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Dorset B&B owner creates a birthday cake for Thomas Hardy

By AmyB1  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

Kate Guilor with Hardy Cake

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In order to celebrate what would have been Thomas Hardy's birthday on 2 June, Heathcote House, a boutique bed and breakfast in Dorset has taken inspiration from Dorset's literary son, and created the 'Hardy Cake', which is a honey and beer spice cake using local Dorset Badger ale.

Kate Guilor, owner of Heathcote House says; "As we are located at the heart of Hardy's country, we wanted to create something that our guests can enjoy. Thomas Hardy's Jude the Obscure worked in his aunt's bakery and baking is enjoying a massive resurgence, so we thought, why not make a literary cake!

The cake will be served to guests for the first time at Heathcote House during Hardy's Birthday Weekend on 1 and 2 June 2013.

For more information about Heathcote House, please call: 01258 837219, email: enquiries@heathcotehouse.co.uk or visit www.heathcotehouse.co.uk

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  • a-j-k  |  February 20 2013, 9:56AM

    West Dorset District Council is proposing to build 1,000 new houses on land to the South East of Dorchester. The proposed side is adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which will be affected by the proposed plan. Came View forms part of an important national heritage area. Rural views which inspired Dorchester's famous writers Thomas Hardy and William Barnes will be lost forever. For further information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/adyj9cr