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Various cakes, bakes, biscuits and edible toppers with a step by step guide and pictures...
Here is a step by step guide on how to create embossed patterned icing for your cupcakes. 1. Lightly dust your work surface or a silicone mat with icing sugar or cornflour. 2. Take a piece of icing or fondant and place it on your lightly dusted surface. 3. Roll out your icing fondant using a normal rolling pin. 4. Roll the icing out to the thickness of a £1 coin or roughly to 3mm to 4mm thick. 5. Now take your lightly dusted (with icing sugar or cornflour) embossed roller, press down slightly and roll it over your icing fondant ensuring you apply enough pressure that the pattern is pressed into the icing. 6. Now take a circle cutter and cut out your circle of icing and remove any excess. 7. Your embossed icing...
Here is a guide on how to create a syrup/ honey glaze topping on your freshly baked cupcakes. Ingredients/equipment. Golden Syrup or Honey 2 x Wire Racks. Freshly Baked Cupcakes Brown or Granulated Sugar (optional) Remove your ready-made cupcakes from the oven and place them on a wire rack. 1. Take some syrup or honey from the cupboard and place it near the wire rack. 2. Place your hot cupcake onto the wire rack. 3. Now squeeze some syrup/honey onto the top of your freshly baked cupcake. 4. Carefully lift the hot cupcake and rotate it to the left and right to ensure even coverage of the syrup/honey. 5. The syrup/honey will form a glaze on top of your cupcake and absorb directly into the cupcake. (These glazed cupcakes...
Here is a step by step tutorial with pictures showing you how to make Chocolate shortbread thumb biscuits. Tip: Weigh out your 125 grams of unsalted butter and place on the kitchen side, 20-30 minutes before making this recipe in order for the butter to have completely softened and be at room temperature. Preheat your oven to one of the following:- Fan assisted: 150ºC Regular oven: 160º/170ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 300F Gas Mark: 1 Ingredients: 125 grams / 4 oz Self Raising Flour 75 grams / 2.7 oz Unsalted Butter 25 grams / 1 oz Trex or White Vegetable Fat (Crisco USA) 50 grams / 2 oz Granulated Sugar 25 grams / 1 oz Cornflour 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder Topping: 125 grams / 4 oz Icing Sugar 50 grams / 2 oz Unsalted butter. 1...
Here is your step by step guide to making Choc Chip cookies. Tip: Weigh out your 100 grams of butter and leave on the side at room temperature to soften for approx 30 minutes before making the cookies. If you forget to do this, then see alternative Butter softening tip. Preheat your oven to one of the following:- 190°C Fan Assisted 200-210°C Regular Oven Gas Mark 5 375F Ingredients: 200 grams or 7oz Self Raising Flour A pinch of salt 100 grams or 3.5 oz of Softened Butter 100 grams or 3.5 oz of Caster Sugar 1 Medium Egg Approx 50 grams or 2 oz of White/Milk or Dark Choc Chips or cut up chunks of baking chocolate instead. This makes approx 12-15 cookies depending on the size. Method: 1. Measure out the self-raising flour and...
If you want to indulge a little this summer then why not try your hand at making these quick and easy Summertime Trifles. You will require a batch of pre-made cupcakes that have been cooled, please see the Victoria Cupcakes Tutorial to help you. This recipe can be halved to make six cupcakes. Tip: How many trifles you get depends on the size of your plastic cups and how much cake and strawberry you wish to put in each. For a family of four, I would make 12 cupcakes, use 2 punnets of strawberries and use the large plastic cups for each trifle. Ingredients/Equipment: 1 Batch of Cupcakes 1 Punnet Strawberries (Pre-wash your Strawberries in cold water and dry them with kitchen towel). Fresh Squirty Cream Ready-Made Custard Chocolate...
Here is your step by step guide to producing cute cake pops. Preheat the oven to one of the following: Fan assisted: 180°C Regular Oven: 190-200°C Fahrenheit: 356F Gas Mark 4. Ingredients: 100 grams / 3.5oz butter or margarine 100 grams / 3.5 oz sugar (I used granulated sugar) 2 Medium Eggs 100 grams / 3.5 oz flour Decorate: A bag of candy buttons/melts 340 grams. Or approx 200 grams of milk chocolate baking chocolate to cover. Sprinkles/Popping Candy/Hundreds and Thousands 1. Weigh out your butter and sugar and place them into a mixing bowl. 2. Cream the butter and sugar together with a whisk. Whisk for approx 45-60 seconds. 3. Once combined, then crack an egg into a small bowl and then pour into your mixing bowl...
Here is a tutorial showing a step by step guide on how to make Triple Chocolate Rocky Road Treats. This will make 2 x 8" square tins which are about an inch deep. All the chocolate used in this recipe is baking chocolate which can be found in the baking aisle at the supermarket. Ingredients: 250 grams / 9oz Unsalted Butter 100 grams / 3.5oz Golden Syrup 250 grams / 9oz Pack of Digestive Biscuits (Small Packs are 250 grams) 100 grams/ 3.5oz Dark Chocolate 75 grams / 2.5oz Cocoa Powder (NOT hot chocolate powder) 50 grams / 2oz Chopped Almonds (Or nuts of your choice) 50 grams / 2oz Maltesers 50 grams / 2oz Mini Marshmallows 200 grams / 7oz Milk Chocolate 25 grams / 1oz White Chocolate You can either line your tins with baking...
A tutorial on how to make soft, chewy Flapjacks...for an extra special treat you can always add a little chocolate to them too! Preheat your oven to one of the following: 180°C fan assisted 200°C normal oven Gas mark 4 356 Fahrenheit Ingredients: 75 grams or 2.5oz Unsalted block butter. 150 grams or 5oz Porridge oats. 100 grams or 3.5oz Demerara sugar. 2 tablespoons of Golden Syrup. 7-inch square tin - Greased. Makes about 9 depending on how big you slice them. Step by step guide: Pre grease your 7 inch square tin and place to one side. 1. Cut the butter into cubes and place them in the saucepan. 2. Now weigh out the sugar and place that into the pan. 3. Take the Golden syrup and measure out 2 tablespoons and add this to...
How to make edible sugar-frosted flowers or fruits; you will need the following:- Ingredients/Materials:- Flowers: Primrose, Violet, Daisies or Daffodils - These are edible flowers; however, they may be better used as decorations rather than a food source. Fruit: Berries, Cherries, Strawberries or Grapes Liquid: Egg White, Stock Syrup, honey or syrup. Covering: Caster Sugar Materials: Paintbrush, Kitchen Towel, baking sheet, wire rack and plate. 1. Carefully wash/rinse your edible flowers or fruits and dry them using kitchen towel. Make sure your fruit is quite firm rather than squishy as this will give you better results. 2. Lightly brush the flowers (both sides of the petals) or fruit with one of the above liquids of your...
Here is a step by step guide on how to make Snickerdoodles. This will make approx 15 Snickerdoodles which are best eaten on the day they are made. (They are delicious slightly warm from the oven). Tip: Before making this recipe remove the butter from the fridge approximately 30 minutes before making these to allow the butter to soften. Note: The ingredients from this recipe have to be chilled for 30 mins prior to baking; therefore, do not preheat your oven until you reach NO. 20 of this guide. Preheat the oven to one of the following: 190°C Fan Assisted 200-210°C Regular Oven Gas Mark 5 375F Ingredients: 110 grams / 4 oz Unsalted softened butter 70 grams / 2.5 oz Caster Sugar (Superfine USA) 1 Medium/Large Egg lightly beaten...
These would make a lovely Valentine's Day gift. To make chocolate strawberries, you will need the following:- Ingredients 1 Punnet of Strawberries (Washed under cold water and then dried using kitchen towel) 100 grams Milk Chocolate 50 grams White Chocolate 50 grams Plain chocolate 1. Break the 100 grams of Milk chocolate into a bowl. 2. Melt in the microwave in 30-second intervals until melted. (I melted mine for roughly 1 minute in total). 3. Then stir it in the bowl using a spatula. 4. Now take a strawberry by the stem and dip it halfway into the chocolate. 5. Let the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Tip: Leave part of the red strawberry exposed as they look more vibrant showing the richness of the...
How to make a 9" Madeira cake using the all in one method. Preheat your oven to one of the following:- 160°C Electric Fan Assisted 180°C - 190°C Electric Regular Oven Gas Mark 2 320F Ingredients: 600 grams / 21 oz Plain Flour (All-purpose flour for USA) 3 Teaspoons Baking Powder 500 grams / 18 oz Caster Sugar (Superfine for USA) 500 grams / 18 oz Margarine 9 Medium/Large Eggs 5 Tablespoons of Milk (I used Semi-Skimmed or Half Fat for USA) 1. Measure out your flour and then sieve it into a large mixing bowl. 2. Now sieve the baking powder into the bowl. 3. Weigh out the sugar and add to the mixing bowl, you may wish to sieve it to remove any lumps, but I didn't. 4. Now add the margarine to the bowl. 5. I cracked the...
Here is a step by step tutorial with pictures showing you how to make Apple Crumble. This recipe is baked in an 8-inch x 1-inch tin. Tip...Remove the butter from the fridge at least 30 minutes before making this crumble so that your butter has had time to soften. You may wish to weigh out the correct amount so as not to waste any. Preheat your oven to one of the following:- 200°C Electric Fan Assisted 210-220°C Electric Regular Oven Gas Mark 6 400F Ingredients:- 3 Bramley Apples/ 2lb or 1 kilo in weight. 100 grams/3.5oz Granulated Sugar (White) Topping:- 150 grams/5oz Plain flour 75 grams/2.5oz Unsalted Butter 75 grams/2.5oz Granulated Sugar (White) Method:- 1. Peel core and chop the Bramley apples into chunks and place them...

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