When I decided on a Summer Sunshine theme for our July meeting I had no idea just how much of it we were about to get. Having said that, after all the wonderful but also very hot weather we had in June and July I don't think anyone was too disappointed to see a cloudy sky on Saturday morning. Anyway, we had plenty of beautiful cakes to brighten up the morning.
This month we met at a new venue that I have to admit I'd never even heard of until a few weeks ago, The Highwaymans Gallery in Risby, just outside Bury St Edmunds. Tucked away in the heart of the countryside, the gallery is primarily an exhibition space for various art exhibitions but it also has food and drink on offer in the form of cafe-style food and also, more excitingly, a pop-up restaurant for more formal lunches and dinners.
The pop-up restaurant was started several months ago and is run by Maria Crick of Feast Your Eyes. Every month or so Maria organises lunches and dinners around a theme such as Italian or Greek and the menus I've seen look incredibly tempting. For more information keep an eye on the events page on her website or on Facebook here.
So here are the summery cakes we shared this month...
Rene's Granadilla (Passion Fruit Cake)
Emma's Raspberry & White Chocolate Loaf Cake
Helen F's Coconut Sunshine Cake
Ruth's Lemon Meringue Cake
Amelia's Strawberry & Lemon Cake
It really was a wonderful spread and I've several comments since the event about what a great location it was. Thanks again to Maria and the Highwaymans Gallery for hosting us.