How to… decorate dough

Britt Box ( gets creative with cookie dough by decorating it in three different ways – swirl, checkerboard and hidden heart! Sugar cookies are a great base to work with, especially if you’re decorating with sugarpaste and royal icing. But one technique that sometimes gets overlooked–and one I think is fabulous– is decorating More...

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By Food Heaven On Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Le Cordon Bleu’s guide to… last minute desserts

Julie Walsh, Head Pâtisserie Chef at Le Cordon Bleu London, shares her advice on how to make a great dessert even when you’ve left it until the last minute. Stressed spelt backwards is desserts… but for More...

By Food Heaven On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Cinnnamon 101

Here’s a little about the delicious ingredient and five recipes to inspire your baking… Cinnamon is a sweet and aromatic spice that works just as well in sweet bakes and desserts as it does in savoury More...

By Food Heaven On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Swan Cake Tutorial

From our Cake Decorating School… the swan cake step-by-step tutorial Move over Mr Turkey, it’s time for Lakeland‘s magical swan to take centre stage on the Christmas table! This magnificent white swan More...

guide to sugar
By Food Heaven On Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Baking Guide to Sugar

Read our guide to sugar to find out more about which sugar should be used for which bake! With the sugar aisle bursting with varieties, knowing which to use in your baking can be hard. This guide explains their More...

chocolate collar
By Food Heaven On Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

How to… make a Chocolate Collar

Step-By-Step Tutorial… how to make a showstopper chocolate collar! Create a stunning chocolate collar with this easy-to-follow guide by Food Thoughts – this is a 3-tier dark chocolate sponge cake with white More...

By Food Heaven On Friday, November 8th, 2019

Guide to… Baking with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Crazy Jack Organic’s guide to… baking with dried fruit and nuts Whether it’s melt-in-the-mouth mince pies or deliciously sweet stollen, baking with dried fruit and nuts offers versatility for all your More...

macaron tower
By Food Heaven On Thursday, November 7th, 2019

LCB’s guide to… creating a ‘showstopper’ macaron tower

Le Cordon Bleu shares their tips on how to produce a ‘showstopper’ macaron tower Le Cordon Bleu London’s Head Pâstisserie Chef, Julie Walsh, shares the factors to consider before you start to More...

By Food Heaven On Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Preparing Christmas desserts in advance

Le Cordon Bleu London share their essential tips, ideas and tools to help you prepare your best ever Christmas treats! There are some desserts that can be prepared months in advance, such as Christmas pudding, More...

By Food Heaven On Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Pastry 101

It’s Pastry Week on Bake Off, so we’re getting back to basics with some pastry tips… There are many varieties of pastry, from sweet to savoury, puff to choux. Here are some pastry tips to help More...