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The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog!

If you’re keeping up with The Great British Bake Off, then you will already know that this week was Biscuit Week and the bakers were tackling a whole host of biscuit-based challenges set by judges, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

As I announced last week, once again I am baking along with the bakers in the tent and for this year’s edition of The Great British Bakealong, YOU get to decide which challenges I take on!

In this week’s The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2, you decided that you wanted to see me tackle the Signature Challenge, so, in today’s video, I will be attempting to bake a batch of 36 Florentines – which, incidentally, I have NEVER made before.

Just a bit of an advance warning… stacked alongside the previous five years of baking along with The Great British Bake Off, it wasn’t my MOST successful bakealong challenge, but as I recall, you guys do seem to enjoy it when things go wrong, so you’re really going to love this week’s episode!

Check out The Great British Bakealong – Episode 2 below and be sure to let me know what you think of my bake.

If you want to ensure you don’t miss a future episode of The Great British Bakealong, be sure to head over to YouTube and hit that big red subscribe button! And if you decide to have a go at one of this week’s challenges, be sure to tag me on social media so I can come and check out your bakes…

But, until next week guys… happy caking!

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Introducing The Great British Bakealong 2020!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog!

The Great British Bake Off is BACK and you know what that means… my weekly bakealong challenge is back too!

Long time followers will know that for the last five years (I think…?), I have been baking along with the talented amateur bakers of The Great British Bake Off and 2020 is no different… Introducing The Great British Bakealong 2020 – every week for the next ten weeks, I will be attempting to bake along with the bakers in the tent – and this year, I AM switching things up!

Rather than exclusively baking along with the Technical Challenges like in the last few years, in 2020, YOU will get to decide which challenges I take on!

In this week’s first episode, the vote was overwhelmingly in favour of the Signature Challenge, so, in today’s video, I will be attempting to create my very own original Battenberg Cake recipe.

I’ll warn you, as I’m introducing the challenge – as well as baking two cakes, whipping up a batch of ganache AND making from scratch – this week’s episode is a little longer than the norm, but hopefully they won’t all be quite so feature length… 😉

Check out episode one of The Great British Bakealong below and be sure to let me know what you think of my bake.

If you want to ensure you don’t miss a future episode of The Great British Bakealong, be sure to head over to YouTube and hit that big red subscribe button! And if you decide to have a go at one of this week’s challenges, be sure to tag me on social media so I can come and check out your bakes…

But, until next week guys… happy caking!

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Introducing… the Kenwood Kids Club!

Hey cake chums,

Apologies once again for neglecting you of late, but hopefully the following announcement will explain why…

I am super thrilled to finally be able to tell you that I am joining #TeamKenwood as the host of their brand new weekly cooking show, the Kenwood Kids Club!

As you know, during lockdown, alongside my own weekly Mr Baker’s Cake School videos, I was also filming a monthly live baking demonstration over on the Kenwood Facebook page. Well, during our…. ‘conversations’, the team at Kenwood and I realised that we share a very real passion: encouraging and inspiring the next generation of junior cooks, chefs and bakers to get creative in the kitchen!

After lots of discussions, Zoom meetings, socially distanced in-person meetings, phone calls and even more besides, the Kenwood Kids Club was born!

Designed to be a fully immersive and interactive experience for our young cooks, chefs and bakers, the Kenwood Kids Club will include weekly live cooking and baking demonstrations over on our brand new YouTube channel, as well as a whole host of other activities, competitions and more at our new website, which you can find at this link.

So if you know of any creative cooks, budding bakers or… (ok, I can’t think of an alliterative adjective to go with ‘chefs’) …enthusiastic chefs, then I do hope that you will be able to send them over to join me on YouTube at 4pm today for our first LIVE cooking demonstration, during which we will be making a batch of deliciously zingy lemon cupcakes!

And don’t worry if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, because we’ll also be turning our attentions to a whole host of savoury recipes too!

Over the next few months, I’m also going to be joined by a whole host of incredible guest chefs, including food writer and chef, Theo A Michaels and TV presenter and Celebrity Masterchef winner, Angelica Bell! You really won’t want to miss out, so head to the website now to find out more and I’ll see you at 4pm for episode one of the Kenwood Kids Club!