Happy New Year!



After a restful Christmas break with not a lot of baking I’ve been doing some reflecting. I’m proud of Mindful Bakes! We’ve only been running 17 months but this past year we’ve been busy…
1) We set up an after school club
2) we successfully sold Christmas gifts and produce via Mindful Crafts, our sister company
3) We continued to host children’s birthday parties
4) we raised £107 for ‘heads together’
5) we went to people’s houses to bake #mindfulbakescomestoyou
6) we forage for wild produce and collected people’s unwanted fruit and veg and made our Apple juice again
7) we welcomed lots of new faces to the mindful bakes cookery school
8) we raised £25 for our local schools pta by making and selling ‘Christmas cookies’
9) we went into local primary schools to bake
#proudmummymoment #myyearinpixels #9photosof2018#magicmoments #mindfulbakesdoesitsbitforcharity #educatingwiltshire#bakingtoeasestressandanxiety #raisingawarenessofmentalhealth#mentalhealthadvocate #growingbusiness #mindfulbakes

Mindful Bakes Cookery School this February Half-Term

BOOK now to avoid disappointment. We are open from Monday the 18th to to Friday the 22nd February.

We are offering our usual sessions:

Lunch club-11:30-13:30 £15 to inc.  hot lunch

13:45-15:00 £9

Afternoon tea club-15:15-17:15 £15 to inc. afternoon tea

Whats on the lunch menu?

  • Tuna melt pizza baguettes
  • Chicken fajitas
  • Cauli cheese macaroni
  • Swedish meatballs
  • Turkey burgers with guacamole

All meals can be changed to be vegan, gluten free or lactose free, just ask! Or if you don’t fancy anything on our menu tell us!

Afternoon tea will comprise of sandwiches, scones, cookies, hummus and crudites etc

What are we cooking?

Spring rolls and fortune cookies for Chinese New Year. Cupids crunch valentines popcorn, valentines cookies and valentines cookies.

Book on our Facebook page, email or call us!



Heads Together Bake Sale

‘Where there is cake there is hope.’ The depressed cake shop based in Las Vegas introduced the ‘grey cake’ movement. Grey cakes symbolise the world of someone who is affected my mental health problems, where the dog of anxiety and depression can feel overwhelming, colouring their experience of life.

As part of World Mental Health day I held a bake sale in our local village hall after school to raise money for the Royals charity, Heads Together. This wonderful charity raises awareness of mental health issues and support children and young people, teaching them that it’s ‘okay not to be okay’. As you can see from the photos all the bakes were grey to symbolise the struggle people have with depression. I am so proud to say that i raised a whopping £107 in an hour! Last year we raised £380 for the charity Mind and i hope to raise money for mental health charities every year. Mindful Bakes is very dedicated to supporting children to maintain a healthy attitude towards metal health and be mindful of how they feel on an everyday basis. I personally found baking to be my saviour after a bout of depression and anxiety and it continues to be a great therapeutic tool for me.

October Half-Term Fun

Happy Autumn! Half term is just around the corner and we have lots of enquiries so thought we had better get our skates on! Mindful Bakes Cookery School will be open from Thursday the 25th October till Friday the 2nd November. We will be offering the popular 75-minute sessions for £9 as well as the longer sessions, which include a hot lunch or afternoon tea for £15 per child. Please book as soon as you can as we only have space for four children per session. ALL sessions will be at Mindful Bakes headquarters in Collingbourne Ducis. On Wednesday the 31st we will be hosting a Halloween party with games and afternoon tea from 15:15-17:15 for £7.50 per child.


11:30-13:30 £15 to include a hot lunch

13:45-15:00 £9

15:15-17:15 £15 to include afternoon tea

If you require any afternoon sessions let me know as we are more than happy to accommodate people’s needs.

We want your unwanted fruit and veggies!

Here at Mindful bakes we understand the importance of teaching children where their food comes from and the importance of not wasting produce. We hate to see unwanted and unused fruit and veg which is why we are om a  mission to collect anything you don’t think you will eat! We will use it in the cookery school and send it to myapplejuice to turn into delicious apple juice. We are happy to collect within a 15 mile radius too


The benefits of apple juice really do keep the doctor away. just one glass of 150ml apple juice counts as one of your five a day and recent evidence links consumption to lowering cholesterol, prevention of heart disease, Alzheimers and cancer.

The juice is made out of just apples-nothing is added. What goes in comes out, ready for you to savour for months later. Every apple tree variety if different, so the taste of your juice will really reflect

the fruit you pick

What are you waiting for?

Summer really is just around the corner! I don’t want to scare you but Mindful bakes Cookery School is open for business in 7 days! The children will be exhausted after a full on term of activities and all this heat we have been getting recently. So why not book a session with us and allow them to let off some steam, engage in a therapeutic, relaxing activity. You can sit back with a cuppa and a cake whilst they do the hard work!


Breakfast club, lunch club, afternoon tea club, art club and our popular 75-minute sessions.

  • Ranging from £9-35 per child
  • Devizes, Collingbourne Kingston and Ducis, Grafton
  • Each session includes a hot meal, chef’s hat, unlimited soft drinks, recipe card and use of an apron
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