Grab your whisk and your favourite apron, it’s baking time!
Who doesn’t love to spend an afternoon in the kitchen, baking their cares away? Honestly, there’s nothing better than perfectly cracking an egg, sneaking a few chocolate chips before tossing them into the mixture, or smelling the gloriousness that is our masterpiece baking away in the oven… We may have watched a few too many episodes of Bake Off.
Thankfully for us, there’s a YouTuber who shares our affinity for baking and all things Bake Off: Daniel J. Layton. In fact, he loves it so much that he created a series around it, Baking With Layton. Much to our excitement, he recently brought it back after what seems like forever, and to celebrate we felt it necessary to share with you all our favourite moments from the series thus far.
So without further ado, here are our seven favourite Baking With Layton moments!
The Mrs Johnson cameo
In the inaugural episode of Baking With Layton, Dan was joined by the one and only Jack Howard to complete the annual YouTube survey – whilst baking, obviously. However, as much as we love Jack (and those dance moves), he wasn’t the star of this episode. That title goes to
Tom Ridgewell Mrs Johnson.
The star of arguably one of the best videos to ever grace the internet, Mrs Johnson decided to drop by Dan’s video to promote her brand new kitchenware collection. We’ve heard of YouTubers being paid to promote brands, but how often do you see the inventor themselves appear in the video?
Props to you, Mrs Johnson. Props to you.
The pavlova incident
We’re honestly not too sure what was happening in this episode, but it proved to be pretty entertaining.
In what we’ve since dubbed the “pavlova incident”, Dodie Clark and Dan embark on a cooking journey that’ll leave you wanting to get in a food-fight of epic proportions. We ourselves haven’t been involved in any since our primary school days, but we still remember them as if they were yesterday. The fish fingers flying through the air, our teachers yelling at us while simultaneously trying not to explode with anger… ah, those were the days.
Thank you, Dan and Dodie, for allowing us to reminisce about some of our fondest memories.
The death of a friendship
Right off the bat, any video featuring those crazy Fratocrats is going to be hilarious, but this one takes the cake. Pun intended.
The comedy duo finally appeared on Baking With Layton back in October 2015 – however, it appears the boys might be a bit salty regarding how long it took for Dan to send out the invite. It’s not like they blatantly said anything or decorated their cake in such a way as to would allude to their sense of betrayal, we just got the vibe that they were a wee bit upset with him…
But who knows! We might be imagining things.
Ben’s first foray into the world of baking
Champagne, salted caramel brownies, and Benjamin Cook – what more could you want?
Baking With Layton was Ben’s first foray into the world of baking, and we have to say, he didn’t do all that terribly for his first time. Our fave moment? The pair’s argument regarding whether it’s pronounced “sifting” or “sieving”. After much deliberation in the office, we begrudgingly have to agree with Ben on this one and you all know how much we hate to do that.
Dan, look what you’ve made us do!
Basically everything Sammy does in this video
We know it’s always going to be an adventure whenever Sammy Paul is allowed in the kitchen, and this episode is no exception. We present to you Baking With Layton‘s version of The Great British Bake Off.
We tried to pick out our favourite moment from the video – honestly, we did – but there are just far too many golden moments: Sammy’s dance moves (which might even rival Jack’s), the MasterChef-esque intensity, Sammy’s
disturbing unique butter mixing… Seriously, it’s all so good!
We’re also left wondering where Sammy picked up those amazing decorating skills. His cake looks like it was done by a pro!
Baking Without Layton
It’s rare that Ciaran actually graces us with his presence (he’s usually the man behind the camera, making things look all pretty and perfect). In fact, it’s so rare that we actually had to have someone splash cold water on our faces to confirm we weren’t dreaming!
There were a lot of pretty great moments in this episode, but our fave thing had to be Ciaran’s overall passive-aggressiveness. He was the perfect match for Jenny’s comedy and it made for some quality content.
If there’s one thing the series is known for, it’s its hilarious banter, and we feel the pinnacle of this has to be the episode featuring Bertie Gilbert.
We’re not quite sure where to begin. Should we first discuss when he challenges Jack to a fight, the Margaret Thatcher milk scenario, or the snorting of the eclair mixture? Honestly, there’s so much we could touch on. Sadly though, we don’t have enough time…
However, we will bring up our hunch that Bertie doesn’t actually hate baking as much as he claims to. How do we know this? Besides the fact that it’s impossible for one to hate baking, he also made a baking special with Savannah Brown last year. He wouldn’t have done that if he truly hated it. He can’t fool us.
Have you caught the baking bug?
We sure have! And no, before you say it, we most definitely didn’t write up this article with the hopes of convincing Dan to let us on the show. That being said, we certainly wouldn’t be opposed if he were to extend us an invitation. *nudge nudge*
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