Cake of the Month: No 1 Cake by Bekah Moore (December 2011)

January 8, 2012

The Cake of the Month for December 2011 is a beautiful number-shaped creation by Bekah Moore. Bekah lives in Oxford with her family and just started baking with us a few weeks ago. Read the story behind the cake below.

No 1 Cake by Bekah Moore

No 1 Cake by Bekah Moore

Q: Congratulations, Bekah, this is really a No. 1 Cake. How did you actually get it into shape? Was it difficult to make?

I used a number 1 shaped tin, so it wasn’t difficult. However, the first time I didn’t line the tin properly so the mixture leaked out into the bottom of the oven, so I had to make it all again!

Q: Who did you make it for?

Kenzie, who turned one, obviously!

Q:But can kids actually enjoy a cake at that age?

I was astonished how young my son was when he wanted some cake instead of the fruit I’d given him and he’d never tasted cake before – how do children know instinctively that cake is so good?! The number one cake is very bright so even a young eye will be attracted to it. The inspiration came from Mr Tumble’s spotty bag, in the CBeebie’s programme Something Special.

Q: You have only started as a volunteer with us recently. What brought you to Free Cakes for Kids?

I love baking and I want to help anyone who can’t provide their child with a birthday cake.

Q: And what do you do when you’re not baking?

At the moment I am full time Mum to Simeon, who is about to turn one.

(If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with Free Cakes for Kids Oxford, just give us a call at 01865 242207 or send an e-mail to oxford@freecakesforkids.org.uk.)

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