Catching Up With Benji – One Of Our 2020 Star Bakers

We are incredibly excited by the parade of baking creations by some truly great bloggers that will be revealed this weekend. Who will be awarded the accolade of 2021 STAR BAKER? It is all so exciting!

We wanted to catch up with Benji, the creator of Benji’s Very Big Blog, who was awarded a 2020 STAR BAKER accolade with his perfect shortbread!

Great bloggers' bake-off

BENJI, WE ARE THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO INTERVIEW YOU. THIS YEAR THE GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE OFF THEME IS LOVE, SO WE WANTED TO ASK YOU – WHO DO YOU LOVE MOST IN THE WORLD?

My Family.

Many of you will know Benji’s very talented mum Ingrid, the creator of Experiments In Fiction, and of course here are Benji and his younger brother busy in the kitchen last year!

WHO TAUGHT YOU HOW TO BAKE? DO YOU HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF LEARNING TO BAKE THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY?

My Mammy taught me how to bake and every time I bake I get happy memories.

SINCE YOU WERE ANNOUNCED AS A STAR BAKER IN THE 2020 GREAT BLOGGERS’ BAKE-OFF, HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED?

I have become an even better baker!

Benji was already a brilliant baker when he sent us a photo of his shortbread last year, meaning our special BAKE OFF judge Jeanne awarded him a STAR BAKER accolade, so we would love to see his future baking creations!

IF YOU HAD AN UNLIMITED BUDGET AND UNLIMITED TIME, IT THERE A FANTASY BAKE YOU WOULD LOVE TO MAKE?

The Burj Khalifa Victoria sponge version.

Wow!! a Victoria sponge cake the size of the tallest building in the world!! Now that would be incredible!!!

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE CELEBRITY BAKER?

No.

Paul Hollywood just called in Benji, I think he wants to see if a Hollywood handshake might change your mind. Oh…the phone is ringing again – Raymond Blanc, they are all making offers now. I am going to see which of them will pay for the cost of the baking ingredients to make a Burj Khalifa Victoria Sponge, let’s see who volunteers!

IF YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE A CAKE THAT LOOKED LIKE A FAMILY PET OR YOUR FAVOURITE ANIMAL – WHAT WOULD IT BE?

A cat.

IF SOMEONE SPECIAL WERE TO BAKE SOMETHING FOR YOU – WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE IT TO BE?

A Victoria sponge.

We love it – classy, delicious and heart warming!!! Exactly what we aim for in our baking!!

Thank you so much Benji for allowing us to interview. You are truly a great blogger and we loved your shortbread last year. We wish you and your family lots and lots of love!!!

Benji – you are a star!!

(ps…I have no idea who the chap in the suit at the end is!)

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