Oh! You Pretty Things – Cakes, A Yorkshire Brew & Beads

I returned home yesterday full of cake, and with potentially an equally addictive interest – beading. Bojangle Beads in Church Gate, Loughborough, opened up just for the Clandestine Cake Club on Sunday afternoon… Continue reading

Road Trip – Creative Business Day at The Water Tower

Earlier this month 18 artists, makers and creative business owners travelled via train, taxi and sat nav to Northamptonshire to take part in a Creative Business Day run by my company –  The… Continue reading

Helen Rhodes – Springtime Open Studio

I popped along to see artist & designer Helen Rhodes in her studio in Rothley, Leicestershire on Sunday afternoon. Helen was holding a Springtime Open Studio in time for Mother’s Day. I followed… Continue reading

Making Connections – Cakes, Trains & Automobiles.

The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook was published on the 14th February 2013.  A series of events have been taking place across the UK to celebrate and launch the book. We organised a launch… Continue reading

Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook – Design, Illustration & Styling

I do enjoy using a well-designed cookbook, as much as I dislike a badly designed one! So I was really hoping that The Clandestine Cake Club Cookbook would fall into the former category.… Continue reading

Creative Business Workshop at The Water Tower

I’m off to Northamptonshire on the 5th of March to run a Creative Business Day with Pete Mosley.  I’m taking The Refectory Table ‘on the road’ for the day.  Our days for makers,… Continue reading

Oakley Grange Farm, Café & Delicatessen

It was Saturday. We’d been glued to our various screens for various reasons. A change of scene was required – “Come on Pete, get your coat on, you’re taking me out for a… Continue reading

The Clandestine Cake Club – A Quick Guide for Businesses

The Clandestine Cake Club is about baking, meeting, sharing and talking about cake. It’s a simple and sociable concept – go along, meet new people, make friends. It’s Clandestine because you don’t find… Continue reading

Clandestine Cake Club at Chocolate Alchemy

The Loughborough Clandestine Cake Club laughed in the face of January detox diets and weight loss regimes for a night – and spent a very happy evening at Chocolate Alchemy, a welcoming independent shop… Continue reading

Seasonal Favourite – Mushroom, Stilton & Chestnut Pie

I’ve trawled shelves and the web seeking the original copy of this recipe – thought it was ‘A Delia’ as it emerged around the same time as another Winter family favourite –  Delia’s… Continue reading