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My ramblings about anything to do with food!

The Terrible Twos – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Our gem of a cake club is actually two years old (plus one month!) and we couldn’t let this toddler of a milestone pass without having our own little celebration. The challenge was simply to bake a birthday cake fit … Continue reading

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Variety is the sweet or savoury spice of life – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

You might well ask if there is such a thing as a savoury cake. And you would be forgiven to think carrot or courgette cake. To me, these are sweet cakes.  We’re talking real, honest to goodness savouriness such as … Continue reading

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Easter delicacies – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With Easter on the horizon, it seemed apt to adopt a theme that was representative of the season. Easter Delicacies was not to be restricted to those very traditional of Easter cakes, such as the British Simnel, but to include … Continue reading

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Whatever Takes Your Fancy – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The theme for March 2014′s Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club event was effectively carte blanche (but strictly within the rules!). ‘Whatever you fancy’ literally left members to choose to bake whatever caught their imagination for that moment.  As a result, I … Continue reading

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My Favourite Colour – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

There were endless possibilities of cake creations that could turn up for our event on 3 February.  If yellow was top of your list, then maybe a lemon cake of some sort.  If blue, maybe lavender or blueberry something or … Continue reading

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Santa’s Grotto – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With the festive season upon us, nothing less than a seasonal theme would do for the Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club’s December event.  You would be forgiven to think that we might have been in danger of ending up with all … Continue reading

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Let’s Go Retro – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

As always, I had much excitement and anticipation for this month’s cake club event.  Our member bakers never cease to impress with their creativity and lateral thinking when it comes to baking cake and I was in no doubt that … Continue reading

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Herbs, seeds & spices – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With autumn knocking on our doors and the summer all but gone, this month’s theme had a seasonal edge to it.  Spices would be welcome to bring warmth against the now much cooler nights; seeds & herbs reflections on the … Continue reading

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Animal, vegetable or mineral? – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Who remembers the 1950s TV game show ‘Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?‘ (very much before my time I hasten to add!)?  The idea being that expert archeologists, art historians, or natural history experts, were expected to identify interesting objects or artefacts. … Continue reading

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Yorkshire’s Finest – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The 1st of August dawned bright and extremely warm to welcome Yorkshire Day 2013.  In fact, it turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far.  Undaunted by the heat, there was every manner of activities across … Continue reading

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