|One of may wonderful cakes exhibited|
It's just a few days away until Cake International at Birmingham's NEC, which for me has become an annual pilgrimage. It's a chance to ooh and ahh at some amazing cakes and to also stock up of all things cake making related.
With so many stalls and demonstrations available at the show, it's easy to get carried away and buy anything that takes your fancy. Only for you to then get home and realise that the one thing you really needed was forgotten. For this reason and not for the fact that I love lists, I like to go prepared with a list.
If you have a favourite on line shop it's also worth checking their website or Facebook or Twitter feeds to see if they will be at the show. Or check the list of exhibitors on the Cake International website, I've already discovered that there will be a stall dedicated to selling everything you need for Cake Pops.
Cake Pop Heaven (stand C35)
- mini melting bottles
- Cake Pops wraps
- candy eyeballs
- Dark chocolate couverture
- Milk chocolate couverture
- Food pens red , blue, green, yellow £2.75 hope they have their 3 for 2 offer at the show
- Non stick board
- PME snowflake cutter - so I can stop borrowing my friends!
- 10 inch Round Drum Board and Box
- Chocolate/sugar paste mould, always get tempted at the Aphabet Moulds stall
It also looks like I need to buy a new non stick board, I bought one at last year's Cake International but some how I've mislaid it. Unless of course I'm lucky enough to find it in the next week.
I will also be on the look out for any competitions to win a new kitchen mixer or electric hand mixer, as mine is on it's last legs.
Also making an appearance at this year's show is Anthea Turner, who will be bringing cake gifting craft inspiration at The Bakery Theatre. I so loved her show The Perfect Housewife on BBC Three, so I'm hoping she will have lots of tips for presenting foodie gifts for Christmas.
I'll let you know just how badly I deviate from my list, if there is one thing you can be sure of it's that I will.