Londoners Amazed by Fields of Cake!

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  It’s not very often you get to see rolling fields and beautiful countryside in the middle of the city – and even rarer still to see them made of cake! Londoners were stunned yesterday with an amazing 10 metre squared cake, weighing over half a tonne, depicting a realistic Irish meadow. The cake took […]

Host a Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care this summer

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Looking for an excuse for a summer get together with friends and family? Gather those you love and hold a Strawberry Tea in July to help Breast Cancer Care raise thousands of pounds for people affected by breast cancer.   This year the charity needs more people than ever to get involved! You can plan […]

How to…pipe perfect buttercream swirls


Ever wondered how cupcake and bakery businesses finish their bakes off so beautifully with perfect swirls of buttercream? This month Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes shows you how to create four iconic looks… Something I always get asked is how to create the classic cupcake swirl. So I thought I’d do a blog about […]

Make your sweet celebrations even more special with the Autumn issue of Cake Decoration Heaven


In need of new ideas for cakes to bake and decorate for graduations, summer birthdays and weddings, and children’s parties? Look no further as the Autumn issue of Cake Decoration Heaven is now on sale!               The Autumn issue of Cake Decoration Heaven is packed with 50 must-try projects […]

Bake a Difference!


Samuel de Laszlo looks like any other six-year-old, happily playing, or chasing his elder brother Thomas in the park. However, Samuel has an incurable genetic muscle-wasting condition, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). One in 3,500 boys is born with it, and in the UK 2,500 children have it at the moment. Most children living with this […]

Get baking for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day in the UK is on 21st June this year, so if you’d looking for ideas for what to bake your dad (or get your kids making for their dad), Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes has the perfect cupcake recipe to get you started…   Father’s Day Football Cupcakes For the Vanilla Cupcakes […]

Hold your own afternoon tea with the summer issue of Baking Heaven


Summer is slowly on its way, and it’s the perfect season to set off with friends to indulge in an afternoon tea. But often the best afternoon teas either involve traveling to get to them, or cost quite a lot, so why not invite some friends to your home and hold your own afternoon tea? […]

Rhubarb pudding cake


Make the most of the season’s fresh rhubarb with this delicious pudding! Once you’ve made it once we guarantee it’ll become a favourite recipe all season. Rhubarb pudding cake Serves 8 345g rhubarb 1tbsp caster sugar 250g self raising flour 230g butter, diced 115g caster sugar 150g light muscovado sugar 3 large eggs, separated 1 […]

Have a Blooming Great Tea Party with the Tea Party Queen


Want to put your baking to good use raising money for charity? Why not take part in this year’s Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party. Read on to find out how… Hello, my name is Suzy Pelta and for the third year running, I am Marie Curie’s Blooming Great Tea Party Queen. Being a tea […]

Learn something new this summer


If you’d like to expand on your baking and cookery skills, Le Cordon Bleu London may have just what you’re looking for! From 13th-31st July, the Summer Essentials course has been created for those who love good food and cooking, but are subject to limited time to improve and learn new techniques. Summer Essentials is […]