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The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook [Kindle Edition]

Lynn Hill
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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'The innovative flavour combinations will leave your mouth watering' Cakes and Sugarcraft magazine.

'a collection of more than 120 fab recipes from founder Lynn Hill and club members' Delicious magazine.

'For keen bakers seeking fresh inspiration, this collection is a must' BBC Good Food magazine.

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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; Rose, Rhubarb & Cardamom Cake; Chai-soaked Vanilla Sponge; 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 11729 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (14 Feb 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009P1WEPE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #164,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Having been an avid fan of the Clandestine Cake Club for a while now I was excited when I found out that they were bringing out a cookbook.

This is a lovely book. It contains 120 recipes, each of which comes with a short introduction detailing the origins of the cake as well as an accompanying photo which I know is essential to some cooks as they like to know what their finished cake should look like. On the whole the list of ingredients for each cake is not too long (although of course there are a couple where the ingredients list is long) and you should be able to find everything in your local supermarket. The instructions for each recipe are laid out in bullet point format and they are easy to follow.

If you enjoy making cakes for yourself, your friends or your family you will love this book as it contains original cakes that I have not found in any of the many other cookbooks I own.

Please find the recipes found in this book listed below. At the time of writing this review no 'look inside' feature was available for this book. I appreciate that in the future Amazon may provide such a feature for this book.
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39 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A staple for any baker 14 Feb 2013
This time last year I was bored. Really bored. Then I discovered the Clandestine Cake Club. Within a year it has transformed by life beyond recognition. I now run the Bolton branch; a tantalising mixture of bakers, all giddy about cake. Some always had the bug for baking. Most had little confidence in their own ability. Others heard of our venture and baked for the first time to join us. By September I was stood in front of the other organisers in Leeds doing a lecture on bundt cakes, and now we have a book.

We meet once a month in secret locations only revealed to attendees a few days before the event. We bake a cake on a specified theme and try a bit of each others. What is left is taken home in the cake 'trough' (as it's known in our house) and enjoyed later.

Nothing gives me more pleasure to review our very first book. Our creator Lynn Hill has worked incredibly hard to build the club up from a group of friends in a Leeds cafe to a menagerie of clubs spanning the globe. She sat back, and saw that it was good.

At cake club we love nothing more than to sit and have a natter over (several) slices of cake and a brew. We chat about our cakes, ideas, recipes and our general gluttony. It's not a competition. It's hugely supportive, and I can genuinely say that I have met some wonderful new friends. This is what life is all about. Sharing what you have with those around you in a happy environment.

I know Lynn has worked incredibly hard on this book. She gathered the recipes, made countless trips to the publisher in London, tested cakes (well you have to...) and probably the hardest thing of all... had to keep the recipes a secret for ages!

When I received the book I was flabbergasted. It's absolutely beautiful.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious Delectable Cakes 14 Feb 2013
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I run the Durham Dales Clandestine Cake Club in NE England and have a copy of this book

I have two recipes featured in there too, some may say this review is biased but you can make your own mind up.

The recipes have all been contributed by home cooks who are avid cake bakers.

So many delicious recipes and they all actually look like the photos in the book- unlike some cookery books.

The book is well produced and can be a coffee table book and also a well used cake recipe bible.

It has information about what happens at a Clandestine Cake Club events and also has a helpful part at the back of the book for what to do if your cake doesn't quite cook to plan.

All the ingredients for the recipes are easily accessible in supermarkets and if you are a budget baker or a blow the budget baker I'm sure you'll find a delicious cake to bake to impress those around you.

If you love cake and beautifully produced books get this book and look for a clandestine cake club near you so you can meet other like minded people.

Now which cake do I make next ......
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy recipes! 14 Aug 2013
By Ros H
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This is just fab! Sometimes you just run out of ideas and there are ideas aplenty here. All laid out beautifully
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book with lots of great recipes 11 May 2013
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Great book with lots of good recipes. So far i only used few and a.ll cakes came well. What is very important for me is pictures
( I love to see end product and If i like he look of the cake I want to make it). The Cake Club Cookbook has lots of lovely pictures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clandestine Cake club cookbook 25 Mar 2013
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This book was exactly what I was looking for, unusual cakes. I have tried two of them and they turned out exactly as shown in the book and tasted very good, I shall look forward to trying more of them in the future.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful recipes that work! Totally yummy end products.
Published 9 days ago by Chris.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want make some new friends, then bake away the Clandestine Way
book as described, delivery was excellent, and plenty to read and should keep me busy for now and the coming year.
Published 13 days ago by alan hood
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book which I purchased for my kindle. Great range of recipes for all abilities.
Published 1 month ago by Rebelnurse
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different
Have baked several of these recipes now and all have been a success. There are plenty more to try! The book is full of original ideas, the instructions are clear, and the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by M MYDDLE
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Can't stop buying cookery books, either for myself or friends.
Published 1 month ago by M. J. Tomlins
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book for the cake addict!
A superb book. Beautifully illustrated and full of wonderful recipes. I just need to get baking!
Published 1 month ago by Ian McInnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Some lovely recipes
Published 2 months ago by mrs sandra umfreville
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love this book
Already made 2 recipes!!
Published 2 months ago by Emma Brackley
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational
Superb book. Great recipes. It inspired me to join, but there are not any clubs nearby sadly.
Published 3 months ago by Caz & Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Scrumptious menus! Watch the waistline though???
Scrumptious menus!
Watch the waistline though???
Published 3 months ago by Sam the Sham
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