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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cupcakes to celebrate the arrival of a little princess


The world waited with bated breath for the arrival of Princess Charlotte in early May, and if you or someone you know are eagerly awaiting a new baby too, try making these gorgeous cupcakes to celebrate. By Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes shows us how….   As soon as I heard that the Royal […]

Recipe: Easter Chick Cupcakes


Spring is here (yay!) and what better way to celebrate Easter than with some really cute chick cupcakes? With these easy steps you can create your own sweet Easter cupcakes – perfect for sharing. By Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes.       Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes): For the Vanilla Cupcakes: 110g butter, softened […]

Recipe: Chick and Lamb Iced Biscuits


Get your children in the kitchen this Easter with these delightful iced spring biscuits, in chick and lamb shaped designs. They are ideal for giving as a gift or favour, and are a perfect excuse to practice your icing skills!  Preparation time: 15 mins  Baking time: 8 mins Decorate time: Up to 1 hour Makes 24 […]

Recipe: Simnel Cupcakes


The Simnel cake is a traditional Easter recipe tracing back to the 13th Century, eaten during the days of lent or on Easter day itself. More recently, the cake has been given as a gift on Mothering Sunday. The word Simnel originates from the Latin Simila which means ‘fine flour’, referring to the white flour used in […]

The Cruffin (Croissant-Muffin) has landed in the UK!

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London bakery Foxcroft & Ginger launched the UK’s first Cruffin on 6 March 2015 – we present to you the Croissant-Muffin. Following on from our Mash Up feature in the Spring issue of Baking Heaven, we reckon these Cruffins are the next mash-up you might fall in love with.  What could be better than mixing two […]

Baking For Heroes

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Would you like to put your passion for baking to good use by raising money for charity? This year, Help for Heroes is holding Bake for Heroes fortnight from  18 April – 4 May, and whether you take a cake to work to get donations for each slice, or hold a ‘Colossal Cake Sale’, every […]

Recipe: Mother’s Day Daffodil Cupcakes


Looking for a delicious new cupcake to bake for your mum this Mother’s Day? These gorgeous daffodil cupcakes are sure to go down a treat… By Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes.         I wanted to create something special this Mother’s Day and have been meaning to try different sugar flowers for […]