Expert Advice to Bake & Decorate a Perfect Cake

Welcome to all cake bakers and cake lovers! We want to inspire you to bake and help you bake better. Our site is full of tips and recipes, so if you're wondering why your cake sank, which types of tin to buy, or how to create an authentic cream tea, then we are here to help. If you run a cake making business or want to start one up, we have lots of expert cake business advice right here - and our gadgets, the CakeUlator and CakeOmeter will be sure to bowl you over.

Marmalade Cake

Legend has it that it was Janet Keiller who invented marmalade when her husband brought home a barrel-load of Seville oranges he’d manage to acquire cheaply. Before that pastes of quince and other fruits were popular: Mary, Queen of Scots, is reputed to have partaken of quince paste when on …

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Tartiflette

This really easy tartiflette thats really tasty. Bake with a handful of store cupboard ingredients and enjoy with a cuppa. Baking Time: 35m Serves: 4 Number Of Ingredients Needed: 6 500g small potatoes, preferably new 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 125-150g smoked streaky bacon, chopped 125-150g button mushrooms, …

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Bara Brith (Mary Berry Recipe inspired)

There are many types of this traditional teacake. In Welsh “Bara Brith” means “speckled bread”. Similar breads are found in different parts of the Great Britain, such as Barm Brack in Ireland and Selkirk Bannock in Scotland. Baking Time 90m Number Of Ingredients Needed 6 175g Currants 175g Sultanas 2255g light muscovado …

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Marble Cake

Everyone loves a marble cake. The joy and surprise on the face of children when you present them with a dual colour bake is worth it in itself, but when you sit down to enjoy it, you’ll love it too. Ingredients 3 free-range large eggs 175g (6oz) of margarine 175g …

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Mary Berrys – Toad In The Hole Recipe

Mary Berry toad in the hole is an easy to make, delicious and economic Winter warmer. The Mary Berry toad in the hole batter mix can be made 12 hours ahead of preparing the dish. Preparation Time 10m Cooking Time 60m Number Of Ingredients Needed 5 Serves 6 For the dish 12 good-quality …

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Why Do They Call It an Oven?

“Oven” is an old word that has grown in use from a clay chamber to silly nonsense phrases in the modern world. Here’s why an oven is called an oven. Ovens are called ovens because of the word’s origins as a description for a hollowed-out, hot cooking chamber. The word …

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MARY BERRYS COCONUT CAKE RECIPE

This really easy coconut cake will actually give you a taste of the tropical. Bake with a handful of storecupboard ingredients and enjoy with a cuppa Baking Time 70m Number Of Ingredients Needed 6 115g butter, cut into small pieces, plus extra for greasing 225g self-raising flour 115g demerara sugar 100g desiccated …

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Cake Baking Business: Work/Life Balance

The dream of transforming a hobby into a vocation and turning passion into profit is a popular one. For many people, this means entering the cake industry. Working with a product you love can help you to maintain motivation and infect your customers with enthusiasm for your wares. Those thinking …

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Cake Business: Finding and Keeping Customers

A cake baking business cannot flourish without a wealth of keen customers, so it’s vital to give careful thought to acquiring and developing your client base. High levels of customer service promote customer loyalty and encourage positive Word of Mouth Publicity, strengthening your cake baking brand. Where To Find Customers …

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Networking in the Cake Baking Industry

The cake baking business does not have a reputation as the most corporate of industries. An owner of a cake baking business is more likely to be found in the kitchen than at a conference. Despite this, a number of the key principles that guide success in most industries also …

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