I’ll be honest it didn’t take me long to think of my answer.
Hundreds of Clandestine Cake Clubs happen across the country, and beyond.
With their mission statement being – bake, eat and talk about cake.
The secret element comes from not knowing the location until you get an email the day before. By the time it arrived I was beyond excited.
Reading the list of Jubilee themed cake goodness, which included a lemon chiffon cake with mousse filling and a ganache covering, it was all I could do not to drool on the keyboard.
Having seen what else was going to be on offer I can’t say I was feeling confident.
My baking is normally done while wearing my dressing gown half-asleep on a Saturday morning. Needless to say I struggle to spell ganache never mind make it.
To add to the challenge I only had half an hour to spare that evening.
This left me with only one option – it would have to be my trusty Victoria Sponge.
Luckily, I told myself, it already sounds a bit royal.
So to make it fit the Jubilee theme I added a crown and called it a “Queen Elizabeth” sponge.
Baking tin in one hand and directions in the other I was as ready as I ever would be.
The sense of mystique making me wonder whether I should have worn a fake moustache. I parked up and was relieved to spot a couple of other people clutching Tupperware and looking suspicious.
There were 11 cakes in total.
From battenburg with corgis on top to a sponge decorated with flowers and diamonds.
I think I got a sugar rush just looking at them.
As we sliced and shared our creations, strangers became friends – united in a love of all things iced. It was brilliant. And I took home much more than leftovers.