Baking Tips & Techniques

Whether you’re a baking beginner or expert, our essential guides will help you master the basics and beyond.

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10 top tips for baking in bulk

Take the stress out and put the pleasure back into baking in large quantities for family, friends and business with The Sugarcraft Contessa’s top 10 tips for how to bake in bulk!

Cinnnamon 101

Here's a little about the delicious ingredient cinnamon and a few recipes to inspire your baking...…

Britt Box's top 10 baking tips for beginners

Recently started baking? Or want to brush up on your skills? Britt Box shares her top 10 baking tips…

How... to make Vegan Cupcakes

Ms Cupcake gives her advice on how to bake the perfect vegan cupcakes.

Tips and tricks for Sugar-Free Baking

Need some tips for baking sugar-free? Bake healthier, sugar-free treats with this simple guide that…

Tips and tricks from Le Cordon Bleu's Alumni

Le Cordon Bleu have got some top tips for baking from two of their alumni who now have successful…

The perfect cream cheese frosting

A classic recipe from Peggy Porschen for the perfect cream cheese frosting!

Top tips for ultimate s'mores

S'mores are the perfect dessert for a summer night and you can impress everyone with these top tips,…

Biscuit 101

Soggy or dry? Too chewy or too crumbly? Up your skills with our top biscuit baking tips.…

Top ten tips for baking free-from recipes

Try these essential tips from Vicki over at the Free-From Fairy to keep your cooking safe, tasty and…

Le Cordon Bleu's guide to... baking with…

Guide to baking with fruit. Le Cordon Bleu shares some tips for choosing the right fruits for your…

How to... bake and ice a Number Cake

Number cakes are a fun way to celebrate and always look great as a centrepiece. Here’s how to bake…

Cookie favours: simple gingerbread recipe

Make the perfect homemade gift with this easy to follow gingerbread recipe from Modern Gingerbread.…

Common baking problems and how to solve them

Professional baker and pastry chef, Gerhard Jenne sheds some light on common baking problems you…

Macaron Recipe

This gorgeous macaron recipe if followed to the letter WILL give you perfect results... simply…

Baking Science: How Does Baking Powder Work?

It’s an essential ingredient in most recipes, but what does baking powder do exactly? We’ve broken…

Baking essentials

Getting a bake just right comes down to the little details and we're back to help you get your bakes…

Let's get jamming': jam making is back and…

Thermapen have teamed up with Mary Cadogan, food writer and author of 18 cookery books, to put…

Gluten free baking tips: how to get started

Not sure where to start with gluten free baking? Our friends at LemonVanilla have got you covered…

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Why sift flour? Is it really necessary?

Have you ever found yourself wondering: why sift flour? Here’s our useful article all about the…

Top Tips for Making A Gingerbread House…

Check out our top tips to build the best gingerbread house this festive season!

Baking Tips from Bake Off's Val Stones

Baking tips and twists on traditional bakes from Val Stones, the Cake Whisperer. From 2016's The…

Essential ingredients: dairy products

Milk, cream and butter are all the building blocks of flavour and texture as The Ferrandi School of…

How to Make Meringue Kisses

Sophisticated and fun, these colourful meringues are equally at home in a child's rainbow unicorn…

Guide to... Baking with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Crazy Jack Organic's guide to... baking with dried fruit and nuts. Dried fruit and nuts offer…

How to colour gingerbread: a simple guide

Use this easy to follow guide from Modern Gingerbread to learn how to make beautifully coloured…

How to make Self Raising Flour

No self raising flour in the cupboards? No problem. Award-winning organic flour brand Doves Farm…

Leonard Cheshire Disability Baking Tips

Give & Bake is back in 2016, all in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. Here are some great tips on…

Top tips for making great pancakes

If you have time, make your batter in advance, cover and leave it to rest in the fridge for at least…

How to... use Avocado and Coconut Oil in…

Avocado and coconut oil are both popular products in the food market this year but how well do they…

Edd Kimber's Top 20 Baking Tips

Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber shares his top tips for perfecting your baking skills...

Le Cordon Bleu's guide to baking with…

Le Cordon Bleu provides tips on baking with blackberries and other autumnal fruits Le Cordon Bleu…

10 Reasons Why Homemade Bread is Brilliant…

Thinking about making homemade bread? To help us understand the true benefits of bread, Registered…

Top tips for baking in warm weather

Baking in warm weather can be a challenge, but these tips might help! It’s no secret that baking in…

Baking with kids: 5 easy ways to help…

The Craft Company is here with their top tips to help you maintain the interest (and your sanity!)…

How to store flour correctly

Need to know how to store flour for long term storage? You've come to the right place!

Learn from the masters - Marriage's Millers

Marriage's Millers source the best wheat, much of it from farmers within 30 miles of Chelmer Mills,…

Pastry 101

It's Pastry Week on Bake Off, so we're getting back to basics with pastry tips...There are many…

Baking Guide to Sugar

Read our guide to sugar to find out more about which sugar should be used for which bake! This guide…

Top 10 secrets for better baking – plus a…

Sue Batty, the technical chef at Stork, offers her top 10 tips for better baking at home.

Oil vs. butter in baking: what does science…

Have you ever wondered what the difference is when using butter instead of oil in baking? Wonder no…

Essentials you can't live without

Getting a bake just right comes down to the little details and it’s our mission to make every bake…