Saturday, 24 October 2015

Clandestine Cake Club - Saturday 17th October 2015

This month the Bury St Edmunds branch of the Clandestine Cake Club returned to a previous venue - the Six Bells in Horringer, just a short drive south of the town centre.

The Six Bells is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner and are always very welcoming to us. This time we had a lovely big table in the conservatory at the rear of the restaurant which was a perfect spot for us and our cakes.

This time our meeting was a little bit different as we were celebrating the release of the second CCC book, A Year of Cake, so in addition to our usual cake sharing activities we also had a bit of party-style fun with some extra decorations and games.

The publishers of the book, Quercus, kindly sent me a bag full of goodies so we were able to decorate the room with bunting and balloons, plus we had some CCC paper plates and napkins for our cakes.

I also organised a couple of games (with one lucky person winning a copy of A Year of Cake!)...

...and everyone brought along a small prize for the lucky dip!

And then, of course, we had lots of cake!

Kate's Apple & Blackberry Harvest Cake

Rene's Apple & Cinnamon Cake

Helen F's Caramel Pecan Brittle Swiss Roll

Anne's Chocolate Orange Halloween Cake

Anne's granddaughter Gracie's Battenberg Cake

Mel's Chocolate Surprise Cake (We all tried and failed to guess the surprise ingredient. Mel eventually revealed that it was made with a can of tomato soup! It made for a delicious and incredibly moist cake)

Amy's Zesty Lemon Celebration Cake

My Opera Cake (from A Year of Cake)

Thanks again to the Six Bells for letting us use their space again. For details of Clandestine Cake Club events near you have a look here.