Lancaster held its’ third cakey gathering and they just keep getting better.
We met at the Nice Cafe Bar at the Storey in Lancaster city centre www.nicebarandrestaurant.co.uk who allowed us to use an area, a large area ‘cos there were lots of us, in their lovely, modern cafe. Andrew and staff looked after us wonderfully, as well as looking on in wonder, as all these boxes containing cake kept arriving.
And what cakes! The theme was Have your cake and drink it! and this was interpreted wisely and widely. i’ve been requested by members to blog all bakers and their cakes, so here goes:
Lynne (in post Paris mode) – Gateau au chocolat et framboises
Kathryn – Strawberry Daiquiri cake
Catriona – Hot chocolate cake, served with marshmallows on top
Martje – Advocaat cake
Carol – Apricot and cherry tea loaf
Gareth (with help from Isabelle) – Velvet Elvis cake
Karen – Gin and tonic cake
Agnes – Plum and palinka cake
Eve – Brandy snap cake
Laura – Woo Woo cake
Margaret – Coffee, soaked with brandy, gateau
Alaina – Aztec cake (once seen, never forgotten)
Carole – Vodka and orange cake
Fiona – Guiness and chocolate cake
Vicky – 3 ingredient Teacake
Ally – Champagne cake
Debi (who came as a guest.,left as a member) – Fat free tea bread
The photos say it all! We had a fantastic time, and I think I got to talk to everyone this time. It was sad some members could not attend, but hope to see them soon either at our December event www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/ccc-events/lancaster-its-pantomime-oh-no-it-isnt/ or in 2013. And of course, visits to open house in Overton will be available when I’m home, with a very big Christmas cake to welcome you.
Dont forget Lancashire Life with a special article should be out on Wednesday, and news of the first 2013 event announced next weekend.
Keep baking, Lynne.