Thursday, 7 March 2013

Triple Citrus Cake and Clandestine Cake Club



Last weekend I attended my first ever Clandestine Cake Club (CCC). I joined 2 London clubs for a while but never made it due to other commitments. So when I moved to my new place, I decided to see if there was one near me. In fact there were 2 nearby but one was due to meet in a few weeks so I quickly signed up. The theme was "Spring Fling" and there were 12 amazing cakes on display. The cakes were Lemon cream, coconut and lime, orange and almond, springtime on Madeira, citrus layer cake with pastel sprinkles, Lavender and Lemon, Spring bunny carrot cake, orange daffodil almond cake, violet festival cake, chocolate mini egg cake, spring flowers cake, orange and lemon layer cake with limoncello frosting. It was a very enjoyable morning of tea, cake and chat. We also got to take cake home which meant I could sample all the cakes :) I can't wait for the next cake club! 



I initially wanted to make a pastel swirl cake after watching this video on sweetapolita but I ran out of time and icing so I did a simple icing instead. I'm still getting used to my new oven and managed to burn 1 of the 3 layers in the cake which I ended up re-baking the morning of the cake club! The finished cake didn't look too bad in the end and it was edible. I made a basic sponge cake which I divided into three. I added the zest of 1 fruit and 1 tablespoon of juice to each bowl (1 orange, 1 lemon and 1 lime) I also added a little food colouring appropriate to that fruit.

 triple citrus

 orange, lime and lemon

 I couldn't find all my food colours but I think you get the idea :) 

 My freshly baked layer on top of my pre-frosted cake 

 the finished product - extremely uneven layers! Will have to try harder next time! 



20 comments:

  1. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, Sooooooooo pretty <3

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  2. I think it looks fab and I love the step by step photos :)

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  3. ooooh I love the three colours, all citrus... that's SUCH a great idea... well done you for braving the CCC...i'm yet to join although my nearest one is about 100 miles away!... lovely cake x

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    1. I'm so pleased I finally made it to a CCC. There were lots of amazing cakes there!

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  4. Wow this looks great, I love the different coloured cakes. I've just started a new blog, after reading yours and several others for a while now, it'd be great if you could check it out! http://charliescakes.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks and welcome to the blogging world :)

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  5. citrus cake sounds fabulous, love the photos x

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  6. Love the idea of a mixed citrus cake and think the layers look great. I am not a fan of exact precision, as long as the taste is there, I am happy!

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    1. I'm glad you agree with me on precision! I do always admire those perfect cakes and think why can't mine turn out like that!

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  7. Clandestine Cake Club always sounds so much fun! Love the idea of three different flavours of cake with complimentary colours and your frosting looks lovely.

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    1. CCC was really good fun and I'm glad I made it. I'm now looking forward to future CCC.

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  8. What lovely citrus flavours - looks a big cake too (which is always a plus!)

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    1. Yes it was enough to feed the masses :)

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  9. This sounds really yummy! I love citrus flavours, great idea!

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    1. Thanks! Citrus is one of my favourite flavours :)

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  10. OMG so pretty I love citrus flavoured desserts and cakes!!! :) YUM!!! And i love the different colours and layers! You really are a baking machine!

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    1. Thanks Daisy! I had a feeling you'd like this cake :)

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