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Get your classic Christmas baking sorted in time for the festive season – right in your very own kitchen!
Classic Christmas is a fun and casual 2-hour LIVE virtual baking session where you will be guided through how to make your own traditional rich fruitcake, Christmas pudding and fruit mince pies – all cleverly made using the same base fruit mixture!
Anneka Manning will share all of her practical tips and tricks, helping you to troubleshoot your way through your own Christmas baking and ultimately making the whole experience more efficient and more pleasurable.
You will also have the ability to bake your own Christmas cake along with Anneka as well as ask any questions that arise as you bake together during the session. Anneka will also be demonstrating the Christmas pudding and fruit mince pies recipes, which you can then bake after the session in your own time. The virtual live session will be supported by printable recipes and resources which will become your go-to Christmas baking kit year after year.
At the end of this course, you will come away not only with new-found skills and confidence but you can tick one thing off your "to do" list with a Christmas Cake, Christmas Pudding and Fruit Mince Pies ready for your festive feast!
Saturday 20th November 2021 at 10.00am-12.30pm (BOOK NOW)
Sunday 21st November 2021 at 2.00pm-4.30pm(BOOK NOW)
Both Live Sessions will take place in Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (UTC+11) via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and available for you to watch afterwards if you are unable to attend the Live Session, or rewatch it at a later date if you would like to.
Please allow at least 3 hours baking time for your cake after the Live Session finishes.
We will only be accepting a maximum of 30 bakers for this course so that Anneka can answer your baking questions and provide personal feedback during the live session.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is, quite simply, suitable for everyone. As this course is completed online, it is suitable for students from all over the world.
What will I get?
A 2.5-hour virtual live baking demonstration (which will take place on Zoom and will be recorded) where Anneka Manning will guide you through the process of making a traditional Christmas cake, pudding and fruit mince pies. You will have the opportunity to bake the Christmas cake along with Anneka
A complete guide to traditional Christmas baking which you can refer to and use to troubleshoot in the future to ensure baking success year after year
Invaluable printable information sheets and recipes
Access to Anneka's baking experience, knowledge, tips and tricks, and the ability to ask her any questions that come up during the session
A chance to learn surrounded (virtually) by like-minded people
Lifetime access to the live video and course material
Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group to continue asking questions and share your baking
Baking confidence, knowledge and skill to use regularly at home
How will I get the most out of this session?
To get the most out of this session, you need to set aside the time to attend the Live Session with Anneka and read the support material supplied before the Live Session.
Also, you will need to make your Fruit Mince Mix before the Live Session starts, allowing for soaking time, as this will be the base for the Traditional Christmas Cake you will make with Anneka during the Live Session. You will receive the recipe for the Fruit Mince Mix two weeks before the Live Session so you've got plenty of time to prepare it.
The Live Session will be recorded so it will be available to watch at any time if you are unable to attend. However, we do recommend baking along to get the most out of the course.
Give the gift of love this Christmas with wonderful baked goodies from the heart (and your kitchen!)
Join Anneka Manning, founder of BakeClub and author of BakeClass, in a full-day, hands-on workshop that will give you all the inspiration, tips, tricks and shortcuts you need to take care of your Christmas gifting this year (and for years to come).
You will walk away from the class with not only a collection of reliable and irresistible gift-appropriate recipes but also a selection of them that will be beautifully packaged and ready for gifting. From boxes of the best fruit mince pies you've ever tasted and generous jars of vanilla-maple granola, to savoury cheesy biscuits (perfectly teamed with a bottle of red) and rich panforte reminiscent of traditional ones from Sienna, everyone you know will want to be a friend this festive season!
Guest Food Stylist Jane Hann will join us in the afternoon to share some beautiful packaging ideas and simple yet effective styling tips in a special tutorial that will ensure your baking looks as good as it tastes and praise will come flooding your way this Christmas!
Please note: In accordance with the Public Health Order in NSW, you will need to be fully vaccinated by the time this class takes place. We will require proof of vaccination before the class.
6.5 hours of expert baking advice, guidance and inspiration from Anneka Manning
A special wrapping and packaging tutorial from Food Stylist Jane Hann
A selection of bakes beautifully packaged and ready for gifting
Hands-on baking in the state-of-the-art BakeClub kitchen in Rosebery, Sydney
An invaluable recipe & information kit
Special gifts from our wonderful partners including baking ingredients from Queen Fine Foods
Confidence, skill and know-how to take home, keep and use regularly in your own kitchen
Morning and afternoon tea, and endless cups of tea and coffee!
Membership to BakeClub's exclusive The Kitchen Table online group
This workshop will take place from 9.30am-5.00pm. The day will consist of two sessions with a break for lunch in between.
This was a very interactive and fun class. Everything was amazing and totally different to what I've done before. It was fantastic!