Saturday, 31 May 2014

Clandestine Cake Club Dundee May 2014


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.



7 Seagate
Dundee
Telephone: 01382 202212


11 comments:

  1. OOh! Those cakes look amazing! And the venue look good too - wonder if it'll last. Not many have in that location, sadly. I think it would have been best if it had stayed as a cinema!

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    1. I used to love the cinema, I remember seeing Jurassic Park there.

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  2. What a fab theme! The cakes look amazing. Your rainbow cake reminds me of the ones me and my friends used to make for each other's birthdays, way back in the 80's. It was always such fun trying to get as many colours as possible into a sponge cake............ Your one is much brighter though!!!

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    1. Thanks Kate, I think food colouring has improved a wee bit since the 80's! And there is so much more to choose from

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  3. If anyone was wondering why it's called rainbow cake I think you've shown them why! Lovely even layers too.

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    1. All in the measuring CC, I was very precise!

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  4. Wow love your rainbow cake with retro sweets! That Rhubarb & Custard cake is awesome too!

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    1. It was awesome Kat - I used to love that cartoon!

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    2. Thanks Kat - I loved that cake too - I remember the TV show so well!

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  5. I love these.all look amazing .
    And I love the rainbow cake:)

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