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An interview with Alain Coumont

Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook jacket

Alain Coumont is one of the world’s leading chefs and bakers, and recently released his new book Le Pain Quotidien. We caught up with him to find out a little more about his career in baking and his top tips for becoming a better baker… How and when did you first become interested in baking? […]

Discover how to create your own Coronation roses with Renshaw


Renshaw, a Royal Warrant Holder since 1950 for its almond products, has been working with The Fiona Cairns Bakery to create a cake to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. The four tier cake will go on display at Buckingham Palace during the three-day event, which takes place this weekend. The cake features the flowers […]

An expert’s guide to icing biscuits


If you’d like to try decorating your freshly baked biscuits with royal icing but don’t quite know where to start, help is on hand. Following on from the lovely rocket biscuits Hayley Evans from Temper & Tipsy created for our Summer 2013 issue of Baking Heaven (see page 44), she’s kindly joined us once again […]

Food Heaven holds Strawberry Tea for Breast Cancer Care

You can't hold a Strawberry Tea without some strawberry cupcakes!

In the summer issue of Cupcake Heaven we featured an article on Breast Cancer Care’s plan to raise money for its worthy cause by getting the public to get baking and hold their own Strawberry Tea between 1 June – 31 August. The Strawberry Tea bake sale can be held anywhere – at home, at […]

The summer issue of Baking Heaven is on sale now!


We hope you’re all enjoying this sunny weather as much as we are in the Food Heaven office. It makes a welcome change from all the rain and cold spells, doesn’t it? It’s also got us in the mood for heading out at lunchtimes to sit in the local park with a picnic – and […]

A novel approach to cupcakes

Hot cakes

We all love baking cupcakes, but now we can extend our hobby to reading about them as well with the release of the new book Hot Cakes: A Novel With Recipes by Kim Newman-Wood. When Bex Mason-Smythe’s husband gets made redundant, she decides to go back to her passion for baking to save her designer […]

Food Heaven visits Cake & Bake and Cake International

Cake & Bake

It’s been an unusually busy couple of weeks at Food Heaven, with the regular matters of bringing you all your favourite cupcake, baking and cake decoration ideas supplemented with consecutive weekends away in Manchester and London at this spring’s big cake shows. It’s been tiring, but great fun – and it has been fantastic to […]

Britain’s Blossom Trail turns 30

blossom trail

If you have never been to the Vale of Evesham, now would be the perfect time to go. The “Garden of England” has been justly famous for its fruit production for many centuries. Lots of native trees including apple, pear, plum, damson and cherry all grow very happily here. You’ll have to wait until late […]

A delicious Valentine’s Day treat


It’s Valentine’s Day and if you haven’t got your romantic meal planned out yet, we have a delicious dessert idea for you in the form of GBBO winner John Whaite’s Valentine’s Day Raspberry and Rose Creme Brulee… Valentine’s Day raspberry and rose creme brulee Ingredients – Serves 2 About 10 raspberries 250ml whole milk 50g […]

Mother’s Day Subscriptions

Give your mother a gift that will last all year with our special Mother’s Day subscription offer. Choose between the beautiful Italia! – full of travel ideas, delicious recipes and snippets  of la dolce vita, or Food Heaven – the UK’s number one baking series, featuring Cupcake Heaven, Baking Heaven and Cake Decoration Heaven. Give […]