Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Clandestine Cake Club - Bury St Edmunds - 23rd March 2013

Last Saturday five intrepid cake clubbers braved the snow, yes the SNOW, to gather at a secret location in the centre of Bury St Edmunds.  Our venue this month was to be found at a relatively new restaurant in Bury, Graze Kitchen and Bar.

Graze has only been open for a few months but in that short time it has become a favourite amongst the locals (as its number one spot on Tripadvisor can confirm) thanks to great surroundings and fantastic food. The restaurant offers "small plate dining" so rather than sticking to just three courses, diners can choose four, five, or even more, smaller-portioned dishes. Just perfect for someone like me who likes to try as many things off the menu as possible.

To get an idea of what's on offer have a look at their current menu.

Graze also have a wonderful private dining area which I knew would be ideal for our meetings as soon as I saw it.

And it looked even better with a selection of cakes on the table!

Our theme for this month was "Cooking THE Book". THE book of course being The Clandestine Cake Club Book which was released last month, and guests were invited to either bake a recipe from the book or bring along another favourite cake of their choice. (Have a look here for more details of the book and our launch party at Waterstones).

Here's what we indulged in.....

Katherine's Poppyseed Cake

Patricia's Amaretto Cream Cake

Sophie's Coconut Paradise Cake

Chrissi's Cardamom-Infused White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

My Treat or Treat Tuck Shop Cake

So many delicious cakes as always and it was a real treat to tuck in to the leftovers the next day.

Thanks to all my guests for braving the weather and thanks to Graze Kitchen and Bar for making us feel so welcome.

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