“Is this good enough?”
The answer is almost universally: YES!
We do not have any rules about what you can bring along to cake club. And we often find that winners of the “favourite cake” token prize are often not the most glamorously decorated. A glamorously decorated cake is sometimes also a cake which has been left out to sit for a few hours. And is now kinda glamorously stale.
We welcome all manner of baked goods. They don’t even need to be sweet - we’ve had many savoury bakes brought along to cake club and we welcome them with open arms because it has meant that a) you got in your kitchen and baked something and b) it’s going to go in my face.
I would hate to think that somebody was put off attending cake club because they feel they need to be some kind of superstar baker. I try and upload photographs from cake club after our events have taken place so that potential attendees can see the kinds of bakes which are brought along. Despite being an organiser of a (reasonably large…) cake club I’m actually not that great at baking. I mean I can DO baking and I understand recipes - but I won’t be appearing on Bake Off any time soon! And also Jordan already did that.
(In fact, if I had £1 for every person who said I should apply for Bake Off I would have approximately £15.)
Never apologise for anything you bring along to our cake clubs. We never look a gift cake in the mouth (well, apart from that is exactly what we do) and welcome all of it with empty bellies!
Our next event is June 21st at 3pm (cake bar opens at 3:30pm).