A couple of weeks ago, on the night of the final of another fantastic series of The Great British Bake Off, the Cambridge Clandestine Cake Club gathered for an evening of GBBO themed cakes and a screening of the show itself.
The fantastic First and Last pub kindly gave us a venue to watch the programme and eat cake, there were 25 cakes in all kinds of flavours – flourless chocolate hazelnut, grapefruit bundt cake, hummingbird cake, orange and almond cake.. the list was indeed endless!
I baked the Apple Pie Cake from Edd Kimber’s first book, The Boy Who Bakes – it is a fantastic recipe which makes a rather large cake! It was my first three layer cake – the sponge is light and gently spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon cream cheese frosting between the layers and finally topped with lightly cooked apples and golden spiced caramel.
Watching the bake off in a room full of 25 other keen bakers was brilliant, we shared the tense moments, the oohs and aahs and giggled at Mary Berry’s double entendre. I’m really pleased John won too, he was a fantastic baker and learnt so much from the start of the series.
Our cakey evening also featured in Cambridge Evening News, and my silly face got in the paper later that week, along with my cake of course.
Following the cake club evening I’m really pleased to say I’ve agreed to be Miss Sue Flay’s co-host for future Cambridge Clandestine Cake Club’s – so watch out for more announcements from both of us about the next bake off – coming very very soon!
Find your nearest cake club on the site: http://www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk