Did you know, a chocolate river did once exist? Well, it was made for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory back in 1971, but it was real! Here we look at 10 facts that you didn't know about chocolate, the weird, wacky and the wonderful... The chocolate river created for Willy Wonka and the Chocolate … Continue reading 10 things you didn’t know about chocolate
I know how it feels when baking turns into a disaster, we've all been there! The fondant icing that splits when you are just about to ice a three layer rainbow cake because you've taken too long, the biscuits that spread into one giant slab on the baking tray, the curdled mixture that you just … Continue reading 10 tricks to bring your baking fails back from disaster
I have been baking for a number of years, only turning my passion into a small business just over a couple of years ago and actually, I didn't even know some of these terms...every day is a school day! 1. Cloche A cloche is a bread maker that is domed shaped. It helps the bread … Continue reading 8 baking terms you never even knew existed
From the time that we are young children, we are always encouraged to follow our dreams. At this point, ambitions often include becoming an astronaut, a professional footballer, a fireman, the list goes on. When your parents tell you to go for it, in their heads, they're probably thinking 'they will grow out of it … Continue reading Following your dreams
“They’re not going to look like real unicorns!” As we all mourn the loss of Liam’s departure (for me and many others, GBBO finished last week…), the final four bakers returned for Patisserie Week! The four best bakers in the UK and one of them is Stacey, the breaker of oven doors and serial flapper. … Continue reading Patisserie Week – #GBBO
“If you drink enough rum you probably do end up knickerless” I think I should re-name this blog to Liam-gate. This episode (watched late so apologies for the delayed post) should have come with a ‘watch if you dare’ caution! And it’s not only me that thinks so – it seems the whole of the … Continue reading #GBBO – Forgotten Bakes
Will importing exotic ingredients be as easy? Will it mean that prices will have to rise to cover additional importing costs? We have known since the vote took place that it would have an effect on the food and drink industry - but no one really knows how much of an effect it will really … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the baking industry?