Bake and Shake at the Aga Store

Aga Store, Edinburgh

We had a great time at the Aga store last week.  Baking and Shaking and drooling over the Agas.

It was a fantastic evening, full of learning new skills, making lots of noise and lots of laughter. Check out Victoria’s Blog for pictures and information.

Stay tuned for information on future events at the Aga store.

A Taste of Home @Cafe Musa

Joanne’s White Chocolate Poppy Seed Bunt

Fiona’s Empire Biscuits

Katey’s Cherry Cheesecake

Adele’s Apple Creams

Victoria’s Butter Tarts

Rebecca’s Norwegian Success Cake

Yasmin’s Date Cake

Sue’s Chocolate Hazelnut Coffee Cups

Cat’s Pumpkin Pie

Wendy’s Scones

Shauna’s Coconut Lemon Slice

Wilma’s Savoury Cheese and Mustard Scones

Amanda’s Caramel Shortbreads

Edna’s Peanut Krispies

On Wednesday night we celebrated A Taste of Home at the lovely Cafe Musa on the Mound.  A big thanks to Sue for hosting us (and for making us her chocolate pots). We are happy we opened this event up to all bakes. It was great digging into biscuits, tarts, scones and cakes, and hearing about the memories, people and places that inspired them all.

Read more:

Adele’s post

A Taste of Home Attendees

We are really excited about our A Taste of Home event at Cafe Musa next Wednesday, 26 September.  The evening will begin at 6:30 (photos and drooling) to dig in at 6:45.  Cafe Musa is located on the Mound.  Drinks are available for purchase at the cafe.  Please bring your bakes on a cake plate/stand.

And without further delay…the attendees are:

Michelle Holden – Mini Victoria Sponges
Gwen James – Melting Moments
Jen Daly – Chocolate & Beetroot Cake
Catherine Foley – Pumpkin Pie
Yasmin Hill – Delicious Date Cake
Edna Stirrat – Chocolate & Peanut Butter Crispies
Ingrid Nilsson – Rhubarb & Apple Sourdough
Wilma Webster – Cheese & Mustard Scones
Rose Marsh – Milk Tart
Wendy Paterson – Fruit Scones
Shauna Reid – Granny’s Jam Tarts
Adele Erwin – Apple Creams
Katey Lee – Cherry Ripe Cheesecake
Victoria Blogg – Butter Tarts
Joanne Pitkin – White Chocolate Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Amanda Iced Sensations – Caramel Squares

As always, please let us know asap if you won’t be able to make the event.

See you soon! Katey & Victoria


Who inspires you?

We don’t know about you…but sometimes we’re just stuck when it comes to “what’s for dinner?” or…even better…”what’s for pudding??”.

Obviously the pudding question is at the top of the list for most of us cake ladies (and gents) and so we are putting together a list on our blog of websites, blogs and books YOU find inspirational and useful.

We’d love for you to send us links and suggestions of websites and blogs you use and books you are always referring to and then we’ll organise them into some cunning cakey bakey/cooky booky list with headings and subheadings and all that jazz.

You can leave suggestions in the comment form, by emailing us, leaving a message on the facebook page or even tweeting us.

We are looking forward to gathering and compiling and…most of all…being inspired!

We baked…we came…we ate

On Wednesday night the Edinburgh Cake Ladies dared to go where no cake lady (event) has gone before.  The theme was tarts and man! did we do good! We all know that us cake ladies (and gents) like to polish off the odd bit of pastry, but our events in the past have been reserved for slice after slice of heavenly cake.  That all changed when 21 tarts (of the pastry persuasion) arrived at Mimi’s Bakehouse in Leith.

Feast your eyes on these

Alison’s Chocolate Orange

Victoria’s Rhubarb Custard

Wendy’s Blood Orange

Lisa’s Bacon, Brie and Goldcrest Tomato

Hannah’s Classic Lemon

Ruth’s Coconut and Rum Treacle (Dairy Free)

Cat’s Lemon, Bergamot and Olive Oil

Allison’s Orange Iced Mincemeat

Aoife’s Pear and Chocolate

Lois’ Rich Chilli Chocolate

Adele’s Apple and Amaretto Frangipane

Amy’s Caramelised Onion and Mustard

Gillian’s Caramel and Chocolate

Katey’s Apple and Caramel

Stephanie’s Rich Chocolate and Raspberry

Lea’s Passion Fruit Meringue

Melissa’s Chestnut and Caramel

Pam’s Maple Walnut

Michelle’s Crostata Facile de Albiocche

Emma’s Chocolate and Caramel

Fiona’s Pumpkin

Sophia’s Raspberry and Lemon Frangipane

We’ll be updating this post with links to cake lady blogs as they come in!!

Fiona’s Blog

Victoria’s Blog

Ruth’s Blog

Alison’s Blog

Emma’s Blog

Pam’s Blog