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Episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School is LIVE!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School.

As you may have seen, every Friday, while the schools are closed, I am sharing a brand new, child-friendly baking lesson (with the occasional bit of maths and more squeezed in too) to help support you and your families with your home learning.

However, please don’t think they are only suitable for children – plenty of adults have been joining in and sharing their baking results too.

This week, as I’m still at Mummy Baker’s house, I thought we would have a go at a recipe in her honour, so this week, we’re making… WELSH CAKES!

Now, I don’t actually have my own recipe for Welsh Cakes because (rather shamefully), I don’t actually make them all that often. So instead, I reached out to one of my favourite bakers from The Great British Bake Off 2019, who was more than happy to help out.

In fact, look out for a little cameo from her in the video… 😉

To find out who I mean, and to learn how to make a batch of delicious Welsh Cakes, you can either watch the video right here on the blog, or why not head over to YouTube where you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed and hit that all-important subscribe button?

And, as always, if you and/or your family bake along with episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School, then remember to share the results of your baking adventures with me over on social media – I love seeing what you are all baking at home and, you never know, your photos might just make it into next week’s video!

You can find me on Facebook hereInstagram here and on Twitter here.

Oh, and please do share feel free to share the video with any individuals or groups that you think would find it useful.

Until next time… happy caking!

xx

 

PS. Don’t forget to get your entries in for my Kenwood kMix giveaway! You have until Thursday 7th May!

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Living With Mum Update – One Week On…

First of all, please let me begin by thanking you for all of the lovely messages of support and the well wishes that you have sent our way since last week’s blog post, Moving Back In With Mum – a bit of a life update…

The response was completely unexpected and it was incredibly touching to be reminded that, although we may currently be locked away in isolation, we are certainly not alone right now.

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I’ve managed to create a little corner for myself – expect this week’s video to be very… blue.

I wanted to jump back on to just give you a little bit of a ‘mum update’, as many of you have been in touch to ask how Mummy Baker is doing.

Since we last spoke, she has continued receiving twice daily injections, but as of the latter part of last week, following a visit back to the hospital to meet with the warfarin nurse, she has also started on her new permanent medication regime. Those of you with any experience of warfarin will know that this drug takes a while to get to grips with and, as a result, there have already been the inevitable nose bleeds and suchlike, but she remains in good spirits.

Mummy Baker is also being well-looked after here at home, practically being waited on hand and foot, not to mention served deliciously healthy home-cooked meals each day (which are already working wonders to counteract the effects of the quarantine baking I had been consuming up to now, I have to say!).

It will be a long old road to recovery, but when I think back to where we were a little over a week and-a-half ago and to where we could have ended up, we really do have a lot to be thankful for.

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As you will have seen, on Friday (in spite of Mummy Baker’s HORRENDOUS internet connection (I am told that it is a national issue though), I managed to post up this week’s episode of Mr Bakers Cake School – and you really don’t want to know how long that took… If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check it out as you could get your hands on a brand new Kenwood kMix stand mixer!

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What have you got to lose?

I am also loving that loads of you are suggesting getting mummy involved in this coming week’s episode. I am not sure if she’ll be up for appearing in person – the Baker family are notoriously camera shy – but I may well let her inspire our weekly project… perhaps some Welsh cakes? Or even a delicious bara brith?

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But yes, in all honesty, we are doing well, we have numerous people on hand to offer practical help and support if needed and, up to now at least, are getting on swimmingly… Let’s hope the next ‘mum update’ is equally positive, eh?

Thank you again for all of the incredibly thoughtful messages and comments, which Mummy Baker has been reading too, and please do continue to keep in touch over on social media. All social interaction is very welcome.

You can find me on Facebook hereInstagram here and on Twitter here.

And if I don’t speak to you before, I will see you on Friday (subject to the dodgy internet connection playing ball) for another episode of Mr Baker’s Cake School.

Until next time… happy caking!

xx

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Episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School is LIVE!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School.

As you have probably seen by now, every Friday, during the national school closures, I am uploading a child-friendly baking lesson (with the occasional bit of maths and more squeezed in too) to help support you and your families with your home learning.

However, please don’t think they are only suitable for children – plenty of adults have been joining in and sharing their baking results too.

This week, I thought I would share my recipe for one of my favourite biscuity bakes… deliciously spicy gingerbread men!

The perfect recipe to have in your baking arsenal, my take on gingerbread is also perfect for building traditional gingerbread houses at Christmas too, so once you have had a go at this week’s challenge, you might want to tuck this one away for later in the year too.

As you may have spotted from the thumbnail, this week’s episode also has a rather exciting extra dimension, as I am giving away a brand new Kenwood kMix stand mixer to one lucky winner and they will even get to choose the colour! Find the link to the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this post.

To find out more and to enter the competition, you can either watch the video right here on the blog, or why not head over to YouTube where you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed and hit that all-important subscribe button?

And, as always, if you and/or your family bake along with episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School, then remember to share the results of your baking adventures with me over on social media – I love seeing what you are all baking at home and, you never know, your photos might just make it into next week’s video!

You can find me on Facebook hereInstagram here and on Twitter here.

Oh, and please do share feel free to share the video with any individuals or groups that you think would find it useful.

Until next time… happy caking!

xx

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored video, however I have previously worked with Kenwood producing content for their Facebook page. I was ‘paid’ in product for this work and have decided to pass the product (in the form of a kMix stand mixer) on to the winner of my giveaway… 🙂 The full competition terms and conditions can be found at this link.