Last Thursday night saw my third meeting of The Melbourne Cake Club. Our theme this month was Flowers.
For my contribution, I made an Elderflower and Lemon Drizzle Cake from a recipe I found online here. Just as the photo of the cake only has two layers, not four, I did likewise. I really enjoyed the subtle flavours of the elderflower cordial and the lemon curd and juice in this cake. The syrup used to soak the cake while it was still warm added extra flavour and moistness to a delicious, sponge-style cake. It was the perfect spring cake, in my view.
The Melbourne Cake Club met at Madame Brussels in Bourke Street, which is kitted out like a lawn tennis club with staff dressed in kind:
The floral theme of the interior was a perfect match for our flower-themed cakes:
Apart from my contribution, the other cakes were:
Allison's Chocolate Rose Cake with gorgeous sparkly icing:
Corinne's Passionfruit Orange Blossom Mint Tea Loaf Cake, complete with passionfruit syrup:
Sue's gluten-free orange blossom cake, which was buttery and moist:
and our leader, Dalya's, hazelnut and rose cake, with the most delicate rose-flavoured cream on top:
Madame Brussels has a very fun drinks menu, with one for guys and one for girls. From the girl's menu, I chose the very naughty sounding Ginge Minge (Grey goose vodka, ginger and kiwifruit liquors, ginger beer, pear cider):
It was a very refreshing drink.
Here's a couple of candid shots of our group eating cake and comparing notes:
It was another fun evening at The Melbourne Club. Next month's theme - Cocktails!
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