The Sheffield Underground Cake Club ( formerly Sheffield Clandestine Cake club ) meets monthly to bake to a theme at a secret venue .
5 reasons we love baking are
2 Creativity … trying to think up new cakes for our theme
3 Fun and friendship …. I have met lots of lovely bakers & their guests, cafe owners & hosts through our events. You can attend as often or infrequently as you like #nopressure . Many people come along by themselves , bearing cake … and everyone welcomes them.
4 New ideas & tips for our baking. At each meeting we all introduce our cakes, what we found easy/difficult, tricky ingredients, cooking tips and everyone shares their tips & experiences.
5 No cake shaming. Every cake is welcome, burnt, sunk, dropped … we love to learn from experience so have fun trying & bring your cake along.
Our event on Saturday was A Taste of Autumn … our bakers did a brilliant job . We were hosted by Natalie at the lovely The Delightful Touch Cafe on Hickmott Rd Sheffield .
Natalies been baking for years, cooking for over 16 years, Ex of the Wortley Arms ( her venison dish is in the Sheffield Cook Book. ) …she always loved cake & has now opened her own cafe ,with her husband.
Here are our yummy cakes
Annes cake was Toffee Apple and Pecan, chopped apple and pecan, a caramel sponge , caramel buttercream and drizzled caramel with broken up pecans on top.
Carolyns cake was a ginger & cinnamon cake, with added treacle, a buttercream filling with treacle caramel sauce & buttercream topping, with homemade pecan brittle , and home blowtorched marshmallow . This was a Martha Collinson recipe ( ex bakeoff … from Waitrose magazine ) .
My cake was a ginger vanilla plum & mascarpone sponge, made with crystallised ginger. The filling was plums poached in sugar & sweet sherry syrup, with mascarpone buttercream .
And here are the interior shots !!
Our next meetings are
Book via our Facebook page The Underground Cake Club Join us !!! Contact me Karen Perkins on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk