Monday, 27 September 2010
A few months ago, I entered a recipe competition. To be specific, I entered the Maltesers Competition with Lorraine Pascale over at MyDish. Weirdly, I had already created a recipe for the competition before I knew it existed: my Malteser Layer Cake. It has malt sponge, dark chocolate ganache and is decorated with halved maltesers.
Then, much to my surprise, a few weeks ago I received a call. I won!
Yesterday, I received this BEAUTY in the post.
Not only do I get that gorgeous (and it has to be said - sexy) mixer, but my cake is also going to be sold at Lorraine Pascal's Ella's Bakehouse in Covent Garden for a day (not sure which yet) with the proceeds going to my choice of charity. I think I'm getting some Maltesers products too...
For my charity, I chose Guide Dogs. As someone with fairly bad sight that can thankfully be treated with contact lenses, losing my sight is one of my worst nightmares. Whenever I am without glasses or contacts I want to cling on to anybody I know and trust - the world feels so alien, even at home nor somewhere very familiar. As a big dog lover too, I can see why having a guide dog would fulfill this purpose beautifully. I don't know if much money will be raised, but that's my thoughts anyway.
So all in all, just a post to say thank you to Maltesers, Carol at MyDish, Lorraine Pascale and finally Sarah at Maison Cupcake, where I found out about the competition.
Posted by Emma Gardner at 16:04