Bake Club, how it works

Bec’s Table bake club is ½ club ½ class.

“Bake Club” was my idea to encourage people back into the kitchen, by baking real food, from scratch that tastes great at a cost that everyone can afford.  No artificial additives.

Bake Club is a social club, aimed at meeting like-minded people and building confidence in the kitchen.  Confidence is learned by understanding recipes, repetition of processes, and of course learning from others.

When, What and How?

Bake club meets fortnightly, prepare, bake, sample, chat and share everything we’ve baked to take home to our families and friends. There are either four or five meetings in each term.  The cost is usually around $35 – $40 per session. (The fees may alter depending on what we’re doing, but you’ll be notified before you commit of course.) The payment for a term is paid up front so I can schedule recipes needed and food orders can be purchased.

Daytime meetings start at 10:30 am and evening meetings at 6:30 pm.

Your fees cover all stationary, Utilities, raw materials, insurances and consumables. The fees are spent on anything I have to put my hand in my pocket for.

I donate my time and experience for free, so please be aware that all participants are expected to clean down after each meeting.  All this helps to keep costs down so everyone can join in the fun. I organise the recipes, do the shopping, laundry, after each meeting I take photos and email the full updated recipes to your inbox at the end of each bake club fortnight.

Why?

It’s all about sharing, learning and having fun along the way.  We encourage the participants to share recipes they love. Bringing them along to meetings or emailing them to me so we can add them to our list.  The friendships I’ve made in these meetings are priceless.

What if?

Where meetings land on public holidays, we’ll cancel the entire week and move the sessions, so nobody misses out. I’ll do my best to make sure you’ll still have five sessions per term. (Check the calendar on our classes page to check dates for specific groups, clicking on the info button will bring up the specific meeting dates.)

Each week we have a particular theme, where we learn new recipes and sometimes share some old ones.

All items made are shared amongst the group to be taken home to share with your friends and families.

Our only limit is the 2 –  2.5hr time frame, so our recipes have to be able to be completed by the end of the meeting.  No lengthy dough proving. ;-(

What to bring to Bake Club

To keep the costs down, please bring

An apron if you wear one and of course, a large cake container to take your goodies home safely.  Don’t be shy, bring a big one.  Something big enough to fit a large cake in.  I occasionally have containers you can purchase at the school for $2 if you’re not sure.

Some optional extra’s could be a notepad if you desire, although we provide recipe handouts that you can write notes on, which I’ll add to the handouts before they’re emailed to you)

Camera, if you’d like to take home visual references, but of course most phones take amazing photo’s these days.

Our “Bake club” idea has been very popular; we had 19 on a waiting list for our very first term.  We have three meetings once a fortnight to help prevent people missing out.   Some meetings continue to have waiting lists so if you see a spot and want to join, jump on in before you miss out.

Here are some great photos from our Bake Club sessions

Want to see if there are any spots available?  Go to our Classes page click “Courses” then by clicking the “book now” link; it will show you the dates for the next term. 

This is what the ladies that come to Bake Club have this to say.

“Bake Club is always great fun, and we learn lots of tips and receive yummy recipes. Not to mention that I am the most popular mum each Monday night when I bring home all the goodies we have baked. See you all next term.”

“Thanks for another wonderful term of baking, friendship, laughter, coffee and more baking. Loved every minute.”

“I love Bake Club and will be back!! Bec you are so knowledgeable and always happy to share your tips with us.”

“For a big part of this year, I have done quite a few classes at Bec’s table as well as taking part in her Bake Club. I must say how much I have enjoyed these classes and how much I have learned. I’m feeling so much more confident around my Thermomix. Nothing is too much trouble for Bec. Every question answered every instruction helped with no matter how trivial. This woman has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is not afraid to share it.

My husband has also done many of her classes. He likes the savoury side of things so has made sausages, salami and cheese. I on the other hand like baking, so after bake club, Macarons, bulk bread, cupcake decorating, pastries and Danishes in our home something is always being made. If you are short, a Christmas gift a class at Bec’s table would be ideal. Can’t believe how excited I get every 2nd Wednesday when I get together with the loveliest women, we are loud, giggly and full of enthusiasm. We photograph our masterpieces with pride and can’t wait to get home and have a tasting with the family. So thanks Bec for instilling my confidence and pride as I go through my many handouts and say what will I make today. Roll on 2015 for more great classes. Bec you are awesome. ”

 

 

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenny Roberts
    28/03/2014 at 3:05 pm

    Hey girls – when is the first bake club/class for Monday mornings

    • Reply
      Bec
      28/03/2014 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Jenny,

      I’m back. Monday the 28th is the first day back. 10:30 start. You can check all the details out on the classes page. Up the top choose the “Baking Mad” button.
      Regards
      Bec

  • Reply
    kanch
    12/11/2017 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Bec,

    I would love to join for the Bake Club, would like to get more info. Also was looking at the Spice class on 18/11/17, seems like it is fully booked, i have sent a request to be in the list to notify just in case of a vacancy. Was really looking for the 18th..but no places available, hoping for a spot on the 18th.

    Thanks Bec, await your reply.

    Kanch.

    • Reply
      Bec
      13/11/2017 at 6:44 am

      Hi Kanch,
      I’ll let you know if something comes up. I’ll be putting another spice class up for next year. I just have to sort my weekends out. Two days in one weekend just isn’t enough. LOL
      What would you like to know about Bake Club?

      regards
      Bec

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