Calling all Christmas bakers!

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.

 

Festive Sparkle!

Festive Sparkle!

So, if you’re up for a festive Sunday afternoon of Christmas bakes, chat and some mulled beverages to keep us warm, please email olivedragonflybex@gmail.com 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!)

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Vintage event for Remembrance Day – The Report

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!

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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 :)

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.

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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…

Bex Black Cherry Brownies
Kirsteen Rich Sultana Cake
Laura Cumming Parkin
Tracy Bradley Vintage Coffee & Walnut Loaf
Gillian Granny’s Tiffin Traybake
Shuna Carrot Biscuits
Sarah Gibson Siege Cake (Lemon Buttermilk Cake)
Kirsty Montgomery Coconut Macaroons
Lynsay Lemon Scones with Rose Cream
Jennifer Bryce Cheese Whirls
Rachel Apple & Cinnamon Muffins
Sarah MacPherson Welsh Griddle Cakes
Nik Treacle Tart

 

Wartime Bakes

Wartime Bakes

Black Cherry Brownies - Bex (recipe here)

Black Cherry Brownies – Bex (recipe here)

Lemon Scones - Lynsay

Lemon Scones – Lynsay (Recipe here)

Coconut Macaroons - Kirtsy Montgomery

Coconut Macaroons – Kirtsy Montgomery

Welsh Griddle Cakes - Sarah MacP

Welsh Griddle Cakes – Sarah MacP

Parsnip & Golden Syrup Cake - Samantha

Parsnip & Golden Syrup Cake – Samantha

Carrot Biscuits - Shuna

Carrot Biscuits – Shuna

Parkin -

Parkin – Laura

Granny's Tiffin - Gillian

Granny’s Tiffin – Gillian

Siege Cake - Sarah

Siege Cake – Sarah

Treacle Tart - Nik

Treacle Tart – Nik

Cheese Whirls - Jennifer B

Cheese Whirls – Jennifer B

Apple & CInnamon Muffins - Rachel

Apple & CInnamon Muffins – Rachel

Sultana Cake - Kirsteen

Sultana Cake – Kirsteen

Everyone made a huge effort with their outfits as well with lots of people deciding to wear vintage style dresses!

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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.