Isn’t it funny how over the years, as our interests change and mature, the things that make us go all tingly with excitement, make our hearts skip a beat and make our tummy's flip over change too.
If you had said this time last year that I would go all gooey over professional bakeware I would have said that you were totally off your trolley…..
….. however, what a difference a year does makes …. as I found myself getting very emotional over a mahooooosive delivery of the aforementioned professional bakeware which arrived for the Food Department last week. It was my job to tick each item off on the order sheet, remove all the protective plastic bags and stickers and then afford them all safe passage to the appropriate cupboards.
Who would have thought that professional deep flan case with removable bases would fill me with such rapture?
…… And then, when I came to these beauties……. my mind immediately went into a whirling frenzy of wedding cake scenarios for the impending and much anticipated nuptials of Tom The Scientist and the Lovely Laura …… with notions of a traditional rich fruit cake, (but without the lemon peel, as it makes Darrell, Nigel and me all heave if we find any) for the bottom tier, followed by a chocolate sponge with a marmite ganache for the centre tier, and a top tier of vanilla sponge, with an inspired Dairy Lea triangle buttercream, thus catering for all tastes. I shall proffer my culinary matrimonial ideas to the blushing bride and her groom whence we next meet, I am sure they will bite my hand off at the offer!