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A sweet celebration

  Tate & Lyle are celebrating 140 years of sweetness this year.  To mark the occasion, they created this colossal cake, which showcased family favourites over the last 14 decades and inspiration for the future. The 15 tiers comprised of: … Continue reading

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24 Karat Magic

Gold chocolate is all the rage, thanks to Callebut. The Belgian chocolate makers recently introduced the new colour and flavour to its finest Belgian chocolate range. The new caramel flavoured chocolate “Gold” joined the range of white, milk and dark … 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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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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Candy Girl

We’re knocked for six that our little lady is six years old. Miss Phoebe has grown up around cakes and all things sweet (and we have to monitor her sweet tooth, even though she insists she is head of Quality … Continue reading

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Was that cake bought or stollen?

Stollen cakes have been baked since the fourteenth century to resemble the baby Jesus wrapped in swaddling cloths. Some say it’s a bread, others say it’s a cake; the jury’s still out on this one (I say either way, it’s … Continue reading

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Is gingerbread on your Christmas wish-list?

Selfridges was the first department store in London to unveil its Christmas windows this year and officially get the Christmas season underway. The windows were unveiled on 24 October. This year’s theme is The Wish List – with each window … Continue reading

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Holy Sweetness

Children say the funniest things, especially my daughters. The other day, my four year old asked me “Mummy, you’re always talking about Pastor Sugar, who is he, where is he?” It took me a while to work out what on … Continue reading

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Eggsactly…

If you want your candy fix over Easter, try this Fluffy Egg bath ballistic, £2.95, from LUSH. Pop this in your bath and it will be like bathing in a mass of marshmallow, candy floss and jelly bean scented water. … Continue reading

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Very tasty

Tasty Poems is a delicious collection of poems, all about the joys of food, collected by Jill Bennett; delightfully illustrated by award-winning artist Nick Sharratt (published by Oxford University Press). The poems are fun and simple rhymes, which children will … Continue reading

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