Low Fat Cakes

Perhaps you’re trying to slim down for your holiday, are on a pre-wedding diet, or you simply want to cut down on fat. The good news is that low-fat cakes can taste good! What’s more, they give you that smug, healthy feeling – and you get to cut the pieces …

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Trays, Tins and Moulds

The most important thing to remember when buying and using bakeware, is to follow the recipe very carefully. If it calls for an 8” round tin, this is what you should use – because the cooking time will have been judged according to the depth and width of your finished …

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Cake Making: Electrical Equipment

Perhaps you’re a baking beginner wondering what to invest in first? Perhaps you’re an expert baker who wants to make life easier? Or your new kitchen calls for some stylish new equipment? We’re here to sort the best from the rest. Get your pen ready and start making your shopping …

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Egg- Free and Non-Dairy Cakes

Whether for medical or ethical reasons non-dairy (vegan) and egg free cakes present a real challenge to cake bakers. This article explores the options and substitutes available, and offers some delicious recipes, proving that non-dairy.egg-free doesn’t have to mean non-tasty! Making Substitutes Making a non-dairy cake means substituting some of …

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The Perfect Cake and Cuppa

It’s the simple pleasures of life that mean the most: a smile from a child a hug from a loved one, putting your feet up with a cuppa and a cake. We don’t ask for much! It’s Just The Simple Things But sometimes even the simple things are hard to …

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Cakes for Children to Make

As a child being involved in the preparation of cakes makes them taste even sweeter. Here’s a selection of pretty cakes and child-friendly flavours they’ll love to bake – and eat. So why not make your children kitchen assistants for the day? Give them each a pinny and a wooden …

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How To Store Cakes

You’ve spent hours in the kitchen baking the perfect cake its fragrant aromas wafting gently through the house. Now the hard work is done, don’t let it go to waste by neglectful storage. Read our tips on successful storage to get the best from every cake you bake. Working Out …

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Gluten-Free Cakes

Taking your first steps in wheat-free baking? There are plenty of recipes and guidelines on the internet. As well as flour replacements there are many delicious flourless cakes to start with. Here’s our guide to gluten-free cakes. About Gluten Intolerance Gluten intolerance is a negative response to wheat, oats and …

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Cakes For Diabetics

“The myth that people with diabetes should not eat any sugar still persists but the truth is that people with diabetes can eat sugar,” say the experts at Diabetes UK. In other words, whether you’re catering for a diabetic friend or you’ve just been diagnosed, you can continue to enjoy …

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Cakes, Ovens, Microwaves: Troubleshooting Guide

Equipping your kitchen for baking? Read this first. We’ve got everything you need to know about using your oven – from conversion tables to the best non-stick equipment. Equipping and Cleaning Your Oven Choosing your baking tins and trays needn’t be a chore. Read our article on Tins, Trays and …

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