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Peggy Porschen Vintage Flower Masterclass

The only way to learn how to make sugar paste roses is at a Peggy Porschen vintage flower masterclass As a keen baker and a passionate cake blogger I don’t think you would be surprised to hear that a call from The Peggy Porschen Academy was enough to make my day. But when that call …

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An Extra slice. The filming

    Last Sunday I was lucky enough to be invited to the filming of The Great British Bake Off’s ‘An Extra Slice’. Cristina the chief organiser behind the Bromley ‘Free Cakes For Kids’ charity requested six tickets and invited some of the team to go with her. Do you think we were happy about it ?(enter cheesy, …

dessert Review

Labour Day and ‘that’ peach pie

  A few weeks ago, along with a bunch of mummy and foodie bloggers I was invited to see a preview of the new film ‘Labour Day’. I have to admit I was a bit miffed as to how I was going to link this film to my baking blog. Then about 30 minutes into the …

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How to make your own butter

I love butter. I mean I REALLY love it. I spread it on way too thick and I make toast/crumpets/hot cross buns just so I can eat it. So, you can understand my excitement when I saw Lakeland’s newest and exclusive gadget. The butter maker It has never occurred to me to make my own …

Cakes Review

Product Review: Tesco Red velvet cake

Every now and again I get asked to do a taste test on a food product and I have to say it doesn’t take much arm twisting, especially when it’s something as yummy as a Red Velvet cake. This one, from Tesco’s Finest range couldn’t have come at a better time. It was Beau’s birthday. …

Cakes Review

Baking brioche with the experts ‘Brioche Pasquier’ and how it all went terribly wrong!

There is a good reason I should stick to baking cakes and not go anywhere near bread. It just doesn’t work for me! I mean I love the texture of a bread dough as it’s soooo soft and malleable compared to what I am used to kneading – cold hard sugarpaste! But as a blogger …

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