Posted by Abigail Phillips, owner of The Cake Nest
Last week, I had the privilege of holding a stall at the Childrens Adventure Farm Trust’s (CAFT) ladies lunch at Mere Golf and Country Club in Cheshire. A big event with nearly 300 people attending and something I wanted to do justice to, to boost the charitable donations of the day. I plotted and planned the best things to make for my stall, I am a cake maker by trade, mainly doing large birthday and wedding cakes locally, so I needed something different to sell on the day. I work a lot with Divine chocolate in the slices of cake that I sell on my website nationally and have recently started doing cake balls… delicious balls of cake dipped in chocolate. This was my plan! I thought jars of cake balls would be something unique, attractive and ultimately yummy on my table so I placed my order to stock up with Divine’s chocolate to make sure I would have enough for all. Unfortunately, my order did not arrive in time, so I shot down to the shops and got some from good old Morrison’s! Not as much as I would have liked but it had a mysterious impact on my day…! As the ladies arrived and looked over the many things I had to offer including cupcakes, lemon and syrup cake and parkin they also partook of some samples. The most popular of which were the cake balls. Many people were surprised at the taste and texture but also that they were enjoying dark chocolate. Now, although it is something I generally swear by, I know many people enjoy milk chocolate. Many people commented on how rounded the taste was and not at all bitter. I directed them to my Pick Me Up slices and told them if they enjoyed that they would love this! The moral of the story? Let them eat cake! A chance to combine many lovely things in many different ways. Why not send a slice to a friend and see what they think too! I’ve only ever heard good reports about how Divine chocolate works with my cakes. Divine is an inspiration to many, thank you for inspiring so many at such a wonderful charity event!