Looking back through the endless photos of cakes, bread and other baked treats on my camera I realised recently that I’d completely forgotten about my mini cake adventure in Belfast in April this year. When my other half got one of his academic papers accepted to the Political Studies Association Conference in Belfast at the beginning of the year, I took the opportunity to book myself a seat on the plane next to him. I had no idea what to expect from the capital of Northern Ireland but having been to university with many northern Irish students (all those years ago!), I had heard plenty about the culinary delights that these friends had to forgo when living over here.
On the day that my husband was presenting at the conference, I was left to my own devices in a very sunny but very cold Belfast. After discovering that the brand new Titanic exhibition was sold out, the only option left was to take a wander and find some cake.