Midweek distraction No. 13 - Romancing the Cake Walk - or how my husband has an incredible sense of humour when he sees me dancing. Nope, only kidding but after finding out about the dance for a previous mid-week post No. 8, the idea stuck. I've been rooting around and have found more Cakewalk references, spelled both ways; from church fetes to steam fairs and romance..
So...I'm on ebay; in goes the word 'Cake Walk' and up pops a vintage postcard with a joke picture on the Cake Walk. Still with Cake Walk on the brain, I make a successful bid:
And on the back is a romantic tryst, written nearly a hundred years ago; will she be in his power? Did Edith live happily very after? I hope so. If you can decipher some of the surprising love notes:
I thought you might like this for reference as Valentine's Day approaches but what chance do we have of receiving such poetic words? I'm not sure that a quick text message will do. Can you get romantic e-mails ( apart from the obvious ones that say will you marry me or we have won the lottery) ...?
Thank you to fellow bloggers who explained to me how the Cake Walk was still going on; some at their children's schools and, occasionally in the UK, at Church fetes. What caught my eye was the fair ground ride, also called the Cakewalk. Here you can see it at the Nottingham (UK) Goose Fair:
More info the Cakewalk rides http://www.carouselroundabouts.co.uk/cakewalk.html
Finally, a special mention to a blogger with the right name and lovely cakes; Mr Brooks Walker aka Cakewalker, the link goes to Brook's page with his Gran's Chocolate Cake-
|Cakewalker's Foodbuzz Blog|
I hope you enjoyed a bit more of Cake 'Walking' and are thinking romantic foodie thoughts. By next weekend, I hope to have baked a Orange Kiss Me Cake and, had a successful outcome with a Wilton's Tasty Fill Heart Tin ; Previous Round: Cake Tin Disaster 1: My Lovely Cake 0. Cheer me on.