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Hello – welcome to Clandestine Cake Club group for Newcastle.
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Late Summer Picnic – Newcastle upon Tyne

September 11, 2014 6:25 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

For our September meeting, Newcastle CCC had the opportunity to visit one of the Ouseburn’s newest residents. Anna Hedworth (of The Grazer foodie fame) let us take over her newest venture for the evening. Situated in a couple of converted shipping containers Cook house is a quirky new venue and in Anna’s own words is ‘a space to eat, sit, rest, work and hang out, a kitchen that is homely, welcoming and informal’.

Well we certainly all felt that it was everything that Anna described and with a full house we sat down to a huge selection of cake.

A full table of cakes and cake eaters!

A full table of cakes and cake eaters!

Cakey delights being partaken

Cakey delights being partaken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had a full house of cakes from our regulars with a few new faces as well which was great.

Iona made blackcurrant crumble cake, Lauren made a Peruvian corn cake, Rich made a rose and garden mint cake, Lisa made a courgette and blueberry cake with lemon buttercream, Lizzie made a bakewell cake, Terri made a raspberry and lemon polenta cake, Helen made a savoury cheese pistachio and prune cake, Kate made a coconut cake, Faye made a coffee and biscuit cake and Judit made a lemon cake. Phew, I think I’ve remembered all of them, and here’s some pictures of the finished articles as well!

CAKE!

CAKE!

Discussions were had on the recent EAT! food festival, eating al fresco, dinner parties, weddings and of course Great British Bake Off, Diana and THAT icecream incident. We all agreed that Iain’s icecream would never have set in time, we were all behind you poor Diana!

Thanks again to Anna for her wonderful hosting. We all can’t wait to come back to Cookhouse, turn the tables and sample some of her amazing cooking.

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Cake Surprise – Newcastle upon Tyne

July 24, 2014 7:33 pm in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well this is one occasion where the cakes definitely showed their best once we’d dug in rather than maybe before we started to eat (is that possible?!). With a theme of Cake Surprise, the Newcastle Cake Clubbers pulled out all the stops with cakes that were colourful, bright and of course tasted fantastic!

The Forth Hotel in central Newcastle hosted our evening this time around and gave us a wonderful cosy corner to gather in. Huge thanks go out to them for their hospitality, I think we converted quite a few of the staff to the world of cake with a sample selection at the end of the evening too.

20140715_182346      The Forth Hotel our lovely venue

Can you tell what was going to be inside all of these? Don’t worry if you can’t, I’ve a few pics showing them off but first a little note of all the contributors to our July event…

Shelley – Choo choo chai cake, Becci – Pinata cake, Lisa – Northumberland battenburg, Faye – Pizza cake, Helen – Tiger cake, Katy – Brownie surprise cake, Iona – Stripey banana caramel nut cake.

A wealth of hidden smarties in Becci's cake

A wealth of hidden smarties in Becci’s cake

Brownies and smarties all provided by Katy

Brownies and smarties all provided by Katy

A wonderful caramelly treat from Shelley

A wonderful caramelly treat from Shelley

Savoury cake with a chilli jam and cream cheese filling by Faye

Savoury cake with a chilli jam and cream cheese filling by Faye

True raspberry and almond battenburg by Lisa

True raspberry and almond battenburg by Lisa

Chocolate tiger cake by Helen

Chocolate tiger cake by Helen

Lovely evening with everyone, including our collection of mums to be! A good natter and a catch up both on cake matters and putting the rest of the world to rights.Cheers All!

Iona

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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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