Let’s Bake 12: Olympic Baking

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer, whether you’ve been on holiday or are just enjoying a stay-cation (sorry about the weather!).

The Olympics are due to kick off next month so we thought they would make a fun theme for our next Let’s Bake get together.  The brief is a baked good from a country participating in the Olympics – so that’s pretty much free rein to do what you want! 

Use your imagination with the decorating, or pick a lesser known countries recipe.  With such a vast range of options we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Here are all the details – as usual, please email letsbakeinverness@gmail.com to book your place!

Date: Thursday 18th August, 7-9pm

Venue: Blend Tea and Coffee Merchants

Theme: Olympics

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Let’s Bake 9: Cocktail Party Round Up

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This months Let’s Bake meet up was in a new venue (to us) and it was a really fun change.  We met up on a Sunday afternoon in Bar One for a Cocktail Party themed afternoon.  

We were warmly welcomed by the staff and some of our members even managed a cocktail or mocktail!  All of the bakes were delicious as usual, most of them laced with booze in small (or not so small) amounts!  There were also a couple of savoury options to help balance the sweetness.  

Thanks to all who came and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Read more

LETS BAKE 7 : AUTUMN FLAVOURS

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Hi Let’s-Bakers!  Kirsty here with details of our next meeting.  We’re heading back to Velocity on Stephens Brae at the end of the month for and Autumnal Flavours themed bake club.  Think pumpkin pies,  apples and pears or warm cinnamon spices – anything which you think sums up the season in one bake.  The BBC Food website has a great collection here.

As always sweet and savoury are both welcome and it’s all in good fun, there is no competition here.  Just lots of tea and home baking!

Date: Sunday 25th October

Time: 3-5pm

Venue: Velocity, St Stephen’s Brae

Theme: Autumn Flavours

To sign up: Email letsbakeinverness@gmail.com to book a place (a comment on this post doesn’t guarantee you a spot, we like to keep all the sign ups in one place for the sake of accuracy!) and we’ll remind you nearer the time to let us know what you are bringing so appropriate labels can be made. If you are bringing something that needs slicing at the cafe, please bring your bake pre-sliced or bring your own knife/cake slice. As usual we’ll provide reusable plates. Velocity will have hot and cold drinks available for purchase.

LET’S BAKE 5: SUMMER FRUITS BAKES ROUND UP

So this post is LONG overdue but hopefully it will remind you all of what fun you had at the last meeting just a couple of weeks before you hear about our next meeting!

As always we had a great time with all of the ladies, and it was great to see some new faces.  There were lots of laughs this time with stories about holiday makers in the area, I’ve been sharing one story in particular with everyone!

Thanks for coming everyone and to those thinking about coming along, I hope these photos inspire you to get in touch!

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kirsty

mairi

ilona

grace

rebecca

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Let’s Bake 5: Summer Fruits Bakes

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Summer is coming Let’s Bakers and to honour the coming season our next Let’s Bake meeting will be all things summer fruits!  If the weather lets us down in typical British summer time fashion, at least we will have delicious and fruity baked goods to see us through.

We are looking for any kind of bake that includes British summer fruits, bonus points if you are able to pick your own fruit locally but if not it’s certainly not mandatory!  If you’ve grown them yourself you will get a gold star…well, not really but we will be very impressed!

Looking forward to seeing you next month!

Date: Thursday 11th June

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Velocity, St Stephen’s Brae, Inverness

Theme: Summer Fruits

To sign up: Email letsbakeinverness@gmail.com to book a place (a comment on this post doesn’t guarantee you a spot, we like to keep all the sign ups in one place for the sake of accuracy!) and we’ll remind you nearer the time to let us know what you are bringing so appropriate labels can be made. If you are bringing something that needs slicing at the cafe, please bring your own knife/cake slice. 

As usual we’ll provide reusable plates. Velocity will have hot and cold drinks available for purchase. 

First Meeting – Local Produce

 Happy Monday, I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  If however, that back to work funk has hit you, then let me cheer you up with news of our very first Let’s Bake meeting!

When: Thursday 25th September at 7pm – 9pm

Where: Velocity, at the top of Stephens Brae

Theme: Local Produce

There will be twelve spaces for this first meeting.  If you are interested in attending please e-mail me and Susan to confirm your spot and to let us know what you will be bringing, just to avoid any duplicate items.  Please let us know a week before the meeting, so by the 18th September.  Our address is letsbakeinverness [at] gmail [dot] com.

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We have chosen to keep the theme very open for the first meeting, break us all in gently!  So, by local produce we mean that at least one of your ingredients should be sourced from the Inverness area.  You bake can really be anything.  Let your imagination run wild!  Sweet or savoury, biscuits or scones, bread of cupcakes.  Truly bake whatever you want as long as it contains some lovely local ingredients.  Also, this is not a competition.  We don’t mind if you’re a professional or a complete novice, as long as you love to bake and eat!  If I could give you any tips though, I’d say that savoury items are usually the least common but most enjoyed.  From previous experience of baking club meetings we have usually eaten so much sugar that the savoury bakes are a delightful reprieve!

The main thing is that we all have fun so if you fancy it please get in touch to book your space!

Welcome to Let’s Bake Inverness!

If you love to bake and share your baking with others, as well as having a good chat with friends, then this is the place for you.

Let’s Bake – Inverness is a baking club which meets every couple of months in a venue somewhere in the Inverness area.  The aim to meet lovely people, have a good chat and enjoy (un)healthy quantities of home baking.  Now, don’t let the word club put you off, Let’s Bake is just an excuse to meet up with some friends for some good home baking and even better chat.  There is nothing formal here, no membership, no fees – just cake…and bread and pastry and biscuits…

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Each meeting will have a different theme which will be announced well in advance on our homepage, there will be between 10 and 15 places, depending upon the venue, and all that is required is that you bring along yourself, your bake and buy your beverages from the chosen venue.  Well, there is a couple more things – please could you bring along a plate suitable for your bake and also, if your bake requires a knife and/or another serving implement we would be really grateful if you could bring that along too!

We are  Susan Barrie (@susan_barrie) and Kirsty Montgomery (@eversokirsty) and we have a shared love of baking and all things cake.  We were both part of baking clubs in Fife and Glasgow respectively and now that we are both in Inverness, it seemed like the perfect time to bring the phenomenon up north and start our own club.

Please feel free to get in touch via Twitter or by e-mail.