FEBRUARY | Red Carpet Bakes

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And so another red carpet season comes to an end.

A film-themed ABC event has been requested several times in the past, and when planning our 2018 calendar we decided that holding it between the BAFTAs and the Oscars was as good a time as any.

That’s not to say there wasn’t a fair amount of head scratching from some bakers who weren’t quite sure how to translate their favourite film into something edible…

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JANUARY | Love to Bake

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Each January we hold a ‘no theme’ event so attendees can make something they’re comfortable with or something they’ve wanted to make for ages.

We had 22 bakers along in January, including 5 new guests who had heard about ABC through social media, friends and work colleagues.

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January | Love to Bake 2018

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Our first event of 2018 takes place on Wednesday, January 24 at Soul Bar, Aberdeen.

For the first event of the year, we like to keep our theme open so you can choose to make a tried and tested favourite, something you’ve been meaning to try for ages, or something you made over the holidays.

Never been before? Take a look at our 10 Things You Need to Know About ABC post before you come, and make sure you head over to our Facebook page to let us know you’re coming!

OCTOBER | GBBO Final / Halloween

In a dark, dark city, on a dark, dark street, in a dark, dark former church, lived a, well actually, very light and fun baking club.

I think it’s fair to say the scariest thing about our Halloween meet was the lack of excitement we all had towards our other reason for meeting up – the Great British Bake Off final.

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They’re creepy and they’re kooky – The Bake Club Family *snap* *snap*

The second meeting of ABC that ever took place was a Halloween-themed event.

Ahead of our October event, which actually falls on October 31st, I thought it would be good to look back at our previous spooky events to get some ideas for what to make next week.

I couldn’t believe it when I realised we’ve only used Halloween as a theme ONCE. This is because of the other annual October event – the final of the Great British Bake Off, which also falls on October 31st this year.

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SEPTEMBER | 5th Birthday Party

Our birthday party almost had a very different twist this month. When I arrived at Dusk, the bar man looked at me. Clutching my Tupperware, I said: “One guess what I’m here for!”

He nodded, and replied: “Ah – Date Club!”

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Let’s catch up, shall we?

When you explain the concept of bake club to people – bake. turn up. eat. drink. repeat. – they usually understand the genius in the simplicity of it.

However the organisation of ABC – the documenting of events, booking of spaces and admin of our social media channels – is actually quite a lot of work. This summer has seen Holly and I run off our feet in our personal lives, and unfortunately ABC has suffered slightly. We even took a month off – something we usually only do in December.

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February | Kiss the Cook!

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At Aberdeen Bake Club we’ve always found Valentine’s a little awkward, but unavoidable, so usually approach it with a good sprinkling of humour and a dash of kitsch.

That was until 2017. This year at ABC, love is well and truly in the air.

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