Pop-up gin bakery to open in London this weekend

Artisan cake-maker Pearl & Groove has teamed up with mixers brand Fentimans to launch a pop-up bakery in London.

The bakery is set to open at Pearl & Groove’s Notting Hill store on Friday (21 September), with 2017 Great British Bake Off (GBBO) winner Sophie Faldo there to mark the launch. It will be open for one weekend only.

Customers will be able to get their hands on gin and Fentimans tonic-themed cakes, which will be available for £4.25 each or £23 for a box of six. They can also enjoy a G&T drink made from the same gin and mixer to complement their cake.

The flavours will be:

  • Pink Grapefruit Tonic & Plymouth Gin with candied grapefruit garnish
  • Rose Lemonade & Hendricks with rose petals and lavender garnish
  • Valencian Orange & Tanqueray Sevilla with orange peel and rosemary garnish
  • Botanical Tonic & Monkey 47 with candied lime garnish
  • Sparkling Elderflower & Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin with candied ginger garnish
  • Rhubarb Tonic & Bloom Gin with strawberry garnish

“The Fentimans Gin Bakery is a really exciting partnership for us. Our consumers’ love of baking has inspired us to find a way to bring together two of the nation’s favourite things – gin and baking, and what better time to launch the pop-up than during a month that sees The Great British Bake Off return to our screens?” said Sarah Brownrigg, marketing manager at Fentimans.

“We’re really excited to be working alongside 2017 GBBO winner Sophie Faldo and Pearl & Groove artisan cake makers and can’t wait to showcase our range of flavoured tonics in the G&T cakes.”

For those who cannot make it to the bakery, Fentimans has developed a series of G&T baking recipes that are available to view on its website. The recipes feature creations such as gin and pink grapefruit tonic cheesecake, gin and sparkling elderflower cupcakes and gin and botanical tonic bundt cake.

Boozy bakes are becoming increasingly popular and subscribers to British Baker can read more about how they are influencing the cupcake market here.

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