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Hello – welcome to Clandestine Cake Club group for Newcastle.
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by Iona

The definition of cake – Newcastle Upon Tyne

June 11, 2014 3:08 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well last month we had a fantastic warm welcome from Waterstones Newcastle for our event ‘The Definition of cake’. Could there be anything better than being able to eat cake and drink tea & coffee surrounded by cook books? We were really lucky to be able to take over the cafe space on the first floor with our delicious bakes, and huge thanks go out to all the staff that helped us that evening.

Tea and cake and books!

Tea and cake and books!

Hannah baked a savoury courgette and basil cake, Faye baked a CAKE (chocolate, amaretto, kahlua and expresso cake), Kate baked a 3 tier ice cream cake, Lauren baked a Ugandan peanut cake, Charlotte baked a victoria sponge cake, Philippa baked a giant jaffa cake, Rich baked a multi layer cake (chocolate & guinness, ginger, coffee, carrot, lemon and vanilla layers), and finally Iona baked a tiffin cake.

We were all amazed at Kate’s ability to create an icecream cake and transport it to CCC, and also to Rich for his fantastic multi-layered cake on his first visit to Newcastle CCC! It’s not all about the size but we couldn’t help but applaud.

L-R Multi layered cake, courgette and basil cake, C-A-K-E cake

L-R Multi layered cake, courgette and basil cake, C-A-K-E cake

L-R Tiffin cake, victoria sponge, Ugandan groundnut cake, jaffa cake

L-R Tiffin cake, victoria sponge, Ugandan groundnut cake, jaffa cake

Triple layer icecream cake

Triple layer icecream cake

The cakes all tasted amazing and I really appreciated the effort people went to to try and challenge or define what a cake is. I for one will definitely be going for a savoury cake now and then.

Until next time I’ll sign off with this shot of cake layers, because why wouldn’t I? See you next time!

Iona

Top to bottom  Vanilla, lemon, carrot, coffee, ginger, chocolate and guinness

Top to bottom Vanilla, lemon, carrot, coffee, ginger, chocolate and guinness

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Newcastle Upon Tyne – Spring Forward

April 7, 2014 7:37 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well the weather may not have stayed Spring like for the evening but it definitely felt like the sun was shining when Newcastle Cake Club rocked up to The Cycle Hub on the Quayside this month. Huge thanks to Lizzie, Harriet and Katie who made us feel at home at the cafe. It’s a great venue with a wonderful selection of cycling gear (alongside the food and drink!) including some awesome prints that I was VERY tempted by.

Cycle Hub cafe

Cycle Hub cafe

Cycle Hub cafe

Cycle Hub cafe

Posters of temptation at the Cycle Hub!

Posters of temptation at the Cycle Hub!

And all of this before we even got to the cakes… Many thanks to everyone who came along, it was a great evening with many summery flavours and tastes. The long list is as follows…

Rachel – Lemon crackle cake, Nelly – Lemon curd cake, Kate – lemon and strawberry roulage, Lisa – Blueberry and soured cream cake, Lauren – Rhubarb and ginger cake, Anna – Lemon curd layer cake, Shelley – Beesting cake, Faye – Romanian cozonac, Kerrie – Grapefruit and mint cake, Rose – Ginger cake, Hannah – Upside down pineapple cake, Philippa – Rosewater and cardamon cake, Tracy – Healthy hidden apple cake, Iona – Orange curd and polenta cake

The full selection of cakes on show

The full selection of cakes on show

Clockwise from bottom right - beesting, hidden apple, rhubarb and ginger, lemon curd

Clockwise from bottom right – beesting, hidden apple, rhubarb and ginger, lemon curd

Clockwise from bottom right - rosewater and cardamon, blueberry soured cream, roulade, lemon crackle, ginger

Clockwise from bottom right – rosewater and cardamon, blueberry soured cream, roulade, lemon crackle, ginger

Clockwise from right - lemon crackle bundt, roulade, Romanian cozonac, lemon curd, hidden apple, rhubarb and ginger, orange polenta and lemon curd

Clockwise from right – lemon crackle bundt, roulade, Romanian cozonac, lemon curd, hidden apple, rhubarb and ginger, orange polenta and lemon curd

And then they were eaten...

And then they were eaten…

The evening flowed along until we were all stuffed and ready to take cake back with us. I think most of us will be thinking of taking a trip back down to the river when the sun is shining to take advantage of this wonderful cafe. Some of us have already got plans to be back to see The Handlebards performing Shakespeares Comedy of Errors, I’ve been told last year was fantastic so fingers crossed for sunny weather then!

Great to see so many bakers, see you all next time! x

 

 

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Newcastle upon Tyne – Something Old, Something New

February 18, 2014 2:21 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well we had a fantastic start to the CCC New Year at Newcastle, 14 cakes made their way along with bakers to the Town Wall pub near Central Station. Big thanks to the venue who gave us our own little alcove and let us spread out all the cakey goodness. It’s a great venue for a gathering and they were really helpful in making sure we had everything we needed, I’d recommend it for a cheeky post work drink as well as for cake devouring, I’m sure we’ll be back again with CCC!

The theme this event was ‘Something old, something new’, giving all our bakers the chance to bring out an old recipe or try something brand new for 2014. The gorgeous selection of cakes is as the extensive list below, but I can personally say that it was quite the range from both our regular bakers and those attending CCC for the first time.

  • Iona – Apple sourdough cake
  • Lauren H -Pandan angel cake
  • Olivia – Sachertorte
  • Lisa – Orange polenta cake
  • Hannah – Peanut butter cake
  • Kate – Banana cake with peanut butter buttercream and caramel
  • Nelly – Grapefruit and olive oil cake
  • Helen – Swedish almond cake
  • Zelda – Chocolate marble cake
  • Shelley – Pear and ginger cake
  • Lauren G – Oreo cake
  • Philippa – Hidden star cake
  • Faye – Vegan chocolate pistachio cake
  • Hayley – Maple syrup and pecan cake

Well done everyone, I feel inspired for our next event!

Iona x

The full spread of cake

Hidden star visible!, pear and ginger, chocolate & pistachio, swedish almond cake, oreo cake, peanut butter and chocolate marble

Hidden star visible!, pear and ginger, chocolate & pistachio, swedish almond cake, oreo cake, peanut butter and chocolate marble

Clockwise from top - hidden star, chocolate marble, apple sourdough, pandan angel, banana & peanut butter, maple syrup & pecan, grapefruit & olive oil just in shot!

Clockwise from top – hidden star, chocolate marble, apple sourdough, pandan angel, banana & peanut butter, maple syrup & pecan, grapefruit & olive oil just in shot!

Anti-clockwise from the front - apple sourdough, peanut butter, oreo, orange polenta, chocolate marble and hidden star

Anti-clockwise from the front – apple sourdough, peanut butter, oreo, orange polenta, chocolate marble and hidden star

The grand spread

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