Start up your KitchenAid’s Star Bakers – a subscription box directly from the Bake Off tent itself (or thereabouts) has been created and could be winging its way to you very soon.
That’s right, fans of The Great British Bake Off can now enjoy all the fun of the hit TV show, minus the panic-inducing time constraints or Paul Hollywood breathing down your neck! The Bake Off Box is a monthly subscription that delivers everything you need to create the ultimate technical challenge at home.
There are a select few things sure to bring on the festive feeling each year, one of them being delicious Christmas bakes. Luckily for us, the Bake Off Box has created a kit to make a ‘Christmas cake extravaganza’ this year.
The Christmas Bundle features a Christmas Bake Off recipe from the experts behind the show – Gingerbread Cake with Snowy Gingerbread Houses. Yum! The kit also includes a Bake Off Cake Stand, an apron and two recipe cards. If you already subscribe to the box, you’ll receive this recipe and the apron in December as normal.
To follow along with Season 12 of the wholesome baking show, The Bake Off Box team created ‘bake along with the show’ boxes. Each recipe is a surprise and sent out to subscribers during the months the show is on. What’s more, each is exactly the same as one of the challenges in the latest episode of the new series, so you really can feel like one of the Bake Off-ers.
Each box contains a bespoke piece of Bake Off equipment, a collectable postcard, the recipe and dry ingredients for one of the bakes from the show set by Paul and Prue. So you can create exactly the same bakes as the contestants in the tent, but from the comfort of your own home (and without the timer ticking).
It’s too late now to receive the three-month bundle, but if you fancy trying out just one Bake Off box, you’re in luck. On the website, you can choose to purchase the November box by itself. There are also recipes boxes for bakes that have previously been made in the show, such as mini rolls, strawberry and vanilla sandwich biscuits and a Bakewell tart box. Plus, there are loads of Bake Off-approved utensils available.
What’s even better is that 50p from every box bought is donated to the charity Stand Up To Cancer.
Each recipe has been carefully developed by the expert GBBO team, so whether you’re a Star Baker in the making or a total novice, you’re guaranteed a delicious and successful bake every time (granted you read those instructions properly!).
Previous boxes have included recipes for tasty delights such as chocolate and hazelnut babka, Bakewell tart, a ‘signature’ chocolate cake, eclairs, and strawberry and vanilla sandwich biscuits.