A two hour hands-on baking course
• Learn from specialist chefs including former Masterchef contestant Ann Hood
• Tasters and soft drinks will be served
• Course notes and recipes to take home
• You'll be joining a group of up to 10 guests on the day
What Can I Expect
Get ready and get set for the Smart Bake Off! This culinary challenge sees you taking part in cake making lessons that'll task you and your cake baking comrades to come up with all the sweet goods that taste heavenly.
Have you got what it takes to make a great cake? This two hour course will show you all the tips and tricks you need to be able to bake with success. There may be talk of soggy bottoms and chat over what makes a good crumb, but there'll also be lots of hands on time for you to be able to make some truly stunning cakes and desserts that'd be good enough to get the judges’s eyes twinkling if they tasted it and maybe earn you a handshake.
All the ingredients you need are included in this bake off course and your expert baker host will be holding your hand every step of the way. And unlike the technical challenge on the TV show, the recipes you'll be presented with will be complete, so they'll be no guessing how long your soufflé needs to be cooked for, or whether you should add butter before or after the sugar.
As you're whisking your egg whites and waiting for your milk to reach the optimum temperature on the stove, you try not to think about what happens if your ’creme pat' comes out curdled or your ganache lacks panache. Those expressions of sad disappointment on the faces of the judges in the TV show are enough to spur all budding bakers on to do their best and that's just what these cake making courses aim to do - build confidence in the kitchen
The recipes you'll be tackling on the day could typically include the classic and supremely tangy Lemon Drizzle Cake, Coffee and Walnut Muffins complete with a very more-ish hot chocolate sauce, the perfect Chocolate Fondant with toasted coconut and rum creme and the zesty delight that is Orange and Lemon Curd Pots. Yum!
Of course, the competitive element of the Smart Bake Off is just for fun, as these cake making lessons are all about learning how to succeed with your baking, thanks to the experience of your hosts who come equipped with brilliant ideas and lots of chef secrets too. And remember, cooking may be a chore, but baking is a treat!
• Special Offer vouchers are valid for selected Mondays to Thursdays each month
• Anytime Voucher are valid for use Monday-Sunday
• Morning and afternoon sesions are generally available
• Minimum age is 18
• Courses are not suitable if you have a nut allergy
• Unfortunately spectators are not permitted
Anything Else I Need To Know?
• Refreshments are available to purchase on site
Availability is subject to your chosen location
• Essex, Chelmsford CM3
• London, Canary Wharf E14
• Windsor, SL4 - Weekends only