Everyone seemed quite keen to have a Christmas event and I’ve been trying to think of a suitable date that both Kirsteen and I (Bex) can manage but with it being such a busy time of year, Kirsteen is busy with markets and I have lots of plans too.
I’ve ended up going for the one I hope might work best (although Kirsteen is unable to make any of them). To give you all enough time to plan I’ve gone for Sunday the 15th December so we should all be feeling quite Christmassy by then! Hopefully it’s still far enough away from Christmas that you aren’t all in a last minute panic of the usual Christmas preparations.
So, if you’re up for a festive Sunday afternoon of Christmas bakes, chat and some mulled beverages to keep us warm, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the choice of bake you wish to make to reserve your place. This time we will be enjoying our bakes in someone’s home as it’s quite difficult to find a venue which will not charge at this time of year. Please bring along £1.50 to cover the cost of drinks. Any left over cash will be donated to charity.
Places are limited to 15 for this one so be quick! The venue address will be emailed to you 1 week prior to the event.
Venue – Confirmed
Date – Sunday 15th December
Time – 3-5pm
Theme – Christmas
Dress code – Christmas Jumpers (optional!)
On Monday evening we held our vintage event in the perfect themed venue, The Cup and Saucer which is located on the 1st floor of De Courcy’s Arcade in Cresswell Lane. It’ s a beautiful little cafe with proper home baking and an amazing collection of vintage crockery, not to mention curios and furniture! The owner, Samantha was a wonderful hostess and even made us a cake herself – a delicious parsnip and golden syrup cake!
We also had a visit from the Evening Times who will be writing an article about us this week! Exciting stuff!
Kirsteen posing for the Evening Times photographer 🙂
The theme for the bakes was wartime bakes to fit in with our vintage venue and the date being remembrance day. We received bunting and napkins from Poppy Scotland and we all donated to the cause on the night.
We had lots of new members join us for this event and it was lovely to see so many new faces. It turned out one person even lives in the same street as me! Small world 🙂 It was a much less sugary affair this time with the wartime theme but none the less tasty…
||Black Cherry Brownies
||Rich Sultana Cake
||Vintage Coffee & Walnut Loaf
||Granny’s Tiffin Traybake
||Siege Cake (Lemon Buttermilk Cake)
||Lemon Scones with Rose Cream
||Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
||Welsh Griddle Cakes
Black Cherry Brownies – Bex (recipe here)
Coconut Macaroons – Kirtsy Montgomery
Welsh Griddle Cakes – Sarah MacP
Parsnip & Golden Syrup Cake – Samantha
Carrot Biscuits – Shuna
Parkin – Laura
Granny’s Tiffin – Gillian
Siege Cake – Sarah
Treacle Tart – Nik
Cheese Whirls – Jennifer B
Apple & CInnamon Muffins – Rachel
Sultana Cake – Kirsteen
Everyone made a huge effort with their outfits as well with lots of people deciding to wear vintage style dresses!
Lynsay in particular stood out with her gorgeous lace dress and pillbox hat with birdcage veil 🙂 She’s written a great blog post about her first baking club meeting on her blog – Miss WestEndGirl.