Junior Bake-Off contestant pays a visit

We had a wonderful time with Yasmin Gladstone, who was a contestant on Series 4 of Junior Bake off. Yasmin had made a superb chocolate ladybird cake on the programme and wanted to show us in Cook Club how we could make one.

Yasmin Gladstone

Yasmin stayed with us all day so she could teach both morning and afternoon groups. Tobias, Gillian and Sam helped mix the dry ingredients together and then the wet. We used an ice-cream scoop to measure out the mixture into the cupcakes which meant same size cakes and less mess!

When the cakes were baking we made buttercream to help hold our cake decoration in place. To make our ladybirds we used golf ball size pieces of fondant icing. Yasmin used her cookie cutter as it was the perfect size for the cupcakes. Then we got to paint on our ladybirds. Yasmin showed us the best way to paint them using red and black. However, Brett, Rachel, Louise, Nancy and Jenny all used their own artistic ideas and created Ladybirds of their own style!

Once the cakes were finished we made sure that Cook Club was clean and tidy… just in time for tea break, where we could sit with a lovely cuppa and enjoy all our hard work!