This week, I attempted my first bake in an aga…my parents have recently moved house and I had an important 70th birthday cake order which had to be perfect, as all of my bakes do. I knew I had to impress, and I was thinking it couldn't be that difficult, right? Oh, how wrong I … Continue reading An Aga-disaster…
Even before I started Victoria's Sponges as a business, this was a topic that regularly came up with my friends. Girls chat about weddings a lot, don't we? And the cost of them is ever increasing. How are we going to pay for our own weddings in the 21st century? How can we get married … Continue reading Wedding cakes: are they over-priced?
Recently, I went on a royal icing wedding cake course at Squires Kitchen in Farnham with Ceri Griffiths, TV personality and author of Squires Kirchen's Guide to Making Icing Flowers. And what an experience. From start to finish, Ceri was honest, kind and helpful and the techniques he helped us to master are incredible. I … Continue reading A weekend with Ceri Griffiths at Squires Kitchen
Everyone knows that Easter is coming along with hot cross buns are on shelf at the local supermarket. The beauty is that they can be enjoyed in so many different ways. Whether you like them toasted and smothered in English salted butter, or cut into slices and made into a bread and butter pudding, hot … Continue reading One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!