Real Men Bake Bread, and Sing About It Too

For a cute song, and a giveaway of a cool shirt, read more!

This is a cute song.

Do you like the shirts the guys are wearing in the song? Are you a real man? Do you love a real man? Do you love bread made by a real man? Would you love one of these 100% cotton t-shirts?

Leave a comment on this post for a chance to have the bakers/purveyors of cool retro garb at Balcony Shirts send you a “Real Men Bake Bread” shirt for your very own.

The fine print:

  • Winner will be drawn randomly by me at approximately 5 P.M. PST on Thursday, March 10.
  • One comment per person, please.
  • They will ship anywhere — yay!
  • Full disclosure: They gave me a shirt.

– Update: the drawing is now closed. Congratulations to Amanda V!

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  1. I know several real men who love to bake bread!

  2. My boyfriend makes me amazing bread and I would LOVE to give him this shirt.

  3. as a man who bakes bread (and sings while i do), i feel i MUST. HAVE. THIS. SHIRT! pleaseohpleaseohplease…

  4. mmm, bread! mmm, t-shirts!

  5. As a bread-making man, I would wear such a shirt with my chin held high. (Mostly from enjoying the delicious smell of baking bread, but we can throw some pride in too.)

  6. Maybe my husband would bake the bread if he had this shirt?! :)

  7. I will have one of those shirts. Hope I win so I don’t have to lay out any “bread” to get it.

  8. love love love. Bread baking men…..

  9. Yeah. Give me one of those bread-baking men…er shirts. What a pleasant video! All the smiles were contagious.

  10. Love the video. I’m a bread baking man!

  11. I’m a man. I bake bread. I do sing at times… Until somebody hears me and starts hitting me because I really, really can’t sing.
    I would like the t-shirt though :)

  12. I’m a man and I bake bread.

  13. I’m a BBM for 5 years now.
    Time to show off!

  14. I love to bake bread in my manly flour-sack apron. If I also had the t-shirt, I’d be the envy of all the men in my neighborhood. Or maybe I’d just get beat up. Hmmm, I may just rethink this.

  15. I love the fact that my husband is the baker in our household. I’m the foodie, though we both adore good, fresh, home-made bread. But he’s the baker.

    And, he lives in T-shirts. Would love to win this for him!

  16. My baking is far, far, better than my singing … but a T shirt would be an inspiration.

  17. I’m baking bread for the whole family and nobody complains about me being a man AND doing it !

  18. I can think of at least three singing, bread-baking men who seriously need this shirt.

  19. My boyfriend makes bread. A lot of bread. We eat so much bread. Delicious, delicious bread. Perhaps if he had this shirt he would sing while baking.

  20. Yeah, I’m a real man and bake bread. Love the video and the shirt.

  21. The real man in my life loves to bake bread and now I wish he’d sing about it too! Maybe this tee shirt would persuade him…

  22. As a man who’s been baking bread since graduating highschool at least I can wear this with honesty

  23. I love a real man who eats baked bread…does that count ;) Definitely cool, thanks for the chance to win a shirt!

  24. The song is really cute :-)

  25. My husband doesn’t bake bread unfortunately, but maybe this T-shirt would convince him! The T-shirt is just great… and the video… so funny!!

  26. … I will tell this to my syster!

  27. I grind the wheat, bake the bread, and of course enjoy eating it! Thanks for such a wonderfully informative and instructional blog.

  28. My husband needs this shirt.

  29. I’m a man who bakes bread. What a cool shirt!

  30. We just hired a new guy who confessed he bakes his own bread. It would be perfect for him.

  31. That song seems like the sort of thing my mum (the resident bread baker) would make up!
    I loooove the t-shirt.

  32. I’m an American man living in Finland, the baker and cook in our family. I’m teaching my eight-year-old son to bake, this t-shirt would help reinforce what I’m teaching him. :-)

  33. The man in my life makes the most amazing bread. I would love to give him this shirt.

  34. I’m hooked on your (more sour) sourdough.

  35. I love that my sweetie and I both bake! I would love to give him this shirt.

  36. I have made bread. I want to make more. I would love to wear this shirt when my wife is not stealing it. She steals all my shirts.

  37. My dad makes yeast based cinnamon rolls-and they kick butt over my grandma’s, who was famous for hers, and much to her eternal disgust. :)

  38. this real man bakes bread (without a machine the way $deity intended it)….. and wants the shirt…

  39. What a cool song!
    I got very inspired!

  40. Couldn’t agree with the slogan anymore!

  41. That is hilarious :)

  42. cool shirt!

  43. Love it! That shirt would be awesome for my brother who is an avid bread baker. (or for me even though I’m not a man)

  44. Don’t they have a “Real Man Eat Real Bread” shirt?

  45. …and do dishes….

  46. I’m a real man who bakes! March 10 also happens to be my birthday (seriously!) :)

  47. A real man gave me my first sourdough starter, and patiently coached me through the process. He’d wear this shirt with pride.

  48. Been baking bread for 40 years or so…. can’t sing a lick, but I just started learning piano

  49. My husband is a big loaf and he kneads a shirt like this!

  50. As a male college student, I have not bought any sort of bread in the past 7 months. I bake all of it for me and my five roommates and I only think it responsible to be wearing such a quality top while doing so.

  51. I’m lucky enough to have two bread baking men in my home. First my husband learned the skills, then my teenage son claims he learned the “art of bread fu” from Dad! With that shirt, Dad could learn the art of “fashion fu.”

  52. Is it made with Sourdough ? hhhhh

  53. “I have often maintained that the best poet is he who prepares our daily bread: the nearest baker, who does not imagine himself to be a god. He does his majestic and unpretentious work of kneading the dough, consigning it to the oven, baking it in golden colors, and handing us our daily bread as a duty of fellowship. And if the poet succeeds in achieving this simple consciousness, this too will be transformed into an element in an immense activity… the handing over of mankind’s products: bread, truth, wind, dreams.” Pablo Neruda, Nobel Address, 1971. Real men also write poetry 8^).

  54. I’m a baker, and I’m okay.
    I sleep all night and I work all day.
    I knead my dough. I eat my lunch.
    I go to the lavatory.
    On Wednesdays I go shoppin’
    And have buttered scones for tea.
    I knead my dough. I skip and jump.
    I like to press wild flowers.
    I put on women’s clothing
    And hang around in bars.
    I knead my dough. I wear high heels,
    Suspendies, and a bra.
    I wish I’d been a girlie,
    Just like my dear Papa.

  55. Peter is a real man, he helps to bake and eats all the bread I bake.

  56. My man does not bake, he just eats the bread I make. maybe if i get him a t-shirt so sweet
    he will start baking me bread instead of just eat (:

  57. My husband is a baker – and if I don’t win this drawing, I’m gonna go order him one. Maybe one for me too. :)

  58. Men who bake bread trade recipes on a knead-to-know basis. I really like that shirt and would love to have one!

  59. Great T-shirt!
    We are all about making bread over here.

  60. As a man who bakes the bread for our house every week, I feel I “knead” and would proudly wear this shirt.

  61. Hi there! Cheers from Brazil… from a man who bakes bread. :-)

  62. This is a fantastic song. It will be stuck in my head all day.
    My dad sent me a link to this, and I’d love to give him that shirt. Some of my earliest memories involve “daddy bread”, and how it was always so much better than store-bought.

  63. Loved the shirt, so here is my comment hoping to get one for my beloved…


  64. My wife says that real men like to put their bread in the oven. Lol

  65. Real men also make their own butter and cheese to go on the bread…and make their own soap to wash everything up with afterwards :)

  66. My brother bakes bread. and it would be a great gift for him.

  67. I knead that shirt bad, really bad!

  68. Real men also wash the dishes after making bread. ;)

  69. this is great, and I have a fellow who could use this Tee! Thank you for the story and the chance to win a shirt!!!

  70. “All sorrows are less with bread.”
    Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish author. (1547-1616)

  71. My 16 year-old-son loves to bake bread with me. He would love this shirt. I am so pleased that they made this great shirt.

  72. Would love that shirt for my man!

  73. my husband of ten years is the primary bread-maker of our household. our 15 mnth. old son loves to eat “papa’s bread” and gives him hugs and kisses as a way to express his appreciation. we are very lucky to have such a smart and caring man in our lives. he is most definitely “a real man”

  74. Oh yeah!

  75. My man is a real man and I would love to see him make some bread while wearing that shirt!

  76. Very Fun…. love your site, researching sourdough and sprouted flours and if they are better for diabetics

  77. My real man really sings and bakes bread. Now I just need to write him a song about it and give him this awesome Tshirt to wear under his chile pepper apron. We heart Yeast.

  78. If I got the t-shirt for my husband, maybe it would inspire to join me baking. No trouble with the eating!

  79. My name’s Fred and I bake my own bread.
    I should have found this site a few days ago instead.
    I know I can’t win,
    but it won’t be a sin,
    if I order one and then,
    wear it while I’m baking my bread!

    I know poetry isn’t my thing!

  80. I wish my real man baked bread. Great song, great shirt! Thanks for sharing both!

  81. Great shirt! Would proudly wear it while baking my Vermont sourdough!

  82. Hey! I’m a rel man and I need one of these to wear while I bake bread….which is daily! And the winner is…..

  83. Hi Susan,
    I would wear this shirt with pride until it fell, torn and in tatters, soiled with flour and sweat from my battered torso. If I don’t win this shirt, then I will order several from the website link, it’s an awesome T.
    Hope your classes are going well.
    Happy Baking!

  84. Singing along while baking bread 2,3 times a week already there, now the right outfit is missing :)

  85. Love the shirt and so would my son!

  86. i really like that song its kinda catchy. part of me wants to sing it again and again!

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