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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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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Essential Utensils For Cake Baking

Fancy electric mixers, handheld blenders and pancake rings… the market is swamped with baking utensils that you don’t really need. So what exactly do you need when you begin to bake? Here’s our round-up of genuine essentials, with a Wish list for every budding baker… The Real Baking Essential Two …

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Cake Baker Fan Badge

Many of you cake bakers are starting to meet up at cake shows and events and have mentioned that you’d like to be able to identify yourselves as Cake Baker fans (and recognise each other too!). To help you pick each other out from the crowd we have designed some …

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Using Your New Freestanding Mixer

So you’ve unpacked your new freestanding mixer and admired the way it looks on your kitchen counter… what first? The possibilities are endless! It excels at making All-in-one Cake Recipes, where you can use the mixing blade to incorporate plenty of air for light sponges and risen Brownies. It’s perfect …

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Choosing a Freestanding Mixer

Keen cooks pause longingly in front of freestanding mixers – those designer appliances with a hefty price tag. They come in stylish colours to match your kitchen, they make short work of recipes on TV demonstrations, and they’re increasingly demanded by baking cookbooks. But is a freestanding mixer a great …

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Choosing an Ice-cream Maker

Want to whip up some exciting homemade ice-cream this summer? If your family gets through it by the bucketload, you need an ice-cream maker. Here’s our guide to choosing the right ice-cream maker. The Price of an Ice-cream Maker You can pay between £48 and £325 for a domestic ice-cream …

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