|Melanie's Edwardian Recipe: Kitchen Garden Cake|
|Hannah's French Revolution Cake|
And as always The Knit Studio proved to be the perfect place for us, a large table for our cakes, space for us to gather (around the table), and sofas to chat, all surrounded by nooks and crannies filled with amazing colours and textures of materials, yarns, books, equipment, clothes, and things to inspire you to have a go...
The theme for the gathering was, Inspired by History because of the history of Blackfriars - and our cake bakers took up the challenge (as always).
So let me take you all on a journey through time presented through the medium of cake (click the baker name & cake for a picture):
|A Jurassic Ginger Cake baked by Iona|
We stopped for a bite to eat (only a thin sliver of cake from each) a cup of tea and headed back onto our journey of cake...
|Battenburg Cake baked by Lisa|
We stopped somewhere in the 70s to sample an Upside Down Peach Melba & Coconut Cake (Nelly), A sophisticated coffee cake (Val), a Cheesecake (Rose) and a Carrot Cake (Lauren)
Sorry Rose I didn't get a pic of your cake, but it was the perfect palate cleanser
|Orange & Poppyseed Cake baked by Catherine|
Until we crashed - full of cake, stuffed happy and educated in the history of cake!
Thanks again to our bakers - you did the theme proud, I hope I've told the history how it was ;)
Welcome to new CCC member Catherine, who successfully pulled off her mum's Orange & Poppyseed cake - even though her scales broke!! And Chloe from Living North Magazine - I hope we've inspired you to bake a cake for the next gathering!
Thanks again to Anne for letting us use your wonderful space in The Knit Studio .
And good luck to Iona who'll be running Newcastle Clandestine Cake Club gatherings - all members will be notified of any changes via emai, and I'll be along as a baker - don't you worry :)
View all of the photos from the event in my Flickr account