Monday, 25 November 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013
It has been a good week, a great week in fact, and I can say this before I even hit Friday. There has been more salted peanut butter and choc chop cookies, a great peer mentoring session, meetings with lots of inspirational people and the not insignificant issue of securing a big chunk of the start-up capital I need to launch.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
Cookies. Easy to make from store cupboard ingredients and quick to whip up. Add some peanut butter to the mix. Amazing. Add a sprinkling of sea salt to the top. Magic.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
We’re at the halfway point now of the GBBO (and wow, where has that time gone?!) and this week it was Biscuits and Traybakes that tested the skills and finesse of the bakers. I won’t spoil it here, but I got it spot on this week who would be Star Baker and who would be heading home (small victories ey). For a review of this week’s episode check out Bakers Anonymous.
Monday, 16 September 2013
Those of you who follow A Baked Thesis on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram will no doubt have seen the plethora of cake that has accompanied the past few weeks. It feels like every week has seen another social event requiring the presence of an array of baked goods. Big family gathering over the weekend? Cake required. Friend’s birthday? Cake required. Two-year old girl’s tea party? Cake required. Family dinner on Sunday? Cake required. The list goes on.
Tuesday, 3 September 2013
My close friend Gem and I were in the pub on Saturday night contemplating and reflecting upon the past year, slightly shocked, perhaps impressed, with the amount of change that we had both been subjected to, which we concluded had to bode well for the year ahead.*
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Monday, 26 August 2013
On Monday, I returned from V Festival a shadow of my former self. Broken, bruised and exhausted, after far too much jigging in a tent to 5ive, the return of the Great British Bake Off on Tuesday night was exactly the right remedy: a well-needed comforting hug. With viewing figures hitting 5.6million (up nearly 2 million from last year’s launch episode), it appears I am not the only one who was pleased by its return.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
The due date is fast approaching. The hospital bag is packed. Everything Chez Roff and Chez Roff/Cutt is now baby proofed and baby prepared (seriously, it is astonishing the amount of paraphernalia a baby needs, or at least, what my sister and mother think it needs). Until last weekend my role in this build-up, with little parenting advice to offer and what turns out to be a very short attention span when it comes to discussing the relative merits of prams, could only be described as limited. However, when talk turned to the baby shower, it was like, hey, I bake, here is my in.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
As part of the Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce Peer Mentoring for Start-Ups programme I am involved in, one of this week’s tasks was to prepare a five-minute presentation setting out our business model, ideas and aspirations (for your reference, the visual is provided above). This aim of this was to provide the group with a better understanding of our businesses but equally, it provided an opportunity (in my case the first) to stand up and pitch our business in presentation form.