Help us bake a difference - what's your favourite flavour?

Discussion in 'Alzheimer's Society notices' started by SophieD, May 3, 2019.

  1. SophieD

    SophieD Administrator
    Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    812
    London
    Cupcake Day is back on June 13th!

    This year our media team want to bring the event closer to the people that we are trying to support, and get input directly from those affected by dementia.

    From Battenberg and Treacle Toffee to Parma Violets and Lemon Meringue Pie, Alzheimer’s Society is celebrating the occasion by talking to people affected by dementia about their favourite sweet flavours and cakes from the past, and they might just be recreated into cupcakes!

    Would you like to share a memory of your favourite flavour? Or perhaps you want to tell us about what flavours remind you of your loved ones?

    Share your favourite flavours and reminisce below :)

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  2. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
    9,721
    Merseyside
    Dad loved treacle toffee & toblerones. Seeing them in the shops always upsets me.
     
  3. Shedrech

    Shedrech Volunteer Moderator

    Dec 15, 2012
    7,263
    Yorkshire
    I can't think of my nan without tastes and scents coming to mind, her apple pie (of course) and the blackcurrant licourice sweets she always seemed to have in her pockets (along with a cotton hanky around which she'd crotched a 'lace' trim) ... the oblong shaped ones with sugarcandy coat but blackcurrant syrup/jell inside ... a cupcake with blackcurrant couli inside would be lovely
     
  4. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

    Jul 14, 2006
    12,190
    Female
    England
    My husband’s favourites were liquorice Allsorts and Brazil nut toffee. Our daughter and son always saw that his toffee pot was topped up weekly and that pot still stands on the table by his chair. Ginger cupcakes would get my vote.
     
  5. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
    2,441
    Nottinghamshire
    When I was small my mum used to bake. Every week she'd make jam tarts, scones and lemon curds. But the thing that intrigued me most was when she made lemon meringue pie.
     
  6. Toony Oony

    Toony Oony Registered User

    Jun 21, 2016
    423
    My Mum made the best chocolate cake ever, with heavenly,gloopy chocolate frosting and cherries on top. Perfection! Mum's other creation was a yummy sponge with white icing and cherries. She wanted a name for it, so my Dad nicknamed it 'ker- bloo- den' which evidently was an army term for 'thingummyjig'.
    Mum's kerblooden cake was renowned - we all laughed when a friend asked if kerblooden cake was spelled with a c or a k, as they had looked in all their recipe books and couldn't find it anywhere!
     
  7. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,135
    Male
    North Manchester
    My old time favourite, and the only one I now bake is rockcakes, dead easy to make.
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    Making them as cupcakes would not work, the whole of the surface needs to be crunchy.
     
  8. SophieD

    SophieD Administrator
    Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    812
    London
    Great suggestions attached to wonderful memories! Thank you so much to those who have shared so far.

    Would you like to share a memory of your favourite flavour? What flavours remind you of your loved ones?
     
  9. SKD

    SKD Registered User

    I don't like chocolate very much but my Mum's coffee cake which she produced for each birthday until I was in my 20s and then whenever I went home was renowned amongst friends who had been lucky enough to taste it - moist and covered with coffee butter cream it was wonderful.
     
  10. garfield3

    garfield3 Registered User

    Jun 30, 2018
    141
    Mum was a great baker. However, not a success with custard or baked rice pud. Memories of cold lumpy chocolate custard with a cherry on top for a pud. Or dry rice pud and sultanas! ! Eeew. ....still can't eat the stuff.

    She used to make a wonderful steamed syrup sponge pud. Had it with milk not custard or cream..... too heavy. One year on my birthday in June she made it for me. Boiling hot day, didn't matter it was fantastic. also a great coffee sponge With butter cream. . Happy day's.

    Syrup sponge cupcake? ?or coffee.
     

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