cake club

Sunday 6 June 2011 - the day of the nationwide Big Lunch - saw the inaugural meeting of the Greening Brownfield Cake Club. Taking inspiration from the Clandestine Cake Club movement, the cakes are baked around a particular theme, and the event is not a competition but rather a celebration of the wonderfulness of cakes.

Our theme, fittingly, was Cakes Made From Vegetables Or Anything Else You Could Theoretically Grow In The Greening Brownfield Garden, which meant that beetroot, parsnips, carrots and apples all graced the Cake Club table.

Beetroot Chocolate Torte

Parsnip and Carrot Loaf and a Strawberry Surprise

Some beautifully iced cupcakes

The next meeting of the Greening Brownfield Cake Club will be on September 3rd 2011 as part of Open Gardens Day. We'll be having a Harvest Festival with a barbeque, a seed and produce swap shop, guided garden tours, organic plants, veg and herbs for sale and, of course, a table displaying all your beautiful cakes. Theme is "Harvest". Dust off those rolling pins, aprons at the ready - let's get baking!