Sheffield CCC baked Spring Cakes for The Archer Project in Sheffield Cathedral 1554 Cafe
April 21, 2018 4:15 pm | By Karen Join Sheffield Clandestine cake club & bake with us to relax.
Today Sheffield CCC bakers baked Spring Cakes with donations to the Sheffield Archer Project We met Emily Bowes from the project in Café 1554 .
Delicious Spring cakes .
Top left Carolyns Japanese Cherry Blossom Citrus cake with fresh lemon and buttercream frosting . Lemon and lime drizzle. Next Dannis Lemon Elderflower & Mascarpone Cream Layer cake.
Middle Annes Rhubarb & Orange Drizzle cake with semolina & buttermilk. Bottom Right Karens Poached Rhubarb Syrup sponge cake with Rhubarb Syrup & ground almonds.
The Archer Project
supports local Homeless people. They have dedicated medical staff, training, computer access & postal address support. They work with people to help them move confidently into voluntary, then paid work. The Just Works scheme runs contract work to provide employment opportunities. Printed by us works with Sheffield Artists and trains people to print & run creative businesses . Kickback Recovery helps support people recovering from addiction.
Thanks for hosting and explaining all about the project.
Our next event is Sat 26th May Cakes from famous Chefs Cookbooks. 10.30 til 12.30 … books for sale too. Plenty of space so guests welcome. Leave time to park …on street parking , but not directly outside venue. Any questions please contact Karen 07971881251
It’s Christmas in Sheffield my Deer !
Isle of Man – Spring has Sprung
In “Isle of Man”
Cakes of Asia with latest news from Nepal
Jude hosted us, fresh back from a month volunteering at a school in rural Nepal. She talked about life there with lots of pictures & some organic fresh Nepalese ginger . We had 6 cakes from all over Asia. All served up with Nepali Black tea. Fabulous cakes and fabulous speaker !
1 Annes Chinese 5 Spice cake with apple and walnuts , Fennel, star anise, cloves, pepper and cinnamon. Made with oil instead of butter. ” Alysons Chineses Bakery Chiffon cake . Adapted as usually steamed . Made with eggs and coconut oil .Butter icing with coconut. Mountain peaks to represent the high Himalayas .
3 Dannis Lime and Lychee Bundt from Thailand. Juice from 2 limes & the lychees plus zest in the bundt, plus yoghurt. Fresh lychees in the middle. 4 Sarahs Gingerbread Chai tea cake …still warm from the oven.
5 Karens Green Matcha Tea cake with white chocolate Ganache topping. Ground matcha tea plus Matcha tea syrup infusion dripped into the cake 6 Vickis Pandan Chiffon cake . Made with bright green extract of Pandan a Malaysian leaf , that has a nutty flavour & green colour. Made with coconut oil.
Here are the insider photos .
Next dates are 24th March Bunnytastic Easter Cakes 21st April Spring Cakes …join us @fabcoach
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We had a fab array of Yule Logs from Sheffield Clandestine Cake club members, to celebrate Christmas & the solstice !!
Sian made a dark choc & raspberry yule log. She advised us to take the paper off whilst the cake is warm. Sponge is made with dark chocolate ganache, cream and raspberries in middle.
Clares Lemon & Almond Meringue Roulade . Toasted flaked almonds on top. She had help with the whisking from 13 year old son so the cream filling was #firm.
Karen W’s White chocolate Christmas Yule ..with cinnamon that tasted like coconut plus hedgerow jelly. Karen W said it was an ordinary sponge with cinnamon … Advises vanilla instead …. Was to be cranberry sauce inside but substituted it for homemade hedgerow jelly inside . Cream and White Choc with mascarpone coating .
Annes Delicious Mint Chocolate Yule with chocolate chips & peppermint butter cream. She said that her Chocolate and peppermint Paul Hollywood recipe …cracked a lot. She suggested next time, train it whilst it’s warm. Then unroll and fill . Don’t leave till cool as it will crack. Some members had 2 goes to avoid cracking.Take paper off, and roll with damp tea towel or grease proof with little bit of icing sugar.
Carolyns Chocolate snowflake log. Lemon and lime lemon curd and cream . Topping white chocolate ganache …. #yummy with chocolate reindeer.
Ruths delicious Monster Yule log, so called because someone had #borrowed her swiss roll tin & she had to use a larger one !! She built it with 2 different swiss rolls interlocked .
Sarahs yule log was from Baking Heaven magazine …. Chocolate meringue Yule log with whipped cream and melted chocolate.
Karen P’s Chocolate Log..from a Delia recipe for squidgy swiss roll, made with 6 egg yolks whisked with castor sugar, organic cocoa then 6 peaky egg whites folded in. Filling was chocolate cream ganache with dried cranberries, plus blobs of whipped cream . Very easy to make .
#scrumptious We all had full tins of samples to take home !
The next 2 dates are
Sat 27th Jan Cakes with a Healthy Twist
Sat 24th Feb A taste of Asia … with special guest
Tip for next year …book a venue early for Christmas .
Have a great one, and contact me firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on Sheffield Clandestine Cake Club. Follow me @fabcoach on Twitter.
We had a fab break in Llangynog , 12 miles from Bala. We walked 8 miles up to Cadair Berwyn, 2730 feet up from Pistyll Rhaeader. The weather was perfect despite it being late October.
We walked 8 miles from the waterfall, up a beautiful green valley side path, then steeply up the edge of a Cwm and a little lake. It was very steep, with a huge drop, but the views were worth it. Recommended, but make sure you take maps, compass, lots of snacks & water. We will be back. It just shows what you can do, slow & steady reaches the top.
Follow all my rambling adventures here ! Next stop in 2018 Cadair Idris .