Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Generation Game

It's a funny old world. One that seems to get busier and busier. Convenience has become a bit of a buzz word surrounding a lot of things, convenience food, convenience store etc, etc, etc. We seem to be losing track of skills that have been passed from generation to generation. How many of your peers can bake? Or knit? Or even sew on a button? I appreciate that this is a sweeping statement and as with everything in life there is the exception to the rule but I can count on one hand the amount of people my own age who can do these things. Or perhaps that should be, have an interest in doing these things. It is, after all, easier to buy cake than make it. I find that a bit sad. I love baking! It's as much a hobby as it is a business.

                                       It's safe to say there's a certain amount of mucking about!

And it's fun! At Nice Buns, we are determined that it will not be a dying art. We are bringing it to the new generation! Our 3 kids love to bake (apart from the oven bit! bit young for that yet!). They enjoy measuring and weighing the ingredients, mixing is a free pass to make a mess, icing is, to them, the edible equivalent of one of those play-doh hairdresser shops. They're imaginations run riot and at the end they get a generally over the top and somewhat abstract masterpiece of a snack. More importantly they get a snack that is free from preservatives and can be free from anything artificial. Usually we let them have a dab of colour for the icing but everything else is as nature intended. What's more, it is fantastic bonding time where we all destroy the kitchen as a family.

                                         The girls at work. Shortbread for afternoon munching.

The summer holidays are fast approaching and we would like to share the carnage with you and your families. Come join us at Nice Buns HQ with your kids. We'll make a mess, make some cake, have some fun and hope fully inspire a new generation of little future bakers! And you won't even have to clean up afterwards.

                                         If there's no baking on the go, there's always pretend!

E-mail us at and tell us what you would like to learn and when. Sugarcraft? Icing techniques? Some easy baking? EVERYTHING? All open for discussion. We haven't set class dates yet so would love your input as to when suits best. We don't want to clash with the 2 weeks of sunshine now do we?

Love & kisses

Suzi. xx

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