How much can you put into a story about an annual village Christmas cake baking competition which is to be judged by a top celebrity chef? Well, quite a lot actually. More than you would think.
If gambling were involved, the bookies would stop taking bets on Kate, the owner of the village cake shop. She is, after all, a professional. But then they wouldn’t be expecting sabotage, local relationships, the experienced granny’s sympathy for an entrant who appears to have no hope at all, and a few emotions and hissy fits.
It’s a nice short story with a bit of tension and fun.