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The day I stood up the PM for some cake.

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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.

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  • Jay (Jessica)

    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?

    • My sister is BFFs with Zoe – and Zoe has tried her fair share of my sweets over the years. She asked if I’d make it, and that’s how it happened. 🙂

      • Jay (Jessica)

        Wow, you lucky lady! What a special thing to be a part of.

  • Margieuk

    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.

  • what a lovely story to be able to tell
    can’t wait to see the cake
    wish blogs were 4D – maybe we could have had a taste?

  • organisedchaosblog

    Totally Cool!

  • That is cool. I would stand her up for them too

  • Snickers!!! YUMMMMMMM

  • That’s gold, Chantelle. And a top shelf decision. Kx

  • 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

  • shoppegirls

    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.

  • Martine Oglethorpe

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

  • You are a superstar!! That’s awesome! Now I’m rushing out to buy the WD for a look see.

  • congrats. you were worried about being a bridesmaid you are now a celeb. great work.

  • Michelle F

    That is a VERY cool story! Love it! 🙂

  • Mrs Woog

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

  • Awesome story!! Will you share the recipe soon? 🙂

  • I love your priorities. My children once had the chance to meet the PM but very kindly told the advance team (in the same hotel) that the Power Puff girls were on soon. Your excuse is SO much better xx

  • I have a bit of a girl crush on Zoe so you definitely made the right choice 😉

  • Julie

    You could have asked the PM over to help you ice the cake?

  • Lilybett

    Errr…. shouldn’t that be Ms Prime Minister… maybe even Miss?

  • yum! I love that you made their wedding cake! and you’ve got to love husbands when they ‘try’ to help!

  • wynona

    That is GOLD!

  • Claire

    It looks great, seems like you did a wonderful job! I would love the recipe if you’re willing to share it.

  • 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.

  • 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. 😉

  • Carly Findlay

    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!

  • well that’s a day of several honors! well done.

  • 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 🙂

  • Talia

    Just caught a glipse of ur cake on a current affair. Well done, id’ve sitched the PM too!!

  • LOL at the name dropping 😀 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 😛 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!

  • Snickers cake creation…… Prime Minister….. Snickers cake creation….. Prime Minister…… Hmmmmm…. yep, I’d go the elbow deep in icing and caramel too 🙂

  • Reen

    What a great story, gonna go grab me a copy of Woman’s Day! 😉

  • Karen – Chair and Chair

    Look at you!? Mrs Fancy-pants x

  • Love it Chantelle!! Very clever, I have not one creative bone in my body.

  • juststeph86

    Oh my gosh!! So awesome!! Go you!!

  • Rach H

    That’s very cool:-)

  • I love that you bought this back into the spotlight!! What a story! 🙂

  • Lisa Mckenzie

    How wonderful i can’t wait to see it xx