When Netty arrived at Whitecross with her cup cake, people were scared. Never before had a cup cake of such humunguous proportions been seen before. Sure people had seen big marrows, big pumpkins, even giant cherry tomatoes but never, never ever a cup cake.
Now, as I’m sure you’re aware, cup cakes are normally small tasty cakes which require little more than two bites to finish them off and can very easily fit in tha palm of a child’s hand. Netty’s cake was massive it required two very strong men to lift it up onto her stall and one would certainly need to take a couple of days off work if they were determined to eat the whole thing without sharing ( but to do so would be terribly greedy and un-cake-appreciator like).
Just like it’s size -the taste of Netty’s Giant Cup Cake was equally as engorged. The children that nibbled at it’s edges spoke of flavours beyond words. Of chocolate that tasted as if it had poured than and there from a Sri Lankan Cocao Bean, of cherries so juicy that if you simply threw your gaze upon them – they would burst! And the icing! The icing was a wonder not only to taste but to behold for it sparkled! You may be familiar with frosted icing, that has a certain amount of shine, which is all well and good, but the sparkle on Netty’s Giant Cup Cake came with a safety warning! Netty had toured the country with her giant cup cake and had got into a spot of bother in Pontefract where an over-excited group of liquorice lovers stormed upon her stall on a bright sunny day and as the light caught the frosting it beamed directly into their eyes and blinded them instantly. Since that day Netty travels with a very large sign warning people not to look directly at the frosting and as an extra back up has sunglasses on standby for those who want to get really close. Do not let the fear of blindness stop you making it a visit to Netty’s Stall In Whitecross for it is a delight to behold.
Jerimiah Hundreds and Thousands
Market Cup Cake reviewer and appreciator
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Directed and Devised by Jonathon Lloyd
Co-written by Joseph Coelho
Showing until 20th February
“An Invite From The Queen”
A musical in a book
Words by Joseph Coelho
Music by Matthew King
Illustrations by Neil Irish
Narrated by Griff Rhys Jones