Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cakeyboi Radio!

Just a quickie today, I’m still getting over the horror of my radio appearance yesterday on BBC Radio Scotland’s Kitchen Café.
I’m sure you have heard of car-crash TV, but this was more like car-crash radio!
During the week I was asked if I’d like to appear on Friday’s show which was a Children in Need special. Host Clare English (above) and her producers were making cakes, as many folk were having bake-sales for Pudsey, and wanted to discuss baking on the show.

I was to be there as the amateur baker whilst Fiona Burrell from the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School was there as the professional.

I turned up at the studio in Dundee – during my lunchbreak at work – and soon was sitting behind the desk with a microphone in front of me and a pair of headphones on. Everyone else on the show was dotted around the country even though it sounded like we were all in the same room.

The show started and I got butterflies! And when asked questions I couldn’t actually hear myself talk because of the headphones so halfway through took one side off my ear. That was better. Sort of!

I waffled and winged my way through it and was relieved it was all over. Not sure I did much for the Children in Need appeal – well apart from 'Fanny' of Keep Calm and Fanny On donating as I had made them laugh referring to Mary Berry as having the ‘Granny Factor’. Maybe I do have latent comedic skills after all!!

So, If you really want to hear carnage on the radio (okay it wasn’t that bad) then click on this link to be transported to Kitchen Café Friday 14 November!

And details of how you can still donate to the 'Children in Need' appeal can be found over at the BBC website.


  1. Well done you for having a go! I'll listen to it later.

  2. You are very harsh on yourself, I thought you were great! I did think you were all in the same room though! It's all learning though, good luck for future ventures #MrMediaBoi :-)

  3. I'm engrossed in the Radio show right now on iPlayer and just got to the point where Fiona said timing is important....which reminded me I had a loaf of bread in the oven. Eeek. A hasty dash to the kitchen and the bread is out the oven on time (just!).

  4. You're way too tough on yourself. It sounds fine to me - far better than many I hear far too often on the radio. Good on you for supporting a fine charity. P.S. My granny never baked anything in her life as far as I know, so I'm feeling a bit of an outsider.

  5. You did a great job!! You knew what you were talking about and that came through, what more could you ask! You are on the fast path! ;0)

  6. I sympathise - when I did a live radio interview I heard stuff coming out of my mouth whilst thinking, 'is it really me talking this nonsense....why am I saying this?'. I bet you did great - don't be so hard on yourself!

  7. So nice to hear your dulcet tones again. Not sure it was a train wreck or even a cake wreck, but if it was it was all in a good cause :)

  8. I'm sure it went better than what you think :-) X

  9. Great job Stuart! You sounded very knowledgeable :)


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