Well Miss Daisy’s second event is now done and dusted, and what a show it was. We were so lucky to be able to attend the first Melbourne Cake Bake and Sweet Show. I was in baking heaven, there were so many stalls to choose from, and this time unlike the last event we went to I got time to look around. We meet so many lovely people, and event some of my readers came to say hi, which was the biggest thrill. Some people had brought my book through a store and realised it was me, which was and even bigger thrill. Miss Daisy was such a show off with many people coming up to her saying she was the best thing in the show. She dressed up for the occasion with bunting and some little lights, she was delighted with how much people loved her. She was even asked to attend some more events, lucky girl.
I had the AAA Team helping me throughout the weekend, and a huge thank you goes out, Rae of Sunshine, Miss Betty, Christiene (aka Mum), Kush and Georgia. Miss Daisy and I couldn’t have done it without them, and I am so truly grateful for all their help. You guys rock my world.
We had a lovely visitor come down and say hi, Adriano Zumbo, the king of the Macaroons. For those of you overseas, that might not know him, he has a number of shops around Australia and sets impossible challengers for the contestants on Master Chef Australia.
You should have seen Miss Daisy, boy oh, boy, was she blushing, when he came and said hi to her and the gang. He even asked if I would sign one of my cook books for him. I said this is a little strange me signing a book for you:) He seemed like such a genuinely nice guy, and was one of the highlights of the show.
I have to send out a huge sugar coated thank you to Mal and Kerrie. The greatest staff at the Convention Centre, who made out time at the show so much more. They were there each morning to greet us with smiling faces and were such and amazing help. So Thank you, Thank you , Thank you. Hope to see you both there next year.
It was such a huge week just setting up and getting organised and so as not to bore you I’ll keep it short, it went a little like this…..
Tuesday, test drive into the city without Miss Daisy, just incase I got lost.
Wednesday, drove Miss Daisy in before the rest of the show is set up.
Thursday, Miss Daisy is powered up, so in we go again with the Milk.
Friday, Yay, first day of the show, me with knots in my stomach the whole morning.
Saturday, day two, the busiest day of the show, run off our feet.
Sunday, day three, we have this down pat now.
Monday, pick up Miss daisy and bring her home. She was one tired girl.
We are so glad we went as we meet so many talented and amazing people throughout the week. We sold lots of coffees and brownies and stacks of my cookbooks, which you can get right here if you missed out.
- 125g butter
- 1¾ cup flour
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup almond meal
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup Jam any flavour you like I have use raspberry
- ¾ cup of your favourite toasted muesli
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup flour
- 50g or 4 tablespoons of butter melted
- Pre heat the oven to 180C or 350F.
- To make the base, place the butter, flour, sugar and almond meal into a food processor, and process until fine breadcrumbs form. Then add the egg and pulse a few times until a dough forms.
- Roll out and place in a lined 20x30cm tin.
- Spread the jam over the base.
- To make the topping, combine the muesli, sugar and flour, then pour in the melted butter and stir until combined. Scatter over the top of the jam, not all areas need to be covered. Make it look rustic.
- Place in the oven for 40 mins or until golden. Cut when cooled.