Jess went to see her nan for her birthday weekend last week. As we wouldn't be able to meet up with them this year they decided to pay us a visit by train which was a lovely surprise.
Pip always brings us something when she visits and as I have been a tad unwell it was a big bag of fruit this time (grilled figs with our toast for breakfast today)
Jess had made a birthday cake and bought a big wedge up for us but we were too full to try it yesterday after a big lunch and a walk back to the station early evening. After a long day today cycling to Minworth, moving the van to Kidderminster and getting a train home we have just had a cuppa and a slice of cake.
Jess would probably admit that her cake making was always a bit hit and miss in the past. Quite often eggy overcooked biscuity discs were sandwiched together with luminous icing - ok so maybe I am going back a few years.
This one was a good one though. Even on its fourth day still light and moist. The raspberries and orange almost making it more gateau like. All that was missing was the sun, the cake chilled and a glass of bubbly :-)
Watch out for a Jessie's patisserie opening in your town!