'World Baking Day' 🥐 🍰 🍪 17th May




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)






IDIOMS


Ask members to complete these well known phrases, by way of a shout out ...


  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 flat as a PANCAKE – very flat

  5. bread and BUTTER – the necessities

  6. shut your cake HOLE – mouth

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

  8. half BAKED – not fully thought through

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

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

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

  12. the best thing since SLICED BREAD – very good

  13. bread of HEAVEN – something that provides spiritual nourishment

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

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

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

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

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

  19. 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)

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

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

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

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

  24. 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?






PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES




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









ANSWERS



1. Welsh Cakes

A Bakestone



2. French Fancies

Mr Kipling



3. Battenberg

Marzipan



4. Donut

Custard



5. Bakewell Tart

Derbyshire



6. Eccles Cake

Flaky



7. Black Forest Gateau

Kirsch



8. Carrot Cake

Carrot & Walnut



9. Cheesecake

Digestive Biscuits



10. Victoria Sandwich

Queen Victoria



11. Pilsbury Dough Boy (He used to giggle when tickled. Anyone ticklish in the room?)



12. Richard Harris



13. Jammy Dodger

Raspberry



14. Gingernut

Gingerbread Men



15. Custard Cream

No



16. Jaffa Cake

Cake



17. Shortbread

Tartan



18. Rich Tea

Dipping your biscuit in a cup of tea or coffee



19. Chocolate Digestive

True



20. Bourbon

Whisky



21. Oreo

USA



22. Wagon Wheel



23. Burton's say they are the SAME SIZE!!!



24. Cherokees



25. Baguette

France



26. Croissant

Pain au chocolat



27. Brioche

It is yeast risen to give it a bread like interior



28. Bagel

Judaism



29. Naan Bread

Curry



30. Pizza

Italy



31. Crumpet

An attractive person



32. Chelsea Bun

London



33. Danish Pastry

Denmark



34. Hovis

Dvorak's 'New World Symphony'



35. Nimble



36. Simnel Cake

Easter



37. Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving



38. Christmas Cake

Yule Log



39. Wedding Cake

£1,850

29th July 1981 (I wonder if it was still edible?)



40. Birthday Cake

Candles



41. Panettone

Italy (where it is traditionally eaten at Christmas)



42. Profiterole

Choux



43. Scone

Cornish



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)