The Innocent Baker Review April 2019
The Innocent Baker is Canada’s FIRST Gourmet Baking Box! The box comes straight into your home every month complete with pre-measured artisanal ingredients, an easy-to-follow, step-by-step themed recipe card and a surprise gift to assist you on the road to making delicious desserts for friends and family! They kindly sent us this box for review.
OMG! I can’t even put in to words how excited I am about this subscription box! The Innocent Baker is a new discovery and I am so dang sad that I didn’t know about it sooner.
The Innocent Baker has been shipping since December 2017. How on earth am I just hearing about it now. Here’s a little something about me that you might not know. I am a baker. And when I say baker….I mean B.A.K.E.R! In fact, my niece Mackenzie could say “cake” before she could say “auntie”. That right there should tell you just how much I bake. I also use to own a little wedding cake/cupcake catering business. Oh how I miss those days. Any who……it should come as no surprise that I am beyond excited about a Canadian Gourmet Baking Box! Let’s dig in…..
When you sign up for The Innocent Baker you have 3 subscription options to choose from:
- 3-month prepay
- 6-month prepay
Each month you will receive pre-measured gourmet ingredients, easy-to-follow instructions and gifts for your kitchen, delivered to your door each month.
Have you ever wanted to bake but found yourself missing that ONE ingredient that could make it happen? Have you ever gotten excited about a recipe only to get disappointed with the complicated directions and lackluster results? Have you ever wanted to try a recipe that called for a small amount of an unusual ingredient but found that sourcing and stocking said ingredient was not worth the time, money and effort. If your answer to any of these questions is YES, then The Innocent Baker box is for you!
Here’s a closer look at the items we received in the April The Innocent Baker box….
The Innocent Baker April Recipe
This month we are making Mini Layer Carrot Cake with Buttercream Flowers.
To compliment spring and the upcoming Easter season, we have a moist, spiced carrot cake covered in colourful buttercream flowers.
For the dry ingredients we received the following:
- spice mix
- sea salt
- sugar pearls
- flaked coconut
- icing sugar
- baking soda
- baking powder
For the wet ingredients we received the following:
- applesauce cup
- sunflower oil
For the tools we received the following:
- parchment paper
- plastic wrap sheet
- piping bags
- blue food coloring
- green food coloring
- pink food coloring
Essential Baking Tools
Each month The Innocent Baker includes a special surprise that will assist you in bringing your baking creations to life. This month we received a cookie cutter set and a Russian piping tip set. This adds a ton of value to the subscription box, for me personally. I have a baking tool box and with each The Innocent Baker box I will be able to add to my collection.
What We Need to Purchase
Each month we are provided with a small list of items we will need to provide. This month we need eggs, whipping cream, butter, lemon and carrots.
I keep eggs, butter and lemon in my fridge most of the time so I only needed to purchase carrots and whipping cream.
The recipe was organized nicely, complete with numbered steps and photos. It also tells us the prep time (30 minutes) and the baking time (23 minutes). I found it easy to follow, with a total number of 8 steps. Here’s the overview:
- grate carrots, prep oven and cake pan
- make cake batter
- bake cake
- prepare frosting
- place frosting into the piping bags
- layer the frosting for the flowers
- cut cake and frost cake
- pipe frosting flowers
Here’s a peek at the finished product. It worked out perfectly because I received the box on the 17th, I made the recipe on the 21st, and I served the cakes at Easter dinner on the 22nd. PS – Everyone LOVED the cake, and I’m not just saying that.
The Innocent Baker Review April 2019 – Final Thoughts
All I have to say is WOW! I am so unbelievably impressed with my first The Innocent Baker box. It’s more than I was expecting. It’s a baker’s dream (novice or pro) as it is organized so beautifully. I love that all the ingredients are portioned as this saves me time. I love that we only need to supply a few staple items each month as this means I need to keep fewer items stocked in the pantry. I love that the recipe was easy to follow and included photos. I love that it provided me with a fun dessert just in time for the holiday, and I LOVE that we also received some essential bakings tools. My little baker’s heart is so darn happy right now. The Innocent Baker is, without a doubt, a new favorite subscription box!