Let’s Bake 5: Summer Fruits Bakes

rhubarb ginger scones 11

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. 

2 – Christmas, Thursday 4th December


I know, I know!  We’re talking about Christmas already which I’m sure will just seem crazy to some.  I am one of those people who loves all things Christmas.  I have already squealed with delight on more than one occasion at catching sight of decorations for sale.  On this occasion I have a good excuse though.  I’m here to give you the details for our next Let’s Bake Inverness meeting!

When: Thursday 4th December at 7pm – 9pm

Where: Velocity, at the top of Stephens Brae

Theme: CHRISTMAS! Read more

1. Local Produce – Velocity Cafe 25.09.14

This past Thursday we held our inaugural Let’s Bake meeting and I’m delighted to report it was a great success.  A full table, a friendly buzz and, most importantly, lots of tasty baking to munch on.

The venue was Velocity Cafe & Bicycle Workshop on Stephens Brae and they were ever so accomodating of my constant requests for more knives, more forks, more spoons!  So a big thank you goes to them for being welcoming hosts.


We were delighted with the turnout for our first meeting, eleven ladies in total, and don’t we look a lovely bunch?? Read more

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.


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…



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.