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Groundhog Day at York Central

Our meeting on 11th July 2018 was the last official get together of the York Central Clandestine Cake Club, so tinged with sadness but fear not, we will be continuing as York Cake Club via a Facebook Group of the same name.

The theme for this month was an idea from one of our members, Caroline. We quite often have two cakes with the same base recipe or title at meetings, but which turn out totally different. Caroline wondered what would happen if we all were to bake the same cake. Madeira was chosen and as you can see from the photographs you would never think they were all the same cake, they all looked so different, and here are the flavours:-

STEPHANIE – blueberry and lemon
DEBORAH – chocolate and coffee with white chocolate buttercream
HOLLY – Lemon and almond with whote chocolate and amaretto ganache
SUE – Grandma’s recipe with port
SARAH B – Galaxy mirror glazed classic Madeira
PAULA – Lemon, served with blieberries and creme fraiche
SARAH C – Cherry loaf
CAROLINE – Rose (and I’m sorry but I have to make special mention of those amazing sugar flowers!)
MEGAN – Thai inspired lime and mango
ELANA – lemon and poppyseed

We had an amazing turnout, despite England playing in the World Cup semi-final at the same time, at one of our regular cake club haunts, the Eagle and Child on High Petergate.

Our first meeting as York Cake Club is already on the Facebook page. It will take place on Wednesday 8th August – search for ‘York Cake Club’ on Facebook and come join us!

Holly and I would like to thank all our lovely members for being part of our cake club and making our jobs so much easier, hope you will all continue to be part of our new club too!

Finally a huge thank you on behalf of York Central goes to Lynn Hill for starting up the Clandestine Cake Club and seven years of hard work. Without her we would not have our amazing cake club and group of friends.

Holly and Deborah xxx

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