Cakes from Sheffield with a Latin Flava

Hosted by the lovely Mexican /Peruvian restaurant & café Pachamama 7 bakers plus guest tucked into a range of yummy cakes from Latin America. The Tres Leches cake was popular , we had 3 very different versions of the sweet sponge soaked in condensed milk, cream, evaporated milk & whole milk in different combos with different toppings .

Sheffield Cake Club in action
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7 cakes & 8 eaters !

Here are the cakes !

Pastela de Tres Leches Delicious tho a bit unusual looking !
Tres Leches Cake by Dani
Zingy Lime & chocolate Drizzle from Liz
Dolce De Leche Cake by Karen W
Mango Pinatta Cake by Carolyn
Espresso Chocolate Chilli cake by Anne
Tres leches cake No 3 by Sarah

One of our cakes had a secret surprise centre

Pinyatta secret filling #skilltles
Espresso choc chilli

Join our next event Sat 24th Feb Cakes of Asia then Sat 24th March Bunnytastic Choccy cakes

Contact me @fabcoach  on Twitter or via www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk #Sheffield

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Walking in a Winter Wildscape

Today we walked 9 miles through the fresh snow, from the edge of Sheffield, up through Whirlow and out to Houndkirk & Ox Stones. The landscape was almost eerily black and white, with smudges & sprigs of green. It looked like the Ansel Adams American photographer, but above Sheffield . We are so lucky to have such beautiful countryside & wildness , just a bus ride or walk from Sheffield. To book a coaching walk , please contact me via my website http://www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk/contact-sheffield-coach.php

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Walking high in the Berwyns #Wales

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.

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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.

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Follow all my rambling adventures here ! Next stop in 2018 Cadair Idris .

Baking to relax in Bakewell

Clandestine Cake club meets Bakewell Bakefest

We had a lovely Sheffield Clandestine cake club today at Bakewell bake fest… we were invited to bake on a theme of A Bakewell Picnic. 5 cakes and bakers plus guests had a yummy meetup & we gave a talk to the festival audience, all about the cake club & how to join. Our guests came from all sides of the Peak District, Sheffield, Sandbach, New Mills …. bearing cakes… here they are

Bakewell pudding pie cake by Karen
Pimms cake by Anna
Bakefest  audience
Mocha Cake by Rosa at Bakewell Bakefest
Cherrys Gluten free Cherry Bakewell cake
Raspberry Bakewell Cake by Sarah
Cherry’s cake
Annas Pimms cake
Rosas Mocha cake
Cherry Bakewell cake by Karen
Sheffield Cake club event at Bakewell .. we did a live talk from our event !

Baking for all Bakewell Bakefest

Lots of lovely cakes & a big thanks to all the bakers for baking & Bakewell bake fest for hosting us.

Our next meeting is Sat 23rd Sept Autumn Harvest Fruits 3 til 5 ..please book via the website

Best wishes Karen @fabcoach

Clandestine Cake Club at Stannington Carnival

Sheffield Clandestine cake club members baked to a theme of Carnival Cakes for Stannington Carnival this weekend. High on the hills above Sheffield with blue skies & beautiful views, we sat under a shady gazebo & enjoyed our cakes . Lemon was  popular theme for summer cakes in fact we had 3 lemon, 1 salted caramel & one delicious Pimms cheesecake. stannington sheffield clandestine cake club bestOrange & lemon Carnival Cake CarolynMerry go round Lemon Cake LauraLemon Fizzle Cake KarenPimms Cheesecake SarahPimms cheesecake cutSalted caramel layer cake bestLemon mascarpone cake cutCitrus carnival cakeMaypole carnival cake cut

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Join us for our future events … join us & book via free via the Clandestine Cake Club website …we meet each month , no pressure to attend every month, and bake to a theme , then share our cakes. The venue is announced the week before the event ..thats the #clandestine bit.
Aug 13 th Bakewell BakeFest
Sept 23rd TBC
Oct 21st  Time for Tea
Nov 18th Coffee Cakes … Espresso or Latte ?
Dec 9th Cool Yule Logs Try your hand at baking a yule log !!
Contact me Karen Perkins , for more info , to suggest venues or ideas for the club Follow me on Twitter @fabcoach

Sculpture Vulture & relaxation

Just spent a brilliant Sunday at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with a wonderful combination of walking, views, sculpture, arts & coffee. The main exhibition was by Tony Cragg plus Zak Ove . I bought some real #YSP Honey from local bees, with a label designed by Alice Patullo. Here are some photos from today … highly recommended to get out in the fresh air, we managed a good 5 mile walk amongst the sculptures, and round the lake where we saw herons, cormorants, ducklings & swans. All rounded off with a latte on the cafe balcony looking over the green fields. Yorkshire sculpture park octopus 1Metal comb 2 #YSPMetal comb 3 #YSPStatues by Zak Ove #YSPPoppies 2 with house #YSPPoppies 5 #YSPSuspended bricks #YSPTony Cragg 2 white #YSPTony Cragg 3 #YSP white and woodTony Cragg #YSP 5 goldTony Cragg 6 #YSP diceDice Tony Cragg #YSP 7Tony Cragg #YSP 8 yellowReflection #YSP bootsGlass statue 2 #YSP

If you would like to relax more, plan a new career or just get more done please contact me for a free taster & some tips on where to go to enjoy walks, see art & generally retire disgracefully at any age . Best wishes Karen

Cakes from famous Cookbooks

Sheffield Clandestine cake club met today hosted by Walkley library. Our theme was cakes from famous cookbooks & we had 8 cakes & bakers plus guests. It was part of Sheffield Food festival #fringe . The library is now community run, but you can still order books through Sheffield libraries service.  Here are our cakes !

Best Sheffield Clandestine cake club at Walkley Library

Lime & Coconut cake ( slight damage to icing , in rain )

Karens Lime & Coconut from Delia Smiths Summer Cookbook … slight damage to icing due to rainstorm on way into venue.

Annes Tuscan Grape cake

Annes Tuscan Grape cake from Sally B’s recipe book. Low fat cake, with olive oil instead of butter, sweet wine, orange & lemon zest & grapes.

Clares BeRo Victoria Sponge

Clare made a trad Victoria sponge from her mums BeRo cookbook. It had 6 eggs & a massive rise !Joy Apple & Cinnamon

Joy made an Apple & cinnamon cake from Mary Berrys book,  a delicious layer of appleness, plus nutty walnut topping.
laura Victoria sponge 2

Laura also made a BeRo Victoria sponge , with buttercream & strawberries.

Louise Mary Berry Chocolate truffle cake

Louise made a Chocolate truffle cake from Mary Berrys desserts book. Chocolate sponge, truffle filling & icing plus ganache piping.

Dani Peanut Butter & Jelly Cake

Dani made Peanut Butter & Jellycake from the Hummingbird bakery life is sweet cookbook.

Sarah best Raspberry Cappucino cake

Sarah made Raspberry Cappuccino cake from the Clandestine cake club celebrations cookbook .

Next events are Sat 24th June  ,  Sat 8th July Carnival cakes 12 -2  , Sun 13th Aug 3 til 5 Bakewell Baking Festival ( bring your receipt ) Sat 23 Sept  3-5 , Sat 21st Oct …watch out for the themes. All ideas for new venues & themes very welcome .

Happy Baking  Karen xx  www.karenperkinslifecoach.co.uk @fabcoach on Twitter

Best Sheffield Clandestine cake club at Walkley Library
Best Sheffield Clandestine cake club at Walkley Library