08 August 2012

Eton Mess Cake for Clandestine Cake Club



The theme for our latest Clandestine Cake Club was 'Feels Like Summer'. I thought about this for a while, but in the end I decided that strawberries say Summer to me, far more than anything else I could think of and what better to make with strawberries than make an eton mess. Eton mess in a cake, eton mess in a cake, hmmmmmm?

"What the heck" I thought, "I'll pile the eton mess on top of a cake!".

So there you have it, a Victoria Sponge filled with freshly made raspberry jam and cream; then topped with eton mess and finished of with a crown of strawberries and a homemade meringue hairdo.




I know, it does look a little weird, but I am told it is very delicious indeed. Second helpings were handed out.

Our secret location this month was the Westport Bar in Dundee. The manager Jill kindly gave us the function room upstairs and there was plenty of room for us and our cakes and the staff very friendly and helpful.

The cakes were all super summery and light. Such a delight to eat.

I had a new ploy this month, I took a thin slice of every cake on my plate, so that I could try them all. We are talking a slither here, but it worked, so I was able to try all of them except for the mousse cake, which had gelatine in it. It looked darn good too.

I'll post the recipes for my victoria sponge, meringues and raspberry jam in the next few days, but until then here are a few photos:


Look at that queue!
Poor Linley pulled a face at the wrong moment!
My co-host Becca with her lovely mum.


Westport Bar
66 North Lindsay Street
Dundee
DD1 1PS

01382 221634

29 comments:

  1. I am deeply amused that the mirror cake is bearing a strawberry brolly! Too cute! And the rose cake must have been lovely and fragrant.

    Your cake wins for a light and lovely appearance! All of that lovely light cream! Yum, the one with the oranges on top I'd love to try as well. Okay, I admit it: I would love to be a mouse on the floor after one of your gigs. All of those cakes ...! ::sigh::

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    1. The brolly is great, isn't it. I didn't notice it until I looked at the photos. I think because I wanted it and couldn't have it!!!

      Thanks Tanita, it did turn out well and Stuart's Chiffon Cake was the lightest you have ever tasted. Apparently, that is down to egg whites.

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  2. Every cake looks fabulously delicious! I wish I could have been there for a sliver of each!

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    1. I wish you had been there too, you would have had such fun and it would have been nice to meet you :)

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  3. I always enjoy reading your posts about Clandestine Cake Club! I like looking at the pictures and see so many happy people eating beautiful cakes. the Eton Mess cake looks great, I like the way the strawberries form a tower on the top of the cake.

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    1. Thanks Rita, I am glad you enjoy these posts :)

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  4. What GORGEOUS presentation! That would have been fun to take part in.

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    1. It is such fun Brittany and so much lovely cake talk too!

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  5. A stunning cake! Lucky CC club members, it's a really lovely idea and what a finish! Wish I could have a slice :-)

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    1. Thanks Ren. I think I may make it again sometime. It would be a good birthday cake.

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  6. Some pretty impressive looking cakes! And some pretty happy looking people :-)

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  7. What a fab array of cakes - have to say though, reckon I'd have gone back for seconds of your eton mess cake - what a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Chele. You can always some through for it sometime :)

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  8. Good Lordy what a stunner! This is an absolute beauty. Well done you!

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  9. Very pretty - I love the way you've arranged the strawberries all pointy! Cake club sounds like a great way of chatting to like-minded folk.

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    1. It is great fun Caroline and you meet a lot of people you probably would never meet otherwise :)

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  10. great idea for a summery cake - and I love your strategy for trying to taste every cake - must be quite a challenge to get around them all - I always find one that I love and keep going back for more (well that is what I found at a work lunch yesterday)

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    1. Yes, a slither was really enough, even though they were lovely :)

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  11. Wow Jac, your cake sounds divine - I love Eton mess. And well done for getting to try every cake. I tried that ploy of having only a tiny slither, but I was still defeated!

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  12. Love your presentation - very dramatic!

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  13. Oh my goodness, that looks amazing...and must surely count as a 5-a-day with all those strawberries! ;-)

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  14. Wow...that's what I call a cake! Eton mess in itself is delicious but then to pile it on a cake...I think I've died and gone to heaven! :-)

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