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Bake Box Subscription Review

Tuesday, 24 May 2016
I was delighted to be asked to try out a box from a new subscription service, Bake Box, which I had seen advertised on television.  I thought it would be perfect for my daughters aged 9, 13 and 16 to try out as they are all keen bakers.

Delivered bi-monthly, Bake Box is advertised as “the brand new subscription box designed for blossoming bakers to build up a brilliant repertoire of new skills as well as a collection of great baking equipment.”  Each Bake Box contains at least six specially curated bakeware items, six full colour recipe cards, decorating equipment and complimentary access to Bake Club Live.  Accessed via the Bake Box website, Bake Club Live is a great resource which includes a video masterclass for every box, more expert tutorials and videos, a tried and tested online recipe archive, and the latest baking news.

The box was robust yet stylish and well packed to ensure that items arrived in good condition.  We opened the lid to find the envelope of 6 recipe cards with step by step, very clear instructions with good quality photographs of the finished bakes.  

Our Bake Box contained:

Swiss roll mat
Pink Rainbow Dust ProGel
Swirly silicone bundt mould
Stripy stencil for the side of cakes
Spotty stencil for the top of cakes
Plain icing nozzle, coupler and icing bag
Dress cookie cutter 
Round plunger cutters
Sugarcraft cutter with three interchangeable wheels

Our recipe cards were:

Chocolate Bundt Cake decorated with white chocolate icing and fresh redcurrants
Striped Birthday Cake decorated with colourful spots and stripes
Blueberry Charlotte with lemon bavarois, filled with surprise cake pops
Fashionista Biscuits these would be great treat for a birthday party
Pinwheel Lemon Cupcakes with colourful sugarpaste toppings
Polka Dot Swiss Roll with a pink spotted sponge topped with chocolate discs

My 9yo used the silicone bundt mould and it was good quality and the cake did not stick, although we did make sure to grease and cocoa the tin well. We tried a 3 egg chocolate sponge recipe, baked in the silicone bundt tin, and decorated the cake with chocolate and vanilla icing and rice paper flowers. The piping bag was easy to use and good quality. We are looking forward to trying the Polka Dot Swiss Roll next.

My 16yo baked some of the Fashionista Biscuits and decorated them using white sugarpaste and sugar flowers. She is looking forward to baking the Pinwheel Lemon Cupcakes very soon.

We thoroughly enjoyed trying out a Bake Box and I would heartily recommend it as a gift for both novice and experienced bakers, it is suitable for both older children and adults alike who enjoy baking and decorating their bakes. The instructions are clear and concise enough for beginner bakers without being patronising to more experienced bakers. The equipment provided is good quality and likely to last a fair while. I was considering getting a box for my daughters before I was offered one to review.

The boxes are just 14.99 each plus postage and packaging, you can also select the option to buy 3 boxes 6 months or 6 over 12 months and receive some free gifts.  Check out the Bake Box website for details and to order your subscription.

I was sent a Bake Box to review.  All views expressed are those of myself and my family.


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