On Thursday night, the Melbourne Cake Club met at Pause Bar in Balaclava for its April meeting. Our theme for this month was Autumn Apples.
Here's a look at the cosy interior of Pause Bar:
I arrived during Happy Hour so was able to take advantage of Pause Bar's great happy hour rates on wine.
In all, seven members attended April's meeting, with a diverse range of apple cakes.
First up was Abi's apple cider cake, decorated beautifully with toffee apples and grape leaves:
I got to take one of these gorgeous apples home and really enjoyed eating it for morning tea the next day.
Dalya made a lovely Apple Caramel Charlotte, with the recipe from Rose's Heavenly Cakes book:
The outside was light cake and the inside was a beautiful light custard, with an apple "rose" on top.
Alex made a gluten free "healthy" apple cake from one of the newspaper weekend magazines:
Lindsay, attending her second meeting, presented us with an apple loaf topped with walnuts and luscious caramel from the BBC Good Food website:
Sue baked a deliciously moist, gluten free chocolate apple cake from a book exclusively on apple cakes:
Nicole made a picture-perfect apple spice cake with caramel sauce that she found on Pinterest:
And I made an Upside-Down Toffee Apple Cake from Luis Troyano's Bake It Great, with a gorgeous spiced gooey toffee on top:
Here is my plate of cake from the meeting - it was all so good that I nearly ate all of it:
And in case you were wondering what my cake looked like inside, here is a glimpse:
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