This afternoon, little man and I went to Baketopia, a Wonka-esque, edible pop-up created to celebrate National Baking Week starting on Monday 14th October. We have been looking forward to National Baking Week since May went I attended a lovely Masterclass with the Great British Bake Off Winner John Whaite.
Last year, I shared our Top 5 Tips for Baking with Kids for National Baking Week and I can’t believe a whole year has passed by. We love baking and eating cakes, and nothing like National Baking Week as an excuse to bake even more – I am thinking we should have cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner next week.
Baketopia is a 100% edible pop-up made entirely of baked treated created by food creative Miss Cakehead and some of the finest food artists, Tattooed Bakers, The Meringue Girls and Conjurer’s Kitchen. It was opened to the public for only two days, featuring over 3,000 portions of treats for guests to help themselves.
We’ve been checking out the pictures online, so we were looking forward to dipping frog-shaped cookies into a milk fountain; harvesting meringue mushrooms; breaking honeycomb pieces from a bee hive; catching pastry butterflies and even pulling hyper realistic looking carrot cakes from chocolate cookie earth.
We went to Baketopia a few hours before it was due to close, and there were lots of cake still to be enjoyed. It was divided into different areas: Meringue Wigwam, Pie Fields, Planting Area, Unicorn Meadow and Woodland.
Little man’s favourite was the Meringue Wigwam created by The Meringue Girls, he was very impressed by how colourful and bright it looked and he loved picking meringue mushrooms in the totally edible wigwam.
The centrepiece is a giant unicorn made from rainbow cake, created by the Tattooed Bakers, complete with edible gold leaf embossed hooves and horn. The edible unicorn surrounded by fairy cakes was very tasty, the multi-coloured cake layers could still be seen when we went.
Well done to Miss Cakehead and the very talented cake artists for such a tasty and gorgeous pop-up of colourful baked delights. Baketopia was a success, little man and I loved our delicious experience, and we also helped charity while we were having our treats – entrance was free, but guests were encouraged to make a donation to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
Join the baking revolution 14th-20th October 2013. For more information about National Baking Week and our partner brands visit www.nationalbakingweek.co.uk