The cake turned out to be really easy and very yummy - I skipped the meringue buttercream. Frankly it's a lot of faff and I don't think it tastes any better than the normal butter icing I make. It went down really well and was very refreshing on the warm summer evening.
The rest of the cakes at the Club were delicious - I couldn't pick a favourite; but I really enjoyed the ginger beer and rhubarb cake, the pina colada cake and both the chocolate and stout/Guiness cakes.
Now I'm craving cake again....
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.