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Various cakes, bakes, biscuits and edible toppers with a step by step guide and pictures...
Surprise Inside Cupcake tutorial. Hidden surprises within a cake, great for baby showers! This tutorial will show you have to place a coloured piece of cake within a cupcake which will be an added surprise to your guests. (Even though you are effectively baking the middle piece of the cake twice it does not go dry as the moisture and wetness from the new batter prevents it from drying out and seals in the freshness). Preheat your oven to: 170°C Electric Fan Assisted 190° Electric Regular Oven Gas Mark 3 338F 1. Make a batch of Victoria Sandwich mix in a large mixing bowl. You will need: 150 grams Margarine 150 grams Sugar 3 Medium Eggs 150 grams self-raising flour. Cream the butter and sugar in the mixing bowl...
Here is your step by step guide on how to make Christmas Muffins. Preheat the oven to: Fan Assisted: 200ºC Regular Oven: 210-220ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 400F Gas Mark: 6 Line a Muffin Tin with 12 cake cases. Ingredients: Sift into a Mixing Bowl: 280 Grams / 10oz Plain Flour 1 Teaspoon Mixed Spice 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder 1 Pinch of Salt Stir in: 115 Grams / 4 oz Soft Brown Sugar I used a fork to ensure you remove any sugar lumps. Pour in a Jug: 100ml / 3.5 Fl oz Milk (I used Semi Skimmed) Then in a separate bowl whisk: 2 Medium/Large Eggs 6 Tablespoons Sunflower Oil Give it a quick blast with the electric whisk. Then pour the egg/oil from the bowl into the jug of milk and whisk again for about 25 seconds. Put to one side...
Here is a step by step tutorial showing you how to make Honeycomb Toffee. It may also be known as Cinder Toffee and is similar to Korean Dalgona Candy albeit we add Golden Syrup to this recipe whereas they just use the sugar and baking soda. Ingredients/Equipment:- 5 Tablespoons Golden Caster Sugar (Granulated may be substituted). 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup 1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda Measuring Spoons or Table & Teaspoon Wooden spoon Pre-greased 7" Sandwich tin. Method 1. Pour the Sugar and Syrup into a small/medium-sized pan and place on a medium heat. (I used no 4 on my hob). 2. Allow the syrup and sugar to melt; if there is raw sugar on the top, shake the pan to allow the sugar to be absorbed into the mix. DO NOT...
Lemon Drizzle step by step tutorial. 1. Preheat the oven to: Fan assisted: 170ºC Regular oven: 180º/190ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 338F Gas Mark: 3 Equipment and Ingredients Mixing bowl, electric whisk, spatula, pallet knife, loaf tin. Ingredients 150g or 6oz Margarine or Butter 150g or 6oz Sugar (Granulated or Caster) 3 Medium Eggs 150g or 6 oz Self Raising Flour 1 Lemon - Juice and zest. 50g or 2oz Icing sugar. 3. Whisk Cream together the margarine & sugar in a mixing bowl using an electric whisk. 4. Then Add 3 Medium Eggs (1 at a time). (Scrape the sides of the bowl using a spatula to ensure that all the mixture/ batter is whisked together). Beat in the eggs one at a time and blast with the whisk after each. 5. Add...
How to make Strawberry Mini Cakes Preheat the oven to: Fan assisted: 170ºC Regular oven: 180º/190ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 338F Gas Mark: 3 Equipment and Ingredients 2 Mixing bowls, electric whisk, spatula, pallet knife, sandwich tins, biscuit circle cutter. 150g or 6oz Margarine or Butter 150g or 6oz Sugar (Granulated or Caster) 3 Medium Eggs 150g or 6 oz Self Raising Flour Place: 75g of Margarine 75g Sugar in each mixing bowl Then Whisk Cream together the margarine & sugar in each mixing bowl using an electric whisk. Then Add 1 egg to each bowl and whisk in. With the final egg, beat it in a glass bowl and place half of the beaten egg in each mixing bowl and whisk in. Add Add the 75g, or 3oz Self Raising Flour...
How to make Chocolate Macaroons Preheat the oven to: Fan Assisted: 180°C Regular oven: 190-200ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 356F Gas Mark 4 Ingredients: 75g/2 ½ oz Plain cooking chocolate 125g / 4 oz ground almonds 125g / 4 oz caster sugar ¼ teaspoon of Almond essence 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1-2 egg whites 1. Break up the plain cooking chocolate into a bowl and melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts until melted. 2. Place your pre-weighed ground almonds and caster sugar in the processor. Measure out the almond essence and cocoa powder Place them in the processor. Now you need to extract your egg white; you do this by dropping the yolk in between the cracked shell and allowing the white of the egg to drip down...
How to make a Victoria Sandwich 1. Preheat the oven to: Fan assisted: 170ºC Regular oven: 180º/190ºC (Approx) Fahrenheit: 338F Gas Mark: 3 2. Equipment and Ingredients Mixing bowl, electric whisk, spatula, pallet knife, sandwich tins. 150g or 6oz Margarine or Butter 150g or 6oz Sugar (Granulated or Caster) 3 Medium Eggs 150g or 6 oz Self Raising Flour 3. Whisk Cream together the margarine & sugar in a mixing bowl using an electric whisk. This is where you are adding air into the mix as the sugar crystals attach to the butter and trap in the air. The paler the mixture, the more air you incorporate and the more fluffy and light your cake will be. 4. Then Add 3 Medium Eggs (1 at a time). (Scrape the sides of the bowl using a...
Here is your recipe, guide and tutorial on how to make Chocolate Orange Marble Cake. Preheat the oven to one of the following: Fan assisted: 180ºC Regular oven: 190-200ºC Fahrenheit: 356F Gas Mark: 4 Equipment and Ingredients Mixing bowl Scales Spatula Electric whisk Sandwich Tin Baking Paper Ingredients: 150 grams or 6oz Margarine 150 grams or 6oz Granulated Sugar 3 Eggs 150 grams 0r 6oz Self Raising Flour 1 Heaped teaspoon Cocoa 2. Weigh out the margarine and sugar and place them into a mixing bowl. Cream them together using an electric whisk until they have combined and are a slightly paler yellow colour. 3. Add the eggs one at a time to your mix and whisk after each, break the eggs into a separate bowl first then...
Here is a step by step tutorial on how to make Sticky Ginger Cake. Preheat the oven to one of the following: Fan assisted: 150ºC Regular Oven: 160-170°C Fahrenheit: 300 Gas Mark 1 Grease 2 x 8” sandwich tins or one 12” x 8” roasting pan with butter and line the sides and the base with greaseproof paper. Equipment Saucepan Spoon Spatula Mixing Bowl Sieve Electric Whisk Jug Ingredients: 225g/8ozButter 225g/8oz Soft Brown Sugar 225g or 8oz Black Treacle 340g Plain Flour, 2 teaspoons of ground Ginger 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon 2 Beaten eggs ¼ pint of milk 2 teaspoons Bicarbonate of soda. Method: 1. Place the butter, sugar and treacle in a saucepan on a low heat, stir gently until it has all mixed together then leave to cool to...
Here is your step by step guide with pictures showing you how to make a batch of the buttercream that holds its shape. Ingredients & Equipment:- 250g Softened Butter 500g Icing Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract (Or flavouring of your choice) Optional 2 Teaspoons of Milk or Water Equipment - Mixing Bowl, Electric Whisk, Sieve, Measuring spoon, Wooden Spoon Method 1. Take your room temperature butter, chop it into squares and place in a mixing bowl. 2. Then, whisk with an electric whisk until fluffy. 3. Next, sieve the icing sugar into the bowl in stages, add the extract/flavouring and combine the mixture together using a wooden spoon. (You can use your hand mixer to help blend together quicker; however, you may end up...
Here is a Chocolate Ganache Tutorial:- Ingredients:- 350ml Double Cream 175g Dark Cooking Chocolate (Approx 50% Cocoa Content) 175g Milk Cooking Chocolate (Note: This recipe can be modified to suit your needs, just use the same amount of double cream to chocolate). Method: 1. Pour the double cream into a pan and warm/stir over a medium heat and take off the heat just before the boil. 2. Remove from the heat and pour over the chopped/broken up chocolate in your mixing bowl, now whisk them together until smooth. Flavourings or alcohol may be added at this point. 3. Allow the ganache to cool slightly before pouring over a full cake... ...or alternatively, leave it to cool until it thickens up ready enough for piping...
Here is your step by step guide with pictures showing you how to make English Cherry Scones. They taste delicious and will be a big hit with your family and friends. Preheat the oven to one of the following: Elec 220 Degrees Gas Mark 7 428F Equipment & Ingredients needed: Mixing Bowl Fork Chopping Knife /Board Jug Rolling Pin Pastry Brush Round Cutters Weighing Scales. Ingredients: 300 grams or 10.5oz Self Raising Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 100 grams or 3.5oz Margarine 100 grams or 3.5oz Granulated Sugar 100 grams or 3.5 oz Glace Cherries ¼ Pint Milk 1 Egg Extra flour for rolling out. Method:- 1. Place the self-raising flour, baking powder and margarine into a mixing bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mix using your...
Here is a mini-tutorial showing you how to make Viennese Whirls and Fingers. Once baked the whirls are then filled with cream and jam and then surround in sprinkles. They're also easy to make and delicious to eat. Ingredients: 200 grams/8oz Soft Margarine 50 grams/2oz Caster Sugar ½ to 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Essence (Optional) 200 grams / 8oz Plain Flour Method: 1. Cream together the marg/sugar in a bowl using an electric whisk. 2. Then mix in the essence and flour until combined. 3. Pour the mixture into a piping bag which is fitted with a nozzle (I use an open star 1M nozzle). 4. Pipe into shapes or fingers onto a greased tray as shown and bake in the oven on 170°C or Gas Mark 3 for 30 minutes or until golden. 5. Once baked...

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