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?
Find out more about the Shame Box in my book The Choice. Imagine a world where sugar is illegal, baking is a crime and the government use diet, exercise and shame to keep people in line. Winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition, The Choice is available to pre-order from Amazon, Waterstones, Book Depository.
I won the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition. My novel, The Choice, is published on 26th December 2019, by Orion
Title: The Choice
Published: 26th December 2019
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