A month (ok maybe two months ago), I signed up on twitter. I honestly had no idea what I was doing (and I still don’t) but soon I started to follow others on twitter. (you guessed it, mostly foodies).
I noticed a tweet announcing a “Bake Off” in November. The link explained that volunteers were baking and on December 13th, there would be a party at the Samovar Room. For $20 (which goes to a charity called The Stop), you would receive 4 tickets to sample the baked goods. Plus there would be great music and drinks could be purchased.
Well that was a no brainer. I quickly signed up.
I was going to donate money to a good cause, sample baked goods, check out a new bar, and of course…hang out with other foodie friends.
Bring it on.
What I didn’t expect was this:
-Black sesame and wasabi cupcakes
-Earl Gray Cake
-Date Cake with Beer Caramel
-Lavender French Butter Caramel Buttercream Cookies
-Tandoori Shortbread Tarts
etc etc etc. etc. In total there were 26 bakers…and only 5 were professional bakers.
The baked goods were fabulous.(beyond fabulous). I was in awe of these bakers who were so so creative. I walked around, took photos, sampled, took more photos, met foodie twitter friends, chatted with bakers and of course…had a vodka martini.
I hope they have this type of event more often. (The organizers better be reading this).
What’s wrong with having a sugar over-dose once in a while?