Orchard Books buys Adelle Smith baking book

Orchard Books buys Adelle Smith baking book

Orchard Books, an imprint of Hachette Children’s Group, has acquired a family baking book by Adelle Smith, the founder of BKD, which organises baking demonstrations for children.

BAKED: Amazing Bakes to Create With Your Child will include recipes for parents and children to bake together and will publish in July.

Megan Larkin, Orchard Books publishing director, acquired the world and e-book rights from Vanessa Chapman, managing agent at Essential Lifestyle Media.

Larkin said: “Adelle is an inspiring entrepreneur with a passion for instilling a love of baking in young children and families. Her business ethos of style, fun and creativity makes her a perfect addition to the Orchard list.”

Smith, a self-taught baker, set up her BKD business in 2014. She has presented at the BBC Good Food Show and created a range of baking kits, which are now stocked at retailers such as Harvey Nichols, Harrods and Fenwick’s.