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.
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.|
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