24 October 2012

Bake at Home with Zumbo {Giveaway CLOSED}

Winners are: Susan S, Perri D, Tracey R, Suzi C

If you’re a fan of Masterchef Australia, you will know (and love) Patisserie Extraordinaire, Adriano Zumbo. He is the man who introduced the word croquembouche to the Aussie vernacular. All of a sudden, we were all feeling just a little bit French and enjoyed throwing that word around.

When Adriano Zumbo first introduced to the croquembouche challenge to Masterchef Australia, I remember reading somewhere that kitchen supply stores sold out of croquembouche cones (or is it moulds) immediately.

Other than his work on Masterchef Australia, Adriano Zumbo owns Patisserie’s in Balmain and Manly, a café in Rozelle as well as a concept store at The Star in Pyrmont (which I’ve been lucky enough to visit).

For the very first time, home cooks can buy a bake at home kit of Zumbo’s famous macarons and sweet treats in the grocery aisles!
Adriano Zumbo, has produced a new range of dessert mix packs which include all the necessary ingredients and easy to follow, step by step instructions for every standard of baker.

We were sent a couple of the packet mixes to try at home. Yummo!

You may have seen this image I posted on Facebook or Twitter ;-)
So the other day, Amelia and I made the chocolate brownies together. We love any excuse to bake together.

I have to admit that the instructions are super, SUPER easy to follow. Other than melting some butter in the microwave, my 5 year old pretty much made the brownies herself.
Mixing is such serious business!

And the result? Amazing chocolate brownies with a thin crunchy top layer and gooey chocolate deliciousness in the centre.

Adriano Zumbo’s dessert kits are available at all leading supermarkets with an RRP of $7.79 and come in a range of complexities from the more challenging Macarons to the ultimate brownie which requires no skill at all but tastes super delicious. Find them in the cake mix aisle.

NB: I had a look at my local Woolworths and Coles the other day in the hope of buying some of the salted caramel macarons and found that they’d sold out on the day they were released. So what I’m saying is, this is sure to be a popular dessert over the coming holiday period, so if you see them, buy!

Would you like to win a Bake at Home with Zumbo kit? I have four (4) to giveaway.

Enter via the rafflecopter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

1. Open to **Australian residents only.**
2. Giveaway will close on **28 October 2012**.
3. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered upon.
4. Samelia’s Mum will take no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage to prizes sent to winners.
5. Winner/s will be announced on the Samelia's Mum Facebook page and/or contacted by email.
Disclaimer: No payment was received for this post. I did however, receive samples to review. All opinions are my own or of my family.


  1. Hi,I was hoping to enter this giveaway,but had no luck via rafflecopter :(
    Anyway thanks for the giveaway x

    1. I'm having trouble with entering too.. perhaps rafflecopter is down..

  2. My daughter and I used to bake a lot when she was a child too! She still loves baking and is starting to include her almost three year old! The tradition continues!

  3. i am also having trouble Anorina,gee i havent heard of these before and well done to your daughter for making the brownies,a future masterchief in the making.xx

  4. Golden Syrup dumplings. So simple but SO delicious!!

  5. Salted Caramel Macaroons... no wonder they sold out! Yum!

  6. Special times & moments call for Chocolate Fudge Brownies.

  7. I love making caramel slice, the whole family loves it

  8. I like to make tiramisu in individual verrine because it's easy, pretty and my fiancé loves it!

  9. Its not letting me enter this competition, which is a real shame cus its such a awesome competition! I absolutely love baking!

  10. I love making trifle - its sort become my Christmas dessert go too

  11. I couldn't enter either. Baking is so much fun and then you get to eat yummy things! Hmmm......chocolate fudge brownies!

  12. I love making a Classic Sponge.. but with custard in the middle instead of jam and cream!

  13. I make pavlova for my family. It's always topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint crisp.

  14. Kim m galwayst@hotmail.comOctober 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    The rafflecopter isnt working but these look so cool. My kids and I have seen Mr Zumbo on tv and they would think they were unreal if they could cook like him. I normally love cooking chocolate cakes, so this would make a great change.

  15. i love a traditional pavlova or a cheese cake

  16. Yum Yum Yum - I'm off to track some down tomorrow

  17. Really, can't pass a good self saucing chocolate pudding, with a bit of ice cream ...

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  19. I love making chocolate fudge birthday cakes, with a decadent chocolate frosting on top. It's become a tradition now!

  20. At home I love making chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing, Cherry Ripe pieces and sprinkled with coconut.

  21. I have just recently discovered the joy of banoffi. Its a caramelly toffee type filling mixed with banana. Divine

  22. Yum - I'll keep an eye out for these - the brownies look delish, but I really want to have a go at making macarons.

  23. Triple chocolate muffins with thick chocolate icing and grated white chocolate on top, my daughter has to have sprinkles on her's though!

  24. I love making tirimisu, and chocolate ripple cake, and chocolate mousse when we go to parties, or when we have guests. I also bake biscuits, cupcakes, and muffins regularly

  25. I had a beautiful chocolate mousse with gold leaf and rose petals

  26. I'm well know for my mud cake, the secret ingredient, brandy!!!!

  27. I make a delicious cheats "Tiramisu Dessert" that is so easy, but everyone raves about how great it is , and how hard it must be to make.


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