It was another Clandestine Cake Club in Dundee and this time I was host.
It’s actually getting really tricky to find new venues for the club – Dundee has a lot of places, but not all have space for clubs, or are willing to let you have the venue gratis.
A bar had recently reopened in the Seagate area called Cask and Cork. I ventured in and asked if they would be willing to host, and they kindly agreed. What they failed to tell me was that they had a singer on the same night!
I turned up at the bar, and was greeted by my fellow cake clubbers and the sound of the gentleman singing. He had a great voice. Opinion seemed divided though. Some clubbers liked having the music and others found it too noisy! You can’t keep everyone I suppose...
The theme I chose for this Cake Club outing was ‘Childhood Memories’. I asked the bakers to bring along cakes which they may have liked as a child, or baked with an adult when they were young. Or alternatively they could decorate a cake with sweets from their childhood, or even base it on a TV show, pop group or toy they liked when young.
And the cakes did not disappoint.
We had a mandarin gateaux, a rhubarb streusel cake, a classic Victoria sandwich, and a Dorset Apple cake.
Then we had an Oreo cake, a Frasier Cake, rhubarb and rosewater yoghurt cake and a battenburg.
I know I shouldn't have favourites, but I loved the picture on top of Jane's Rhubarb and Rosewater Yoghurt cake. Oh and I wish Jane's daughter a speedy recovery by the way!
My own creation was a rainbow layer cake which I thought initially represented Multi-Coloured Swap Shop with Noel Edmonds, which I used to love on a Saturday morning. But someone then said it was a rainbow – what about the TV show Rainbow. So take your pick. I also decorated the outside with buttercream and crushed meringue, something I remember from birthday cakes of old. And I then I added some retro sweets on top. Check out my post later in the week to see how I made the cake.
The night was great and everyone took lots of leftovers of cake, and left with a full tummy!
The Cask and Cork was formerly a cinema in Dundee and was transformed into a bar in the early 2000's.
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