Baking with Kids – Featuring Graffiti Biscuit Kit by BKD
I don’t know about you guys, but my imagination and patience have taken a bit of a bashing since becoming a mum of 3.
Time is precious, messy play brings me out in a cold sweat unless it’s happening outside (oh, and preferably at school!) and if the boys decide to glitter my house (like my good friend Josie’s did the other day – see her facebook page videos for more on that!) I would almost certainly ‘get my Hulk on’.
Quite often my kids will ask to bake something ‘cool’ (i.e; not just plain cookies or biscuits) and I have little imagination to think something up when it’s been a busy week, so when when I was offered the chance to review a baking kit by BKD, I couldn’t say yes quick enough at the opportunity.
We were sent a BKD Chocolate Graffiti Biscuit Kit in the post and the kids excitedly opened up the package as soon as it arrived here.
We read the instructions, planned how we wanted to decorate them and swiftly got our bake on!
The kit was really easy to use, it actually made the correct amount of biscuits it said it would (15, though our photos don’t show all 15 because we might have eaten some…oops!) and the kids managed almost all of it without too much input from me. Yes there was flour to clean off every kitchen surface, yes they ate more icing than went on the biscuits, but they had HUGE smiles on their faces at the end of our baking session and they were really proud of what we had made.
The kit contains almost everything you will need in order to recreate what you see on the packaging. We just needed to add an egg and some butter to ours. There was even a round metal cutter included in the kit which was lovely and can be reused along with the edible writing pens which have plenty of life left in them yet.
We decided we were going to donate the biscuits we made using the kit to the school Christmas fayre bake sale so we decorated them with a festive theme of hashtag Christmas words, such as #bauble, #lights, #stocking, #candycane, etc and pictures.
Here’s a little video montage we put together to explain how the kit works…
Who are BKD?
“How BKD put the fun back into the kitchen!”
BKD launched in Summer 2014 from Founder Adelle Frejus’s kitchen in Shoreditch. What started as fun at home with her son Cai and stepchildren Elsie and Stanley, soon grew as news spread.
Adelle moved out of home with her baking classes to local hip eateries and started working with brands such as Nintendo, Fortnum & Mason, Virgin, Toca Boca, Donna Wilson, Google and many more.
As BKD grew in popularity so did the BKD team, Adelle now employs a team of 4 who assist her at events all over London.
Due to the success of their baking events, BKD launched a range of kids’ baking kits inspired by their classes, allowing kids to join in the fun at home. Whether you want to bake and decorate their Raspberry Unicorn Biscuits or get creative with their Vanilla Bean Little Monster Cupcakes, they’re the perfect gift for any budding baker! Since their launch in May 2015, the collection have hit the shelves of major retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Fenwick, The Design Museum, amongst many others.
Adelle is a self-taught baker, having spent ten years working in Market Research, alongside running the wedding blog Peonies & Pearls. Adelle also studied Graphic Design, which honed her creative eye and helped her create BKD’s distinctive look.
Adelle says “We want to fuel kids’ imaginations and make baking with your family easy, tasty and super fun!”
The lovely, talented guys at BKD do many other FANTASTIC kids baking kits and they would make the perfect stocking filler for any budding Great British Bake off contestant! I know my boys will be getting one from Santa, that’s for sure.
The boys said they had, “the best fun ever”, and that the biscuits tasted amazing. I am inclined to agree.
Disclosure: I was sent a baking kit by BKD for the purpose of this review but all words, thought and opinions are my own.