Blog: Baking

lemon drizzle cake

Why lemon drizzle is the nation’s favourite cake

The Real Reasons Why Lemon Drizzle Cake Is The Nation’s Favourite... Lemon drizzle cake is officially Britain’s favourite type of cake, according to The Independent. A...
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Vegan chocolate cake recipe with peanut butter ganache

Vegan chocolate cake recipe with chocolate peanut butter ganache Veganism is more popular than ever! With more and more people choosing to live on a diet free from animal...
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marry berry cake technique

Mary Berry reveals her quick method for making Victoria Sponge

Mary Berry ditches traditional Victoria Sponge method... Former Queen of the Great British Bake Off, Mary Berry, has admitted that she no longer follows the traditional Victoria...
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Goosnargh Cakes by Janet Berry Baking

Goosnargh Cakes When Janet Berry told me she was going to make Goosnargh Cakes, I said "what?"  We are all familiar with Bath Buns and Eccles Cakes but I hadn't heard of...
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Cake Life Loves…Home-Made Flower Paste

Homemade flowerpaste Michelle Pattinson of VS Cakes has shared her home-made recipe for flower paste/gumpaste with Cake Life readers! "I love making sugarflowers and am often...
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Jan Berry’s Baking – How to Make Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Recipe Who doesn't love delicious lemon curd? With it's bright and zingy taste our homemade recipe is sure to tickle your taste buds. Lemon curd makes a wonderful...
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Jan Berry’s Baking – Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Janet Berry, a baking and sugarcraft floral expert, is sharing her recipe for elderflower cordial with Cake Life, the perfect accompaniment with her lemon curd cake! Elderflower...
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Ask An Expert – Jan Berry Baking & Competition Tips

Jan Berry of Jan Berry Sugarcraft is a qualified pastry chef, sugar floral expert and Cake International competition co-ordinator and Jan will be judging at the show Friday 2nd...
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Snowy days bread

Karen Keaney’s Bread For Snowy Days!

Karen Keaney's Bread We are all feeling the cold at the moment, even if you don't have any snow, it is freezing in the UK at the moment! So, if you are stuck indoors with no...
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Chocolate log

Retro Christmas Chocolate Log

Retro Cake Decorating Who doesn't love retro! Mish Pattinson of VS Cakes shows Cake Life how to create a bit of nostalgia this Christmas. Please send your retro designs to...
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Gluten free sponge recipe

Five of our Favourite Gluten Free Sponge Cake Recipes

Being gluten intolerant means you have to give up some of the tastiest foods out there, right? Well, in this day and age this isn’t so much the case. Fine food retailers and...
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teatime cake

Tea and Cake: 3 Classic British Cakes for Tea Time Treats

By Jane Sandwood Tea and Cake: a British favourite! Tea and cake is a quintessentially British pastime, enjoyed all around the country. From a tasty treat at a catch-up with...
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