We have great pleasure in introducing our first freelance baker to you. Lloyda has supported us in two events this month and will now be joining us as a baker for deliveries. She will be bringing a #cakeOD to you sometime soon!
Below is a short interview we did with Lloyda last week.
Hello Lloyda, and welcome to 280 Bakes! Tell us, how did you learn to bake?
It was mainly through trial and error. I started in my early teens during the long rainy summer holidays in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Iused my Mom's old cookbooks. I had a break for about 30 years, and then started again about 5 years ago.
What's your favourite kitchen utensil?
My gorgeous pink Kenwood K Mixx. Known as Mr K.
Tell us about a fantastic cake you made or decorated.
I am still blown away by my spinach cake. It defies logic and is just the most scrumptious cake ever!
Do you have a top tip for baking cake?
Be aware of the temperature of your ingredients and try not to add freezing cold eggs or butter to a sponge mix.
What is your favourite cake?
That's a hard question! I really like the 280 Bakes carrot cake - beautifully moist! - our coffee cake, and our vegan Victoria Sponge is delicious as well. 280 Bakes vegan carrot cake - beautifully moist!
And finally, who do you want to win the Great British Bake Off 2016?
Thanks Lloyda - welcome to the team!
The Team @ 280 Bakes
Welcome to the 280 Bakes blog! Most posts are by myself, Louise, but if you fancy guest blogging, give me a shout!