BKD London: fantastic fun for London’s littlest bakers
By Carolyn Owlett
If you are looking for something cute and crafty, sugary sweet and fantastically fun to do with your kids then look no further than the award winning BKD London.
Founded by mum and self-confessed baking addict Adelle Frejus, who managed to turn her hobby into a successful business, BKD London already has the nod of approval from Jamie Oliver and Sir Richard Branson. Offering a range of themed baking classes for little people aged three and up, these guys have everything covered. For just £25 they provide tuition, aprons, boxes, cupcakes, biscuits, buttercream, sprinkles, googley eyes, fondant and all the decorating supplies you could possibly need. They even promise to clean up afterwards!
I took my kids to the Valentines baking session, conveniently held on Valentines Day itself. We were going to make ten delicious, heart- shaped Valentine biscuit pops to take home and celebrate.
The class we attended was held in an industrial sized kitchen just off Broadway Market in E8. It was a fantastic space for kids to get creative and make as much mess as they liked in, and believe me they did.
Pre prepared dough made from quality ingredients was given to each child along with a selection of equipment. Lisa and Fran who were hosting the class, broke down the method for making biscuit pops in a way that even the teeniest tots could understand. Their endless supply of ingredients and edible decorations kept the group of six busy and engaged for two whole hours (mothers of boys will particularly understand that this is quite an epic task).
My boys are aged two and a half and seven and I had worried that the skills gap between ages might be too much to contend with but luckily the BKD teachers were super hands on meaning that both children got as much help as they needed. BKD group sessions are purposefully kept small to insure every child gets the necessary attention, space and equipment. In fact the toughest job of the morning was stopping my smallest child from eating all of the icing before it made it onto the biscuit!
It was lovely to see all the children totally engrossed in their tasty creations, sharing ideas and equipment with one another. At the end of the class the extravagantly dressed biscuits were packed into BKD’s stylish black and white boxes to take home, show off and most importantly -eat. Overall it was a very enjoyable morning, even my skeptical 7 year old admitted that he had an absolute blast. I would thoroughly recommend BKD classes and we will definitely be going again.
The next event will be a Mothers day inspired cake pop decorating class held at The Russett and there are a few spaces left so get booking. Also if you are looking for birthday inspiration BKD host private parties, perfect!
BKD London themed classes start at £25 and are held at venues across London.
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