Clandestine Cake Club
For those who like to bake, eat and talk about cake
It all started two years ago with a woman in Leeds, UK who had a thing for cake – making it, eating it and talking about it. So she started a club. She rounded up some of her fellow cake lovers, asking everyone to come bearing a cake of a top-secret theme to a top-secret location. Why, you ask? Because everyone loves a little secrecy. Almost as much as they love cake. And the proof is in the pudding – or rather the batter – there are now 126 Clandestine Cake Clubs around the world, and as luck would have it, one just popped up here in Perth.
Two local foodies Carolanne Rushe and Jacqui Edwards started the Perth club, figuring it would be a great way of getting like-minded people together to share their ideas, recipes and experiences.
The girls decide on a venue – it may be someone’s house or a local café – and a few days before the event, let members know the theme. It could be anything from “under the sea” to “Italian decadence” to (ahem!) “cake porn”. At the club’s inaugural event in April, the theme was “autumnal fruits”, so there were cakes made with apple, persimmon, fig, and pear.
The events are held every 4 – 6 weeks and everyone is welcome irrespective of age, gender or baking ability. Members will come bringing their own cake, and a takeaway container to bring home slices of others’ cakes that they didn’t have the chance to sample.
The only rule is that there’s no judging – on either the quality of the cake or the number of slices you have on your plate. Thank goodness!
Where: Various locations around Perth