When will I learn to keep my big mouth shut? [yeah yeah, never blah blah]
I like cakes. Mainly eating them of course, but that means making them if they’re going to be worth the eating…and since all my kids left home, I’ve found out that OTHER people appreciate my cooking and baking, so I like making cakes for everyone.
And that includes my students. It’s the only glimmer of niceness I ever deign to demonstrate to them, as I’m one of those mean and sarcastic bitches the rest of the time.
Anyhew. They’ve all been promised cake for their last lesson/day of exams. And I didn’t stop to think that they’re all this week. Ah.
So on Tuesday, 26 AS students will be taking their final paper, and within two days, all the exchange students will also be going home on their various flights. I also need to be in a different town, at another campus, on Tuesday, for the final session with one of my GCSE classes. They have been promised cake as well…probably about twelve of them will show up.
On Thursday, the rest of the GCSE students will be on site for their second [and final exam. Around 70 of them. [Not all taught exclusively by me, but as co-ordinator, I’ve had contact with all of them] Now, allowing for those who don’t want cake, or forget, I still need to make sure I have sufficient cake for maybe 100 students. Blimey.Right. Most of them want chocolate. One of the exchange students is lactose intolerant, and when I last made cakes for all [Xmas] the meringue-frosted roulade went down outrageously well. I have 6 over-ripe banananananas that were in the freezer, so bananananana cakes are a good bet. The missus bought some lemons, which is undoubtedly a hint for lemon drizzle cake…
I’ve been thinking about the joys of cutting cakes, so I’m making most in loaf tins…but this looks clever. I’ll try it and report back.
I’ll be dividing up my exam marking tomorrow with baking, pics in due course.