I love Twitter because it makes celebrities more accessible. Now, before you think that that statement sounds lightly stalkerish, I don’t mean you follow their every tweet. It just allows you to post a comment and it allows the people you look up to to respond to your message.
I’ve had a few fan girl moments on Twitter where my baking heroes have actually responded to my tweets. It can be quite the giddy moment.
I have quite a few favourites on Twitter from the Great British Bake Off. One of them being the first ever winner Edd Kimber. I’m not ashamed to say that I very much wanted Ruth Clemens to win that series but it was, really, an undeniable truth, that Edd was quite the baking talent. I became quite the Edd Kimber fan when I was given his cookbook. His blueberry streusel pie is absolutely amazing and the streusel recipe is so versatile! I’ve used it for other baking projects and it has been a wonderful addition to my other fruit pies!
Edd has a stall in Maltby Street Market selling his lovely baked treats from his Eddibles Bakery. I’ve been twice now. And today, I had the chance to get his new book (which is on my cookbook wishlist) and get it signed too! Edd was lovely and very accommodating. He talks to the people who visit his stall and talk to him about the GBBO and his baking and his books.
I felt really cheeky asking him to sign the book for me but he did, even saying that he brought a pen for “just in case!”. I asked if he could take a photo with me and he said yes! Total fan girl moment. I was honestly feeling a bit under the weather this morning but this certainly lifted my spirits!
Thank you Edd!
I’m soooooo looking forward to trying my hand at making the rainbow cake…and the lamingtons…and the bourbons…and the custard creams…