Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Baking With Bake Box
Introducing the UK's first ever baking box! Packed with amazing baking goodies this box is a bi-monthly subscription perfect for the keen baker. Newly launched this year I had the chance to see what Bake Box is all about and let you know if it's worth the hype.
What is Bake Box?
Bake Box is a subscription box designed for bakers who are looking to improve their skills and build up their collection of baking equipment. Each bi-monthly box will contain; at least 6 specially curated bakeware items, 6 full colour recipe cards, decorating kits from Rainbow Dust and complimentary access to Bake Club.
I was very excited for Bake Box to arrive, and first impressions of the box didn't disappoint. Upon opening the box I could see that it was packed with baking treats. As you may know from my previous posts I love anything to do with cooking and baking so having the chance to try out some new baking tools is always exciting for me.
The contents of the box are nicely presented with tissue paper which is great if you are thinking of sending a box to someone as a gift. It's also quite nice to treat yourself every once in a while though as well.
The box I received contained a silicone bundt tin, spotty swiss roll mat, pink Rainbow Dust ProGel, stripy and spotty stencils, icing bag and nozzle, dress shaped cookie cutter, round plunger cutters and a sugar craft cutter with interchanging wheels. Not a bad selection, I think you'll agree!
I haven't had a chance to try out all my new tools yet but I can definitely say that these are good quality tools. I have looked a lots of baking tools in the past and even order some online but when they arrive they are obviously made from cheap flimsy materials that don't last for more then one baking project. I think these tools will stand the test of time and will be usable again and again.
Alongside the new tools also included is a set of 6 recipe cards. Each recipe uses a different tool and allows you to practice your baking skills. The recipe cards have beautiful photography so you have an idea of what your creation is aspiring to look like. I found the instructions to be very informative and easy to follow, ideal for any level of baker.
The silicone baking tools come with clear instructions so you know how to take the best care of them. Both the swiss roll sheet and the bundt mould are made or good quality silicone which hold their shape throughout baking. I have had silicone models in the past which don't hold their structure once warmed in the oven, but these are great quality.
Having looked through the recipe cards I decided to give the chocolate bundt cake a go. The recipe card is really easy to follow so wether your an expert baker or brand new to baking you will be able to follow the recipe.
My bundt cake turned out perfectly and easily came free of the mould. This bundt is a amazingly rich chocolate cake which tastes just like a brownie. I baked the cake on Sunday evening and it has already disappeared from it's tin! (That's brothers for you) So I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed it.
Next on my baking list is the dress cookies with decorative icing, not only do they sound delicious (who turns down a cookie) but they look adorable!
You can subscribe to Bake Box today by heading over to their website - www.the-bake-box.com or if you don't feel like subscribing just yet then why not order a one off box to give it a go!?
Boxes are worth over £40 and cost only £14.99 month + P&P
Let me know if you get yourself a Bake Box and what creations you bake.