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My ramblings about anything to do with food!

Quaffable Cakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

This theme was all about anything you can drink that could also go to flavour or spice up a cake. Be it a hot or cold beverage such as tea or coffee, or something cooler like a fruit juice or … Continue reading

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Signature Bakes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

This was an opportunity for everyone to show off their creative flair with a handcrafted bake that, if there were a special occasion, this would be the one to show off with. We were (the perfect) 7 in number with … Continue reading

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Spring time! – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

With the daffodils out and signs of cherry blossoms on the trees, a spring time theme seemed appropriate for this time of year. As luck would have it, a sunny Saturday afternoon too added to the occasion. Our very kind … Continue reading

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East Meets West – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

I suppose you could argue that if you continued to travel east, you’d eventually end up back in the ‘west’! However, the idea behind this theme was to consider ingredients and flavours typical of Asia or those parts of the … Continue reading

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Do Yourself A Flavour – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

No, it’s not a typo on the old adage, do yourself a favour … our theme was really was all about flavours and the sky was the limit. We had an exciting new venue at the hotel and country club, … Continue reading

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Anything Goes – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

Here’s the thing, ‘cake club’ is exactly what it says on the (cake) tin; a cake club, not a baking club. It’s also about fostering the idea of sharing a whole cake into several morsels (several times over). Cupcakes, muffins, … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n Roll – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

If you enter ‘rock and roll cake’ as a search on ‘tinternet, it’s fascinating what’s out there in the interpretation of this theme. There is plenty on the music aspect either in the shape of instruments or music groups and … Continue reading

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Flower Power – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

A host of possibilities were in store for this cake theme whether in flavour or decorations. Lavender, elderflower, orange blossom, rose were those that came initially to mind when the theme was set. And we ended up with a variety … Continue reading

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Quinoa chocolate cake

I was inspired to make this cake after watching a recent episode of BBC1’s Country File. It was featured by a farmer growing quinoa in the UK and evidently succeeding. The culmination of the clip was the said farmer and … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun – Saltaire Clandestine Cake Club

The theme for tonight’s event was set in the expectation of August being the height of British summer with plenty of warm sunshine. However, the rain was pouring with a definite chill in the air as we arrived but it … Continue reading

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