This week I have something a little bit different for you and hopefully very exciting! It is a review of the brand new Bake Crate! I entered their raffle to win one of the very first crates and luckily won one of my very own. I don’t usually have much luck with competitions so I was thrilled and couldn’t wait for it to arrive just in time for Halloween. While we’re on the subject, if you’re looking for some Autumn/Fall recipes, my Bonfire Night S’mores Brownies and Toffee Apple Swirl Buns should hit the spot!
So what is a Bake Crate? It’s like a Graze box, but instead of snacks you get baking goodies every month right to your front door. Until this point I’d only ever seen a similar product available in the USA, so I was happy to see this starting in the UK.
I wasn’t disappointed with my free gift, either. It arrived as a parcel in the post and even the box has a little bit of decoration to get you feeling excited. I think this packaging is so important for a product that’s delivered once a month, it needs to be something to look out for and look forward to. The spotted blue ribbon on the side does just the trick.
Inside was a good range of baking items. My box contained:
- Pumpkin Pie Mix
- Sugar and Crumbs Salted Caramel Icing Sugar
- A Halloween recipe for Barmbrack and tea bags for soaking the fruit
- Halloween sprinkles, cake pop sticks, and spider web stencil
The Sugar and Crumbs Icing
Salted Caramel is so delicious and, although some people say it’s going out of baking fashion, when something tastes that good I think it’s here to stay! I love the flavour but often when you’ve baked your cakes the thought of making caramel from scratch too is too much. This flavoured icing sugar is the perfect solution!
I actually first discovered the brand at the Big Cake Show two years ago and have wanted to get my hands on some ever since, so I was thrilled to find it in my Bake Crate!
The Pumpkin Pie Mix
This blend of spices comes in a decent sized jar (40g) so it will last you through plenty of pumpkin pies, perfect for this baking season! What’s even better is that it’s made up of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves so you can keep using this spice mix even when the pumpkins are gone. I think it would go beautifully in some Christmas biscuits!
Over all I was pleased with the amount of items contained in the Bake Crate and the quality of them. At £14.99 per box though, you’d want the quality to be good – these treats come at a price! So if you’ve got some money left over after you’ve done your ingredients shopping this month and you’re intrigued, I’d give a crate a go. Personally I think Bake Crate’s will have to be a treat for me. As a student I can’t justify an extra £14.99 a month on top of my ingredients budget, but I’ll definitely look forward to the occasional delivery when I can!
Have you signed up for Bake Crate deliveries? Know a friend who would love them? Share my post with the buttons below! I’d love to hear what you think of them! If you want more information, their website can be found here. Just to be clear, these views are all my own, I received my Bake Crate as part of a free competition and was not asked to review it, but I thought you guys might be interested in them so here you go!
Happy baking until next week when some Hot Chocolate Cupcakes will be coming your way,
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