We love baking! There’s nothing more exciting than getting our hands completely gooey with batter and creating (mostly) edible goodies to share. I don’t think we do this nearly enough. And it’s usually because we won’t have the right stash of ingredients in the cupboard at the time when ‘let’s bake’ is happily yelled. But help is at hand! The clever bods over at BKD have come up with a brilliant plan to help us mums out. It’s the BKD Mini Bakers Club – a monthly themed, and personalised children’s baking subscription box. We were so excited to get our hands on one of these to show you what it’s all about.
Little Button was thrilled to find a package had been delivered for her when she got home from school. Its bright graphics really stood out and having her name on it made her feel extra special. At first glance the box did look quite compact and I couldn’t see how the baking subscription could possibly fit. But it had, and inside we found everything perfectly stashed away.
We received the spring themed BKD Mini Bakers Club Subscription box, and the contents certainly reflected this. Inside the box, Little Button found:
-A Mini Bakers Club guide to being creative in the kitchen; this contained a step-by-step guide to making hot cross bun cakes and supporting worksheets and fun facts for an craft activity.
-Beautifully packaged (dry) ingredients to make hot cross bun cakes.
-A spring craft activity sheet and materials.
-A full recipe card for the hot cross buns cakes, in case we wanted to make more another time.
Using the guide, which was specifically designed with mini bakers in mind, Little Button set about gathering all the things needed to make the hot cross bun cakes. She enjoyed ticking everything off the list as she went.
She was then able to use the very simply laid out instructions to work out how to get her bake on. Genius! We especially liked this feature as it encouraged Little Button to take a chance and try things out for herself, while being supported by a grown up.
After plenty of pouring and mixing, the cake batter was ready and looked brilliant. *There was a bit of cake batter eating going on behind the scenes, but even so, there was plenty to make the 10 hot cross bun cakes as planned.
And here they are!
While they were baking, Little Button decided to look over her baking instructions and give things a bit of a colour in.
And here are the finished hot cross bun cakes! They tasted amazing and were quite luxurious too. I wouldn’t have typically attempted these myself, but after seeing Little Button whip up these goodies, I’m super keen to give the full recipe card a go.
In addition to the edible makes, the BKD Mini Bakers Club subscription box also contained a spring themed craft activity to make cress heads! #Eggciting.
This could probably have been done whilst the cakes were cooking, but we saved these for another day.
Again, the instructions were very easy to follow and the results were terrific.
There are a number of different options available for the subscription boxes, with little savings and perks depending on how many months worth you wish to purchase. As a starting point, expect to pay £9.99 for a monthly box, and you can cancel at any time. We are looking at signing up ourselves and will most likely go for the 6 monthly option at £53.94, which gives the 1st box half price.
We LOVED it! The idea is so clever and it definitely gave us a bit of a poke in the (right) direction of the kitchen for some hands-on quality family time. We can’t wait to see what’s inside our next box!
Disclosure: We were sent this BKD Mini Bakers Club Box for Little Button to try out. All views are my own.