My first emotions were curiosity mixed with fear: no way I could do it all on my own, so I turned to my friends and fellow foodies Wendy, Sam and Hannah for help. They didn’t immediately say yes, but as we started throwing ideas around, it was clear we couldn’t contain our excitement!
We are all passionate bakers and have been baking together a couple of times in the past few months (see my pizza and pie posts), but now we needed a name to promote our cakes as a team: that’s how the Blog ‘n’ Bake collective was born!
Unfortunately our first experience as market traders was marked by relentless rain, but that didn’t affect our enthusiasm! Despite being sleep-deprived from the late night baking sessions and having to stand in rain puddles, we still had loads of fun chatting to our customers and to the other food bloggers that took part to the event!
A special mention to Honest Burgers, the best neighbours one could ever have, for trading their burgers with our cakes! ;)
It was a true collective effort as each one of us baked their favourite cakes! I made two Carrot Cakes (with and without walnuts) and one Chocolate Cheesecake; Hannah made Nanaimo Bars (Canada’s favourite dessert!); Wendy made Tart au Citron, vegan Pistachio Cookies and Coconut Jam (“kaya”); Sam made Chocolate & Blueberry Brownies, Lemon Pound Cake and Lemon Bars – all paleo.
I am happy to report that we nearly sold out: only a few portions were left to take home for breakfast the next day! :)
Thank you Adam, Tweat Up and Street Feast for organising #BloggerSaturday and letting us be a part of it! Thanks to all our friends and bloggers who braved the rain to show their support and try our cakes.
A special thank you to my husband Sandy who travelled all the way to Dalston to carry my cakes – I couldn’t have done it without you!
And finally – THANK YOU to Sam, Hannah and Wendy for accepting the challenge and changing their plans to be with me on Saturday! I heart the Blog ‘n’ Bake collective! :)