As with any organisation the Clandestine Cake Club has its rules, the main one being – you must make a proper cake!
No muffins, no cupcakes, no brownies – but something you can slice into and share
Founder Lynn Hill explained her theory is sharing cake is a social exercise
People linger around the cakes making their selections, cutting pieces for each other, chatting over recipes… in a way that wouldn’t happen if you just picked up a muffin or two and sat down
And – as Lynn also pointed out – making an amazing cake and watching people enjoy it makes you (and them!) feel pretty happy…
As we found on Saturday when we took along our lemon meringue cake to Waterstones in Loughborough for their CCC recipe book launch!
It was lovely chatting with passing shoppers about baking, while they tucked into a slice of the many tasty cakes on offer and leaved through the book
The Loughborough bakers had really put on an amazing spread to tempt people towards the stand…
And then before we knew it, it was back to the Great Central Railway for us – to catch the last train home to Leicester (at 3.45pm!)
A lovely, lovely day
Do you prefer big cakes to little cupcakes? Are you a member of any cake clubs? Is train really the best way to travel? Tell us all about it!