Expert Advice to Bake & Decorate a Perfect Cake

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Sweet Scone Recipes

A friend phones and asks if she can pop in to see you; she says she’ll be with you in half an hour. Your cookie jar is empty, you don’t have time to nip to the shop but you know she’ll be expecting something with her coffee. The quick and …

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Classic Irish Cakes

When it comes to baking it seems the Irish have less of a sweet tooth than the rest of us. Researching their cookery it was hard to find many traditional cakes listed; however we did manage to come up with three. Barm Brack is a traditional Fruited Bread-cake, while Whiskey …

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Classic English Cakes

Grasmere is famous for its gingerbread; in Kendal it’s mint cake that the visitors queue to buy; in Bath it’s the buns and the Sally Lunns. Nearly every county in England has its own baked speciality although, in these health-conscious days, whether many people ask for farmhouse dripping cake when …

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Classic Scottish Cakes

Scotland has developed a culinary repertoire of exceptional quality of cakes and biscuits, when it comes to cake baking it seems the Scottish have have a lot to share. Dundee Cake You’ll probably never hear the Dalai Lama say ‘Oh, I could murder a piece of cheesecake.’ After all, as …

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Scottish Dumpling

When the Cake Baker team received a request for a Scottish Dumpling recipe we sprang into action! Cloutie Dumpling Traditionally served at New Year it has became popular throughout the winter or colder months of the year. Sometimes spelt “cloutie” it is named after the cloth or “clout” that it …

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Easiest Sponge Cake

Picture the scene. The table is laid with a crisp white linen cloth; the china is daintily-patterned; and the cutlery is sparkling. Taking pride of place is a perfect sponge, beautifully risen, and oozing strawberry jam and cream. Sounds like someone else’s house, doesn’t it? Well, while you may not …

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How To Serve Your Cakes

You’ve baked a truly spectacular cake and it’s risen to perfection. What now? Most likely your friends and family are going to eat it in a couple of mouthfuls with a ‘that was nice, dear,’ – if you’re lucky. Are there times, now and again, when you feel that you …

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How To Freeze Cakes

Why not treat yourself to a good old-fashioned baking day? Fill your freezer with cakes and scones that can be quickly defrosted when your maiden aunt calls to tell you she’s dropping in for tea this afternoon. Or your child announces at bedtime that he has to take a cake …

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Decorating Your Cupcakes

When it comes to decorating cupcakes throw away the rulebook and try some of our exciting new ideas… crumble-topped cupcakes, zesty lemon cupcakes, or caramel-centred cupcakes… because cupcakes are all about experimentation! Hidden Treats Lop off the top of your cupcake. Put the small piece of cake to one side …

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Occasion Cakes From Around The World Part 1

When it comes to baking our humble island has a rich cake-making history. We’re the proud inventors of the classic Victoria sponge, as well as the Dundee and Madeira cakes. But there’s sweet-tasting treasure to be found elsewhere too. Consider a spicy and enticing Stollen with its gooey marzipan layer; …

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