Monday, 18 July 2016

Bing Baking, Review of the New Bing App


Its finally here! The thing we have all been so excited about. Yes.. even us adults. Its Bing's first ever app! Bing Baking.

Baking - Its a Bing thing, and its now available to download from your apple app store. It will be out on Google play and amazon on the 11th of August.

Bing Baking is a fun new app where you get to make your own biscuits in the kitchen with your best friend Bing and with of course help from the wonderful Flop. The app is a brilliant chance for your little bingster to get creative, colourful and messy as you get to roll, squidge, cut, bake and decorate your biscuits.

We were super excited that we getting to try out the app and I even made space on my iPad just so then Lily could have it downloaded it straight away.
Lily is a huge Bing fan, and I must admit I have grown fond of that bunny myself.

So I'm going to tell you all about this app. Simply because I love it so much that I think you need to know every little brilliant detail about it.

As soon as the app loads up it introduces the game just like a episode of Bing only it mentions You in it. Which I think is a lovely little touch to invite you to the game.

"Around the Corner, Not far away, Bing and You are baking today"

Lily was super excited to see Bing on my Ipad and Iphone. The quality of the graphics is so good its almost like you are watching an actual episode. Lily had a big smile that she was getting to almost interact with Bing by baking with him.


The game opens with a piece of dough and a rolling pin. You first need to roll out the dough by moving your finger back and forward in different direction. Lily is still quite young yet but she really enjoyed giving it a good try. I did have to help in the end. But for me I don't mind that as it just means that Lily is learning something new. For older children though, they should easily be able to master the rolling of the dough as its quite easy to do. You can also click the bowl button to add more dough.



You can then click the squidgy button which allows you to prod at the dough and make holes in it if you like. I like this option because even though as adults we don't really stick our fingers in the dough, its a common thing that children LOVE to do, and its really nice that Team Bing have really thought about what kids enjoy when they are baking.

Then its time to cut your dough. You have the choice of 6 different shapes to cut your biscuits into. You need to roll your dough out thin to be able to cut 2 shapes and if you don't then the app encourages you to roll more dough with a symbol and also flop explaining that the dough is to thick and you should try to roll it some more.

Through out your baking experience Bing and Flop are talking to you. Encouraging you and you can also here bing talking about the baking to. The app keeps switching between the game and little video's where bing sings and talks. For example he tells you that the cutting with the shape is his favourite part.

After you have cut your biscuit its time to bake them. After cutting 2 shapes, it automatically goes to a scene where they say its time to put them in the oven. Your next job is to hit the Chicky Timer when it beeps, overwise the biscuits burn. This is something I had to show Lily when to do as she didn't understand. Though even I forgot at times and accidentally got some burnt biscuits. If you do burn your biscuits, its okay, its no big thing! Just like the episode Called Watch Bake, you can still decorate your biscuits.


You then have loads of decorating options where you can add chocolate, fruit, icing and sprinkles. Then these options have options, and you can choose different colours, and fruits and it even has Bing's Favourite. Carrots!

Lily found it quite easy to decorate her biscuits, she has played colouring apps before and so for her it was just the same motions of tapping the screen and moving her finger around. But her decorations yet are just like her drawings, a colourful creative random pattern.


After decorating your biscuits you now have the chance to take a photograph of them, to record your wonderful and yummy creation. You just click the camera button and it takes a photograph. If you click the chopping board it zooms to a different angle so you can see it better. I didn't realise it did that, I just happened to stumble on it by tapping the screen.
Here are some that Lily did.



You can also eat your biscuits by clicking the little cookie symbol and it comes to the edge of the screen like you are really eating it.


Then it comes to the worst part of the app......

The end!!!

But as flop would say, Its No Big Thing, As you get to do it all over again and make some more.

The Bing Baking app is £2.99 to buy which is so worth it just to see your little ones face light up when they realise they get to bake with bing. I can happily say that if Team Bing had not kindly sent me the app then I definetly would have downloaded and bought it.

So, Get downloading, and if your waiting for it to still come out on your device, then head to the Bing Facebook and Twitter this week for some fun activities to keep you entertained until it does.

Im off to bake some more biscuits.. Nom Nom Nom.

App info 

Price £2.99
Size - 120MB
Rating - Made for 5 and Under
Compatibility - Requires iOS 7.0 or later - iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

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24 comments:

  1. Might go and bake some biscuits too
    Great review thanks

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  2. Might go and bake some biscuits too
    Great review thanks

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  3. The app looks great! I can see why it does cost the price compared to some of the free children's apps out there, there's so much more content!

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  4. Showed my sister in law this
    She's going to get it for my nephew

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  5. Showed my sister in law this
    She's going to get it for my nephew

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  6. The decorating of the biscuits will help with motor skills and finer creativity

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  7. My son would like to decorate the biscuits

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  8. Definitely decorating the biscuits! Its her fave job when we bake at home so I know she would love it in the app too! xx

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  9. Getting to eat the cookies at the end - she's a little gannet! :)

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  10. My sons would love the entire app, probably the decorating bit would be their favourite though. I have shared the competition post on Facebook.x

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  11. I think my daughter will love decorating the biscuits

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  12. Eating the biscuits at the end!

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  13. The interaction with Bing would be enough in itself.

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  14. What a great app I will be looking into this for my grandson 😀

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  15. My little boy is the same age as Lily, so I think he'll just love the colours at the moment :-D

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  16. just looking at it would be good for him

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  17. Would enjoy most aspects of the app and def the eating of the proudly made goodies for herself and family members/friends she'd like showing off her skills too!. Dxx

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  18. i think the decorating, my daughters love decorating the cakes we bake together :)

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  19. She would love making her own cookies

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  20. Oh wow a bing baking app. Must visit the app store and take a look. My 3 year old absolutely adores Bing and loves playing on the ipad

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  21. I think she would love decorating!

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