Louise Watson illustrating Community Cake Recipe Book

Guild member Louise Watson has been asked to do the illustrations for a community cake recipe book. Most of the drawings will be in black and white but Louise also wanted to do some textile ones, as that is her thing!

The Avening Community Café started last November to combat loneliness, introduce newcomers and provide a meeting point for the village. There are no shops in the village and this works wonderfully. It was a success from the very first session. It is run by volunteers who make the drinks and bake the cakes. It is held in the Social Club on a Tuesday morning.

The recipes in the book are ones that have been asked for by customers. Louise’s plum buns recipe has been requested and will feature.

All the recipes will come with a little explanation or story and it is hoped the book will be at the printers in time for the cafe’s first birthday!

More about the cafe can be found on its Facebook page here.

And for more information read this newspaper article