite felt like ‘ladies who lunch’, as opposed to ‘ladies who work all the hours God sends, managing businesses and running homes with three children each.’ If they’d have thrown in a manicure for our cake-worn hands, we would’ve been ready to take on high society at a moment’s notice!
|Apple and Raspberry Martinis|
Of course, we didn’t quite manage to stop talking shop. A baker’s oven doesn’t cool down the minute she switches it off, you know! You can see the cakes we ate in the picture here, and they were a bit less glamorous than the wodges of soft sponge smothered in delicious icing, scones lathered in local strawberry jam, and chintzy china floral cups we were gossiping about.
After a while, it dawned on us that we really weren’t getting the point of an afternoon off at all. We needed to find a way to set our minds on pleasure rather than work. And that, my friends, is where our trip to a cocktail bar came in. It would have been rude not to, don’t you think?