First off, lets differentiate between types of pastry and types of pastries, as it can all get a little bit confusing. Pastry is a dough like substance used in baking i.e. for tarts and pies, while pastries is a...
It's always a bit of a thrill to come up with a new cupcake recipe, and these orange and cinnamon cupcakes are sure to become a firm favourite. Cupcakes are a treat, something a little bit 'naughty' but very nice....
Making flat top cupcakes is a skill, but luckily one that's easy to master. Baking cupcakes is fun, it's something that can be done quickly, something that kids can enjoy and with the endless range of cupcake flavours...
There are times you want a cake to rise in the middle and times you want to stop cakes rising in the middle. Flat topped cakes are much easier to decorate after all. Find out what makes your cake rise, and, more...
If your cake sinks in the middle when you take it out of the oven, it doesn't mean you can't bake. It just means you need to make a few adjustments. Follow these easy tips to prevent/rescue it.
If you want to stop cakes burning when you cook them, you need to understand why they burn in the first place. Find the answer here along with simple tips on what to do if your cakes do burn
Pamper parties for girls are a great idea. They're easy to arrange, suitable for girls from around age 8 all the way to early teens, plus as they generally involve playing around with hair and make up they're bound to...
Piping gel opens up a whole new world of fun for cake decorating. Clear or colored it can be used to create amazing affects from castle moats to stained glass windows.
Selling handmade cards at craft fairs isn't easy ~ but you probably already knew that right? Making good handmade cards is a real skill, and having put all that work and creativity into them it's only natural that you...
Make a christening cake truly special with these ideas for simple sugar paste chistening cake decorations that anyone can make.
Team building exercises can help a team gel together and grow stronger. They key to sucess with team exercises is to make sure they are fun as well as educational.
Cow cupcakes are great fun to make, and easy too if you follow these simple instructions. In fact, decorating cow cupcakes is such fun you end up making a herd ...
A cupcake decorating party is perfect for kids birthdays. It's easy and cheap to do and can be set up at home in no time. Follow this simple guide and it will be cupcake fun all the way
Decorate your cakes and cupcakes with sugarpaste carnations using these easy to follow instructions. A sugar paste carnation can turn a cupcake into a work of art and a cake into something beautiful
Edible glitter turns an ordinary cake into a sparkly, dazzling, glittering masterpiece. Use it to add subtle highlights, or to go completely glam ... edible glitter for cakes is just about the most fun you can have with...
Decorating Cupcakes is great fun at any age and these pig cupcakes are no exception. It's amazing how easy it is to create very effective designs such as animal faces. Follow these easy instructions to learn how to make...
In the searing heat of summer not much beats going to the freezer to retrieve an ice cold drink on a stick ~ which is effectively what an ice lolly ice ( or ice pop or popsicle ~ which ever word you use). ...
Baking flat topped cupcakes is simple - once you know how. Find how how to bake your cupcakes flat on top rather than looking like mini volcanos