Archive | June, 2015

Clandestine Cake Club-Wellbeing Centre, Cleckheaton

27 Jun

I’m always looking for venues for the Spen Valley group of the Clandestine Cake Club and posted the request for venues in a Cleckheaton group on Facebook so I was highly delighted when Cathie from the Wellbeing Centre, Cleckheaton said we would be welcome to use the cafe for our meeting with the added bonus of some complimentary treatments.

Clandestine Cake Club members take their own cakes to the venue and buy drinks from the venue’s cafe/bar which increases takings for the said venue at a possibly quiet time. Also it is a great advertisment for the host venue as it brings to the attention of the members a place which they normally would not have been to, making it an attractive proposition to allow us to visit.

The Wellbeing Centre in Cleckheaton has a hairdressers, beautician, hypnotherapist, accupunturist, physiotherapist and provides great service. Cathie the hypnotherapist provided deep breathing relaxation and Jo the beautician provided hand massage for many of our group and we send our thanks again to Cathie and Jo and the cafe staff.

This was a busy meeting  (Saturday morning, 20th June, 2015) which we limited to 20 members which is what the space would accommodate and all of us had a great time.

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I believe there were 16 cakes but I appear to have only taken photographs of 15 of them so I apologise if yours is the missing photo.

Clandestine Cake Club – Black Bull, Birstall

27 Jun


Our Clandestine Cake Club meeting on 14th May, 2015 was in the historic Old Court Room in the Black Bull in Birstall. I had been in this room a few times when attending the Spen Valley Sewing/Craft Bee every month and our cake club group were welcomed to use the room too for which were very grateful.

A smaller group attended this meeting, although we had nine cakes to enjoy, holidays and other things prevented some of our regular members attending but we welcomed a new member with her husband as guest and they enjoyed it so much resolved to join us for the next meeting too.


Lots of cake and lots of laughs during the evening.

Another member who was down to attend was bringing a gluten free cake so Helen baked a gluten free cake too so the lady had two cakes to sample during the evening. Unfortunately the member did not show up which is a worry. I urge you to let your organiser know if you can’t attend. The start of the meeting was delayed and then I wondered what the problem/illness was and its always good to hear (even at a later date) why the ‘no show’ occurred. I have had a member in the passed who later said, “I’m really sorry but I had a migraine so I couldn’t let you know.”  Understandable.