A BUDDING baker is sharing her recipes online to encourage more children to bake during lockdown.

Anya Giblin, from Stocksfield, is creating online video tutorials of her cake and cookie making methods for friends at home.

Baking has long been in the family’s interest as mother Kristy co-owns the award-winning Pudding Parlour bakery, in Prudhoe, alongside brother Greg Small.

Kristy explained: “When lockdown came into place we had a chat about what we can do that’s fun at home and Anya said she wanted to start baking.

“We then decided to film the creating and baking process and sent them to a few friends.”

The seven-year-old’s recipes received such a good reaction that a Facebook page was later set up to document her skills.

The mother and daughter duo currently bake throughout the week before choosing a favourite recipe to film and post online.

Fellow classmates and pupils at Broomley First School have been baking after the school included Anya’s recipes in the school newsletter.

“It’s really important that they’re not just doing their school work,” Kristy said. “Baking is a nice creative task to be involved with.”

The Facebook page ‘Anya’s Lockdown Baking Challenge’ has now received more than 520 likes thanks to worldwide support.

However, creating the rainbow cakes seen in the Pudding Parlour has proved difficult for the youngster.

Kristy said: “They’re a bit of a faff, but the chocolate chip cookies are really popular and have been made by more than 300 people.”

The pair have also been creating flourless recipes due to the national shortage at supermarkets.

Bakers of all ages are encouraged to follow the Anya’s Lockdown baking Challenge Facebook page and share their bakes.

“Anya has had lots of lovely messages from people thanking her,” Kristy added.

“It’s a really nice way of cheering everyone up and bringing people together. “