Thursday, 10 April 2014

Stamford Clandestine Cake Club Spring Fling

Just as Spring has been springing into life in our gardens, so too did the Stamford Clandestine Cake Club, with our Spring Fling themed event on Monday, April 7. We had 12 tasty Spring cakes to sample in the upstairs room at The Crown Hotel, Stamford. We met here just over a year ago when there were only 7 members; this month, we had 15 attendees with 12 cakes, ranging from a chocolate orange marble cake to two lemon and poppyseed bundts.

Unfortunately I couldn’t taste the two chocolate cakes we had this month, as I gave up all things chocolate for Lent. Stupid idea! I did accidentally lick my finger on which was resting a smidge of chocolate cream but we’ll overlook that indiscretion. I have told member Victoria Sponge that she needs to make me her chocolate nest cake with Cadbury Mini Eggs for Easter!

Lemon poppyseed bundt cakeFlourless chocolate nest cake

The roll of honour was as follows:
Two lemon and poppyseed bundts – Sophie and Louise
Flourless chocolate nest cake – Vic
Lemon sherbet cake – Anthea
Ginger and lime layer cake – Simon
Citrus sunbeam cake – Kerry
Lemon parsnip and hazelnut cake – Vicky
Violet and orange posy cake – Lisa
Apricot and almond cake – Sarah
Lemon meringue cake – Alice
Chocolate orange marble cake – Celia
Lemon sponge with lemon curd – Ros

Lots of lovely lemon cakes but no lemon drizzles – hurrah! I’m always impressed at how hard the Stamford members try to bake a new and different recipe, and everyone says it’s great to have a challenge of a theme.

Ginger and lime cakeLemon sponge with lemon curd

We enjoyed a lovely evening of chat and cake in The Crown and the bar staff really loved the plates of cake we provided. Looking forward to the next event, on May 12th. 

For information about the Clandestine Cake Club click here

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