Open Saturday:
Baking & Cooking

Do you want to learn something new from your neighbours?

Everyone loves the smell of freshly baked cakes! Come along to a Make and Bake day in the community kitchen with some of Barking’s local bakers. On the day there will be a number of activities, including decorating biscuits and a Baking Show and Tell. Bring along your home baked goods to share and show off your skills.


On Saturday 20 October

Special Swahili Pilau Lunch with Jecinter and Brenda |  11:00am - 1:00pm

Pilau rice is commonly found in Asia and the Middle East, but trade brought it to the shores of Africa. It is a rice dish traditionally cooked with beef or lamb.

We are Jecinter and Brenda. We have a passion for family, food and community. We believe food speaks a language of love and has a way of breaking barriers and gathering people for a common good. This is us spreading love our way.


On Saturday 24 November

Baking Cupcakes with Deborah | 12:00 - 1:00pm

I’m Deborah, I developed a love for cooking through watching my grandma and mum try different recipes and sharing the food with others.

Cupcake decorating and Fondant Figures |  1.30 - 2.30 pm

My name is Michelle, I bake and decorate cakes as a hobby for friends and family. I am self taught from You Tube clips and books. People are thrilled to get a hand decorated cake and I would love to share how simple this can be.

Brownies with Claire and Billie |  1.30 - 2.30 pm

I’m Claire and I was born in Barking and have lived here ever since. At school, I used to bake with my home economics teacher. Since then i have loved baking. My daughter Billie, and I shall be sharing our skills with the community.

Muffins with Samira |  2.00 - 3.30 pm

I’m Samira, I’ve been living in the borough for twenty years.I enjoy baking because I love seeing the smile on everyone’s face when they bite into their favourite food.