I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

I love cake. It’s always been my default treat but over the last 6 months I’ve cut down. Not entirely sure why. In part it could be because I recently enjoyed my BIG 6.0 birthday and this was the cake


Leaving aside the rather dodgy way the head is tilting (the inappropriate humorist in me thought: ‘ah ha the ISIS on the cake’) the thing is it was HUGE. Even for my ravenous cake mad family. So I’m in a dilemma. How do I make sure something so marvellous isn’t wasted? I want to enjoy it over and over. You just do, don’t you?

It’s the same with the Bloggers Bash. We want to keep enjoying it, make sure we extract every juicy morsel from it. That’s why we’ve upped the ante and introduced a


You may have seen Sacha ‘Call Me Sir’ Black’s post on the subject. Here’s a nice little link.

The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition 2017

Okay, so there are some rules. Word count, must be in a blog post but the one that you must get your heads around is the


1st March 2017 People.

And like with cake there are sumptuous surprises, all so unexpected so the entrance fee is worth it (yep, okay a kind of catch, like the icing on mine – I’m not big on slabs of green sugar, TBH – but the money goes to make sure the Bash itself is the best it can be. Really.)

So, go on, enter away. It’s dead simple, you’ll love it whatever you blog about and you’ll get loads of prizes. And if you come to the Bash itself on

10th June 2017

I may even bake you the cake of your choice….

Okay, I know you want to know what I did with so much leftover cake. Initially I froze it in slabs – it’s carrot cake, basically. Then, when the moment was right I:

  • pulled the slabs out
  • defrosted them until I could crumble them up
  • forked into the crumbs a tub and a bit of cream cheese – a matter of choice but it has to be enough to enable you to roll the crumb/cheese mix into small balls
  • rolled out the little balls
  • rechilled said balls in teh fridge for a short while
  • melted some chocolate (I used plain, milk and white) but again your call, just use decent chocolate
  • using two skewers turned the cake balls until covered in chocolate
  • tossed some in desiccated coconut
  • and laid them out on a sheet of grease-proof paper
  • before popping back in the fridge to set


Tada!! Chocolate cake truffles to die for.


Which if they last you can refreeze until you need them.

Much like Sacha….

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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41 Responses to I know I shouldn’t…. But You Should… #bloggersbash #competition

  1. Ritu says:

    Ha ha!!! Now that was inventive!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. stevetanham says:

    You’re just deviant, Geoff! Loves the ‘Isis on the cake’ very droll…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. trifflepudling says:

    With his lop-sided head he looks like Alastair Cook probably feels right now!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Erika Kind says:

    Wow, what a great idea!!! That is what I call “recycling”!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nothing like adding a little sugar to the sugar. A nifty way to save cake and making it bite sized. Happy 60th Birthday belatedly. They just keep getting better.


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Sounds yummy – very inventive.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Very clever, and poor Sacha !

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Mmmmm cake! Mmmmm chocolate! Mmmmm cake and chocolate ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  9. willowdot21 says:

    What a clever idea what yummy looking cakes…. what would the parents made of them I wonder !! ❀

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Always a treat to learn something new. I’ll have to remember this when I’m forced to bring leftover cake home to die in the freezer. Talk about recycle. πŸ˜€

    Liked by 1 person

  11. dgkaye says:

    Yum! Looks delish! Happy 6 0 Geoff! You’re as young as you feel! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. noelleg44 says:

    Do make these for the BB! Congrats on reaching 60 – hope your birthday was fun, youngster!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. A timely reminder – must get my post written and submitted.
    Personally, I don’t mind what colour my sugar is, so I’d have just eaten the cake as it was. Clearly, you have a greater sense of sophistication than me, Geoff. Very creative.
    And it’s nice that you can find wordplay that satisfies the sick of mind

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  14. I’ve only ever recycled a swiss roll, but that’s another story. Your cake truffles look very mouthwatering, Geoff. I can see Mary Berry taking a few lessons from you.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Elissaveta says:

    “If they last you can refreeze”? Puh-lease!
    Love the topic of the competition! Having just blogged about encounters, maybe I should try my hand at writing about connections.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Sacha Black says:

    YOU. Boy, you in all kinds of trouble now…!

    Liked by 1 person

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