Do: Cakes and trains – Part 2


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…

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Obviously we couldn’t resist tasting a few of the cakes too – all delicious, but we decided our favourite was the cardamon cherry cake made by Anne Currie

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!)


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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!

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7 thoughts on “Do: Cakes and trains – Part 2

  1. I love the idea of making and sharing real cakes

  2. These cakes look amazing! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at BT

  3. thesecateur says:

    Those cakes were so good…….

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