I played around in the past with Cake when there was a version 1.x. I built a page and migrated or rather partly rewrote it to 2.x and 3.x. In the end it was good this way, because there were always things I could do better.
For a new project I tried Laravel and was impressed by Laravel itself and the ecosystem around it. The authentication component for instance seems to be capable of "more stuff" out of the box. The thing I was far more impressed by however was the community. There are newsletters maintained by people of the community, there is quite an active Medium community, the active sub here on Reddit.
When I started with Cake back then it seemed to be similar. A lot of active blogs, there was even a book published in Germany by a popular IT publisher. Right now it seems everything is gone or rather not up-to-date.
While I was thinking about on how to proceed, I decided to go back to Cake for my new project. I don't really know why. The few days I spent with Laravel are still helpful to me though, because I'm pretty sure I need to look up stuff in the CakePHP docs and will find approaches I've never noticed before.
But back to my initial question: Where is the active Cake community hidden? It's not that I have urgent questions. I'm pretty sure there would be always somebody on for instance StackOverflow being able to point me into the right direction. What I am asking myself is, where are the blogs where people are talking about their new plugin, their current project where they solved an issue in a certain way... Things like that.