The Great British Bake Off Inspires Children To Cook


23rd September 2014

Inspired by The Great British Bake Off, Hampshire children are helping busy mums and dads by taking over Sunday pudding duties.

Children’s cooking school, Cookery Doodle Doo in Laverstoke has created a new weekend class for primary school children. At the Sunday Pudding Club, youngsters are given the ingredients and skills to prepare a pudding for the family Sunday dinner.

The Sunday Morning Pudding Club runs monthly and aims to encourage family get-togethers over Sunday lunch while also teaching the children a vital life-skill. Recipes include traditional Lemon Meringue Pies and sticky Banoffee Puddings.

Katie said “The Sunday Pudding Club has been a huge success – thanks in part to the popularity of TV shows like The British Bake Off. We were sold out on our first session and are now fully booked until December! I love seeing the kids proud of their cooking and looking forward to presenting their contribution to the meal. The parents also enjoy having a couple hours of extra free time too!”

Cookery Doodle Doo runs cooking classes nationwide and combines fun recipes with good quality ingredients to help children develop a life-long love of cooking.

Amelie Poffley, aged 7, one of the first children to sign up to make a Banoffee Pie at the first class said “Cookery Doodle Doo is very fun. The best bit was putting the chocolate flakes on top and crushing the biscuits with a rolling pin!”

The next class in October has already sold out and November (a Chocolate and Pear Tart) has now got a waiting list. Bookings can be made online at or contact Katie Black on 07473958402 for more information.


Information for editors:

Katie Black runs Cookery Doodle Doo North Hants, and can be reached at or 07473 958402.

Katie Elfer is the company director and can be reached at or 07588 692 955

Cookery Doodle Doo was founded in 2012 and operates across the UK, offering cooking and food craft classes to children. More information about the children’s cooking franchise is available on the website

Marketing and Social Media Intern Wanted – 3 month placement

Cookery Doodle Doo are looking for a Marketing and Social Media intern for a 3 month placement stating in January.

If you are a motivated student or recent graduate this would be a great opportunity to:
– Boost your CV by getting relevant marketing experience and references
– Learn about social media, blogging, video marketing in business
– Enjoy working with a creative and growing company

Cookery Doodle Doo organise children’s cooking classes and parties across Sussex. We have some exciting plans this year which mean that we are looking for additional marketing support at this busy time.

This is an unpaid placement, but for the right candidate is a chance to learn and develop some marketable skills while also having fun.

This placement is not about your tea-making technique – a genuine love of food, writing, marketing and social media will all be relevant to the role and we’ll make sure you get a chance to show off your skills.

Previous interns have contributed to some great blogs on this website  – check out our guides to foodie first aid, Halloween recipes, seasonal foraging as well as building their knowledge of SEO, social media and even creating their own online CV with our support.

To apply please email your CV along with a paragraph telling us a bit about yourself. The deadline for applications is Friday 1st Feb and the role will be based in Hove. Please write to Katie or phone 07588692955 for more information.