The Great British Bake Off…

August 5th 2015
By: Melanie Hollidge

There’s not long until this year’s series of the Great British Bake Off with judges and cooks Merry Berry and Paul Hollywood. Last year the overall winner of the British Bake Off was Nancy Birtwhistle, who dazzled the judges with her stunning windmill cake, topped off with handcrafted sugared sales.
Nancy was nicknamed Gadget Gran as every week she brought into the show some kind of homemade DIY gadgetry to form her creations. It’s a good reminder to all of us that we can get creative in the kitchen with everyday items found around the house without having to spend lots of money on expensive cooking paraphernalia. If you are lacking inspiration for your baking, then why not check out this page on Pinterest - it’s jam packed with relatively easy recipes and creative baking ideas.
The Masterclass show, a follow-on from the Great British Bake off - this time hosted by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, was where they divulged the most fascinating tips on how to create the perfect bake. To raise your baking skills to this next level we checked out some courses available in Surrey:
Squires Kitchen International Bakery in Farnham offer a really good selection of baking courses from basic baking to sugar craft. To find out more please visit their website @
The Surrey Hills Cookery School offer an enthusiastic approach to baking. They offer cooking courses for baking, entertaining friends and even cooking for 18 year-olds going to university, which is an excellent idea. To check out their website please follow this link
Penny Hill is also offering baking courses; these are day courses and will teach you various skills in baking cakes and bread. To find out more please follow this link: