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
Well, it’s #NationalCupcakeWeek so the perfect time to figure out what the difference is between a cupcake and a fairy cake. You would be forgiven for thinking that fairy cakes are just the English version of a cupcake, typically American, but when you get down to it the differences do mount up. Throughout my … Continue reading What’s the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake?
I mean, I say 'need to know' but let's just take that statement with a pinch of salt shall we? Meringues are one of my favourite things. They are so light and fluffy and you can add them to so many desserts for that light yet crunchy addition. They have a reputation (much like macarons) … Continue reading 10 things you need to know about meringues
It's time to throw the store bought cake to one side and take on the challenge of baking fresh, delicious, moist, airy creations for your family and friends. My 10 secrets to baking will help you conquer all fear and be the best baker on your street. 1. All good cakes start with accurate measuring … Continue reading 10 secrets to cake baking
Until this year, I didn't even know that this week existed! That's 24 years without even knowing that there was a whole week to celebrate afternoon tea...I feel like I haven't lived until this point. The perfect afternoon tea for me has to include scones, to hell with all the mini sandwiches, just give me … Continue reading Afternoon Tea Week (14th August)
Macarons have a little bit of a reputation in the baking world. Not greatly time efficient to make, difficult to master and all in all, a bit of a faff! But once you get them right, they are absolutely delicious and totally worth it – especially for those almond lovers. Macarons were born in Italy … Continue reading Le célèbre macaron