It's official, I've just taken over running the Norwich branch of the Clandestine Cake Club. It's typical me, I join a club and within a year I end up being one of the organisers. I always get really passionate and involved with the things I love to do. If you don't know about the Clandestine Cake Club, you can read more here...
It's been a little scary having to find venues that will host the events; but I've managed to sort most of the rest of this year out. Some are places I know and love, a couple I haven't been to before and I'm looking forward to visiting.
The hardest part of organising the events is the Clandestine part of the club - turns out I don't like keeping secrets, subterfuge is not my strong point. I am doing my best though.
My first event is later this month and the venue is really unusual, I can't wait to reveal it to the members who go. It was touch and go whether it would all come together in time for June and as such the theme is Surprise Cakes.
I'm not sure what I'll be doing. It can be a surprise ingredient, or one of those cool hidden cakes - though they look incredibly complicated. I think that might be too much of a challenge. Have you ever tried making one? What did you do and how easy was it?
I've been fancying trying one of the giant Jaffa Cakes, with the surprise being the layer of orange jelly. I'm going to turn to trusty Google for some other ideas. If you were making a Surprise Cake, what would you bake?
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.