After a fun afternoon baking cakes during Activia’s Feel Good of the Year contest winner’s day, I pulled up a chair for a chat with Activia ambassador Gok Wan to talk about food and feeling good. He’s exactly like he is on TV with a big grin and infectious sense of fun. Here’s what [Read on...]
Every year I swear I won’t still be decorating Ted’s birthday cake during the party and this year I finally managed it.
Surprisingly, this was his most complicated cake yet since I tend to duck out of pressure when I am my own client. Last year I was delighted he simply requested a cake [Read on...]
Today is the third in a series of sponsored posts working with Whitworth’s Baking Sugars. Find out below who how to join in with their Twitter competition to win a selection of Whitworth’s Baking Sugars. [Read on...]
A pretty cake suitable for Christmas. If you can get hold of some fresh figs, this gluten free fig cake with red currants is an ideal cake for coeliacs. [Read on...]
This gluten free plum cake recipe is gorgeous. It’s a luscious showstopper at the party table. An easy gluten free cake that everyone will love. [Read on...]
Buttercream covering is making a comeback on the outside of cakes, this beautiful white chocolate layer cake is from Peggy Porschen’s new book “Boutique Baking”. [Read on...]
This may be the Easter Egg Nest Chocolate Cake from Nigella’s Feast but aside from the addition of some mini eggs, there’s no reason you couldn’t try it all year round.
It’s indulgent, I admit, comprising 6 eggs, 375g chocolate and lashings of butter and cream to boot. Sadly the Easter Egg Nest Nigella [Read on...]
Orange, yellow, brown leaves crunching under foot, mist in the air, the smell of bonfire smoke and the fizz bang of fireworks.
There’s no mistaking autumn has arrived, even if we’ve just had the mildest October in memory.
This cake was initially published here in November 2009. I am republishing it to submit to this month’s We Should Cocoa currently hosted by Chele with the theme “swiss rolls and roulades.” [Read on...]
This picture has a touch of the Fanny Craddock’s about it – by which I mean it looks like kitsch 1970s food photography (of which I am a huge fan). I can explain. I have been taking photos in virtual darkness to the point that I cannot see how dishevelled the cake [Read on...]