The day I stood up the PM for some cake.


So last Monday I ditched the Prime Minister for Hamish Blake.

Oops. I appeared to have dropped some names there. Let me pick them up.

Last Monday I was invited for Christmas drinky-poos with the Prime Minister. On the same day I made a wedding cake for Hamish Blake and Zoe Foster. {Oh the name-dropping, it has to stop!}.

I was going to attempt to do both – but about 15 minutes before the Christmas drinks were about to start I was up to my elbows in icing and butter and chocolate and peanuts and caramel.

I don’t make a habit of making wedding cakes {although I did make a gazillion cupcakes at my own wedding}. In fact the word ‘wedding’ alone makes me anxious. It’s been a year since I was a bridesmaid and I still haven’t recovered {being part of the wedding was lovely, being in the spotlight… notsomuch}. I do love to bake though. When I told Hubby that I was going to make the cake, he said: “You know how to make things taste good, but you’re not so good at making things look good. I don’t think it’s a good idea.”

Thanks for the support Hubby.

And because I like a challenge, I went through with it.

At the request of the loved-up couple it was to be Snickers in flavour. There was much experimenting and tasting and eating and tasting and baking. And it was a success:

The couple’s spokesman told Fairfax Media: “The event was a private ceremony attended only by immediate family and a handful of witnesses. They are extremely happy, thank everyone for their well wishes, and are now using a well earned honeymoon overseas to recover from all the cake they ate.”

So that’s the day I ditched the PM, for Zoe Foster, Hamish Blake and a bit of cake.

P.S. I just went down to the newsagent to grab a copy of the Woman’s Day {because the cake has it’s time in the spotlight in it} and I told my newsagent that I made the cake and you would have thought I’d just won an Oscar, “I’m going to tell everyone I know!” And he doesn’t lie. As I was leaving, with my magazine in tow, I could hear him telling {loudly} the people in the shop, with pride!

P.P.S. I’m sorry Ms. Prime Minister.


  1. Jay (Jessica) says

    Ha ha ha! Love it Chantelle! I’m going to buy the mag today, just so I can have a look :)
    ……and how on earth did you come to be the cake-maker?

  2. Margieuk says

    And why not tell the world Chantelle! How very very clever of you. I hope us overseas readers will get a chance to see the cake in its full glory. You must be very proud.

  3. says

    WooHoo what a fabulous bragging right!! My son is such a Hamish NUT I’m gonna ring him right now and tell him!! LOL The family all know who you are because of my links to yur Facebook activities anyway so the story will go that one of my Facebook friends made the cake for Zoe and Hamish Blakes wedding. Only a TINY stretch

  4. shoppegirls says

    I may just have to go and buy the Woman’s Day so I can have a look at your masterpiece. I am sure it looks fabulous.

  5. Martine Oglethorpe says

    Love it..i may even name drop myself to my ‘Hamish obsessed’ niece that I know the lady who made his wedding cake!

  6. Mrs Woog says

    I loved that you called JG Mrs Prime Minister! Hahaha! You are very clever you know that? I snickers cake? Well I never….. xx

  7. says

    snicccckkkkersss! Man we totally need to have a party, you and I. You supply the cake, and I’ll… well, I’ll think of something.
    I totally know how you feel about the magazine. When I was on the cover of Peppermint, and buying a copy for my mum, the newsagent lady was saying to all her colleagues “oh look, it’s really her!” and the colleagues were all like “whatever, yawn”, haha.

  8. says

    So darn amazeballs Telle! Your a jack of all trades. LOL

    Your inspiration to my heart strings and what an awesome newsagent guy for proudly talking you up. xx

    P.S. I would have ditched the PM too for this great opportunity. The cake would have been delish lovely. ;-)

  9. Carly Findlay says

    I love this story! Haha be a name dropper / these are two of the biggest names in the country. Maybe you could send Julia a cupcake. :)
    Well done you!

  10. says

    Ha – I’ve been reading about the Snickers cake all day thinking “I wish I knew the recipe to that cake!” Lovely work Chantelle. If you ever make a Mars Bar cake I will be on your doorstep in a heartbeat :)

  11. says

    LOL at the name dropping :D But I want to see a picture of the cake cut and served! What does a Snickers flavoured cake look like? We can’t see the magazine over this side of the world :P Sounds delicious, I know someone who would love a Snickers cake. Did it have nuts in it with caramel too (in fact, what is Snickers like in Australia? Because I have observed that chocolate bars ingredients can differ in different parts of the world even if they have the same name)? I’m intrigued!

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