Back to basics – 23rd November 2011

Back to basics 

The Edinburgh Cake Ladies was initially formed by a handful of friends in 2010 to support Edinburgh cancer charity – It’s Good 2 Give. You can read more about the background story of the club in our about section.

For our next open-invitation meeting, we are taking the group meeting back to basics.

This time, we will be ladies (and of course gents) meeting over tea and cake and having a good old natter. This event is perfect for those that just want to come along and see who we are, what we do and make new friends.

Bon Papillon cake

Although we have thoroughly enjoyed the last few meetings where there’s been more cake than is humanly possible to eat, we’ve decided to strip it back to basics to allow people to talk more and exchange stories.


The event will be held on Wednesday 23rd November 2011 from 6.30 – 9pm.


Ingrid and Stuart (who have attended past meetings) have kindly offered to host us in their excellent art/gallery cafe Bon Papillon, in Edinburgh’s New Town.  15 Howe Street, Edinburgh EH3 6TE. Telephone 0131 538 2505


Of course there will be cake, but there is no pressure to bake a cake this time. Bon Papillon just happens to be some of the cake ladies’ favourite place to eat cake in town and can highly recommend the selection on offer. A slice of delicious cake is under £2, a coffee under £2 and tea only £1.60 per pot.

However, since we are a cake-based group, you are welcome to bring a cake to share if you have a recipe you’re dying to try out and wish feedback from professional cake-eaters. Alternatively, if you have some spare cakes lying around your house you would like help to eat, bring them along!

No reservations required

There is no need to reserve a place for this meeting and everyone is welcome. We’re aware last-minute plans can often crop up prior to meetings, particularly when baking is involved, so this is why we have chosen a drop-in style this time. Come for the whole evening, or come for an hour. Either way, it will be great to have you join  us.

The evening will be hosted by Lea Harris aka @Bakersbunny who is now running the admin for the Edinburgh Cake Ladies. She will also be on hand to help answer baking questions and general food advice.

There will be one email reminder prior to the event, but mark the date in your diary now.

Normal cake-baking extravaganzas will resume in early 2012.



3 thoughts on “Back to basics – 23rd November 2011

  1. I will of course be there with cake – I’ll be bringing my signature cake that millions of people saw me drop on last year’s Great British Bake Off, the one the judges said lacked flavour and was dry. Come and try it, tell me what you think – good or bad I can take it :~}
    If I can’t answer your questions, I have a few mates who I can tweet for answers!
    I look forward to seeing new and old faces on 23rd, and if I can’t remember your name I’ll remember your cake from previous events.


  2. You’ll all be relieved to know that I won’t be baking this time.

    Look forward to the chat though.

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