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Recipe: Chick and Lamb Iced Biscuits

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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

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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

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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 […]

Recipe: Pancakes with Cinnamon Butter and Apple Sauce

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Frying pans at the ready – pancake day has arrived! If you love pancakes as much as we do, why not go all out and have a go at making these fluffy delights, served with freshly made cinnamon butter and almond sauce.           Preparation time: 40 mins, plus chilling Cooking time: 6 […]

Recipe: Valentine’s Surprise Cupcakes

By Sophie Turhnam from Sophie Victoria Cupcakes I’ve wanted to make surprise cupcakes for a while now. I’ve seen these used as a gender reveal technique for baby shower cupcakes and loved the idea… But I thought what cuter way to show someone you love them on Valentine’s Day than by putting a littler edible […]

Tips on launching your cupcake business online

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Starting your own cupcake business is exciting and allows you to be your own boss, but it can be daunting too. To make it a little less overwhelming, SMB website building and hosting brand, Moonfruit, has put together some top tips to help you test drive the idea online, before you open a business on […]

Christmas Gift Guide – our favourite cake decorating and baking products

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If you’re stocking up on supplies before your Christmas baking truly begins, then take a look at our highlights for the season. From adding the finishing touches to your festive cake, to baking tools and moulds that will help you achieve perfect results, we select our favourite products of 2014… Karen Davies new Christmas moulds […]

Interview with expert Cake Decorator Sharon Wee

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Sharon Wee is a cake designer and entrepreneur whose signature cake – the suspended milk jug – has taken her all around the world. Here she tells us how she got started in cake decorating, why she loves teaching others and what she has planned for the future… How did you first venture into the […]