Clandestine Cake Club – World Book Night UK

Pudsey and West Leeds Clandestine Cake Club

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We celebrated World Book Night UK on Thursday 23 April 2015 at Medusa Bar in Horsforth.

I’ve been a WBN Book Giver for three years and I love the chance to encourage people to read.  As most of you know I live with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome… that means there’s a lot of days when I can’t do a lot and often end up in bed early or struggle to move very quickly in a morning.  Reading has helped to keep me going.  The first Christmas after I was diagnosed my mum bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas and it now means that I can read again wherever I am.  It had got to the point where I struggled to hold a book for more than a couple of pages of reading, it would take me months to read a novel… I now get through books quickly and can even enjoy reading in the sunshine in the garden as the Paperwhite has a special screen that isn’t affected by the sun’s glare.

The book that I was giving away this year was Spring Tide by Cilla and Rolf Borjlind which is a psychological thriller, my favourite kind of book!

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The cakes that attended on the night were:

Sharon – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

Chocolate fudge cake

This is a link to the recipe for my cake.

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Joan – Fifty Shades of Grey

Fruit cake with marzipan and icing

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Pippa – Bah Humbug (A Christmas Carol)

Chocolate Mint Cake

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Sonia – Dark and Magical Horcrux cake

Chocolate and Raspberry Cake

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Sarah – Mr Bump

Carrot Cake

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Sam – The Runaway Tractor

Chocolate and Walnut Tractor Bundt

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Hannah Keighley – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Lemon and Blueberry Cake

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Jessica – ‘Red Wedding’ Velvet Cake – Game of Thrones

Red Velvet Cake with Chocolate Arrows

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Eleanor – George’s Marvellous Medicine 

Gluten Free Strawberry Cake

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I love that moment when cakes start to arrive at an event and the table gradually fills up!  We were all obviously inspired by books from a young age!

I really enjoyed being a Book Giver for World Book Night again and gave out copies of my book on the night.  Reading and cake is always a good mix!

A huge thank you to everyone at Medusa Bar for letting us hold our event there.

Medusa Bar

8-10 Town Street


LS18 4RJ

Telephone Number  0113 259 0110

@MedusaBar on twitter

Bake Cake – Eat Cake – Talk Cake

… and take cake home!

Clandestine Cake Club is a great way to meet friends old and new as well as get to taste scrummy cakes!

Join our free club and come to free events soon!   

A huge thank you to Sara, one of our cake lovelies who flew the nest to pastures new, for my lovely bunch of tulips 🙂   It was so lovely to catch up with you.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. pamsyarns says:

    Ooh. This looks a good idea. Books AND cakes. I’m afraid World Book Night passed me by but it sounds a good idea/excuse. Cakes look brilliant. My personal fave is The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

    1. me says:

      The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake was brilliant… Hannah is an Engineer and worked out the shape using the slices from a cake baked in a donut round tin similar to a bundt tin… very clever and so effective! Tasted great too 🙂 x

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