Clandestine about cakes

Clandestine Cake Club ANL-160803-154420001
Clandestine Cake Club ANL-160803-154420001

A secret club where bakers can get together to socialise and appreciate cake is being launched in South Holland.

A new branch of the Clandestine Cake Club is set to hold its first meeting in Long Sutton next month – but only those who register to attend will be told the mystery location.

The Clandestine Cake Club was first founded in Leeds back in 2010 by Lynn Hill, with the purpose of getting people together over tea and cake.

Six years on there are groups meeting all over the world to have their cake and eat it in locations as diverse as a castle, a railway station and a forest cabin.

The club is aimed at those who love to bake, eat and talk about cake, those who love the mystique of a secret location and meeting new people, and those who enjoy experimenting with ingredients, no matter how bizarre, or unusual.

For the first meeting – taking place at 7.30pm on Friday, April 15 – bakers are asked to take along their favourite home-made cake and explain the story behind it; whether it be an old family recipe or their favourite comfort food.

Each month will see a different theme for cakes to fit in with seasonality.

Rules of the club state that each cake must be large enough to slice into around eight to 12 good slices. No cupcakes, muffins, brownies, cookies, pies or tarts are 
allowed either and bakers can bring a guest if they indicate they would like to at the time of booking.

The club’s mission statement says the cake-only rule is in place because as far as baking is concerned slicing and sharing is most 
definitely caring.

“The logic behind our cake-only rule is simple: we believe that slicing into a cake sparks interaction and conversation. That kind of interaction doesn’t exist when you pick up a brownie,” it adds.

The only venue information provided is that it is within walking distance of Long Sutton town and bus routes and there is a car park nearby.

Refreshments will be available and the club will continue to meet on the third Friday of each month.

• To find out more and book your space visit www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk