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November 17, 2015

I love the idea of Clandestine Cake Club – an opportunity to meet other people who like baking cake, like eating cake and like talking about cake!

Unfortunately we don’t have one in my immediate area so when I investigated the CCC – after meeting the lady who is the inspiration behind CCC, Lynn Hill, at the Manchester Cake and Bake Show in 2014 – I joined the Stockport and Manchester South groups.

I’d only managed to get to one meeting before so when I saw one advertised of the two groups joining together a bit closer to home in Bramhall I signed up straight away.

In case you don’t know you only find out about the exact venue when you’ve signed up to attend – and a couple of days before the meeting. Our venue was announced as A Sweet Thought– a sweet shop that also hosts children’s parties – and more recently some adult ones too!

The two organisers were Owen and Claire of the Manchester South group.

Clandestine Cake Club

Clandestine Cake Club

Clandestine Cake Club

Clandestine Cake Club

The great thing is you don’t have to eat a dozen slices of cake – if you remember to take an extra box you can take cake home too!

Cakes for the Trick or Treat event were my Sweet Treat (a moist chocolate cake with chocolate ganache covered in mini Oreo biscuits and buttons), Claire baked an orange and brownie Day of the Dead Cake in the shape of a skull, topped with jelly beans and other sweets and also produced a mini Red Velvet to bring along with her mum and friend Sarah. There was an iced spiders’ web on Elaine’s Red Velvet Cake, a Toffee Apple Cake from Jannette, Helen’s Sticky Ginger Cake with lime-flavoured icing, a “Smoresfest” (toasted marshmallow) cake from Jo.

Owen’s spectacular Sticky Toffee Cinder Cake featured as a November recipe in the CCC A Year of Cake book with his addition of custom decoration featuring a certain bearded judge from the Bake Off!

Picture courtesy of Owen

Picture courtesy of Owen

Stockport group are looking for a new organiser so if you live in that area and love cake don’t hesitate to contact Clandestine Cake Club.

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