Just a quick post really to tell you about the fabulous event that is Clandestine Cake. It’s a monthly event and there’s load of Clandestine Cake Clubs springing up all over the country (and even New Zealand!).
This month I invited the Leeds event to be hosted at my house – we’re very fortunate to have a large kitchen to put all the cakes and also receive all the lovely cake enthusiasts. The theme was “You are what you eat” encouraging us to make cakes that held special memories for us. To be honest, there are only two cakes I remember eating from our childhood: Cartoonies buns (Looney Tunes edition strawberry fairy cakes) and Victoria Sponge. My mum’s Victoria wasn’t the traditional kind, it had apricot jam in and buttercream. I grew up with a hatred for anything but apricot jam until recently, when I tried strawberry jam again a year ago I actually liked it.
As one of the rules of Clandestine Cake is to only make a full size cake, Victoria Sponge was the only option. I made it my way and you can find the recipe for my Summer fruits Victoria sponge. I said I made it, but actually a I had a fair bit of help from the lovely Hayley from Ceriselle.org who I’ve known pretty much since I joined Twitter. I invited her to come and stay at my house as I was holding a blogger event at work and knowing she’s as keen on tea and cake as I am, I knew she’d like to partake of some cake at the club. SO yeah, we make it together and she made all the fruit look way prettier on the top than I ever could.
I seemed to only manage about 3 slices before I felt completely stuffed, even though we’d only had brunch. I had to prostrate myself on the sofa for several hours afterwards to recover! Luckily there’s always loads of cake left over so had some over the next couple of days.
I’d REALLY love you to go and have a look over at Clandestine Cake Club and find out what it’s all about! I shall leave you with a few photos…