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Absolutely Scrabulous

March 18th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

Over cute and likeable strums on his track Hiccups, Darren Hanlon sings, “Some day without trying you’ll find something that’s rare/Like an eight-letter word with a triple-word square”. I think this Scrabble cake could well live up to the exceptional standards his lyrics outline. If only I was brainy enough describe this sugary creation with a word that includes high-scoring Scrabble letters ‘J’, ‘Q’, ‘X’ and ‘Z’. In any case, it’s an impressive co-production between Tabitha and Nathan. The colourful gateau celebrates the one year anniversary of the monthly Board Games Night that they take part in.

And the cake also happens to be vegan. Double foodie score!

P.S. More posts to come over the Easter holidays.

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  1. Nathan says:

    To be entirely fair and in the interests of full disclosure, the cake tasted dreadful. And butter icing made with Nuttelex is an abomination.

    Just saying.

    (With apologies to vegans everywhere and Tabitha in particular.)

  2. No, you’re right Nathan, it was definitely not my best work. It may even have been my worst work.

    The chocolate cake was completely tasteless and just the thought of the icing makes me want to puke. Puke green.

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