Clandestine Cake Club – ‘Creative cakes’ (Cake & Craft) at Liversedge Parish Centre

23 Apr




We had a great time on Saturday morning (20th April, 2013)

Our cake club meetings are always good fun but this time we thought we would include a couple of hours of crafting, making a fabric flower which some made into brooches, some into hairslides and some into keyrings and instead of paying for the tea, coffee and soft drinks as we went along, we asked for donations which we gave to 2 good causes.

Helen and I have lots of trimmings of fabrics from different projects, loads of cotton bobbins in various hues and lots of crafty ideas!

I approached Starbucks at Jct 27, Birstall, Leeds who kindly and willingly, provided us with a free urn of filter coffee, milk, sugar, sweeteners and a raffle prize of a ‘Starbucks’ cup and saucer and some packs of coffee.

We knew as soon as the members and guests started to arrive that it was going to be a lovely friendly occasion. Everyone was chatting and the air was buzzing!  I make name badges for each person, I feel it helps everyone to get to know each other with your name on your chest!

We set out various tressle tables. A table for the cakes, one for the fabric, scissors, threads etc and one for the drinks which everyone served themselves from.

We also set out three tressle tables which the ’25 crafting cake eaters’ sat around rather than separate tables, as there were bigger groups of people to chat to and to help each other with the crafting.

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Whilst I am the named organiser of the group answering emails, taking bookings etc,  my daughter Helen does much of the organising,  finding venues, coming up with ideas for meetings and in this case, donating fabric etc, shifting tables and chairs and washing up too.

I am so pleased our idea was a success.

With the donations and raffle we collected £150 and we distributed it by giving £50 to Liversedge Parish Centre to help with it’s upkeep, as we were very grateful to them for letting use the venue and we gave £100 to ‘Mary’s Wish’ which is to raise money for an ‘infra red’ wheel chair, which Mary Hinde, who is severely disabled with Cerebral Palsy, will be able to operate herself. Mary is now 17 but used to be a Guide with the group which uses this Church hall and where Helen, until having Isaac, was a Guide leader.


These are the beautiful cakes

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and these are some of the fabric flowers that were made

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and some group photos

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We enjoyed delicious cakes during the morning and as ever we had lots of cake left overs to take home too.


14 Responses to “Clandestine Cake Club – ‘Creative cakes’ (Cake & Craft) at Liversedge Parish Centre”

  1. Kate's Twirl April 23, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    It looks like a fabulous and fun day. Well done to you and Helen for organising and raising money for great causes. 🙂

    • eviesgran April 24, 2013 at 5:37 am #

      Thank you Kate. It’s always a relief when we have put a lot of effort into an event and it goes so well.

  2. gemma April 23, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Everything looks just gorgeous, keep up the good work x

    • eviesgran April 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

      Thanks Gemma. It all went really well.

  3. Margaret April 23, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    Looks like you all had a fabulous day. One of my retirement projects was to do some crafty makes like flower brooches. I’m always too busy gardening though!

    • eviesgran April 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks Margaret. Hope your arm is better and lets you do lots of gardening now the weather is improving.

  4. little poppits April 23, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    looks like you had a fab time! I am soooo hungry now looking at all those cakes, and those flower hair clips are so sweet. xxxxx

    • eviesgran April 23, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Ha ha! Thank you. The cakes looked and tasted delicious.

  5. Erica Medford April 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    It looks like a fab day was had by all. So jealous i would’ve love to attend and craft along with you all. As for the cakes i don’t know which i would’ve have eaten first but think maybe the coffee cake would have started me off nicely.

    I also love the handmade flowers. The multi coloured one on the second to last page as it reminds me of Kath Kidston fabrics.

    Well done to all who arranged the event and especially those who attended to make the event such a success. I think the causes were terrific as u am in a wheekchair myself i know what a difference this is going to make to this young girl.

    WELL DONE and best of luck for future events.

    • eviesgran April 24, 2013 at 5:31 am #

      Thanks Erica for such lovely comments.

  6. Karen April 23, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    I loved my first visit and didn’t we do well?

    • eviesgran April 23, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

      We did do well, in every way. Beautiful cakes, great sewing and lots of money raised. I’m so pleased you and everyone seemed to enjoy it and that it went so well.

  7. Daniella May 4, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Wow the cakes look so amazing especially the frosted courgette and lemon cake! It looked like such an amazing day and I’m very jealous.

    • eviesgran May 4, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

      Thank you Daniella. We had a great time.

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