• Elisha Rurka posted an update in the group Group logo of Southlake TexasSouthlake Texas 5 days, 14 hours ago

    Hello bakers,

    I wanted to clear up confusion and let you know where I am taking our cake club going forward. Last week, Lynn Hill (founder) sent a message introducing an annual fee of 25GBP to remain a member of the Clandestine Cake Club. This decision came after many months of trying to find ways to help with the increasing financial and personal burden of trying to maintain and run the website. Lynn tried everything she could think of to monetize the website, drive traffic and even introduced voluntary donations to try to help. But the enormous success of the club has meant more money and time than she can maintain going forward. The annual fee created a lot of problems for many members and Lynn has therefore decided she will be closing down the Clandestine Cake Club website altogether at the end of July. If you had already paid the annual dues, you should have received a full refund. Lynn will continue to support the Clandestine Cake Club Facebook page and I encourage you to join it and participate (the link is at the top of this page).

    So, with the closing down of CCC, I am renaming our club to be simply, “Southlake Cake Club.” I have set up a Facebook page which I will use to post events and pictures instead of the CCC website. Please join the page or if you don’t use Facebook, let me know so I can make sure to continue emailing you the information. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/191538718151483/

    I am sad that the greater CCC club is closing down, as I’ve enjoyed being part of a global community of bakers for the past 5 years. I am grateful to Lynn for all she did to create and grow such an amazing club! However, I know our club will continue to grow and thrive because we have an amazing group of women and I appreciate each of you! This change will also give us a bit more flexibility going forward to have more “anything goes” events, though I do plan to continue with it being primarily a cake-only club.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Join our new Facebook page and please feel free to invite any friends (or previous guests you’ve invited) you think might be interested.

    Here’s to many more years of cake and friendship with Southlake Cake Club!

    Happy baking,

    Elisha