March 2014

March 2014

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Northants Clandestine Cake Club February 2014 event

Since 1895 the Gallone family has produced ice cream in Northampton and, when it opened an ice cream parlour last year, it created an ideal venue for our local Northampton & District CCC event.

With around 40 flavours of ice cream and sorbets being made on the site, they made a perfect foil for our ice cream flavour cakes. Gallones use traditional recipes in their factory together with the finest of ingredients and, we are told, years of know-how and a great big dollop of love!

Eighteen bakers attended on the night with some splendid cakes, all suitably ice cream flavoured or themed.  We had a Raspberry Ripple, Salted Caramel, Raspberry, Vanilla and Chocolate, Rocky Road, 3 Neapolitan bakes, Mint Choc Chip, Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, an Ice cream Sundae, Raspberry, Vanilla and Chocolate, Strawberry and Blueberry, as well as everyone’s favourite Vanilla - have I missed any out?

Towards the end of our evening, some naughty children set a fire in an adjacent empty building and we had the spectacle of a fire engine arrival, together with a hunky crew of firemen. Needless to say, these gallant men from the rescue service were invited in to join our ice cream extravaganza and our ‘unexpected guests’ enjoyed the cakes so much that they have invited us to join them at their Fire Station Open Day in the summer. Watch this space!

So, thank you, Gallones and staff, the ice cream parlour is a real bonus for Northampton, and thank you members and your bakes for another lovely evening of cake and chat, and thank you fire fighters for keeping us safe in our homes and businesses. Until next time…….happy baking.

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