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For anyone who loves the Great British Bake Off, how about giving them a cookery course?

If you're looking for a gift for someone who loves watching the Great British Bake Off or Masterchef, there are some great food experience courses you could give them. 

These range from Cupcake and Cocktail Experiences to Classic French Desserts,  the Smart Bake Off and Icing Classes, Celebration Cake Decorating and more!  There are also Chocolate Making experiences, an Afternoon Tea Making Class at L’atelier des Chefs and Chocolate and Macaroons Masterclasses to choose from. 

These experiences could well bring back memories of happy times messing about in the kitchen at home, they're a great way to meet new people and have fun with a friend or family member if you buy an experience for two.  Visit Virgin Experience Days, Red Letter Days and Into the Blue for gift ideas. There are gift ideas below.  

(Don't forget, visitors from this website get 15% off Red Letter Days' experiences (unless they are already on special offer), as Giving Gifts is a member of the Animal Human Wellbeing family.)

View the range of cookery experiences available through Virgin Experience Days

Cookery class experiences provide a fun and informal way to discover new skills in the kitchen and try something new.  Whether you're having fun with chocolate or trying your hand at baking and bread making, there's a range of cookery experiences available through Virgin Experience Days. From £22.00.  Click here to see these experiences. 

Bread baking experiences from Red Letter Days Bread baking experiences from Red Letter Days
Red Letter Days have a number of bread making experiences, with locations in London, Devon (that's 
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage), Derbyshire, Hertfordshire and Kent.  Go to Red Letter Days here
My Family Cook Book with Optional Personalisation

My Family Cook Book with Optional Personalisation
For £19.99 (engraving is extra).  Fill this cook book with family recipes, photos and more - you can pass it down the family.   There's space for over 80 recipes, and there are cooking tips and tables at the front of the book as well. This could be a great cooking gift for a budding chef.  And it can be personalised with 4 lines of text on the cover.   Available from FindMeaGift.co.uk

The Smart Bake Off

The Smart Bake Off  
From £39.00
A Half Day hands-on  baking course lasting around 3 hours.  Learn from specialist chefs and take course notes and recipes home with you.  Join a group of up to 10 guests.  Tasters and soft drinks will be served.  Choose from 4 locations in South East England.  Find out more from Into The Blue

Classic French Desserts Cookery Class

Classic French Desserts Cookery Class
Was £80, now 15% off for visitors from this website
Head to Islington for this introduction to classic French desserts and basic pastries. After a class instruction, roll up those sleeves, don an apron and start cooking. Create four sensational French desserts under the watchful eye of the head chef.  At the end comes the best part - sit down and sample each French dessert with a well-earned glass of wine. Bon appetit!  Go to Red Letter Days for more information

Cupcake Decorating for Two with Eric Lanlard at Cake Boy, London

Cupcake Decorating for Two with Eric Lanlard at Cake Boy, London  
Was £100, now £85 for visitors from this website
Meet Eric Lanlard, master patissier and decorate 12 delicious cupcakes.  Refreshments are provided, and you'll take home a box of your lovely cupcake creations!  Find out more from Red Letter Days

Bake it Great: Tips and Tricks to Transform Your Bakes from Everyday to Extraordinary, from a Great British Bake Off 2014 finalist

£13.60 Hardback
Luis Troyano, a trained graphic designer, beekeeper and baking obsessive, was a finalist on series 5 of The Great British Bake Off.  Louis achieved "some of the most stunning bakes to ever grace the Bake Off tent".  A self-taught cook, Luis has a passion for experimenting with new flavours and ingredients.  His book has recipes, tips and tricks for you to try in the kitchen. Available from Amazon.  

Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two

Organic Chocolate Making Workshop for Two 
Was £98, now £63.70
Cut, dip and decorate your own chocolate creations with this Organic Chocolate Making Workshop, in London, Brighton or Manchester. Together you’ll learn new chocolate crafting skills and gain knowledge which you can later use to impress your friends and family at home.  Click here for more information from Virgin Experience Days on this special offer - watch the voucher length! 

 

 

 

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