Britain is the baking Nation – I’m sure you will all have heard this saying.

Since The Great British Bake-Off the country seems to have become even more crazy for the pastime. Whether its for cupcakes, cookies or Mary Berry’s Tuiles the country is addicted – and trust me I can see why!

We even had National Cupcake Week in September and National Baking Week in October!

For me…I love baking! It’s a hobby, although as all you regular readers might have figured, I don’t do enough. There’s always so much going on it never quite makes top of the priority list – This needs to change! But first, I want to learn how to be even better at baking…I’ve always had so many burning questions I’ve wanted to ask – How can I always ensure my cakes rise perfectly? What if my Buttercream icing is too runny and it just won’t thicken? What if my cake looks more than cooked on the outside but isn’t done enough in the middle?

I know, that’s what grandmas are for right? And I can tell you, mine is a wonderful bake and cook! I know I can always pick up the phone if needs be for expert advice 🙂 I love reminiscing on all the times we cooked/baked together – home made pizzas, biscuits, cakes…So many lovely memories from when I was little!

But I have been told about these fab masterclasses by Dr Oetker, the top baking brand, and they’re in London at a pop-up at the end of next week!

The Pop-up Dr Oetker Even Better Baking Boutique opens on Brick Lane on Friday 7th November and it will run until Sunday 16th November 2014.

Dr Oetker wants to encourage us to become even better bakers! – Well I’m definitely up for that!

There will be demos, product showcases, taste testing, master classes, and you will be able to purchase the products there too. So no having to search the supermarket after leaving!

There are two fab classes I’m looking into:

On Friday 7th November, Juliet Sear (Cake and baking expert, author of The Cake Decorating Bible and Even Better Baking Ambassador) will host a very special master class, sharing all of her insider hints and tips on perfecting a range of tricky techniques. These include the art of perfect piping, simplifying sugar roses, truly irresistible toppings and Christmas themed modelling.

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On Thursday 13th November, April Carter (cake pop expert and baking extraordinaire) will host an exclusive Cake Pop Night, designed to give consumers the confidence to turn their own favourite pop stars into quirky cakes on sticks! You will get to learn from the best and have a go yourself too. There will even be a DJ spinning everyone’s favourite 80’s pop tunes.

There are other masterclasses too! You should take a look, all you have to do is drop them an e-mail to book on and they’re free! – Click here to see the full event list

I can’t wait for this now, super excited to grow by baking brain and try new techniques out. This will definitely be the start of more baking in my life…now all I need is someone to help me eat it!

If any of you spot me there, make sure you say hi!

Chloe xx