Although the title sounds like it should be my autobiography, it’s actually a delicious tale of love, loss, friendship and cakes by Sue Watson.
I could totally relate to the story of Stella Weston, who battles to balance her career with family life; but has always found comfort at the bottom of her mixing bowl. Something has to give and it does; Stella decides that enough is enough. Like me, she gives up her day job to pursue her passion. But can she really make a living from indulging in her dreams? Can she really turn her passion into a profession?
Sometimes quitting the day job is the easy part. But when the going gets tough, the tough get baking….
“Cake making can be calming, elating, inspiring and therapeutic”, says Stella and I have to agree, but she also adds; “but in order for it to be all that – you mustn’t be stressed.” The latter is not so easy to achieve.
I thoroughly enjoyed devouring every page of this book (I nearly burnt some biscuits as I was enjoying the story far too much, one afternoon). A great read to take on holiday, or like me, reading it during your me-time, now that the house is empty, and everyone’s back at school.
Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson, published by Rickshaw Publishing.