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Due to the shortage of ingredients of late we've all had to come up with ingenious ways of making some of our favourite foods, albeit it another way. So forget your usual way of baking, ignore the eggs, flour and butter and simply get creative. Necessity is the mother of invention so scrap the rule book and create your own! This 3 ingredient chocolate cake works because the cookies contain the vital elements of what we would typically use for cake baking, add to the that a little milk and...
 
Have you ever see the soft edges on icing fondant and wondered how did they do that? Well, guess what, here is a little tutorial showing you just how easy it is to do. Not only does it look pretty, but it's also relatively simple to achieve and finishes off shapes beautifully. Method: 1. Roll out your icing fondant to your required thickness, place a sheet of clingfilm/saran wrap over the top of the icing fondant and then rest your cutter on the top. 2. Push the cutter directly into...
 
Many cultures have embraced gnomes over the years, and everyone has a different take on them. Some find them mystical, others charming; however, you can't deny they are super cute! So with that in mind and it being the festive season I thought I'd put them together with a Santa Claus twist. Method: How to make Gnome Santa Claus The icing fondant colours used to make the Gnomes Santa & Mrs Claus are Black, Red, Yellow, White & Caramel Ivory. You can use edible glue or a little water to...
 
My daughter recently asked me if I would make a cake for one of her close friend's Great Nan's 100th birthday and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to make the milestone cake and use one of the sparkly cake toppers at the same time. After being informed that the cake was for a small gathering, I set about sourcing a cake topper to give the cake some height and a little bit of bling. (If you make it to 100 years old, you want to have something a little extra special on your big...
 
In light of Halloween fast approaching I thought it might be an idea to put together some easy to make ghost cupcake toppers for you and your little ones. They're so easy to make that even your little monsters can help out too! To start with, you are going to have to make a batch of cupcakes of your choice: Here are some tutorials on how to do those, either that or if you are looking to do the decorating part then store-bought ones will be just fine. How to make cupcakes: Chocolate...
 
Here is my latest cake creation that I made for a dear friend of mine for her 50th birthday. If I'm entirely honest, I struggled a little bit coming up with a design for this one as my friend had given me free rein with it and I wasn't quite sure what kind of cake I was going to make. So after a few sleepless nights, a hunt through every colour known to man I decided that blue and white would be my colour of choice. Even though I had an idea, I still didn't have a vision, and this didn't...
 
The original Apple Crumble Cookies recipe is by Jamie Oliver; it's one of his 5 ingredients recipes and something I've wanted to make for a while. So after receiving his book as a gift and then seeing him make these on TV recently, I decided to give them a go. Not only are they blooming delicious (I taste-tested 6 of them when they came straight out of the oven) they only take a small amount of time to make too, the original recipe is double the quantities below and will create 24 biscuits...
 
Here's a quick and easy tutorial showing you how to make your own Marbled Caramel Shortbread. You will need to start by preheating the oven. Preheat the oven to one of the following:- 180°C - Fan Assisted 190-200°C - Conventional Oven Gas Mark 4/5 356F Method: Step 1 BISCUIT BASE INGREDIENTS 125g/5oz Unsalted Butter 100g/4oz Granulated or Caster Sugar 250g/10oz Plain Flour Biscuit Method 1. Weigh out the butter and sugar and then cream together using a hand whisk. 2. Then add the...
 
As we're entering that time of year again and with Stir Up Sunday just around the corner. I thought I would put together a mini-tutorial with a small video showing you how to make your own Christmas Cakes. Tip: Take your butter out of the fridge 30 minutes before starting your cakes to allow it to soften. This Christmas Cake Mix will make the following sized cakes:- Cake Sizes and Required Bake Times: - 3 Small Spring Tins - 6-Inch x 1-Inch Cakes - *Bake for Approx 1-2 Hrs 1 Medium...
 
In light of HRH Princess Eugenie's autumnal themed wedding cake, and the beautiful colours of the season that are seeping through my window I have been inspired to make some edible leaves that you may want to have a go at. Autumn Fall Leaves Tutorial To begin with, I pre-washed my range of plunge cutters in hot soapy water and left them to air dry. Plunge Cutters: Mason Cash Ivy Leaf Cutters Kitchen Craft Leaf Cutters Mason Cash Leaf Cutters Autumn Fall Leaves Tutorial To...
 
The good thing about cake is that you can have pretty much any design you want! No matter what your brief, you can create one of the wackiest cakes that you can think of and something that is unique to only you. This year my daughter had a mixed bag of ideas and finally came up with this design for her 13th birthday! The making of the toppers can be found in Baking Adventures. Now to the cake part! Firstly we rolled out Renshaw's Poppy Red Icing. I then covered the cake in chocolate...
 
I recently made the following Peppa Pig Cake for our friends Granddaughter and thought I would give you a guide on how to make your own. Please note that I made the cake the day before to allow it to cool and settle for 24hrs prior to decoration. Day 1 Firstly I made an 8 inch Madeira cake using this method: Madeira Cake All in one method. The quantities I used were: 450 Grams Plain Flour (All-purpose for the US) 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 400 Grams Caster Sugar (Superfine for the US)...
 
Here is a tutorial with pictures showing you how to make moist, refreshing Carrot and Orange Cupcakes. [yasr_overall_rating] Preheat your oven to one of the following temps: Fan assisted: 180°C Conventional Oven 190°C- 200°C Gas Mark 4 Fahrenheit - 356F Ingredients: Cupcakes 115 Grams Butter 115 Grams Light Brown Sugar 1 Medium Orange - Zest and Juice 2 Large Eggs - Beaten 150 Grams Carrots - Chopped or Grated 125 Grams of Plain Flour 1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice 1 and a half Teaspoons of...
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