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 Perfect Blondies

The Blondie is an American favourite – the paler cousin of the rich, dark brownie. The dough features butter and brown sugar with vanilla for a fudgy flavour, and can be studded with walnuts, white chocolate chips, or a mixture. In search of perfection What is the perfect blondie? Soft …

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Double Chocolate Brownies

Dark, rich and indulgent – brownies are the pinnacle of chocolate baking. The very best are crammed with high-quality chocolate and cooked to a soft, squidgy texture. If you feel like a real treat, try our double chocolate brownie recipe. Choosing chocolate This decision is crucial to making successful brownies. …

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American Classic Cakes

American bakers have developed their own canon of home-style cakes. From red velvet cake to bundt and coffee cake, the American classic is typically decadent. Haven’t you tried one yet? American favourites Fittingly, for a culture that’s comprised of people with global origins, American classic cakes come from all over …

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Baking The Perfect Christmas Cake

You’ll find stacks of recipes for Christmas Cake, from Mrs Beeton, to Nigella to Mary Berry. The recipes do actually vary quite a lot but all of them are quite fail-safe as long as you get the cooking time right and make sure your fresh ingredients such as eggs and …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

These deep red coloured cupcakes make a lovely change to the norm, with their cool cream cheese frosting and moist slightly chocolatey sponge – they are just irresistible! We think you should make at least two batches of these…one is never enough! There are so many tales about where Red …

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The CakeUlator – Get Started Costing Cakes

The CakeUlator has been designed to be very easy to use and really doesn’t need much by way of a user guide. That said, we have prepared a quick start guide to get you up and running and also to give anyone interested a feel for how The CakeUlator works. …

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Baking Ingredients to Subsitute

There are occasions when you will find you don’t have exactly the right ingredients suggested by a recipe. Here are some suggestions for substitute ingredients which you may find useful: Flour, Baking Powder and Dry Ingredients Self-raising flour – substitute plain flour and 1tsp baking powder per 100g. Baking powder …

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Autumn Baking: Apple Recipes

Autumn is a delicious time of year. As well as the ripest fruit leftover from summer (like tomatoes and aubergines), we are entering a new cropping season for winter squash and fennel, not to mention chestnuts, hazelnuts and blackberries in the wild. For a baker, the opportunity to try out …

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Cut Out Cookies for Children to Make

If you want to bake cut-out cookies with your children, finding the perfect recipe is crucial. So we’ve saved you time and found it. Easy to put together, easy to handle, and totally scrumptious, this simple cut-out cookie recipe gives a crumbly texture and a plain flavour that’s perfect with …

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