If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a cake…

Well, I have baked a cake or two so all you have to do is come and get them!
The third in line of hugely successful Bearwood Craft Fayres, brought to you by the Crafty Muthas, is being held this Saturday in St Mary’s Church Hall just off the High Street.
There will be a host of beautiful handcrafted items on offer, plus me, bringing you cupcakes, Christmas cakes, gingerbread, fudge, rocky road, shortbread, muffins, stollen and I’ve also been beavering away making jars of Yummy Plummy Jam, Brandy Butter, Cranberry and Orange Preserve and various chutneys and pickles! So hopefully something out of that lot should tickle your fancy. You will also be able to order Hampers and Christmas cakes which can be delivered locally up until Christmas Eve. Just pop along and ask me for details (I’ll be the first table to greet you as you walk in the front door).
I love cooking and baking all through the year, I’ve made a good few wedding cakes and many a celebration cake for friends and colleagues, but I especially love this time of year when the days get shorter and colder; it makes me think of comfort food, chutneys, jams and of course, Christmas food. There is something so homely and comforting about stirring a huge pan of chutney or jam on a dark evening and the smells that fill the house are delicious. And nothing beats the sweet, heart-warming smell of Christmas cakes baking in the oven on cold Sunday afternoons. I guess the feeling I get reminds me of my parents cooking and baking and the encouragement that they gave me to experiment and enjoy cooking and eating when I was growing up.
Anyway, enough now, you know where to come to satisfy your sweet cravings, or to buy something to satisfy some-one else’s sweet cravings and to purchase beautiful hand crafted Christmas presents. If you can’t make it on the 19th, we are also holding a second fair on Saturday 3rd December, or you can always come to both!
Rachel

3 Replies to “If I knew you were coming I’d have baked a cake…”

  1. i have survived many a long craft fair on coffee and rachel’s fudge alone. these photos actually don’t even do your baking justice. always beautiful, always delicious. lovely post too.

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