Saturday, 24 August 2013

Win 2 Tickets To The Cake & Bake Show, 13th-15th September

If you follow anything food or drink related (or past Great British Bake Off contestants) on Twitter, or you've been looking at escalator posters on the London Underground recently you'll know that The Cake & Bake Show is coming to Earls Court in London on the 13th - 15th September, and thanks to the wonderful team at Sainsbury's I have a pair of tickets to the show (valid on any one of the three days) to giveaway. 
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For those of you who don't know, The Cake & Bake Show is a public food show where everything is about baking. Think Britain's next Top Model Live, or Clothes Show London, or IMATS, but for foodies. Features include loads of baking demonstrations, artisan vendors selling both food and baking equipment, cookbook signings, Q&A's with bakers and television chefs, a bakery where people will be talking about and demonstrating all things to do with baking your own bread (one of my big personal focuses), and a Competition Theatre where there will be bake offs, and you'll be able to find James Morton, John Whaite and Cathryn Dresser from last years (and in my opinion the best series) of The Great British Bake Off. 
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To be in with the chance to win a pair of the tickets, leave a comment (and remember to include your email address!) telling me what cookbook you've most recently purchased for yourself (or that someone has given you as a gift) and you've really been enjoying. My pick would be One by Florence Knight which I'm finding a really fascinating read. You have until midnight on the 30th August to enter so I have time to get your ticket to you, and to make it fair please only enter if you know you are going to be in London or able to get to London on one of those days. Also, as I need to get the tickets sent out to you in time, if I don't hear from you within 24 hours of emailing, I'll have to pick someone else. I don't know what day I'm going yet (Sainsbury's also gifted me a pair of tickets), but if anyone is going I'll let you know which day I'm going to be around on Twitter, because I'd love to meet some of you guys!  

24 comments:

  1. I recently bought myself Alice Hart's book 'Friends at my Table', which is full of delicious recipes but is made a little more interesting by including entertainment tips. I'm thoroughly looking forward to testing some of them out!


    Thanks for the chance to win these tickets!


    Nadia
    nadiamajeed@hotmail.co.uk

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  2. I tend to use cookbooks more for baking, and I have to say that I love the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook. Not only for the recipes, but just browsing through it and looking at the gorgeous cakes makes me happy! This is such a great giveaway. x


    Miho @ Wander to Wonder
    wandertowonderblog@gmail.com

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  3. Oh Rachel I've always wanted to go to this! I met John Whaite (winner of GBBO), a few weeks ago on a cookery day and he really recommended the show!

    I just bought a book called "Home Comforts" in Florida on my holiday by Williams & Sonoma. IT IS INCREDIBLE!

    Everything from homey pies to rolled up cinnamon buns. It has those recipes that you just need a classic go-to recipe for, so I can't recommend it enough :)

    Emily xx
    emily.rowbotham@hotmail.co.uk
    My Ginger Bread Journey

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  4. Hi Rachel! I really have been loving the Cook's Illustrated Science of Good Cooking. It's packed with so many helpful tips and recipes. Every process in there has been tested and "engineered" so it works. They also explain how certain ingredients interact with one another.


    Thanks for the chance to win!


    Tina Jui
    Tina@theworktop.com

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  5. I get most of my cookbooks as gifts, so the last book I was given was Mary Berry's Baking Bible. I've tried a couple of recipes from it so far and I'm utterly in love with it!
    Jodie
    jodiesanter@googlemail.com

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  6. Which Hummingbird one, the original? I have Cake Days by The Hummingbird Bakery, and it is one of my go to cake books!

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  7. You have officially made my miss Los Angeles today by reminding me of the existence of Williams & Sonoma. I used to love exploring their Beverly Hills store on a Sunday afternoon! Is it all classic American/ American Southern cooking then, because I really want a book like that.


    And awesome you got to meet him, what was the cookery day like?

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  8. Oh, I think that is just about the only one of her books I don't have. I swear by her Ultimate Cook Book!

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  9. yes, the original! although now that you have recommended Cake Days, I might have to have a look at it on amazon.... x

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  10. Oh I'm sorry to make you miss LA, but also very, very happy that I'm not alone in loving Williams & Sonoma. Every time we visit the USA their store is a compulsory stop off. I just adore their cooking demonstrations and continuous lines of Kitchen Aid mixers! Yep, lots of hearty american treats, (peanut butter cookies, pretzels, pies, even home made pop tarts!), so I'm having a go at the Cinnamon Buns this week to christen the book.

    Yep, I signed up to one of his cookery classes in London.

    Cheeky little blog post on it here if you fancy a look:

    The Man Who Beat The Bake Off



    Emily x

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  11. My most recent cookbook is Nigella Lawsons Feast, it has a whole section on breakfasts-my favourite meal of the day! I love Nigella she's not ashamed to like good food!


    robyn.s.guthrie@gmail.com

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  12. My most recent cookbook is The Hummingbird Bakery- I'm still trying to make all the recipes!
    alison_tu@msn.com

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  13. There is a whole breakfast section in Feast?! I've cooked out of the book, but never actually read it. It has been more of a "Mummy, where did the recipe for that pea soup come from." Then me looking at the book. Now I know what I am going to do with my Bank Holiday Monday! But anyway, I really recommend the 'Slime Soup' from the Halloween section, it is basically my favourite pea and mozzarella soup!

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  14. Hi Rachel! I just recently purchase the Mary Berry Bible - that woman is just my baking heroine. No one ever taught me to bake, sadly I never had my grandmother to pass down tips so Mary Berry is like my grandmother in published form haha (: miss.choncey@gmail.com

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  15. Mary Berry is amazing, isn't she? My Mother actually taught me how to bake out of Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book.

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  16. Hi Rachel, the most recent book I have brought is more for ideas on cake decorating, Debbie Brown's 50 Easy Party Cakes. I made a Thomas the tank cake for my nephews birthday from the character book and it was fairly easy to follow for a novice :-) can't wait to try some from this book.

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  17. That sounds awesome - I really want to start making special celebration cakes, but I've not had anything to make them for, yet!

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  18. The show look so good! My most recent cookbook is The Fabulous Baker Brothers -Glorious British Grub, so many brilliant recipes, I've made their flapjacks twice already! Hope you have a great time at the show!



    bake.online.blog@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Rachel! I've been loving Rachel Khoo's 'Little Paris Kitchen'. I lived in France for a year and I love the way she has made what can sometimes seem like scary, haughty, French cuisine really accessible, or gives it her own twist. We just moved to London and made her oeufs en cocotte with fresh homemade bread and a naughty dash of truffle oil for supper this evening - simple and delicious!

    Thanks for running this competition, the event looks SO good!
    Katie
    katieannehardy@gmail.com

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  20. Oh, I've been wondering about that book for a while. I live in France as well as in England and there is so much France in my cooking, but all my books are very traditional. This with making it a bit more accessible and enjoyable for everyday sounds great. And congrats on the move!

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  21. Hi Rachel, the book I have most recently bought is Mary Berrys baking bible. It has so many great recipes to choose from one of my favorites being the iced cupcakes, as well as instructions at the back on how to make different types of icing.
    Emma
    emmalouisewatson@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. I just bought Zumbarons, a macaron cookbook from an Australian chef. It's just so creative, I love it!

    neekeem@yahoo.co.uk

    Nickie

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  23. Hi Rachel I have been given Mary Berrys Baking Bible but with so many delicious recipes to try I find it hard to Choose! chrisandlynn345@gmail.com

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  24. Hi rachel my sister recently bought me the mary berry bible, I love sharing the recipes with my two little girls.They love getti their aprons on and cooking daddy nice things.
    sharon
    wilsonsharon@gmail.com

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