Ready, set, bake!

When in doubt, just start.

I have been meaning to start this group for many months and something always seemed to come up. But after nearly a year away from Scotland, where I lived for seven years, I sorely miss my “cake ladies.” I miss the camaraderie and the creative passion that buzzed in the room every time we gathered together, whether for an official cake “event” or just for a casual meeting at a patisserie. I miss the sheer decadence of a long table teetering under the weight of more than 20 cakes. I miss the tension that would rise as the time neared to get the knives out and start serving.

In a world of being so busy all the time, baking clubs are a throwback to creating something from scratch. And even if it isn’t perfect, it’s still fabulous. The difference is that now we have the opportunity to brag about our cakes in this magic place called the internet, which is what this blog is for. It will chart our kitchen adventures, from new baking tricks to creative uses of local ingredients.

So it begins. The first event of the Summerland Bakers will be this Thursday, April 25. It will be small gathering, but that’s okay. The main thing is, there will be cake.

Coming soon: a Facebook page, Twitter feed and more, but for now, if you would like to join in the cakey fun, email me at and I’ll send you the details.

Peace, love, and buttercream,




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2 responses to “Ready, set, bake!

  1. Sue Kline

    Can’t wait for “Bookish Bakes”! If you’re stumped for ideas, we’ve assembled a great display of literary inspiration for delicious creations at the library. ‘Bread and butter with treacle….’ Yum!

  2. Pingback: Vegan Potluck at Purple Hemp | Summerland Bakers

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