Saturday, 7 July 2012

Clandestine Cake Club Dundee




I’m a member of the Dundee branch of the ‘Clandestine Cake Club’. I joined back in April of this year and have been to a couple of the meetings. The idea is that you take a cake along to a venue, not specified until last minute (hence Clandestine) and meet other cake lovers, chat about cake and of course gorge yourself on everyone else’s cake. Each meeting has a theme and July’s theme was ice-cream flavours (well, we can dream it feels like summer!).

The venue this time was  Drouthy Neebors – a great pub set in the West End of Dundee. The cake club had the basement to ourselves and the staff couldn’t have been friendlier or more obliging.



My cake, I decided, was to be Mint Choc Chip flavour. I had the green mint chips that I had used in my chocolate mint cookies so what better way to utilise the rest of the pack? But I decided the cake was to be a chocolate cake with the mint chips mixed through – the frosting was to be the reverse, minty marshmallowy frosting with dark chocolate chips through out!

When I arrived at the venue, the heavens had opened. The rain was torrential, but luckily everyone there had their offerings under wraps, so no soggy sponges to eat. It was great seeing newly found friends again and chatting about our shared love of cake. And the range of cakes on display was amazing – it’s good to see how folk interpret the theme differently. There was a peanut butter and chocolate cake, a baked raspberry cheesecake, rhubarb and rosemary cake, the list goes on. But my favourite was my friend Linley’s cake, which was a Caramel Cinnamon Waffle cake. It was humungous and delicious in equal proportions. I tried to take a modest piece but no luck, modesty just wasn’t happening!



So after eating way too much and chatting loads, time was up. If you fancy joining a Clandestine Cake Club, they are all over world, so check on-line to see if there is one near you.

I'll be posting my Chocolate Mint Chip Cake Recipe soon.

10 comments:

  1. It was a great night, my only regret was not managing to eat more cake. I missed a few.

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    1. So did I - don't feel so guilty now!

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  2. Linley Collins7 July 2012 at 18:23

    I feel honoured you consider me a cakey friend :) I actually love Cake Club! What did I ever do without it? X

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    1. I love it too - long may it continue!!

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    2. Oh, that is so nice and I agree. Lovely bunch of peeps!

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  3. Looks like a good time was had by all!

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    1. It was great fun - and a great theme - thanks to Jac and Becca for that!

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  4. So who won the battle of the Mint Choc Chip cakes? Your's was yummy x

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    1. Well, that's not for me to answer! We'll have to put that to the other cake clubbers - but your's was delish!!!!!

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    2. I loved yours, Linley's and the Chocolate Fudge cake with the white choc stuff. they were my favourites, the rest were yummy too that I tried.

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