British Bake off – the cheat’s way

Lets eat cake

Now GBBO is over I am on the hunt for another program to enjoy with the kids.  Aside from giving me massive cravings for cake, each episode always makes me believe that maybe even I could whip up a masterpiece with the Kitchen Aid currently sitting sadly in my cupboard.  The hero of my wedding gift list has had to contend with being dusted off for the odd time I am required to bake for school sales and it is even neglected when it comes to the kids’ birthdays as I usually head to the shops in search of personalised cakes.  Little B had an incred Cinders cake from M&S this year.

However, there is a part that niggles my conscience and one glance into my childhood photo albums reminds me of the lovely cakes my mum used to spend hours making for me and how I really ‘should try harder’.  Just yesterday though I was let into a little secret.  A kind of mummy’s little helper.  I am not talking about Gin but a clever little company who sends you all the bits and pieces you need to create really lovely cakes.

That’s right simply add eggs, butter and a dash of milk to Craft and Crumb’s organic cake mix and follow the instructions and you too can be proud of something Bake Off worthy.  Each kit contains disposable cake and cupcake baking pans, cupcake cases, icing bag and nozzle, natural colouring, cake board, organic cake mix, organic icing sugar for your buttercream and decorations.  You can buy extra decorations and cute number candles too.  My friend had just pulled off the Princess Castle cake with total success and there are some really cool boys ones too.  Have a look and for once be pleased to adorn a pinny and not have to hide the supermarket packaging!

All in the detail:

All by Craft & Crumb
Cake Kits from £29.95
Boys and Girls themes available
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