LA Cake Club

April 20, 2014

in dessert, food events

Who wants to be in a Cake Club???

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Me, Mye (not her cat) and my Vanilla Wafer Coconut Cake gathered with other sweets-lovers at Little Meats for the 2nd Meeting of LA Cake Club

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…founded by master baker, Sara of Matchbox Kitchen.

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Her beautiful contribution – as you can see it wasn’t just big cakes…

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…there were mini-sized ones…

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…cookies…

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…and Ebleskivers too, though I didn’t snap a pic of those.

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But seriously.  I like big bundts and I cannot lie.  Mike and Lindsay’s Orange Chocolate Chunk…

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…and Elise’s Grapefruit Basil with Brown Butter Glaze.

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One day I will learn how to frost a cake and make it look like these.

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Or THIS – Christina and Morgan’s Upside Down Cake with Loquats from their backyard!

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Apparently there wasn’t enough chocolate at the first meeting…

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…I don’t think that was a problem this time.

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Nigella’s Chocolate Guiness Cake has been on my bucket list to eat for a while so I had Nichole to thank for that!

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I love Cake Club.

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Happy Easter!

 

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Recipe: Vanilla Wafer Coconut Cake

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Daily Dose Cafe

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I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since we’ve eaten at Canter’s… …after seeing it on the Mad Men premiere, the seed was planted. I thought it’d be fun to go for Passover… …plus I’m still sick, and really wanted Matzo Ball Soup. This is the Mish Mosh, which comes with Bagel Chips, Rice, Noodles… […]

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