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Fabulous Cakes and Bakes

1 reviewCurry Rivel, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Carol

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a unique experience baking traditional cakes in live wood fired, solid fuel and electric AgaRayburns & Esse Range Cookers. You will be welcomed into the heart of the showroom by Carol, a master baker. You will learn about specialist flours, and other ingredients. You will learn some amazing tips and techniques while whipping up a delicious Somerset Apple Cake and Sticky Toffee Apple buns, which involves learning how to make caramel.
You will move on to making Carol’s signature apple and pecan scones and a lemon and Bramley Apple Curd.
You will dip your hands into a little fruit poaching and pastry making, and the art of making the perfect tart.
You will make your own delicious savoury tart for lunch using Somerset cheeses. and vegetables from Carol’s dad’s 30 year old allotment down the road.
You might even get time to make a little pot of jam from berries foraged from local hedgerows to smother on your cakes and buns. And you will get to take some of your delights home to enjoy.
This is a unique experience baking traditional cakes in live wood fired, solid fuel and electric AgaRayburns & Esse Range Cookers. You will be welcomed into the heart of the showroom by Carol, a master baker. You will learn about specialist flours, and other ingredients. You will learn some amazing tips and techniques while whipping up a delicious Somerset Apple Cake and Sticky Toffee Apple buns, which involves learning how to make caramel.…

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What's included

  • Food
    You will get to sample all your wares throughout the day!
  • Drinks
From $81
/ person
Mon, Oct 26
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Tue, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person
Thu, Oct 29
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
$101 per person
$101 per person

Meet your host, Carol

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
Carol spent most of her childhood in her father’s allotment that he still cares for to this day. Her love for jams and jellies stemmed from her mother, who was handed the fruits of Carol’s fathers labour, to turn into jams, chutney’s and preserves all year round. Carol has worked as a professional chef in some of Somerset’s most well-known restaurants and tea rooms. She has left a legacy wherever she has worked. She more recently was head baker at Hestercombe Gardens, where her beautiful cakes and jams were devoured by the masses. With more than 30 years worth of baking artisan, patisserie, cakes, biscuits, scones, bread and jams and puddings professionally, and having gone down an storm on the pastry section at the Firehouse Somerset opposite, Carol has decided to impart her skills and knowledge to other passionate cooks
Carol spent most of her childhood in her father’s allotment that he still cares for to this day. Her love for jams and jellies stemmed from her mother, who was handed the fruits of Carol’s fathers labour, to turn into jams, chutney’s and preserves all year round. Carol has worked as a professional chef in some of Somerset’s most well-known restaurants and tea rooms. She has left a legacy wherever she has worked. She more recently was head baker at Hestercombe Gardens, where her beautiful cakes…
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Where you'll be

This is a unique location in a family-run business that has been going for more than 50 years. You will bake and make on the wood and oil-fired Esse and Rayburn cookers. This is a warm and buzzing atmosphere with live wood burning stoves. Proving bread on the hearth, bubbling jam on the Esse Ironheart adds to the experience of traditional artisan bread and jam making. A truly rustic experience like no other.

1 review

Caroline
October 2020
This is a fantastic course that would suit all levels of baker. The environment is perfect and Carol was welcoming and a very good tutor. The course exceeded my expectation and was great value for money, I would attend again if I come back to Somerset.
This is a fantastic course that would suit all levels of baker. The environment is perfect and Carol was welcoming and a very good tutor. The course exceeded my expectation and was…

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  • Mon, Oct 26
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Thu, Oct 29
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Fri, Oct 30
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $101 per person
  • Tue, Nov 10
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $81 per person, previously $101
  • Wed, Nov 11
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $81 per person, previously $101
  • Tue, Nov 17
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    $81 per person, previously $101

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

We get through a lot of baking. Come prepared for a busy day. It gets hot due to live stoves and ovens, so wear short sleeves and layers that you can remove. Bring water to stay hydrated. It’s an open plan showroom, our customers are free to wander to look at the live Cookers while we teach.

What to bring

Pen and Paper

Apron