Since starting the blog last September, I have really enjoyed joining ‘Blook Club’ in Edinburgh, and have also been on the look out for a baking club too. You can imagine my delight when I saw on Twitter last month that @akissofcookies tweeted that there was going to be a Fife Baking Club. When I had lived in London I had been to ‘Iron Cupcake ‘ – a monthly themed cupcake competition a couple of times with housemates and work colleagues, which was good fun. However,with Baking Clubs, there is no element of competition – just good old fashioned cake and chat with other bakers.
For the first baking club we met at Reubens Deli in Dunfermline – a really good venue. There was no theme as such – bakers were asked to bring along their favourite bakes. I took along a lemon drizzle cake. Other offerings included (I’m sorry bakers if I miss out your cake/bake, I didn’t manage to try everything by a long shot!)
Tomato and Rosemary Bread – yummy! I took a couple of slices for Mr B afterwards, and he LOVED it. (Donna, I think there will be a regular loaf request here!)
Raspberry and Lime Loaf
Banana and Chocolate Muffins
Toffee Apple Muffins
Carrot Cake (with a yummy frosting!)
Lime cheesecake (I didn’t try, but it looked lovely!)
Eton Mess Victoria Sponge
Chocolate Cake (I really wanted to try some, but I was already full!)
There was some good advice which I took, which was to just try slivers of each cake, in order to try everything. Even taking this advice, I didn’t manage to try everything on offer! Everyone who came was lovely, most people knew at least one other person but chat was really varied and we talked about loads of different stuff. Hopefully the next Baking Club will be in October (Halloween theme, so I’m going to get my thinking cap on!) , and future events may include demonstration of different bake crafts which will be great!
I have also caught up with watching ‘The Great British Bake Off’ after missing the first two episodes. It has definitely inspired me to be more creative with cake making. All too often I make the same kind of cake because I know it is failsafe. But I’m going to try and bake a new cake recipe every month, and will let you know how I get on!