We had the first meeting of the King’s Lynn Clandestine Cake Club last week, and what a fantastic turn out we had. We met at the Market Bistro restaurant and set out our cakes upstairs in their private dining area. We had 16 slightly anxious attendees and 12 wonderful cakes! Some of the cakes were in their 2nd or 3rd incarnation after 1st attempts went wrong, and in the morning I had had to arrange emergency refridgeration for one of the cakes as it was too big for the baker’s fridge at work. However, they all made it to the table, and were labelled and admired!
Photo taken by the Lynn News
Victoria, a reporter from the local paper (The Lynn News) attended with a photographer in tow, and she even made a lovely fruit cake for the occasion. So with interviews done and photographs taken we proceeded to cut up the cakes – even though they looked too good to eat!
The cakes included cassata siciliana, blueberry and lime, fruit cake, lemon curd cake, summer strawberry sponge, lemon white chocolate and raspberry, chocolate and pear, white chocolate and strawberry, banana and hazelnut, rhubarb and lemon curd, apple streusel, apple crumble and custard. The standard was very high indeed!
Much cake was eaten, as was the purpose of the night, and washed down with Mojito’s made with home grown mint leaves and pots of tea.
Once we had our fill of cake we cut up the rest to share and take home, but there was still a lot left which we left for the restaurant team. The owner then took home what was left after that for her children, but even the babysitter had to lend a hand!
I am now in the process of arranging our next event to tie in with the Olympic Torch passing through King’s Lynn. I look forward to getting to know the club members better and welcoming new participants next time. Our thanks go to Market Bistro for their excellent hospitality as always.