I used to think that flower delivery person must be the best job ever, because everyone smiles when they see you. But now I know differently. Now I know that nothing beats standing behind a long table full of homemade, incredibly beautiful sweets, while holding a pair of tongs and addressing the approaching throng of dazed looking people with a single word in the form of a question: “Carbs?”
Last Thursday was the SHINE fashion show in support of SADI. More than 200 tickets had been sold, and it is safe to say that a splendid time was had by all. I certainly had a wonderful time handing over sweet thing after sweet thing to people going weak in the knees from the wafting cloud of sugar drifting around the room.
Something to think about: our twin group, the Edinburgh Bakers, often do charity events in which participants can either be Bakers or Eaters. Bakers pay £5 to attend and can still eat goodies, and Eaters pay £10. All the funds go to their chosen charity. We’ll be doing something similar in February for Cafe Noir with the Art Gallery and Potters Guild. Bakers will get a discount on the ticket price, and we still get to eat chocolate and take home a made-in-Summerland mug – how cool is that? If charity events are of interest to anyone, let me know and perhaps we can choose a few community fundraisers to support each year. It’s a such a blast, and fewer calories because you’re sharing!
On to SHINE! Coco’s Collections provided all of the outfits for the models – they were stunning and everyone did a brilliant job.
We start with a mystery. Apparently these were made by the mum of one of the models. All I can say is who is this woman and why is she not in our club? Look at these cookies! Look at the detailed icing! Look!
Next we have Janice’s Date Squares, which drew people in like a magnet. It was like they were hypnotized – it was amazing to watch. “Matrimonials!” they cried, going on to explain that their mother/grandmother/aunt used to make them. Some people came back for seconds – that’s how good they were.
My photo of Janice’s Marble Cake did not turn out. Can you blame me – I was so high on adrenaline and sugar, we’re lucky there are any photos at all. Here is one more, courtesy of Erick from ET2media. Don’t I look just a little bit nuts? I am the face of the Sugar High.