Baking Advice

Baking with chocolate

The Aztecs prized it, the Europeans fell in love with it and now chocolate is one of the world’s best-loved treats. Here’s how to get the best out of your bar. Chocolate cake, gooey brownies, melt-in-the-middle puddings and chocolate cookies. We could go on! Everyone has a soft spot for Read more…

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How to fill cupcakes

A HIDDEN CENTRE CAN ELEVATE A SIMPLE CUPCAKE INTO A CROWD PLEASER. WE SHARE A SIMPLE TECHNIQUE FOR HOW TO FILL YOUR CUPCAKES WITHOUT USING A CUPCAKE CORER. Once you try filling cupcakes at home, you’ll realise just how easy it is and you won’t be able to resist trying out all Read more…

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Cupcakes

Cinder Toffee Cupcakes

These cupcakes will wow your friends and colleagues. Making your own toffee isn’t hard but you need to be patient and remember not to stir the caramel as it boils. Investing in a sugar thermometer is worthwhile and will help you ensure that the toffee comes up to the correct Read more…

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Baking

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cupcakes

The tartness of cranberries works wonderfully with the sweetness of white chocolate. These pretty cupcakes make a lovely festive alternative to traditional Christmas cake. White Chocolate and Cranberry Cupcakes Makes 12-16 Cupcakes Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Cooking time: 1.5-2 hours For the Sponge 70g (2 ½ Oz) Read more…

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Tips for choosing a wedding cake

ASIDE FROM CHOOSING A CAKEABRATION WEDDING CAKE (WHAT ELSE?), WE SHARE OUR FIVE TOP TIPS TO HELP YOU FIND THE PERFECT WEDDING CAKE FOR YOUR CELEBRATION. Florals, frills, piping, stencilling, ribbons, decorations, colours, flavours, frostings – the list goes on! While oh-so-exciting, choosing your dream wedding cake can leave you Read more…

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20 baking mistakes to avoid

    Not bringing your butter, cream cheese and eggs to room temperature. Butter should be used at room temperature in cubes, unless the recipe calls for chilled e.g. pastry recipes. Don’t cheat and microwave your butter to warm it to room temperature as this causes it to melt and it Read more…

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