A Dr Oetker Giveaway!

By Anna, 13 July, 2011 8:13 pm

A little treat :)

Those nice people at Dr Oetker were kind enough to send me some more of their new cake release spray to give away to two of you good people. Now if you live in the US, this might be a non-event, but those of us living in the UK, being able to lay your hands on cake release spray is something exciting.

Yes, really. It is exciting. I shall explain.

Why? Well, the US – Nordicware in particular – have seen fit to allow the slow, very pricey trickle of bundt tins into this country. We have tins shaped like trains and beehives and bugs and pirate ships; it’s too exciting for words. Other manufacturers are producing more and more intricate pans too. Flowers, bugs, cars, teddies, genitals. Well, maybe not genitals, but frankly it’s only a matter of time.

Diligently, thoroughly and painstakingly we brushed these pans with melted butter or white fat and then, gently, but being careful not to miss a millimetre of pan exposed, we dust with flour, pausing only to rap all the excess down the sink so as not to smudge the detail. And we fret. Gently, evenly spooning the mixture in so as not to wipe away this melted fat/flour combo. It’s all very alarming to the uninitiated.

To be honest, they are less exacting with their forensic techniques in CSI. Positively slapdash in comparison.

So when you happen to see some lucky-as-a-rabbit-with-all-its-feet American cook on TV, casually spraying a bundt pan with some fabled cake release spray in just a moment, well, it really irks. I did buy some of the stuff in a little cookshop once, but as it had been imported, it was the most outrageous price. Unrepeatably expensive, in fact.

So, congrats to Dr Oetker for seeing this gap in the market and filling it! Hoorah!

And hoorah for giveaways.

So, as I said, two lucky readers from the UK will each receive one bottle of Dr O’s Cake Release Spray. Just leave a comment on this post and I’ll put your name in the hat! (Sorry they can’t be sent overseas – airmail restrictions and all that) Don’t forget to provide an e-mail addy when you sign in to comment!

Winner’s names will be announced on Wednesday 20th July. Good luck!

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50 Responses to “A Dr Oetker Giveaway!”

  1. Katherine Aitken says:

    Oh yes please enter me. Stuck cakes are the bain of my life! I still use my old method of greasing and coating in flour – as taught by my home ec teacher – way back. However, this would bring me right up to date (and the kids could use it too)

  2. christine bull says:

    I’d love to enter please :-)

  3. Annie says:

    Oh this looks great. I have used Wilton Cake Release before, but it’s still a bind having to brush it into all the nooks and crannies

  4. Nicola Soden says:

    this would be fantasic for my giant cupcake tin..which is terrible for greasing!

  5. janne regan says:

    This would make my life much easier

  6. sam haddon says:

    please enter me as ive never seen this before and would really like to try it out :) i love bakeing with my 5 year old child so it wud be a great for both of us.

  7. DIANNE BROWN says:

    What a brilliant idea, I tried a spray oil and it worked the first time, not sure what happened the second time :)
    I would most certainly love to try it

  8. Omg about time … no more getting greasy … what a delight for our home baking, perfect cakes. I would love to win this fluffy delight.

  9. tracey brown says:

    Yes please !!! …not just for intricate cake tins but for stubborn sponges of any discription ( or is that just my baking ??? LOL )

  10. jane wilkins says:

    only ever used marg and flour .. this looks good..

  11. BettyB says:

    I’d love to be entered please! Thanks, Betty. :)

  12. Kate says:

    I would love this Cake tins and cakes hate me!! This spray might let me get a perfect baked cake out my horrible tins (and yes i do greace lol)

  13. Mercedes says:

    Would love to give it a go!

  14. Jodie says:

    Wow its true what my mum said “Dr Oetker are taking over the world” It really is, the stuff is everywhere and they really do have everything. My mum who is a learning to be a cake decorator would love a bottle of this stuff. Please send me one so i can surprise her. XxXxX

  15. Lesley says:

    Please enter me too, thanks. Lesley

  16. Kate Sabin-Burns says:

    looks awesome! Please enter me too x

  17. sadia says:

    please do enter my name.i would love to have this product as it seems very useful and easy to use for the beginners in baking like me.

  18. Jane Dale-Beaumont says:

    I would love to try this.

  19. ooh this looks awesome, very yummy made my mouth water lol, xx

  20. Nikki Hallen says:

    Hi, would love to entered to win the release spray, would be perfect for the fiddly things like giant cuppies :-)

  21. Helen at Casa Costello says:

    Fabulous post – I did chuckle at the CSI bit. Please god, no genitalia tins! Having just spent a truly disastrous Wednesday evening making one of those blinking giant cupcake tins I would love to try cake release. Thank you.

  22. Emma says:

    Yay! I’d love to try this stuff, looks amazing, I’m no good at the “magic tap” unlike my mother, lol :-)

  23. Stacey says:

    Ooh I would love to be entered, would be a lifesaver for giant cupcakes! :)

  24. Magda says:

    I would like to enter too :)

  25. kelly says:

    I would like to enter :)

  26. Orlaith says:

    Oh love competitions

  27. Fiona hambly says:

    Please include me, we used spray release for greasing bread tins, if it’s the same sort of product it will be great!

  28. Isabel says:

    Here’s hoping this spray will revolutionalise my baking and my life!!

  29. carol says:

    i was taught to bake by my nanny so i use the old fashioned way of flouring and buttering, i would love to give this a try

  30. Clare says:

    Would love to try – have a snowman cake tin I’m too scared to use!

  31. wendy says:

    This is a real innovation after many years of baking to finall have a miracle spray. Would love to try it, please

  32. Sarah says:

    I NEEEEED this for the epic wedding cake I have to do!! pleeeeeasee gimmie gimmie gimmie :) xx

  33. Carolynn says:

    Bye bye butter and flour….

  34. Helen says:

    This would be great – I used Spray and Cook in South Africa and there’s nothing like it in the UK. Yay for Dr O.

  35. wendy mills says:

    How fab, i think this would help my daughter turn out perfect cakes, would love to try it. Rebecca wud too she’s 13.

  36. debbie delday says:

    I would love to try this!! Haven’t seen it in Orkney stores yet but will keep looking! x

  37. joe edge says:

    would love to try this product

  38. jo byrne says:

    I haven’t seen this but sounds like it would be very useful!

  39. Andreajill says:

    This sounds like the ideal bakers friend,how I would love my cakes to NOT stick to the baking tins! Please enter me xx

  40. Vickie says:

    oooh would love to be entered into the prize drawer, not seen this in shops yet and desperate to try it xxx

  41. Erin Lee says:

    Oh, yay! I’m definitely excited that cake release spray has finally made it to the UK. Now I’ve just got to get my mother to send me some of my special cake pans from the US!

  42. Sarah Ridgway says:

    Oooh cakey releasey goodness! Gimmie gimmie!!!! :-D

  43. Jennifer Russon says:

    Ooooh what a super product! I hate it when the cakes get stuck to the tins!

  44. mrs H says:

    ooooooh that looks good.

  45. WeesieMalarkey says:

    Space Age baking! Clever, clever, clever!

  46. Karen Graham says:

    Please enter me as I’d love to try it!!

  47. Jenny w says:

    oooh id love to win one of these :)

  48. Oh! please I cannot believe no more “stuck” cup cakes

  49. karen little says:

    i would love to try this product, there is nothing worse than turning your cake out only to find half of it left in the tin!:(
    which then ends up costing you money and time to start all over again!

  50. shannon c says:

    The miracle I’ve been looking for..enter me please!

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