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.

How to Make 3D Cookies

Take your cookie-baking to a whole new dimension – try our ideas for homemade 3D cookies! This makes a great wet-afternoon project for you and the kids. Making The 3D templates For the easy way out, buy specially-designed 3D cookie cutters. You can find Halloween House, Christmas Tree and even …

Read more

How to Make Millionaire’s Shortbread

With its buttery base, gooey caramel and snappy chocolate top, Millionaire’s Shortbread is fondly remembered by many of us. But if you’ve tried to make it at home, you might have not produced the perfect results you were hoping for. We know we’ve had a few failures too! Here’s what …

Read more

Biscuits for Children to Make

On a wet day at home, a spot of baking will keep the children entertained – and introduce them to some essential kitchen skills. Try our recipe for children’s homemade jammy dodgers – it could be the start of a lifelong biscuit habit! Baking Biscuits With Children If you’re baking …

Read more

Low Fat Biscuits

If you’re craving sweet treats on your diet, look no further. We’ve got some delicious low-fat biscuit recipes for you to try with your family. English Macaroons Don’t confuse them with French Macarons: although both recipes are traditionally made with nuts lightened with egg white, the two biscuits couldn’t be …

Read more

Cookies to Keep in the Freezer

Let’s face it – the moment when a cookie craving strikes isn’t always a moment when you have time to cream butter and sugar, fold in sifted flour, weigh chocolate chips, roll, cut, and bake. So set aside some baking time and make a hearty Batch of Cookies – then …

Read more

Make Slice-and-Bake Cookies

Slice-and-bake cookies are just like your favourite butter cookies – except for one very important difference. The dough is stored in the fridge, ready for you to slice and bake whenever you feel like a warm cookie… Our slice and bake recipes are impossible to resist. Recipe: Classic Slice-And-Bake Cookie …

Read more

Perfect Choc-chip Cookies

Big, warm, chewy and rich – the perfect chocolate chip cookie is worth getting right. Here’s our favourite recipe for this home-baked classic. Investigating Cookies If you take your chocolate chips seriously, you’ll be pleased to hear you’re not alone. Countless chefs and food writers have announced their “perfect” recipe, …

Read more

Baking Shortbread

The perfect shortbread can be quite elusive. Read our essential guide and try our classic recipe – you could discover a new family favourite! Shortbread – Tips For Success Good shortbread is pale, buttery, crunchy, and ‘short’. This means it crumbles at every bite, giving that characteristic shortbread texture. It …

Read more

How to Make Tarte Tatin

This elegant French classic is easy to make and delicious to eat… the perfect seasonal combination of caramelised apples and crumbly sweet pastry, it’s a dinner party sensation. Here’s how to make it yourself. About Tarte Tatin Tarte Tatin is 100 years old. Created in France in 1898, it was …

Read more

No Cook Tart Base

Try making our No-cook tart case, then fill it with an equally easy filling – guaranteed to impress your guests. Here’s our basic recipe plus two gorgeous variations! Making Quick, No-Cook Tart Cases Hate Making Pastry? We’ve got one thing to say to you: Biscuit Tart Case! This is the …

Read more