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The Cake Committee, Kennington/Elephant & Castle/Southwark, London

limster | Aug 16, 2009 03:21 PM

A "underground"* place for cakes and tea at Pullens Centre (184 Crampton Street).

A gorgeous spread of cakes. All homemade by people who don't bake for a living. Beautiful stuff with good craftmanship, easily rivaling or surpassing some of the professional stuff I've had at bakeries. Will just mention the highlights:

A blueberry cake with immense clarity in the in blueberry flavour in the frosting, sweet and vivacious, the cake itself wonderfully moist.

A wonderful depth of flavour in a Bramley apple cake, rich almost caramel-like frosting, sweet (cinnamony?) apple, all the flavours coming together with a beautiful natural ease.

A strawberry cream cake of some sort strikingly decorated with candied rose petals.

Simple teabag tea was free, good enough to wash down the sweetness.

* - Not sure if "underground" is the right adjective -- it's not a formal restaurant or anything, essentially several organisers bring cakes that they made. They charge £2 per slice or £5 for a sample plate of 6 of your choice, out of more than a dozen types of cakes. It's not like some hush hush illegal secret thing -- they maintain a blog at:

More description here:

IIRC, the next event is going to be on 18 Oct (Sunday), according to one of the little printouts that also served as a bill. I think they plan to hold one every 2 months. Profits for this one goes to Kids Company and Help for Heroes. I don't know if they'll keep the same format since this was their first run but it would not surprise me if they were to tweak things a little.

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