Its nearly time for the return of The Great British Bake Off a nation will be hooked once again and the sales of baking tins and other baking paraphnalia will go through the roof, but apart from GBBO there doesn’t really seem to be that many UK baking specific or cake decorating programmes ( or are there some gems i havent come across) let me know as i am sure i am not the only one who loves these types of programmes.
So luckily if you have cable, Sky, as well as the internet there seems to be a much wider choice of baking programmes and one of my absolute faves is Unique Sweets you can find it on the food network.
So basically the premise of the programme is that every episode is based around a different theme such as, Brooklyn, Kids treats, Fruit, breakfast pastries and the list goes on.
The businesses (usually) independents are featured from all over America with
the programme presenters being bakers, writers, pastry chefs and food critics basically people in the know discussing some Unique Bakeries and businesses producing some truly delicious desserts, cakes and Bakes and you even get an insight into some of their methods
So as mentioned before in previous post I love American style baking it can be very subtle or just over the top and Unique Sweets represents this perfectly from highlighting the Japanese bakery Kyotofo that take deserts but add a savory Japanese ingredient
to the hugeee donuts from the self titled doughnut man, who makes some amazing looking stuffed doughnuts
it really is a an eye opener into American baking, it seems like there is a bake shop on every corner; i really do defy you not too watch and Drool.
So my other Cakey bakery programmes I love to watch are:
DC Cupcakes- Georgetown Cupcake – http://www.georgetowncupcake.com/
Cake Boss – Carlos bakery – http://www.carlosbakery.com/
Ace of cakes- Charm city cakes – http://www.charmcitycakes.com/
Cupcake wars – http://www.foodnetwork.co.uk/tv-shows/cupcake-wars.
Amazing Wedding cakes – http://www.choccywoccydoodah.com/
So i have made an executive decision and decided we need some more UK based programmes for bakers and cake decorators as baking is just so huge in popularity and getting more popular by the day.
So if a programme maker just happens to be reading this post from a cable network, BBC, ITV, Ch 4 etc… and is looking for a 5ft 2″ Women, with a slight brummie twang who has a love of baking , bags, and Salsa ( the dance not the dip)
look no further as I am hereeeeeee,well you cant blame a girl for trying.
So tell me what’s your favorite baking programme??? or vote on your favorite Baker
you can leave your comments and programme suggestions below