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And the lord said; Let them eat cake.

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It’s amazing to think that a month has flown by since we last talked about the wondrous delight that is cake.

As you’ve guessed, I’m referring to one of our favourite monthly events here in Nottingham: Cake Club’s Monthly Meets!

This month has been particularly special for these talented bunch of ingenious baking-connoisseurs as their event was sponsored by the one and only BMI Baby to help celebrate their tenth birthday. Therefore, the stakes were high as prize for the best holiday/birthday/flight themed cake was 2 free flights to any European destination.

It is safe to say, everyone pulled out all the stocks with cakes, buns and biscuits all shapes, sizes, flavours and colours (we even had a cake in a sand bucket!)

After a tense ten minutes, the votes were in & the judges from BMI Baby decided that Andy Warwick’s masterpiece was the deserved winner. (We’re sure he and Tiny were thrilled!)

He said to us: “After so many months trying to win best cake (not at all competitive! :)), I never thought I’d win on best themed. With so many amazing bakers attending, many of whom do it professionally, it was a real surprise to win the flights. I was really happy with what I’d produced, and figured I’d have a decent chance, but had no idea what I’d be up against. Have to say, if it was judged on taste I don’t think I would have won, as there were so many great cakes there.”

 The Clubs chosen charity for this month was Rainbows Hospice in Loughborough, which helps support children with life-long conditions and their families. To see more or donate please visit their site: http://www.rainbows.co.uk/

As per norm in Cake Club circumstances, the mad dash to cake bar left only empty plates, sugar rushes and many very happy bakers.

The Club have yet another exciting announcement for those of you who feel just one meet a month is NOT ENOUGH (We here at CreativeNottingham certainly do not). There will now be a mid-month smaller cake dining sesh alongside the main monthly event.

Check out @cakeclubnotts or http://main.cakeeaters.co.uk/ for news of their next up and coming events along with amazing recipes from the cake-geniuses.

Photo Copyright @cakeclubnotts – Andy Warwick’s winning cake (and Tiny!)