Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Clandestine Cake Club - Cambridge - 16th October 2012

Last night almost 30 bakers brought an impressive 22 cakes to a secret venue in the centre of Cambridge for what I think must have been the biggest Cambridge Clandestine Cake Club meet so far. The evening had been organised by Miss Sue Flay of Secluded Tea Party fame and she brought us all together at the First and Last pub.  Last night was also, of course, the night of the final episode of The Great British Bake Off and that was theme of the evening for our bakes. As you can see from the pictures below we had a fabulous array of treats to choose from. When there's so much temptation in one room it's hard to know where to start!

We were soon tucking in though until 8 o'clock when we all sat down to watch The Great British Bake Final, anxious to discover who would be crowned the winner.

It was so much fun watching it with a large crowd of like-minded fans! Every slip up was greeted with squeals and gasps and every comedy moment with giggles and snorts. We all had our favourite (I was rooting for James) but nobody seemed too disappointed when John's name was called out.

All-in-all it was a great evening and, as with all Clandestine Cake Club meets, we all came away with boxes and tins of goodies for us to share and enjoy the next day. We were also joined at the start by a reporter from the Cambridge Evening News so locals should keep an eye for our appearance over the next few days!

Here are some more pictures of just a selection of the amazing cakes on offer. Apologies for not taking note of who baked which one - it was a case of too many cakes, too little time!

As you can see, Sue didn't really care who won ; )

If you'd like to find out more about the Clandestine Cake Club then take a look at the website. There are plenty of events being held all over the country including Bury St Edmunds (the group I run) and Ely, both of which are taking place this Saturday, the 20th of October. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try - it really is a great way to practice your baking skills and meet other like-minded bakers.

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