Bake It A Bash To Remember This September - GBBO style!
Whether it’s Noel Fielding’s astonishing array of designer shirts, Sandi Toksvig’s dry wit or the twinkle in Paul Hollywood’s eye that’s keeping us all (dough) hooked - what we do know is, Britain’s appetite for the Great British Bake Off is as healthy as ever.
Around seven million of us tuned in to watch the latest batch of nervous hopefuls roll out the goods (and three biscuit bakes each) as the first episode of 2018 went on air as the summer holidays drew to a close.
Despite its controversial move from the BBC to Channel 4, the well-loved show continues to prove itself after it also became the most watched series by young people over any other programme on TV during its 2017 outing.
Meanwhile, judge Prue Leith showed the world she was nobody’s fool when she admitted in the same week the 2018 series arrived that her passion for baking stems more from a desire to eat delicious cake than it does from making it - and who are we to argue?
After all, isn’t cake just one of the absolute best things about any kind of celebration? From homemade affairs to professionally created masterpieces, bringing cake out in kind is one of the earliest celebratory traditions many of us will ever come to know.
Because apart from anything else, baking is for sharing - in the making, the serving and the eating – and is why the popularity of children’s cupcake decorating parties and similar get togethers continues to endure too.
Baking parties give young ones the chance to participate regardless of their age or ability (and their parents too!) and the best part is, it doesn’t have to be expensive either.
A few pats of butter and a couple of other ingredients are all you need to bring our DIY Baking Birthday Party Kits to life, which not only provide your guests with a fabulously fun activity but also with their take-home treats too.
Far less costly than hosting a get together away from home, the great thing about baking is it’s an activity which can also be made to suit pretty much any chosen theme. Whether it’s party pirates, a ‘dinosaur do’ or birthday bunnies you’re catering for, it leaves you free to cook up an activity concept of your own kid’s choosing. And for the icing on the cake, why not sprinkle a few extra ingredients in – like kid size paper chef’s hats, mini rolling pins, or an individual cupcake presentation box for everyone to take their creations home in?
One of the world’s most famous cooks, Julia Child, once said that “a party without cake is just a meeting” - and nobody wants to throw their child the best ‘birthday meeting’ they ever had, do they? With beautiful Nordic star aprons, melamine cooking kit hire, mini rolling pins and a whole lot more available to make sure your baking bash rises to the occasion, thankfully that need never be a worry.
In essence, baking parties are a cost-effective and stylish way to create flavours, party favours and memories to savour. Now all you need to worry about is who you are going to crown your ‘star baker’!