Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Guest Post: My Top 5 Cakes by Jennifer Joyce

Today it's our stop on the blog tour for Jennifer Joyce's latest book, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts so it's my pleasure to welcome Jennifer to talk about cake... is it wrong to now want cake for breakfast!

I love the teashop setting of my latest book, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts, because there is SO MUCH cake. Like most normal people, I love a bit of cake. Here are my Top 5:

1) Cheesecake
I ADORE cheesecake. I would marry cheesecake if 
a) it was a legal, not frowned upon thing to do 
b) I wasn’t already married and 
c) I could eat my new cheesecake-y husband as soon as the vows were out of the way

2) Black Forest Gateaux
Do you know the scene in Matilda where Miss Trunchbull forces Bruce Bogtrotter to eat that giant cake? I could totally do that with a Black Forest Gateaux. 
I wouldn’t even break a sweat.

3) Black Forest Trifle
Not technically a cake, but it is inspired by one. I’ve made Black Forest trifle for my family for the past couple of Christmases and it’s AMAZING. Chocolate cake in cherry jelly, topped with a layers of chocolate Angel Delight and cream and finished with glace cherries – yum!

4) Bakewell Tarts
Love ‘em. Could eat about a million in one setting. BUT they have to be the cherry-topped ones.

5) Ginger Cake With Custard
I don’t eat ginger cake on its own, but pour a good dollop of custard on top and it’s heaven in a dish. The custard, for me, has to be cold.

Wow, choosing just five cakes was hard - there are so many gorgeous cakes to choose from! Oh, and when I said I like a bit of cake earlier, I lied. I like a LOT of cake, as you’ve probably guessed from the above!

From fairy cakes to first dates!

Maddie Lamington’s dreams are crumbling around her. If she doesn’t come up with a plan to save her little teashop on Sweet Street soon, it might be too late…

So when she sees how the perfect apple crumble brings together her lonely father and faithful customer Birdie, inspiration strikes: she’ll set up a dating night involving all her sweetest bakes.

Luckily, seriously gorgeous Caleb is on hand to help sprinkle a little magic – and a lot of sugar! Could one night of scrumptious first dates fix Maddie’s heartbreak and save her beloved teashop, too?

Jennifer Joyce is a writer of romantic comedies who lives in Manchester with her husband and their two daughters. Her latest novel, The Little Teashop of Broken Hearts is out now. You can find out more about Jennifer and her books on:

Facebook: Jennifer Joyce Writes
Twitter: @writer_jenn
Blog: http://www.jenniferjoycewrites.co.uk

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