Clandestine by Candlelight

It was the 19th of November, the nights had started to draw in and it all went a bit ‘dramatic’ at Loughborough Clandestine Cake Club.  We’d been enjoying Downton Abbey and reading Wuthering Heights,… Continue reading

Innocent Victim Cake

I met Julia the organiser of the Derby Clandestine Cake Club at our ‘Once upon a Cake…’ event in September.  Julia works, writes a blog called awannabefoodie, is a mother to three lovely… Continue reading

How to make an usherette hat

I spent a sunny afternoon making usherette hats for the Cheap Thrills – Zero Budget Film Festival in Sheffield.  It’s not as risqué as it sounds, it’s a community festival of short entertaining films… Continue reading

Sugar Rush Mountain – a culinary confession

A previous Clandestine Cake Club gathering ‘Once upon a cake…’ in Swithland Woods was a family orientated one, so I wanted to make something ‘child friendly’.  I’d been attracted to the ‘Oreo Dirt… Continue reading

Once upon a cake…

One warm and changeable day in mid September 32 adults and children with cakes followed a trail of balloons to a hidden woodland clearing to find a cabin decorated with bunting and tables with flowers… Continue reading

Maxine Greer – Artist & Designer

Maxine Greer brought a hundred and more of her white paper birds to the Club Tropicana clandestine cake club event earlier in July. Maxine installed The Flock in the kitchen and garden for people… Continue reading

Clandestine Cake Club ‘Club Tropicana’

In early 2011 I met Lynn Hill, the founder of  The Clandestine Cake Club. I was doing research into pop-up events and other ways of doing things.  I was interested in setting up… Continue reading