July meetup: Seasonal Fruit!

CakesLiving as we do in an area that is known for its agriculture, it seemed only fitting that the third meeting of the Summerland Bakers be dedicated to Seasonal Fruit.

We had a great turnout (our biggest yet!) and the bakes were utterly swoon-worthy. The lovely Lorena and her mum were our hosts, and where better to spend an evening eating cakes than on a made-for-summer deck?

Behold the deliciousness and be jealous:

Lisa J's incredible summer berry galette with cream (there were no leftovers!)

Lisa J’s incredible summer berry galette with cream (I don’t think there were leftovers. If there were, I wasn’t quick enough!)

Chandra's buttermilk cake (secret recipe) with "boozy cherres" that had soaked in rum for three weeks in the sun. Oh, yeah.

Chandra’s buttermilk cake (secret recipe) with “boozy cherries” that had  been soaking in rum for three weeks in the sun. Oh, yeah.

Suzy's blueberry inspired tiramisu, with plenty of cream and a hit of boozy goodness.

Suzy’s blueberry inspired tiramisu, with plenty of cream and a hit of boozy goodness. Sampling was necessary prior to the start of the meeting. 🙂

Lorena's mini cherry crisps. Not overly sweet and perfect with crumbly topping.

Lorena’s mini cherry crisps. Not overly sweet and perfect with crumbly topping.

Dorthea's Lemon and Thyme Cake with blueberries and blueberry compote, which also had Thyme.  The cake had no butter so it was very light.

Dorthea’s Lemon and Thyme Cake with blueberries and blueberry compote, which also had thyme. The cake had no butter so it was very light.

Lisa L filled brandy glasses with  raspberry mousse, topped with chocolate shavings. Some of us may have eaten two.

Lisa L filled brandy glasses with raspberry mousse, topped with chocolate shavings. Some of us may have eaten two.

My sponge drops with raspberry curd, fresh raspberries and cream.

Sophia’s sponge drops with raspberry curd, fresh raspberries and cream.

Janice's very refreshing peach cake with cream. So moorish.

Janice’s very refreshing peach cake with cream. So moorish.

Jennifer's lemon scones with blueberry sauce (with brown sugar, allspice and vanilla), and clotted cream.

Jennifer’s lemon scones with blueberry sauce (with brown sugar, allspice and vanilla), and clotted cream.

What would summer be without a trifle? Christine's orange chiffon cake trifle with summer fruits. No on even noticed that her kiwi garnish was missing after being devoured by a hungry teenager prior to our meetup. :)

What would summer be without a trifle? Christine’s orange chiffon cake trifle with summer fruits. No one even noticed that her kiwi garnish was missing after being devoured by a hungry teenager prior to our meetup. 🙂

For our next gathering, we will be sticking with honouring our great growing season, but this time it will be “From the Garden.”  So many options; caramelized onion tartlets, roasted tomato quiche zucchini muffins, beetroot and chocolate loaf….

The date for the next meetup is August 22. Want to attend? Email me at pleasebringcake@gmail.com to be on the mailing list.

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