Gooseberry Streusel recipe is a delicious alternative to crumble and is an excellent way to help use up a bumper crop. To me, it is a true taste of early summer. The recipe is easy to bake and simply delicious. Serve it warm as a pudding with ice cream or cream or enjoy a small slice […]
Recipes to Bake and Make
Bake: Some of our favourite tried and tested cake and cookie recipes, generously shared, for you to bake and enjoy. Recipes include Lindy's famous chocolate fudge cake and her fail safe madeira cake.
Make: Sugarcraft recipes to make essential cake decorating ingredients, including sugarpaste, modelling paste, flower paste and chocolate ganache.
Edible gelatin baubles, or bubbles if you prefer, are a really effective eye catching cake decoration. I know this as whenever I decorate a cake with these baubles, everyone seems totally fascinated by them. The visiting crowds of cake decorators at last weekend’s Cake International show at Alexandra Palace in London, were no exception, they seemed equally enthralled […]
I am sure you will agree, there is something quite irresistible about cakes that have chocolate dripping down their sides. They look simply delicious! Now maybe this is because I’m a bit of a chocolate fiend but all I want to do is to take a fork and dive in! Chocolate drip cakes over the last […]
Have you heard of Pastillage? When talking to my students in class, or engaging in conversations with enthusiastic cake decorators on social media, I often find either no one has heard of pastillage or that they have, but they think it’s a paste that’s bit perplexing. The questions I’m often asked include: What is pastillage? How and […]
White chocolate mirror glaze or “glaçage miroir” is a technique for decorating cakes that right now is becoming increasingly popular. I guess this isn’t surprising, the marble patterns created are very varied, colourful and quite beautiful. This is not a new technique but it is one that until yesterday I had not tried. I was […]
I must admit that of all the summer fruit that grow in my garden, blackcurrants are probably my least favourite. I guess this is because I find them rather too sour to eat straight off the bush, so unlike raspberries and redcurrants, there is no instant reward for picking them! Blackcurrants are abundant and plentiful right now and I have […]