Over the years I have received numerous emails, cards and even flowers, from members and organisers telling me how much they love being part of the Clandestine Cake Club. They are heart-warming words which often bring tears to my eyes. Members tell me about the friends they have made and the new experiences they have had since joining a group which has enabled them to continue with their love of baking. Sharing their beautiful home-made cakes, their soggy bottom and sunken middle stories with like-minded people who will never judge their baking skills. They learn and have fun.

Victoria Johnsen – Organiser of Fleet, Farnham and Farnborough.

I joined CCC around two years ago, I had just moved to the area and thought it would be a nice way to meet people. Little did I know I would end up taking over as organiser not long after! I can safely say I have met some fabulous people and made some great friends – this was brought home to me at our last event when I was presented with a beautiful card and some Squires Kitchen vouchers as a gift to say congratulations on my recent wedding and thank you for organising the club. Proof that CCC members are all very lovely people!

Claire Howarth Co-Organiser of CCC Manchester South

I first came across CCC at a baking show and, being a keen lover of all things cake related, went on their website for a nosy. I was a bit anxious about attending my first event as I went on my own but I need not have been, as everyone was so friendly and all the cakes meant that we were never short of conversation. Fast forward a year or so and I am now a joint organiser of the Manchester South club and attending an event is like going out with friends. The events are so sociable and a great opportunity to bake and experiment with new recipes.

Kay Wells Organiser of CCC Huddersfield

I love cake club as a club member and now as an organiser. I love to see everyone’s happy smiling faces and the topics of conversation we have at events. I manage to sit with all my little group and have individual natters with each of them. I don’t know what I’d do without cake club, it has done wonders for my mum too, as she now is a member of 4 groups, she is determined she is not missing out.

Emma Burton member of CCC Buckinghamshire

I have been a member of the Bucks CCC since its creation and always try to make every meeting. Why ? Well, where else can you meet up with people who have become friends in a lovely setting whether it be a tea shop or a picnic spot, try everyone’s wonderful creations and go home with a box full of treats for your family?
There is no competition. We laugh at each other’s disasters and I always leave feeling like I have learned something albeit with a slightly wider girth than I arrived with.

Gillian Barnett member of CCC Buckinghamshire

I joined cake club as I love cake and thought it would be a great way to make new friends whilst eating something that I love. However now I find I go, still because I love cake and have made some new friends but I find it has taken me out of my baking comfort zone, no more plain Victoria sandwiches or chocolate cake I love searching for new recipes to try for the themes and particularly different toppings to decorate with, I only ever used to use butter cream or glace icing but now have discovered lots of different frostings and ganache! Whilst on the whole most cakes have turned out well there have been one or two disasters, but have still taken them along to club to discuss why things went wrong and to learn for the next time and they still got eaten which is the main thing.
I find the meetings a great way to socialise, whilst eating lots of yummy cake, though it doesn’t help the diet!

Nikki Dennis – Organiser of CCC Okinawa

I had my first take of CCC in Downham Market, and immediately fell in love. I already loved baking and eating cake and this was a great opportunity to meet others that enjoyed the same. My family and I moved to Okinawa Japan and had to bring the CCC with me. I received Lynn’s blessing and created a CCC Okinawa. We have such a wonderful group here. Cake makes everything better!!

Helen Johnson – CCC Bury St Edmunds

I first heard about the Clandestine Cake Club back in 2012 and decided it was the perfect club for me! After discovering that there wasn’t a local club I decided to set one up myself and over three years later we’re still going. In that time I’ve met lots of lovely people, eaten a LOT of cake and had lots of fun. It’s such a simple idea but a lovely way to meet new people and try out different recipes.