This CST activities page is in celebration of 'World Baking Day', which is on 17th May. You could also use it to mark the start of the new 'Great British Bake Off' season in October.
Start by asking members to state their favourite cakes and biscuits.
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)
Ask members to complete these well known phrases, by way of a shout out ...
a piece of CAKE – very easy
a slice of the PIE – a share of what’s available
a smart COOKIE – a clever person
as flat as a PANCAKE – very flat
bread and BUTTER – the necessities
shut your cake HOLE – mouth
give us this day our daily BREAD – what one needs in order to survive
half BAKED – not fully thought through
pie in the SKY – fun to dream about but ultimately unrealistic/impossible
selling like hot CAKES – selling quickly and in large quantities
that’s the way the cookie CRUMBLES – a situation that must be accepted
the best thing since SLICED BREAD – very good
bread of HEAVEN – something that provides spiritual nourishment
the cherry on the TOP – an additional benefit that improves an already very good situation
the icing on the CAKE – an additional benefit/disaster that improves/worsens an already very good/bad situation
to break BREAD – to share a meal/to celebrate the Eucharist
to eat humble PIE – to apologise and accept humiliation
to get caught with your hand in the BISCUIT BARREL – to get caught in the act of doing something wrong/naughty
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)
to sort the wheat from the CHAFF – to separate the valuable from the worthless
to take the BISCUIT – to be much better/worse than other comparable things
to use your LOAF – to use your common sense
to want your bread buttered on BOTH SIDES – to desire more than what is reasonable to expect
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
MUSIC & PICTURE QUIZ
ROUND 1. Cakes
1. Name the cake?
What piece 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?
AD BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwZCTSY0dfQ
12. SONG BREAK. '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?
23. AD BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YIQciOh1uA
Are our hands bigger, or are they smaller?
24. 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
25. Name the bread?
Which country does this bread come from?
26. Name the bread?
What do you call one of these with chocolate inside it?
27. Name the bread?
Its ingredients include eggs and butter, so why is it called a bread?
28. Name the bread?
Which religion is it associated with?
29. Name the bread?
Which dish might you eat this with?
30. Name the bread?
Which country does it come from?
(Choose your favourite topping.)
31. Name the bread?
What is this word slang for?
32. Name the bread?
Which English city is this cake associated with?
33. Name the pastry?
Which country does it come from?
34. AD BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mq59ykPnAE
Name the bread?
Which music is being played?
35. SONG BREAK. 'She Flies Like A Bird', Honeybus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ih4zwp-0GeQ
Which loaf of bread did this song help advertise?
ROUND 4. A mixed bag
36. Name the cake?
Which religious festival is it associated with?
37. Name the pie?
Which US holiday is it associated with?
38. Name the cake?
What chocolate cake is also associated with this holiday?
39. Name the cake?
A slice of Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer's sold for how much at auction recently?
When was the wedding?
Here is that slice of cake. Would you eat it?
40. Name the cake?
What would you usually put on top of this cake, to mark the age being celebrated?
41. Name the cake?
Which country is it associated with?
42. Name the cake?
What pastry is it made from?
43. Name the cake? (How do you say it?)
Is this picture of a 'Cornish' or 'Devon' cream tea?
44. Name the pie?
Which US holiday is this associated with?
45.SONG. 'American Pie', Don McLean - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8ZbPc-NQxY
Who was he referring to when he sang 'the day THE MUSIC died"?
46. Which baking product did this man advertise?
AD BREAK - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xENRSuIM_y8
Anyone remember which TV sitcom starred John Le Mesurier?
47. EXTRA SONG. 'Mouldy Old Dough', Lieutenant Pigeon' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO5GWJJP3FM
Singalong with the words "Mouldy Old Dough".
Which medicine was discovered from mould?
Get a few 'Gingerbread Men Kits', decorate them with the group. Then enjoy them with a nice brew.
Or you could ice and decorate a fruit cake with apricot jam, marzipan, icing, and seasonal shapes. Then eat it together!
Play some of 'Bread's' music during your practical activity - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDPusGqx17w
1. Welsh Cakes
2. French Fancies
5. Bakewell Tart
6. Eccles Cake
7. Black Forest Gateau
8. Carrot Cake
Carrot & Walnut
10. Victoria Sandwich
11. Pilsbury Dough Boy (He used to giggle when tickled. Anyone ticklish in the room?)
12. Richard Harris
13. Jammy Dodger
15. Custard Cream
16. Jaffa Cake
18. Rich Tea
Dipping your biscuit in a cup of tea or coffee
19. Chocolate Digestive
22. Wagon Wheel
23. Burton's say they are the SAME SIZE!!!
Pain au chocolat
It is yeast risen to give it a bread like interior
29. Naan Bread
An attractive person
32. Chelsea Bun
33. Danish Pastry
Dvorak's 'New World Symphony'
36. Simnel Cake
37. Pumpkin Pie
38. Christmas Cake
39. Wedding Cake
29th July 1981 (I wonder if it was still edible?)
40. Birthday Cake
Italy (where it is traditionally eaten at Christmas)
44. Apple Pie
4th July 'Independence Day'
45. Buddy Holly
46. Homepride Flour / 'Dad's Army'
47. Penicillin (the mould accidentally grew in a Petri dish and Alexander Fleming discovered it killed certain bacteria)