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Edinburgh Cake Ladies cake accident

Last night I was lucky enough to attend another gathering of the Edinburgh Cake Ladies at Craigie’s Farm. I’ll be writing a post with all the photos later tonight but wanted to share my misfortune just now.

My St Clement’s cake has been the subject of many issues over the last few days. When making the cakes on Monday night, I accidentally dropped a bit of egg shell into the mixer while it was on. Instead of turning the mixers off straight away I panicked and turned the dial to full speed, spreading tiny bits of egg shell throughout the mixture. Time to start again!

Then on Tuesday night I got a tad distracted while making sugar coated oranges and lemons to decorate the cake which resulted in some very sad, slightly caramelised citrus fruits! Time to improvise!

But after two evenings (and a few challenges) my cake was ready to go. With the orange and lemon cakes sandwiched together with lemon curd, orange curd and mascapone cream, it was finally complete. Off to Craigie’s we went!


The cake was devoured with only one slice remaining at the end of the night. In a haze of other people’s stunning cakes I completely forgot about taking my own cake home and had already filled my Tupperware with other people’s delicious cakes. The remains of my cake would have to survive on the front seat of my car without Tupperware protection…which of course it didn’t!


I may have braked a little suddenly at a junction on the way home! Let’s just say I had to do a bit of unexpected cleaning last night!

Craigies Corner

  • Craigie's Farm Shop and CafeCraigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Hi there! If you're not too busy today, it would be really nice if you could come and visit me here at Craigie's Farm. My mummy couldn't look after me so John and Kirsteen were really kind and are now looking after me and my brothers & sisters. They feed us everyday at 11am and 3.30pm and they always need helpers - you don't even need to book, just pop along! We really hope you can come and visit us today, we always like meeting new people! Thank you, from the orphan lambs x
  • Craigie's Farm Shop and CafeCraigie's Farm Shop and Cafe As the holidays are almost over, there's only a couple of days left to enter our Design your Egg Competition! We're giving away a kids Easter hamper full of Craigie's goodies up for grabs for the best Easter Egg design! For your kids to be in with the chance of winning - head to our website, download our “design your egg” colouring sheet from our website and get them to design their own egg!…/design-your-easter-egg-competit… Or if they fancy getting really creative, we are selling chocolate egg making kits in the shop in which means they can create their own chocolate Easter creation! It’s really easy and very fun to do! A great idea activity for the Easter Holidays? These are £9.99 each You can either post a photo of their entries onto our facebook page, send a photo to or simply hand in the entries to someone here at Craigie’s. The colouring sheets will be available in the café/shop too so they can take part while you enjoy a nice coffee this weekend! The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday 20th April - Good luck!
  • Craigie's Farm Shop and CafeCraigie's Farm Shop and Cafe The weather is meant to be nice again this weekend (fingers crossed!) so if you fancy making the most of it and getting some fresh air with the family, why not come and try our Nature Trails here at Craigie's! Aimed at Primary aged children but fun for all the family, it's a great way to explore Craigie's Farm and the surrounding areas! Head to our website for more info - And even better, it'll make you feel like you've earned your coffee and cake in the cafe afterwards!
  • Craigie's Farm Shop and CafeCraigie's Farm Shop and Cafe If you're looking for a way to spend the last few days of the Easter Holidays, why not come and help us feed our little orphan lambs? We feed them everyday at 11am and 3.30pm and we're always looking for little helpers to get involved and give us a hand (big helpers too!) We hope you can come along and say hello - they're very friendly and they love meeting everyone!
  • Craigie's Farm Shop and CafeCraigie's Farm Shop and Cafe Drum roll please... Our Cake of the week is: our delicious homemade cherry scones!! Perfect with a brew and bleather!

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