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Bakers invited to join ‘clandestine’ Camden Cake Club

13:00 23 August 2014

Members of the Camden Clandestine Cake Club meet at Bar 55 in Jamestown Road. From left, back row, Kristina Wall, Fiona Bevans, Kasia Sowinska, organiser Jelena Culum and Catherine Cartier, front Lisa Hollins and Fiona O

Members of the Camden Clandestine Cake Club meet at Bar 55 in Jamestown Road. From left, back row, Kristina Wall, Fiona Bevans, Kasia Sowinska, organiser Jelena Culum and Catherine Cartier, front Lisa Hollins and Fiona O'Donnell. Picture: Polly Hancock

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A “secret” society of cake bakers that gathers at undisclosed locations around Camden invited the Ham&High into its “hush-hush” monthly meeting on Monday.

Camden Clandestine Cake Club is part of a global collective in which cake lovers share homemade themed treats and meet new people.

This month, 75 members met at Fifty Five Bar and Lounge in Jamestown Road.

An “art masterpiece” theme saw bakers create cake Picassos, cake Salvador Dalis and even a cake representing the Johnny Cash song I Walk the Line.

Organiser Jelena Culum, 38, who works at the University of Law in Bloomsbury and lives in Murray Street, Cantelowes, said: “People are only given the location of the next meeting a day or two before it happens just to add a bit of excitement.”

More details at clandestinecakeclub.co.uk/groups/camden.

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