weekly cake club to showcase the best experimental skills in cake baking and a forum for lively discussions on cake making skills, pitfalls and troubleshooting.
Gabrielle brings new insights into the rapid application of icing and clever ways of eating cupcakes.
Bring on more of the classic Russian recipes!
Extensive experience in human-cake interactions. Speciality are delicious light and creamy creations with a perfectly styled finish
She's French, what else do I need to say...
Bakes a traditional German cheesecake after grandmother's recipe to perfection. Not shy of new experiments: Remember this two-dimensional swiss roll?
Yummy cakes and desert with an Indian theme: the ingredients are a mystery, but who cares as long as it is sweet and tasty!
Very keen experimentalist who is always good for a surprise. Eating habits restrict the permissible ingredients and result in the exclusion of strawberries, bananas, coconut and ground almonds from recipes (unless very well mixed in and hidden).
By far the most efficient cake eater in the club, never shy of a second or third helping and not fussy about helping the disposal of failed experiments.
A gifted experimentalist tackling even complicated multistep recipes with unusual ingredients.
Rachel was rescued from a professional baking career by joining us. Known for regular cookie baking exercises to feed the hungry late-night workers.
The most perfect cake decorator: dazzling everybody with gold-plated entry examination cup cakes that were almost too pretty to eat.
Particularly fond of non-baking cheese cakes with berries. Likes the challenge of using as many of Ben's excluded ingredients as possible in a single cake and see him eat it.
Membership is by application to the current membership. The decision process involves (1) an initial evaluation of anecdotal baking experience in a cake club meeting, (2) shortlisted candidates will then be invited to supply a cake for the entry examination. Satisfactory completion of the process allows participation in weekly cake club meetings and inclusion in the baking rota.
31 October 13 |
Sam's Halloween cake.
Lots of effort and skill went into this spooky surprise.
15 November 13 |
Chris' chocolate junk cake.
A cheesecake decorated with a wild collection of chocolate-containing junk.
10 January 14 |
Alice's Tarte à la Praline.
An extremely promising entry examination cake following the secret family recipe.
27 Sep 13 |
Ben's autumn cup cakes.
Edible sugar and butter on fluffy little cup cakes with a hidden little something in the middle.
28 August 13 |
Rachel's entry examination cake.
A very chocolatey cake that left no doubts regarding her admission to the cake club.
21 August 13 |
Anne's take on a green fluorescent cake.
Creme de Menthe cheesecake
It receives great marks for colour, but could have been a bit more minty...
15 August 2013 |
Ben's delicious double header.
A key lime pie and a chocolate tart with summer berries. Yummy!!!
6 August 2013 |
Harriet's carrot cake.
This one had to go into the oven twice, but the final product was perfectly presented as usual and very tasty too.
8 May 13 |
Anne's Russischer Zupfkuchen.
A classic made the foolproof way by using a not-to-be-named German cake mixture.
9 April 13 |
Rose's entry examination cake.
A very delicious chocolate tiramisu cake. You can find the recipe here .