Baking Tips & Techniques

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

Bowl of almonds and larger bowl of almond flour

7 healthy baking swaps

Here are 7 healthy baking swaps to try out when creating your next bake...

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…

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.…

Flaming Christmas pudding

How to flame a Christmas pudding

Learn how to flame a Christmas pudding with this quick & simple guide sponsored by Doves Farm – the…

Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting

The perfect cream cheese frosting

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

The Sugarcraft Contessa buttercream cupcakes packaged for posting

Perfect postage tips for your cakes and bakes

Here’s a quick and handy guide to posting your cakes and bakes so they arrive at their destination…

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.…

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…

Christmas cake

How to feed and store a Christmas cake

Learn how to feed and store a Christmas cake ready to enjoy on the Big Day and into the holidays…

Free-from chocolate

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…

Gerhard Jenne, founder of London bakery chain, Konditor

Common baking problems and how to solve them

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

Baking ingredients

Juliet Sear's essential baking tips

Baking bother? Don't miss these baking tips from This Morning’s resident baker and Baking Heaven…

Cocoa powder and cocoa nibs in bowls

What's the difference between cocoa and…

Learn the difference between cocoa and cacao powder, along with how you can use them in baking with…

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…

sifting flour

Why sift flour? Is it really necessary?

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

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...

Boxed decorated cupcakes

10 top tips for baking in bulk

Take the stress out and put the pleasure back into baking in large quantities for family, friends…

Gingerbread house

Top tips for making a gingerbread house…

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

Val Stones

Baking tips from Bake Off's Val Stones

Enjoy these baking tips and twists on traditional bakes from GBBO's Val Stones, the Cake Whisperer.

Vegan mincemeat

How to make vegan mincemeat

Learn how to make vegan mincemeat with this quick and easy recipe sponsored by Doves Farm, ready for…

Pancakes with a selection of toppings in jars

Top tips for making great pancakes

With Shrove Tuesday on the horizon, it's time to boost your skills with our top tips for making…

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!

Christmas pudding

How to re-heat a Christmas pudding

Not sure how to re-heat your Christmas pudding? Look no further! Sponsored by Doves Farm, here are…

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,…