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I recently received some Dobla Candy Canes from Dawn Foods just before Christmas, and I thought it would be worth doing a mini-review on them. Now even though they were a gift, I haven't been asked to review them. However, I'm trying to review all the items that I use so that you guys know what they are and where to buy them from. That way, you can make your own informed decisions about the products you see on my site and decide if they're for you. Now back to the review! Dobla Candy...
 
This is literally hot off the press so much so; I haven't even finished cleaning the kitchen yet! Anyway, I need to get a picture posted as I've just put it on Twitter and tagged my lovelies over at Dawn Foods UK who provided me with the delicious Dobla Candy Canes. I will write up more when I get a second, but at least we have the picture for now. ...To be quite honest I wasn't going to make a Christmas themed cake this year, but when Dawn Foods sent me out the Candy Canes, I literally...
 
If you want to get into the festivities and it's looking a little cold outside then why don't you look at creating your own edible bobble hats? All you'll need are a Terry's Chocolate Orange, plain cupcakes, knitted moulds and some fondant icing. These are great gifts for the festive season and can also be used for a topper on a Baby Shower cake too. Literally, all you have to do is emboss the icing with the moulds, wrap it around the cupcake or chocolate orange and then add the pom-pom...
 
Wow! I've just been perusing Facebook and noticed this beautiful cake pop up on my friend's feed. After a bit more searching I've found that the super talented Rosie Cake Diva was the one who sent this lifesized HUG to our wonderful NHS and healthcare workers at the Royal Bolton Hospital as a thank you to all the key workers who have been working tirelessly for us especially this year. There's not more much info on the cake except that Renshaw Baking, Sweet Success Sugarcraft and Aldi UK...
 
I have recently been looking for a Cake Stand to display my cakes in after baking and came across this Omada Design Tray with a Domed Lid. Packaging The cake stand came in a brown box with a plastic bag around the lid to prevent scratching or rubbing inside. I binned the exterior box and removed the packaging. I then washed it in hot soapy water and dried it with a piece of kitchen towel. (According to the product info online it is dishwasher safe). The cake stand is made from acrylic...
 
What is a baking phrase? A baking phrase is a word or prompt that will subtly sit in your recipe, guide or tutorial. It is a small instruction that is placed to help you achieve the best bakes. Some will be familiar to you, some will be self-explanatory and some of them you may not be too sure of. So to avoid any confusion, I have put together a list of words and phrases that can be found throughout a whole host of recipes. Using the checklist below, you should now be able to read your...
 
If you fancy some festive fun this year and want your family to get some of their 5 a day then why not tell them that this year they'll be having Brussels Sprouts for Christmas! Now with that, I don't mean the kind that ends up being leftover on your dinner plate, no I mean the cute cakey kind that all your family will adore. Cue Bruce, he's the delightful design of this year's Christmas cake for Asda and not only is he green, but he also smiles, has a token Santa hat, and best of all he's...
 
So I have finally broken in my new oven today and made these chocolate chip cookies...lol, erm cupcakes! I made them using large eggs, with orange yolks and dark chocolate chunks. I have sussed out that standing/prepping over a new oven makes me warm, and I can burn my hand when I place the cupcakes in the oven. 🤣 Anyway other than that they baked really well and taste really fluffy so not bad. I shall try and make sure I get back into the swing of baking now that the renovations have...
 
Confectioners glaze is an edible varnish that can be painted onto sugar flowers, models and decorations to give them a shiny, high gloss finish. Although the glaze appears brown in colour, it does actually dry clear. How to use: To get the best results always apply using a paintbrush and ensure that you have a protective cover on your work surface for any spillage. If you do use paintbrushes either use very cheap disposable ones or if not then please see the following tip: How to...
 
It's coming to that time of year again, and the Royals have not only been showing their support but also their impressive baking skills towards this year's #PoppyAppeal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with their children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have kindly whipped up these beautifully decorated poppy cupcakes to raise awareness and drum up further support for the Armed Forces who are doing all they can to raise as much needed funds despite this year's...
 
How do you get rid of the big chunks of butter and flour in your scone mix? An easy way to remove the big chunks of butter and flour that have clumped together in your scone mix is to shake the bowl. The larger pieces rise to the top when you shake it making it easier for you to find. Once they appear, rub them into between your thumb and fingertips to turn them back into smaller breadcrumb pieces.
 
Biscuits can go soggy when storing for some of the following reasons. If your biscuits contain fruits such as apricots or glacé cherries, they will also contain moisture, once sealed in a tin the moisture from the fruit seeps into the biscuit causing it to go soft. Ensure cookies and biscuits are cold when placing in a tin if you put your biscuits away too soon after baking they may still contain heat, thus converting to moisture and making another soggy biscuit. Never mix cake and...
 
So it's official! The Great British Bake-off will be making an appearance on our screens very soon! Word has it that due to the pandemic the format of the show will be changing slightly; however, you'll be pleased to know that all the lovely judges will be returning barring Sandi who will be replaced this year by funnyman Matt Lucas! As per the sites, Twitter feed the show is set to return on Tuesday 22 September at 8 pm on Channel 4, and according to sources, the first few episodes will...
 
If you are looking for a detailed rope border effect for your cakes or cupcakes, then this is the mould for you. This Katy Sue Silicone Rope Border Mould is easy to use, comes in multiple sizes and creates a detailed design usually only derived using a piping technique. Mould Size: The mould itself is approx 196mm in length x 50mm wide and made using FDA approved food-grade silicone. The mould has three different rope sizes ranging from large to small. Large Rope Border -...
 
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...
 
A hard bristle brush can be picked up from any store relatively cheaply, once washed and dried properly it can be used to make texture on your icing fondant. For example: 1. Indent green icing fondant to make grass strokes. 2. Dig into a light brown icing fondant to create sand grains. 3. Or press into any colour of your choosing to add a small pattern.
 
Yes! It's that time again for all you dunkers, nibblers and devourers of one of life's most satisfying treats! Happy Biscuit Day! Whoop whoop! So to pay homage to this fabulous celebration, I thought I would put together a few biscuit facts before the kettle boils and you're off hunting through the cupboard to find your own delectable treats. But before you do, be sure to check out my five mouth-watering facts first. Enjoy and happy dunking! 1. The word biscuit is from the Latin...
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