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Hope 2 Bake

One of the new Projects we wanted to start up was a dedicated cookery course that could run full time. Now, thanks to funding from the Big Lottery, we have our own kitchen with two dedicated tutors who provide classes five days a week.

The aim of the Hope2Bake Project is to encourage people to explore and enjoy cooking and creating culinary delights, while also giving them a fun reason to get out of the house. While the majority of classes are spent baking, light meals such as soups, curries and lasagnes, or savoury snacks like sausage rolls or cheese sticks are also a fun option that our budding chefs frequently enjoy.

As well as baking various kinds of cake our tutors also provide sessions for decorating, demonstrating and teaching how to create icing shapes using florist paste, sugar paste and fondant. It is wonderful to watch someone discover an artistic talent and encourage them to explore it. Not to mention getting to see the lovely cakes their hard work and concentration can produce!
Hope2Bake Catering

Our busy tutors also provide wares for a commercial side of the Project, which helps raise funds that are put back into Hope2Bake to pay for supplies.

Although this has only recently been started we have already been quite successful, providing cakes on a weekly basis for John Peel cafe in Shaftesbury and Gold Hill Organics Farm, Child Okeford, as well as several orders for celebration cakes. We have also catered for several buffet meals and have developed several menus depending on size or occasion.

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