Clandestine Cake Club visits the Corner Lounge, Batley

14 Jan

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On Sunday 13th January, Angela and Barry of the Corner Cafe in Batley town centre opened up their doors and in particular the Corner Lounge a lovely room behind the main cafe area, to the Spen Valley group of the Clandestine Cake Club.

Have you heard about the Clandestine Cake Club?

The One Show and the Alan Titchmarsh show heard about it and you may have seen the programmes which were shown on television during 2012

Its not a competition and you will not be judged on your baking and there is no charge.

The idea of it is to book a place on the CCC website, bake a cake, bring a mate and then eat cake, have a lovely social afternoon/evening and then take cake home!

That’s what happened on Sunday afternoon.

There were 24 bakers and guests and 16 amazing cakes

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The Clandestine Cake Club is the brainchild of Leeds housewife Lynn Hill and from the first gathering in December 2010 it has grown, to not only a nationwide phenomenon but there are cake clubs now as far afield as New Zealand, Canada and the Cayman Isles and it boasts around 6,200 members worldwide. The ‘clandestine’ part of the club is that when members book a place, only the general area e.g. Batley is mentioned, the address of the venue only being revealed a few days before the event takes place and then only to those who have booked a place.

The Corner Lounge in the Corner Cafe in Batley town centre was the latest venue on Sunday afternoon for a meeting of the Spen Valley branch of the Clandestine Cake Club which is run by me Sue Jones with much help from my daughter Helen.

Angela of the Corner Cafe kindly offered the CCC free use of the Corner Lounge for their first event in Batley and made everyone extremely welcome and the Spen Valley CCC send many thanks to Angela and Barry and their team.

All venues used by the CCC gain in many ways. Getting new customers, filling in quiet time, extra revenue (2 drinks per member estimated), return visits from attendees and potential audience for any future foody events.

This is the website http://www.clandestinecakeclub.co.uk if you would like more information, have a venue suitable for future events, or wish to book a place. A new venue for this group Spen Valley (covering Batley, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Mirfield, Liversedge, Heckmondwike etc.) will be arranged soon and the other local groups close by are Leeds, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Saltaire and Pudsey.

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One Response to “Clandestine Cake Club visits the Corner Lounge, Batley”

  1. Lynn Hill January 14, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Well written and what great cakes and lovely people you have in your club.

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