Semester 2 2016 welcome event

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When? 10am – 12pm, Wednesday 3 August 2016

Where? Training Room 2, Level 3, Union House, University of Melbourne

Join us for our first meeting of Semester 2 with a chocolate theme! As per our usual meetings, members are encouraged to bake cakes/biscuits/anything at home and bring said goods for consumption to our meeting.

You don’t have to make anything to attend, but we do encourage anyone who would like to bring something along and share. Our theme for the first week is tahe all-time favourite of chocolate!

Please note: if you do bake something, it would be very helpful if you could bring along a note of some sort listing the ingredients so that we can avoid issues with allergies and other dietary requirements/preferences.

SWOTVAC Cake Break

Brunetti's cakeWhere? Brunetti’s Cake, Lygon Street, Carlton

When? Thursday 2 June, from 12pm

For just $5 join us at Brunetti on Lygon St to eat and drink away your stress before you cram 12 weeks worth of lecture material in one week.

A selection of small cakes will be provided along with a hot drink of your choice.

We will meet at Brunetti’s and get started at 12pm.

Here is the link to secure your seat at this sweet event: http://swotvaccakebreak.getqpay.com/

Welcome to 2016 Tea Party

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Where: Graham Cornish Room A, 2nd Floor, Union House

When: Tuesday 1 March 2016, 12pm

 

 

What sweeter way to begin the new academic year than a good ‘ol party?

But not just any ordinary party. We’re talking enticing cakes and baked goods with a boastful range of interesting teas serving as the ideal accompaniments to your indulgent treats.

So make sure to make your way down to Graham Cornish Room A on the second floor of Union House for a perfect opportunity to make some new friends! We hope to see many new faces keen to engage in deep striking conversations over cake and tea.

 

CAKE in 2016

Hi everyone and welcome to 2016!

CAKE is still very much alive and kicking, and we’ll be seeing you all (hopefully) at our O-Week stall on Thursday 25th February from 11am – 3pm on South Lawn.

There are plenty of other things to do on the day, but make sure that you stop by the CAKE stall and sign up for the new year. For previous members, please note that we can’t carry over members from last year and you will need to sign up again.

There will be baked goods for consumption, so make sure you’re there.

Membership is, as always, just $3 for the whole year.

See you all soon!

Week 12 Chocolate Meetup

This was our last meeting during the teaching period at university – The C.A.K.E. committee decided to hold a fabulous, exciting event for the last time in the semester. The theme for the event was…well, you guessed it: CHOCOLATE!

To make the event extra special, we have decided that on top of the wonderful bakes that our members usually bring, we would also purchase several cakes from Brunetti (aka that notorious dessert cafe, that tempts you every time you walk past) as well as the newly introduced vegetarian restaurant Mantra Lounge, to accommodate the health needs of more members and make sure they have their cake and eat it too! They were a big hit, along with several other heavenly chocolate treats that some members have brought along.

We’d like to thank everyone who attended the meeting, for making it one of the most memorable events to date!

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Delightful cakes baked by our beloved members:

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Tim Tam Chocolate Brownie
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Freddo, Mars Bars, Chocolate, Sultanas Cream Cheesecake with Walnut Base.. In short, Sinful Chocolate Cheesecake
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Moist and Chocolatey Brownie. Simple but Yum!
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Cocoa Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie! Who can say no to cookie?! (Renee, you’re pretty great.)

Brunetti’s Chocolate Cakes bought by the committee. They are definitely notorious for a reason – those were delicious! 20141021_121553  20141021_121633

Below is the raw vanilla & chocolate cheesecake we’ve purchased from Mantra Lounge. It wasn’t disappointing at all despite the lack of dairy and gluten – perfect for meeting several dietary health requirements. The texture was extremely creamy!  20141021_121642

Once again, thanks to all of our members that have spent their time attending our last event for the semester! We hope that everyone enjoyed the wonderful afternoon and went home with a satisfying sweet tooth!

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Joint event with T-society

Yesterday, we had a joint event with T-society, a club that absolutely loves tea! The theme of the meeting was ‘Tea for Two’, where we baked delicious treats that goes wonderfully well with tea. Unfortunately, due to academic commitments, not all of us were able to join T-society this time. Nevertheless, we had a great chat with T-society members and immensely enjoyed the lovely afternoon tea.

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Amazing cakes baked by members From top to bottom: Red velvet cupcake Chai pretzel brownie Orange poppy-seed cake
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C.A.K.E. members mingling around with T-society members
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The salty chai pretzel brownie goes really well with a cup of Kenyan black tea.
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Choose your favourite tea to go with the cake!

Halloween Meeting!

With the recent election of new executive members, we were able to successfully organise our very first event, which was rather exciting for us! We would like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support, especially from the 2014 committee – you guys are the stepping stone of our baby steps, and we could not have done them without your help.

Many members have attended the meeting with delectable baked goods, which was enlightening to see. We were very impressed with the way everyone expressed their creativity, which epitomized both ideas of creepy and delightful; essential to halloween, of course. We truly appreciate the effort you guys have put into making these!

Much love to all, and hope to see you all soon!

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Baking class: Friands!

Our first baking class of the year went off with a bang. The entire class was full of bright and beaming baking enthusiasts who wanted to learn how to make the simple and easy friand. Unlike cupcakes, friands contain almond meal and are heavier in weight. With almond slivers and berries available, our members topped their friands to the brim. One pair even tried experimenting with their own milo flavoured friands.

Allergen-free Baking!

So this time we decided to hold a meeting to cater for all those who are allergic to some staple baking ingredients. For many of us, it’s hard to imagine baking without using eggs, dairy and gluten-containing ingredients (and nuts!). However for many people, this is the only way they are able to eat some baked goodies. There’s the generalization that gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free desserts are bland and un-exciting, however many members proved this wrong! The flavours were fantastic and someone even put in the effort to make the most complicated gluten-free chocolate mousse cake we’ve seen yet 😀