We had our last meeting of 2017 in Thurston, which was kindly organised by the Bury St Edmunds cake club. Like last year, I decided to have a joint meet up. I felt that this was a great way to end the year, with our sister Suffolk cake club! We had quite a few things against us this year. Members away on holiday, illnesses, other festive commitments and snowy weather which made getting to Thurston near on impossible. We ended up having quite a few cancellations, and mine and Amy’s Christmas spirit started to dwindle. However it all came out good and we ended up with a really nice turn out. Phew!
Amy from Bury chose a very pretty venue called The Grange Hotel. This was made even more beautiful by the blanket of ice and snow outside. It made the whole thing so much more festive. Inside was full of decorations, lights and a beautiful Christmas tree, our table was already set up and had views of their snow covered garden. Apologies again for turning up half an hour late, the snowy roads were a nightmare!
It was so lovely to see everyone in their festive outfits and Christmas jumpers, and the cakes were equally as Christmassy! We all laid our cakes in the centre of table and took some pictures, here is what everyone made:
Lucy – Christmas marzipan and fruitcake
Liv – Christmas fruitcake
Amy – Japanese Christmas cake
Sam – Galette des Rois
Lindsay – Norwegian Kransekake
Biddy – Italian Christmas cake
Val – Chocolate Guinness cake with baileys buttercream
Helen – Chocolate Yule log
All the cakes were delicious and so wonderfully christmassy, so thank you all for your efforts. I’d like to thank all the members that made it in to join us. I hope you all had a lovely time. Full of great company, great cakes and great conversation. Can we also say a huge thank you to The Grange Hotel for having us and serving us all our drinks. What a wonderful venue!
Amy and I wish all of our members a very happy Christmas and a fabulous new year. Here’s to 2018, we hope to see everyone in the new year!