Well today is Election day and I’ll be going to our local primary school to vote and serve at the cake stall/sausage sizzle.
This time, I didn’t do the cutesy-wutesy little panda cupcakes I slaved over in 2013… ain’t got time for that these days. I’m baking a date loaf, easy and quick and something my grandmother used to make a lot. So simple, but so delicious with melting butter.
Election days are exciting days, and I like to mark the occasion by supplying a cake for the school cake stall. I didn’t bake for the last federal election in 2016, but I did bake cupcakes for the one before that between Rudd and Abbot in 2013…
I was inspired by some cupcakes I saw featured on Housegoeshome blog post 5 cake stall ideas (that will walk off the table)
The post featured cute panda cupcakes from baking website Bakerella
Except Bakerella’s looked liked this…
They are still one of the most popular posts on Bakerella, originally posted in April 2012.
Spider Boy George saw a picture of my version last night and said, “I remember those!” He was five when I baked them, and I’ve never attempted them since.
Bakerella’s panda cupcakes…
My panda cupcakes…
Nailed it! Don’tcha think?
Oh goodness, it’s already so late in the morning. I’ve got to get a date loaf in the oven before my cake stall shift later.
Will let you know how it turns out!
Will you be eating an election day sausage today? Or buying something from the cake stall? I’ll probably do both.
I like how food is now a feature of election day. If it was just politics, I’d want to poke my eyes out.
I know, I love it. The presence of yummy food at school polling booths makes it a community event, as well as a fundraising opportunity for the school. Go the P&C! Win-win!