Mcmillan coffee morning

Every year, all over the country, people get together for a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan cancer support. We are members of a local farmer club and in aid of the charity a coffee morning was thrown at a local farm. I don’t think we will be braking any stereotypes any time soon – as boy can farmers wives bake!

The event was held in a farm that has a class room used for educating inner city children on the countryside.  It was a great space to host in as it had chairs, a kitchen and all the facilities required for such a morning.

As well brining cake donations- baked or bought- we had a Posh cake competition (in other words a show stopper competition). As I suppose you would expect farmers wives didn’t disappoint and there where loads of home-baked cakes: almond slices, scones, brownies, cupcake, kripsie cakes, lemon drizzle, victoria sponge, coffee and walnut, flapjack, whoopee pies and many more.

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The posh cake competition had a variety of entries from Black Forest gateau, strawberry cream cake, a farm themed cake, a pumpkin cake and my own- a hazelnut and chocolate autumn decorated cake. The cakes where blindly judges on taste and appearance before being sold off as part of the coffee morning.

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It makes me happy to say I came second, but sad to say the winner was my mom. Although happy for my mom, nobody wants to be beat by their mother! She made a spiced pumpkin latte flavoured cake decorated with pumpkins and a scarecrow.  It was very seasonal and different to all the other options there which is what I believe clinched the title for her.

The turn out was great, as well as the tea and cake we had a raffle and some Macmillan games.  Lovely to have a get together to raise money for such a good cause by simply doing something every enjoys- eating cake!

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