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Seaside Lights and Pineapple Cake: an excerpt from WI Kitchen Stories

Jessica February 2, 2015 at 5:01 pm Baking, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , , , , , , ,

If each WI could be described as possessing its own unique tapestry made up of myriad personalities, backgrounds, skills and interests, then WeyBay Women’s Institute in Weymouth, Dorset, sits in the realms of the technicolour dreamcoat WI. Nothing says it more than the life-size ice-cream cone that greets us one step in to the President’s […]

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Centenary Celebrations!

Louise January 16, 2015 at 10:09 am Baking, Business No comments , , ,

2015 has finally dawned upon us which means the year long centenary celebrations by WI members have begun! The official anniversary date is in September, but that doesn’t stop events rolling out across the federations throughout the year, all of which can be found on NFWI official website or the unofficial Womens Institute Facebook page. […]

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Chris Holmes a.k.a Mr Cake

Louise March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am Baking, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

I recently photographed workers hero Chris Holmes who famously ‘socked it to the man’ by icing his resignation letter on a cake. After years of monotony checking passports at Stansted airport, he started up his own cake business which grew enough to encourage him to finally resign by cake. Apparently his boss received it with […]

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Goddamnit Nigella, you get me every time…

Louise February 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm Baking, Celebrity, Recipe, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

So there I am, sat at my computer for hours trawling through picture edits and I decide I need a break. My strained eyes are closing from the screen abuse, and my limbs are flaccid from the lack of movement. I decide to do something physical and tidy some books away but they lead me […]

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Cake or death?

Jessica November 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm Baking No comments , , , ,

One of the great things about this project is the variety of members we come across. Take Carla Valentine. A member of Shoreditch Sisters WI in east London since 2011, her unique slant on death-themed cake marries one of her all-time loves of baking with her fascinating day job as Technical Assistant Curator at Barts […]

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Raspberry Bakewell Cake

Louise October 28, 2013 at 8:51 am Baking No comments , , , , , , , , ,

Sunday baking is my new obsession and in particular at the moment I am enjoying making childhood classics with a twist. Growing up, I adored Cherry Bakewell tarts so when I found a recipe to make a Raspberry Bakewell cake I couldn’t resist. Happily it tasted just like I remember (minus pastry of course) and […]

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