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.


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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

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The Cookery Doodle Doo franchise is growing fast and soon children as young as 3 will soon be able to learn to cook with their parents at new children’s baking classes in Whitchurch, Hampshire.

katie black cooks 2Katie Black, a mum of two has joined children’s cooking franchise Cookery Doodle Doo and is excited to support youngsters learning this important life skill.

“Cooking is such a brilliant skill to give your kids. If they can rustle up wholesome home cooked food it’ll keep them healthy, save them money and as they grow up to share with hungry housemates no doubt make them friends too!

Parents are so busy now that not everyone has time, or frankly wants all the mess of cooking at home so Cookery Doodle Doo classes make it easy-peasy for parents to come along and have fun while learning new recipes with their little ones.”

Cookery Doodle Doo opened in 2011 in Brighton and has grown in popularity due to its quirky children’s events at food festivals and creative recipes. Founder of the company Katie Elfer said:

“I’m so thrilled to have Katie Black on board. It was a scary step leaving my 9-5 job to launch Cookery Doodle Doo, but the benefits of spending time with my kids (also my best recipe testers and most brutal critics!) have been huge. To launch the franchise in Hampshire where Katie is based, is a dream come true and I know she’ll do a fab job of spreading the Cookery Doodle Doo ethos of real, fun food to a new audience.”

Hampshire children can expect to make everything from croissants to fruit sushi in the new pre-school classes which launch on Wednesday 23rd April. In the first cooking class the children will be baking Little Fishies cakes – omega rich salmon and parsley fish cakes. Bookings are now open for ages 3+ online at or by phoning Katie Black on 07473958402


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For more information please contact Cookery Doodle Doo founder Katie Elfer:
M: Katie on 07588692955
Twitter: @cookerydoodledo

Cookery Doodle Doo LogoInformation about the Cookery Doodle Doo
Cookery Doodle Doo is a new children’s cooking franchise that originated in Brighton, Sussex.
Launched in 2011, their unique approach to cooking utilises everything from hamster-balls to edible puppets to entertain and educate children at Food Festivals. Cooking classes and holiday clubs for children aged 3-10 are available across Sussex and Hampshire.
More information can be found on their website:

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