Cakes & cupcakes


Birthday Baking Party!

cookiedecoratingOnce again, the whole nation’s going baking mad. Enthusiasts up and down the country are dusting off cake tins and donning aprons. If you’re going to bake, we say: make it a party! Surprise a budding young baker with their very own bake-off, or host a cake tasting for friends…


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strawberry and vanilla cake cropdAlice Hart is a self-confessed fruit-cake hater, so from her book Friends at My Table she kindly shares a delicious alternative, perfect if you are planning on making your own wedding cake. Simple to decorate, it looks utterly gorgeous too. WARNING: this is not a project for the faint-hearted! If you’re up to the challenge, read on…


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Bake Valentine’s Day Treats

It is often said that the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, so put your apron on and make a few sweet treats for Valentine’s Day. You can then take these to work or to school, to share with friends… or with someone special.

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Chestnut Muffins

c muffinsWe love Christmas and long, lazy breakfasts, so why not combine the two with this seasonal take on a national favourite? Drink with your morning coffee, or a mug of froothy hot chocolate… For a teatime treat, top the cooled muffins with vanilla frosting and pieces of marron glacé.


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Cupcakes in a Jar

strawberries-and-cream_cropdInspired by summer days, these über-fashionable cakes are made with fresh strawberries and cream. As they are self-contained, they are great for eating alongside craft projects that require clean fingers on a girls’ night in. Now its autumn, we think they’d work very well with blackberries too.


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Blackberry & Brown Sugar Fingers

blackberry fingers cropdThese delicious fingers from Yeo Valley’s new cookbook are kind of like posh Bakewell tarts: perfect for autumn tea parties. They’re a great way to use up any leftover jam you might have lurking in the back of your cupboards.

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Easter Tree Decorations

easter tree full sizeHang these rabbit, egg and chick biscuits on a few branches of spring blossom for an instant edible display. Children will enjoy baking and decorating these delicious biscuits by Fiona Cairns… and not a chocolate egg in sight! They’d go down very well at any Easter party.

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Bitter Chocolate & Malt Tart

This chocolate and malt tart recipe from chef Simon Hulstone  produces a smooth and decadent dessert. It is an ideal way to finish a dinner party (you might perhaps leave some for the kids too). The secret is to use the best chocolate you can get, while the Horlicks gives the tart a lovely malty flavour.


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