CCC – May

30 May

Since joining twitter I’ve discovered lots of new and exciting things & inspiring people.

One of these exciting ‘things’ is the Clandestine Cake Club.

Started by Lynn Hill, with the CCC’s Mission statement being –

Bake, Eat and Talk about Cake

Sounds good hey!
Very much a life moto at Hundred Acre Farm.

The rules are No Cupcakes, Muffins, Brownies, Pies or Tart. It’s all about Cake.
So pretty simple to follow and You get to take cake home left over cake home.

So I contacted our closest local group. Their next meeting was the 1 year group anniversary and was fully booked up so they kindly popped me on the waiting list and a few days before I got an email saying there was a space eeekk. Thinking cap on!

The Theme for this met was 1st Birthday Celebration.

I decided as I had a pot of unopened lemon curd from my Easter Cake. I would recreate this as a 1st Birthday Cake.

And how did I turn it into a celebration cake I added bunting!


I had scraps of the Cath Kidston fabric I’m using for my birds.

And with a little hand sewing …




Cake Bunting.


Then for the cake …


Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd & Mascarpone Icing.

300g/ 10.5 oz Unsalted Butter
300g/ 10.5 oz GF Self Raising Flour
300g/ 10.5 oz Caster Sugar
6 Eggs
A Slosh of Milk
To Taste Lemon Essence
2 tsps Vanilla Essence


750g ish Mascarpone Cheese I had oddments left.
A Jar of Lemon Curd again I had oddments left over.
Icing Sugar
Natural Yellow Food Dye

This makes 3, 20cm tin Victoria Sponges.

The Icing: Add Icing Sugar to taste into the mascarpone and mix in, then stir through the lemon curd marbling it in.

For the Icing covering the cake I changed the icing colour to a natural dyed lemon yellow this time to match the lemon flavour.

And one last final touch one pink candle.



One celebration cake:


There were some fantastic cakes and though I couldn’t taste them (being silly coeliac) Mr S assures me all were scrummy and I took away some great ideas for Gluten Free bakes and inspiration for decorations for future cakes.


I only took a few pictures on my phone. These are some of the ladies lovely creations!



I’ve booked my place at June’s CCC meet. The Theme next month Get Your Five-a-Day!

I’ve already started looking for recipes and I’ve started a whole new Pinterest board for my Clandestine Cake ideas! (Serotiny HAF).


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