I am afraid of baking. It’s a bit embarrassing to admit this so out in the open, but I can’t lie. It’s terrifying looking at a baking pan, dusted and oiled or whatever it’s supposed to be, wondering what horrible mess I will be confronted with after visiting the oven.
Yup. I’m afraid of baking. I happily challenge soccer balls and player’s feet as they aim for my head while I stand in the net. I have flung curling rocks as well as my body down the ice – admittedly I was a lousy but enthusiastic curler. I can change the most disgusting diaper a two-year old can fill for me, no problem. Heck, I’ll go grocery shopping on Sunday at 5:00 pm, yet I fear baking a cake for my two-year-old’s birthday. What’s up with that?
Stepping up to the plate (HA! Plate!!) is my friendly local library. Unfortunately no one has agreed to bake a cake for me (believe me, I’ve asked) so I have armed myself with information instead. Check out the books I’ve signed out:
Birthday Cakes for Kids
by Annie Rigg
by Caroline Bretherton
And last but not least…
Keep your fingers crossed for me, I’ll give you a piece if it turns out!
Not afraid of baking? Love fancy cakes? You’ve still got a few days to enter this year’s Books 2 Eat competition! Deadline for entries is April 1. And mark your calendars, because the cakes will be on display (and some will be served!) on Saturday, April 6.