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Issue Two - The Great Escape Issue

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynne Hill


Welcome to the Clandestine Cake Club!


The Clandestine Cake Club is the brainchild of Lynn Hill, who was inspired by the success of supper clubs and wanted to recreate it with a twist.


“I started my own Secret Team Room in my living room,” she explains, “which quickly became a big success. But never being one to stop at a good thing, I soon thought of a way to take it even further – why not have a secret gathering, completely about cake, where keen amateur bakers can all come together without a whiff of competition, each bringing a creative, delicious cake inspired by an imaginative event theme, to share with other like-minded cake lovers?”


And the Clandestine Cake Club was born.


In issue two we give you the details of some of the events happening next month in your area, and a fantastic recipe from Lynn’s beautiful new book, The Clandestine Cake Club.

Clandestine Cake Club

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook by Lynne Hill Discover 120 sensational cake recipes from the founder and members of Britain’s first and only underground cake club Secret venues. Inspired themes, fabulous cakes. Across the UK and beyond, thousands of home bakers have been meeting covertly in hidden locations with the same simple mission: bake, eat and gossip about cake. These are the members of the phenomenally popular Clandestine Cake Club – and now, for the first time, they share their baking secrets with you. The rules are quite clear: no cupcakes, no muffins, no brownies, pies or tarts. It’s all about cake!

With each event organised around a creative theme, the results are some of the most loved and inventive baked delights you’ll ever eat. From classic teatime treats and chocolatey indulgences to global bakes and spectacular cake extravaganzas, you’ll find inspiring recipes such as: Scrumptious Sticky Toffee Cake; Smoked Chilli Chocolate Cake; Blood Orange and Rosemary Loaf; Raspberry Cakewell; a giant Lemon Fondant Fancy; and the unmissable five-tier Rainbow Cake; plus stunning photography and sneak-peek snaps from club events. At last, the secret is out and everyone is invited to join the Club. Retired Yorkshire woman Lynn Hill founded the Clandestine Cake Club in 2010 as a follow-up to the successful Secret Tea Room that she was already running in her Leeds home. News of the club spread like wildfire and there are now over 150 affiliated clubs in the UK and abroad, with more starting every month.

Publication date: 14th February 2013

Publisher: Quercus

Price: £20.00

ISBN 978 1 78206 004 8

e-ISBN 978 1 78206 005 5

Genre: Cookery

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