TLC has announced the launch of a new series with the Irish Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen – Rachel Alen’s Cake Dairies. In the new series Rachel will take viewers on a sweet journey involving family, friends and cakes. Watch Rachel Allen as she creates a variety of cakes for celebrations with her family and loved ones.
Rachel Alen’s Cake Dairies starts October 1st and will air Monday to Friday at 8 PM, only on TLC.
From big family occasions to coffee with friends – Rachel Allen’s ‘Diaries’ prove that everything can be made so much more pleasurable with cake.
Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia say, “TLC continues to be the home to the finest lifestyle programming that delivers extravagant experiences. In the new series, Irish Celebrity Chef, Rachel Allen will take viewers on her personal journey expressed through cakes. We are confident that people will enjoy watching the series and create memorable diaries of their own.”
Wherever you are, or whatever you’re doing, Rachel reveals that there is a cake to suit the mood or the moment. It might be muffins, cupcakes, brownies or blondies, a show-stopping triple layer cake or a fool-proof sponge. With tips on icing and decorating, as well as baking and serving, this is a series packed with great advice and absolutely stunning cakes that everyone will want in their own kitchen diary.
Some of the cake stories captured in the series are:
Episode 1: Cake with Friends
Rachel bakes some cakes that are perfect to share with friends when you’re settling down for a catch-up over a cup of tea. She whips up some crunchy peanut butter muffins, that are perfect for sharing, an unusual combination of ingredients in her cardamom yoghurt cake, delicious banoffee blondies and a wheat-free chocolate, rum and almond cake.
Episode 2: Say It With Cake
A cake can make the perfect gift, so Rachel shares some that have fun, warmth and affection baked into their very heart. Cupcakes can be a great way to celebrate a new baby, so she makes strawberry for a girl and blueberry for a boy. Rachel’s vegan raspberry muffins are a great gift for her vegetarian friend. Maple pecan and lemongrass coconut cakes make special treats for family and friends.
Episode 3: Cakes for the Boys
With a house full of boys who all love sport, Rachel often finds herself baking cakes for hungry lads. Her marbled chocolate crumble cake is always popular, while ginger golden syrup loaf packs well for a day out. Cheesecake brownies disappear as soon as they’re on the plate, and toscatarta is a simple but impressive almond cake that her husband loves.
Episode 4: Alternative Birthday Cakes
Birthdays are of course almost incomplete without a cake, and whether you’re after fancy and frilly or simple and seductive, Rachel has some great ideas for birthday cakes with a twist. Her teddy bear and princess cakes are both based on simple sponges with impressive decorating. Chocolate cupcakes with honeycomb topping are perfect party treats. And cake pops are a great way to combine sponge and chocolate into an easy-to-eat cake on a stick.
Episode 5: Have Cake Will Travel
When the holidays are approaching Rachel’s diary fills up with days out – and she has some fantastic ideas for cakes full of summery flavours to perk up that packed lunch. Intensely chocolate beetroot brownies have a deep earthy richness that travels well. Lemon and rosemary polenta cake and Brittany butter cake are perfect picnic fare. And rhubarb and custard Swiss roll is a great way to finish off a barbecue.