Sheffield Cakes from famous novels

Baking to relax in Sheffield . Join me at the Sheffield Clandestine Cake Club. A great way to meet new people & talk cake !! Oh and eat it too.


Massive thanks to Sarah Boyce & Walkley Library for inviting us to hold our Cakes from the Novels, Clandestine Cake club, as part of the Walkley Festival. We had lots of guests & members of the public inspecting the cakes .

Sarahs cake was the story of Il castello incantato from Edgar Allan Poe. A man is lured into the cellar by his freind & bricked up there. Sherry is invoved & the cake was well laced with amontillado . The brick effect was achieved with a 70p brick & wood effect tool from amazon.

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My cake was a model of  a well thumbed novel ( not read by me though) 50 shades of Gray. The sponge was pink, with orange juice & zest. Buttercream filling & blackcurrant jam.

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Annes Hobbit cake from page 9 of the novel featured caraway seeds & was light & bouncy.

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Cherrys cake was a gluten free Lemon, lime & Almond Cake , from the novel Shelter Me by Juliette Fay. The ground almonds replaced some of the plain flour. The topping was Morrisons frosting plus lemon curd. She used a cake comb to make the even lined effect.


Dannis cake was a Mohito cake adapted from a Primrose bakery cupcake recipe with mint, lime zest , rum & sugar drizzled frosting made from rum, milk, castor sugar plus chopped mint on top.

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Ness made another delicious version of the seed cake from P 9 of the Hobbit. She made a Madeira cake & whisked the egg whites first to add fluffiness.



Vicky made a Greek sesame & tahini based cake, from the Captain Corellis Mandolin novel. It was topped with lemon drizzle icing. No eggs, butter or oil were used but tahini & orange juice replaced these.

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Our next event is Sat July 16th Down on the Farm theme !

Sunday Aug 14th we will be having our club at Bakewell Bakefest  Come & watch our demo & bring your Bakewell themed cakes. Bring your day reciept for a refund !! 2.30 ish for demo ,then cake club afterwards.

Join up via Clandestine Cake Club  website

or phone Karen Perkins on 07971881251




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