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As any Jaffa Cake lover, you'll be pleased to hear that Frances Quinn has once again broken the largest Jaffa Cake record! This time the British Bake Off Winner paired up with Will McMath and the McVitie's team to beat her own world record, which she set in 2017. This year's Jaffa Cake weighed in at a whopping 80kg and took 11 hours to make. It's the equivalent of 6557 standard Jaffa Cakes and took 160 eggs, 15 kilograms of jelly and 8kg of dark chocolate to make the cake which was a massive 175cm in diameter! The Jaffa Cake was recreated to help celebrate 15 years of BGT and was given out to guests and crew at the semi-finals. Well done, Frances and McVitie's, for your new World Record!
We had the pleasure of receiving a demonstration by the lovely Pat Smith this month at our BSG meeting who was showing us how to make Edible Gladioli sprays like the one below. Pat took the time to carefully show us each stage of making the flowers and explained what tools we would need and the techniques we should use to recreate them in their various stages of bloom. It was amazing to see how realistic the flowers turned out and was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It was a lovely afternoon, especially hearing about how Pat had set up her own group many years ago and how many ladies ventured far and wide to learn new skills. It's amazing to hear how traditions are still being passed on to the next generation and how many women...
So here we are back at our April BSG Meeting, and it didn't disappoint! This month we let our creativity do the talking and recreated this lovely Easter Lamb that Judith had prepared for us and demonstrated how to do. Not only is she cute, but she's made using a creme egg, so she was doubly keeping with the Easter theme. Firstly I was a tad worried because I didn't bring an egg with me, but Sheila, who I sat with, gave me her spare. I didn't actually need it, though, in the end, as Judith had plenty to go around. We had so much fun doing the different stages of this, and even though we didn't all get to finish them, I think you'll agree we've all put our individual spin on them. It was such a fun and informative workshop, and I'd...
So I was off again to the BSG March Meeting, and this time we had the lovely Jackie Buckley showing us how to make some Filigree Flowers. Now, in all honesty, this is something I haven't come across yet and looking at how intricate it is, it's probably something I would have previously passed on. However, now that we're back out in the world, I'm all about embracing new things, and this is definitely one of them. Jackie was extremely informative and helpful throughout the workshop and mentioned that it was nice to be out and about again. She was also eager to show us how easy it was to make the flowers and how robust they really are. Throughout the workshop, she put us at ease, showing us the techniques we needed to recreate the...
So as you know, I've started to venture back out into the world, and I've managed to have another wonderful meeting with my sugarcraft ladies. This month's meeting was Valentine's inspired, and we weren't disappointed. We had three demonstrations in total by Judith, Mo and Nicola, ranging in levels from easy to difficult and even giving us the chance to get a little hands-on too. Our first demonstration was provided by Judith, who runs the meetings. She demonstrated how to re-create these adorable cats entwined on a branch. The detailing on the face is a little intricate, which is why I thought they were painted on! Imagine my surprise when I found out all the shapes were made from modelling paste. The next demo we looked at was by...
So the gloves are off in the fight over caterpillar rights at the minute. M&S have had Colin the Caterpillar grace their shelves since the '90s and have increased the range over the years to include Connie the Caterpillar, Colin Faces and many more sumptuous products. However, hot on the heels of Colin now appears to be Cuthbert from Aldi. Obviously, due to the extreme similarities, M&S were unhappy by the move and issued proceedings against Aldi, who'd already removed the product from the market. M&S concerns were how alike the products were and how Aldi was infringing on their trademark, which they themselves use a lot for charity. However, in a swift turn of events, Aldi is now bringing back a special edition Cuthbert Cake and...
If you want your fabulous pudding creations to be the centrepiece for street parties up and down the country, then this competition is for you! To help celebrate Her Majesty's 70-year reign on the throne, Fortnum and Mason are holding a competition this year to see if they can find a pudding quite literally fit for the Queen. The competition is open to bakers aged from 8 to 108+ so if you think you have what it takes, dig out those recipes, start baking and get involved! The final submission for entries is 4th February, and round one of judging starts the 7th February, so get cracking! You'll be pleased to know that Mary Berry is part of the panel! So good luck, be part of history and Happy Baking! 👩‍🍳 Full details of the...
Many trends are doing the rounds again this year, so if you're looking for an Insta worthy treat or the next 'grammable' pic, cast your eye over the following list to help see what's going to be flavoursome over the coming months. Colour, colour and more colour! Yes, any cakes and bakes with multiple colours are a must-have again this year. Also looking to gain some momentum into mainstream baking will be bold flavours and textures. Beautiful rustic painted cakes are also a firm favourite, meaning that you can let your creativity run wild with ideas and colour. And of course, who could forget our Letterbox sweet treat boxes, which are also another inventive gift idea still going strong. A few more bakes that will also be making an...
You'll be pleased to know that for 2022 McVitie's are back on the biscuit trail again, only this time with a delectable share bag! Blissfuls, as they are called, will be available in your local Sainsbury's in two wonderful flavours and then from other retailers towards the end of January/February. The flavours of each biscuit consist of Belgian Milk Chocolate and then either a Caramel or Hazelnut filling. As the biscuits are marketed in a pouch and are more luxurious than daytime biscuits, McVitie's are hoping to tap into the nighttime share bag market. So the next time you're with friends or have a movie night, be sure to keep them in mind. Cake News, TV and Events
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