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Full Fat February was Fabulous!

Full Fat February TableSometimes it takes a near miss to strike the perfect cord. Sometimes the full moon will light a new path. Sometimes you just have to keep working the icing until you find the right consistency.

There was a moment at the start of last week’s Full Fat February event when I thought our evening was about to be ruined. But what began as a disappointment quickly turned into one of our most hilarious and fun meetups to date.

After realizing I had our wires crossed with our original host at Crush Pad, the lovely Chantelle saved the day and we all headed to her office, which had a fancy coffee machine and -wouldn’t you know it – the perfect number of chairs.

Summerland Bakers Cake Meetup

Just when we settled in with our numerous delectables, which ranged from nutella brownies (also known as Chewy Richness Squares of Awesome) to mini strawberry cheesecakes and several very rich layer cakes, there came a knock at the door. And behold it was Mike from Okanagan Crush Pad, bearing both wine and glasses.

Not only did Mike bring us three varieties of Haywire Wine to try, the man knows a thing or two about baking. Anyone who makes more than a half a dozen attempts at the infamously difficult macarons and who carries photographic proof on his phone of his eventual macaron success, is essentially bound by law to join our baking club. I’m also pleased to announce that a future baking event will be held at Crush Pad after their patio opens for the new season.

Summerland Cakes and Wine

It was an excellent night. We welcomed two new members – Laura and Wendy – and we laughed a lot.

Thank you to all the bakers who fearlessly plunged the depths of decadence. Thank you to Chantelle for saving the day and to Mike for so thoroughly endearing yourself and Haywire Wine to our wee clan of bakers.

I shall post the recipes next time. There was some discussion about the March meetup having a St. Patrick’s theme. If that is the case, I would like to lay claim to making a chocolate Guinness Cake.

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Full Fat February!

Winter, you fiend. For the past week you have determined to hurt my face whenever I ventured outside, your polar fingers creeping through my coat and tickling my skin, making me shiver. I go nowhere without my mittens, sometimes even wearing them indoors.

Some may be lucky enough to escape to warmer climes during your moodiest months, but The Summerland Bakers have another plan in which to defeat you. We will beat you back with such BLATANT EXTRAVAGANCE that you will crumble before us, the buds of Spring breaking through the shattered ice sheathe of your chest. Ha! Take that.

Plan of Attack: Operation Full Fat February!

  • When: This Thursday, February 13, Approximately 6:30pm
  • Where: Okanagan Crush Pad (the addition of wine to our complex strategy of decadence will catch Winter unaware. Drinking rosé in winter is like unleashing a forest of hidden Summer cavalry).
  • What to bring: Bake anything decadent you like. (Full Fat February guideline: Even the thought of it should make you equally delighted and afraid). Show and tell: Bring your favourite cookbook with recipes you rarely dare to make.

So far it looks like we will be sampling some truly fabulous desserts:

  • Caramel Pecan Ice Cream cake
  • Cheesecake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Lemon Meringue Pie
  • Black Forest Cupcakes

Need to give winter a battering? Join us! Email me at pleasebringcake@gmail.com to join the Full Fat February fiasco.

Sophia

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