This is a departure for the baking blog, though at first sight it looks like just another cake. In fact it is a cake which not been eaten.
Seven months ago , to the day, the beautiful, young, vibrant, Sarah Groves, was brutally murdered in Kashmir. A local Kashmiri had befriended her in Goa over the new Year and she had later gone to live on his family's houseboat. This blog isn't about repeating the horrors of her murder, but rather to keep pressing in whatever way possible for justice to be done for sarah in the courtroom in Kashmir.#justiceforsarah
Why the cake? Well sarah was very particular about her health and what she ate but she loved my rich boozy fruit cake, thickly layered with marzipan ( as her mother reminded me, a double layer please, anne) and fondant. Her welcome home and well done cake for climbing Kilimanjaro was the cake above.
This was a birthday cake I made for sarah some time ago. For me, the simple pink fondant roses are a worthy representation of Sarah.
Her friends and family are planning a wonderful charity in her name and sales of a song using Sarah's lyrics, produced by her brother, Ben, and sung by her friend, Fabiana have been brisk. More than anything though, it is the power of social media to keep this in the forefront of minds, not least because of the criminal justice system in Kashmir appears less than robust.