Special CCC event ~ Somewhere Over The Rainbow 6th July 2014

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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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by Iona

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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Newcastle upon Tyne – A Little Bit of Christmas Sparkle

December 22, 2013 11:36 am in Newcastle Upon Tyne by Iona

Well the Christmas holidays have begun for me, and it’s a great opportunity to reminisce about our last lovely cakey outing in Newcastle.

A busy Christmas season limited our numbers at this event but this meant we had a lovely close knit group sitting down at the Redhouse pub in Newcastle.(http://www.theredhousencl.co.uk/). Whilst everyone around us was eating pie and a pint. our table stood out with a fantastic array of cake. I think we may have converted a few people around us to the sweet side, but also huge thanks to the venue for letting us sneak a corner of this cosy comfy pub.

We had a wide range of cakes from a trifle cheesecake through to a towering after eight cake (see the pictures for scale), a full list is below. They really did have the essence of Christmas in every bite and I left the venue feeling really festive and ready to take on Christmas shopping with a new vengeance.

Thanks to everyone who came along, it was a great evening. Happy festive baking over the holidays and I’ll see you in 2014!

Iona x

Iona – Trifle cheesecake, Helen – Chocolate cherry cake, Melanie – Sugar plum (FAIRY) cake, Lydia – Apple and black’MERRY’ cake, Ian – After eight cake, Faye – Lemon and white chocolate Christmas parcel, Katy – White chocolate and spice cake

the grand Christmas cake array

the grand Christmas cake array

Faye's white chocolate and lemon christmas parcel

Faye’s white chocolate and lemon christmas parcel

Ian's after eight tower with knife scale bar!

Ian’s after eight tower with knife scale bar!

Helen's chocolate and cherry cake

Helen’s chocolate and cherry cake

Katy's white chocolate and spice cake

Katy’s white chocolate and spice cake

Lydia' apple and blackMERRY cake and Melanie's sugar plum (fairy) cake

Lydia’ apple and blackMERRY cake and Melanie’s sugar plum (fairy) cake

cake demolished!

cake demolished!

cake demolished part 2

cake demolished part 2

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