Category Archives: Home Baking

The gentle art of procrastibaking

  Yes, I raise my hand up, as I am totally guilty of this.  In fact, this t-shirt, was probably made with me in mind. Procrastibaking:  The art of making cupcakes instead of doing something else you should be doing. … Continue reading

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United Kingdom of Cake

Us Brits are renowned for enjoying a cuppa and a slice of cake.  A recent survey has shown that we eat an average of five slices a month (as a Cake Creator, this makes me very happy).  No surprises that … Continue reading

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Baking back in time

Excuse me while I indulge in a little nostalgia…I can remember baking with my mother, or to be honest, watching her bake.  She rarely used a recipe; she tended to add her ingredients by eye and to taste.  But she … Continue reading

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Oh come, all ye bakeful

  For a creative slant on the Christmas story, why not try by Susie Bentley-Taylor and Bekah Moore, £6.99, published by The Good Book Company).  The book is a great way to explore the Christmas story with children through baking. There … Continue reading

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Just a spoonful of sugar

We all love some sweetness in our cakes. Here are a few sugary top tips for bakers: • If you want to reduce your sugar intake for health reasons, such as diabetes, use sweeteners as an alternative to sugar. Be … Continue reading

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We won’t name and (cake) shame

Most of my family and friends know that I’m all-about-the-cake. That means I bake from scratch and I’m not the biggest fan of manufactured cakes (there’s more love in a home baked cake). So when I invited a friend to … Continue reading

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One Direction – Flavour of the Month?

I was ordering some cake decorating stock online last week, when I noticed this in the ‘sale section’: One Direction cupcake kits. The box contains cake mix (I bake from scratch, so I was even less enthused about this product), … Continue reading

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