Clandestine Cake Club by Lynn Hill
A Year of Cake

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Following the success of their first recipe collection, the Clandestine Cake Club is back with a second delicious helping. Inspired by the most cake-worthy moments throughout the year, founder Lynn Hill and her loyal Cake Club members have compiled 100 gorgeous recipes to whet your appetite and get you celebrating. Arranged month by month, you'll find cakes to suit all the best-known dates in the calendar—such as Christmas, Mother's Day, Easter, and Halloween—as well as countless other occasions that deserve to be celebrated, from international holidays (Chinese New Year, Thanksgiving) and religious festivals (Diwali, Mardi Gras) to major sporting events (Wimbledon, the London Marathon) and the birthdays of iconic figures, including Shakespeare, Elvis Presley, and the Queen—and not forgetting the queen of baking, Mary Berry! Whether you fancy rocking out at Glastonbury, shaking your stuff at the Notting Hill Carnival, tapping your feet to the Last Night of the Proms, or smelling the roses at the Chelsea Flower Show, there's a recipe here to get the party started. The cakes themselves hail from far and wide: some feel distinctly homegrown—such as Toffee Apple Gingerbread, Rhubarb Crumble & Custard Cake, and Strawberry Pimm's Cake—while others promise a taste of the exotic—Chocolate Key Lime Cake, Persimmon, Yogurt & Pecan Cake, and Matcha Chiffon Cake. Club members aren't afraid to innovate, offering up such temptations as Sea Salted Caramel Cake, Passionfruit Caipirinha Cake, and Canadian Maple Syrup & Bacon Cake. Each recipe is served up with a little slice of history, revealing the curious traditions behind the cakes and intriguing stories about the occasions that inspired them. Accompanied by gorgeously styled photographs, this book will give every cake-lover a reason to celebrate.
 

About Lynn Hill

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Lynn Hill founded the Clandestine Cake Club in 2010 as a follow-up to the successful Secret Tea Room that she was already running. Popularity of the club spread like wildfire and there are now over 200 affiliated clubs in the UK and abroad, with more starting every month. Lynn has been featured on The Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC Radio 4, Lorraine, and The One Show, as well as in the Daily Mail, Grazia, Huffington Post, and Times, Woman's Own.
 
Published September 15, 2015 by Quercus. 224 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction