Baking

victoria sponge

Mother’s Day Cake

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, what says I Love you more than something you’ve made, and something that I know will be thoroughly enjoyed. A classic Victoria sponge with Jam and buttercream would be my choice of cake, so i’m going to share how to make it. It’s a great recipe and one probably my […] Read more…

choc cake

A Novice Guide to Decorating Cakes

The thought of decorating cakes or creating a show stopping centre piece cake for a child’s birthday or family celebration can be quite daunting so I’d like to share some of my ideas in this post ‘A novice guide to decorating cakes’. The most important thing to remember is, if you’ve put the effort into […] Read more…

egg shells

What Do You Do With Your Egg Shells?

What do you do with your Egg Shells? As a baker, it’s not unusual for me to be cracking open 100 eggs a week and throwing away the shells just seemed like a waste as well as taking up valuable space in the food bins. Even if you don’t use quite as many eggs as […] Read more…

Strawberry Cupcakes

Cupcakes Made Easy

I so often get told “I can’t bake” and there is no such thing as can’t, baking is an enjoyable activity with just the best end result of delicious things to eat. So all you need is a good recipe and my tips and away you go, it’s as simple as following a few steps. […] Read more…

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Baking Q & A

I recently took part in a baking questions and answers feature with BBC Radio Solent, and was inundated with questions, unfortunately during the live show there just wasn’t enough time to answer all your questions, so I’ve answered as many as I can here. Q – I never seem to have much luck with a […] Read more…

mincemeat plait

Mincemeat Plait

I recently held a festive event where I demonstrated a mincemeat plait. Its my version of the traditional mince pie and a great quick go to recipe I use loads. Once you’ve learnt the technique of the plait it can be used for loads of different versions and is particularly nice with a winter spiced […] Read more…

Scrumptious Book

My Baking Bible – Scrumptious Home Baking I think it’s fair to say I love a cookery book and as a professional baker I tend to justify my ‘investment’ purchases of them as essential to my job, the truth is I very rarely actually bake anything in them or from my favourites I have just […] Read more…

Christmas Cake

Secret Christmas Cake Recipe

  My secret Christmas cake recipe has been kept very securely hidden away for many years but I have to admit i’m feeling a little guilty as I’m having to turn down so many orders as I simply can’t fit in anymore Christmas baking, so the next best thing is to give you my very […] Read more…

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