And so, at last, I present to you the Cottontails Baby latest film - The Great Bunny Bake Off:
Filming took place over three consecutive days (yes three separate baking sessions!!) with the hardest part being juggling the actual baking (weighing ingredients, reading recipes, mixing things) with the camera and soft toys - and all the time trying to keep my own hands out of shot. It took HOURS! And involved an awful lot of retakes, an awful lot of sellotape and an awful lots of kitchen implements stuck up the back of soft toys.
And then there was the time last Monday when Mike turned up in the middle of filming trying to cook himself a fishcake and chips before heading off out for the night. The cheek of the man, using his own kitchen!
Anyway, it's been huge fun - and with the added benefit of endless carrot cake.
Oh, and do watch to the very very end as there is a little surprise appearance by Rudolph. The original plan was for him to judge - but he is not really meant to eat cake, which was something of a stumbling block. Not to mention the very idea of trying to shepherd him into position etc - it would have been total chaos!
So here are a just a handful of photos from the film...
Judge: Mary Berry-Nibbler
Judge: The Male Judge
The infamous oven-gazing...
The winning cake!
...And here are a couple of shots from 'behind the scenes'
The contestants 'rest' as I consult the recipe...
Mike took this when trying to cook his fishcake
The other male judge :-)