Celebrating The Return Of 'Great British Bake Off' 🥐 🍰 🍪

This CST activities page is in celebration of 'The Great British Bake Off' season starting again. It could also be used for 'National Baking Week', which is 14-20th October.

Start by asking members to state their favourite cake and biscuit.

Make a list.

Who likes to bake, either now or in the past?

What is/was your best bake?

List some ingredients you might use in baking a cake.

How do you get bread to rise?

How do you avoid a 'soggy bottom'?

Identify these people, who are all associated with 'Bake Off'.

Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood

Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc

Sandi Toksvig & Prue Leith

Noel Fielding & Matt Lucas

Nadia Hussein (2015 Winner)


  1. a piece of CAKE – very easy

  2. a slice of the PIE – a share of what’s available

  3. a smart COOKIE – a clever person

  4. as easy as PIE – very easy

  5. as flat as a PANCAKE – very flat

  6. bread and BUTTER – the necessities

  7. shut your cake HOLE – mouth

  8. give us this day our daily BREAD – what one needs in order to survive

  9. half BAKED – not fully thought through

  10. pie in the SKY – fun to dream about but ultimately unrealistic/impossible

  11. selling like hot CAKES – selling quickly and in large quantities

  12. that’s the way the cookie CRUMBLES – a situation that must be accepted

  13. the best thing since SLICED BREAD – very good

  14. bread of HEAVEN – something that provides spiritual nourishment

  15. the cherry on the TOP – an additional benefit that improves an already very good situation

  16. the icing on the CAKE – an additional benefit/disaster that improves/worsens an already very good/bad situation

  17. to break BREAD – to share a meal/to celebrate the Eucharist

  18. to eat humble PIE – to apologise and accept humiliation

  19. to get caught with your hand in the BISCUIT JAR – to get caught in the act of doing something wrong/naughty

  20. to have a finger in EVERY PIE – to be involved in (too) many things (usually resulting in not giving your full attention to any of them)

  21. to sort the wheat from the CHAFF – to separate the valuable from the worthless

  22. to take the BISCUIT – to be much better/worse than other comparable things

  23. to use your LOAF – to use your common sense

  24. to want your bread buttered on BOTH SIDES – to desire more than what is reasonable to expect

  25. you can’t have your cake and EAT IT – you can’t have something ‘both ways’/you can’t have the best of both worlds/you can’t have the two mutually exclusive things you desire at once

FIRST SONG. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1wEVPqFFCg


ROUND 1. Cakes

1. Name the cake?

What pice of kitchen equipment are they cooked on?

2. Name the cake?

Who makes "Exceedingly Good Cakes"?

3. Name the cake?

What is on the outside?

4. Name the cake?

What other common filling is there?

5. Name the cake?

In which English county is there a town with this name?

6. Name the cake?

What type of pastry is this?

7. Name the cake?

Which liqueur is an ingredient of this cake?

8. Name the cake?

Which vegetable and which nut are ingredients of this cake?

9. Name the cake?

Which biscuit provides a common base for this cake?

10. Name the cake?

Which monarch is this cake named after?

11. What was this character called?

12. SONG. 'MacArthur Park', Donna Summer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YcU24Wsf0

Which actor originally sang this song?

(A bonus point for anyone who knows what the heck this song is all about??)

ROUND 2. Biscuits

13. Name the biscuit?

What favoured jam is in the middle?

14. Name the biscuit?

Which shape can you also get this biscuit in?

15. Name the biscuit?

Is there any real custard in the recipe?

16. Name the biscuit?

According to HMRC, is it a biscuit or cake?

17. Name the biscuit?

What type of fabric can be seen in this photo?

18. Name the biscuit?

Describe the meaning of the word 'Dunking'?

19. Name the biscuit?

True or False. This is the best selling biscuit in the UK?

20. Name the biscuit?

Which type of alcoholic beverage also has this name?

21. Name the biscuit?

Which country is this biscuit from?

22. Name the biscuit?

Are our hands bigger, or are they smaller?

23. SONG. 'Three Wheels On My Wagon', The New Christy Minstrels - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLhcg_FU9g

Which Native American is mentioned in the song?

ROUND 3. Bread

24. Name the bread?

Which country does this bread come from?

25. Name the bread?

What do you call one of these with chocolate inside it?

26. Name the bread?

Its ingredients include eggs and butter, so why is it called a bread?

27. Name the bread?

Which religion is it associated with?

28. Name the bread?

Which dish might you eat this with?