Yes. That’s me. At BakeFest, scarfing down Nick’s (that’s @theregos to you dahlinks!) Godiva Chocolate Cake. Mmmm, so so so good. Mmmmmm. So good in fact, that I have a whole gallery dedicated to said cake. While my next statement might possibly land me a lot of hate mail, here it is: I was the first person to get a hold of the first slice of the Godiva Chocolate Cake, which many people did not get because it got sold out. Burn baby burn.
After showing you how I shamelessly piled on the chocolate into my saliva-filled mouth, let’s go back a bit to what BakeFest is? Well, you know what…just go back and read more about the first Bakefest here. Essentially though, it’s the community of bakers coming together to sell their delicious delights.
This year, we had BakeFest in the spankin’ new Wild Peeta Open Space at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
So what else did I have apart from the Godiva chocolate cake (yes folks, ‘fraid I’m going to keep rubbing it in)? I’m going to go about this in a ramshackle manner, so bear with the crazed ravings of this sugar high bunny.
While I did not try it, a gallery dedicated to Cakery Dubai’s (@cakerydubai) Flake Cake. Just because it looks so good.
Absolutely cannot ignore the most amazing Red Banda Bakes stand by Yasmin (@yasminmebar), where I broke my try-only-one-item-from-each-stand policy and had TWO. TWO I SAY! Her alfajeros (not something promiscuous but something delicious) were absolutely amazing (read her post about them here). Then Arva (@inafryingpan) … oh look there she is…
…anyway, Arva and myself tried the Swedish Summer Cake and that was just…oh Yasmin, how I love your magic baking hands so. I loved it all so much, I got up mid-bite, went over to her while she was talking to someone and hugged her. Twice.
Anyhoo, other stuff, we tried some of this too and it was really good. I was surprised because I normally don’t like toffee too much, so this butternut toffee with the almond and chocolate top by Sahar (@saharp) was a surprise like!
Also had Nick’s hashtag brownies … oh wait, there I go, breaking my only-one-item-from-each-stand policy again:
Since there are A LOT of photographs I’ll now leave you to it with two more galleries…one is full of people. The other is blatant food p*rn. one gallery of just food (I’m sorry folks but for some reason it won’t let me upload the images and after 4-5 tries I can’t be bothered) which is still blatant food p*rn. Enjoy!
Organizer of BakeFestDxb whom we all love very much (and I’m SO not saying this because I want more of that Godiva cake; definitely not):
I’m linking to other posts on BakeFest Dubai; if yours isn’t here and you’d like to be listed, please leave a comment and I’ll stick you in right away!
- Arva blogged at I Live in a Frying Pan
- Nick blogged at Out in my Head (where he has a helpful list of which bakers were present)
- Anja blogged at Anja’s Food 4 Thought
- Abigail blogged at NappyTales
- Sharmishta blogged at StoveTop Dancing
- Yasmin blogged at Red Panda Bakes
- Sidiqa blogged at Spontaneous Euphoria