Behold, here’s cake

The milk keeps going off in my fridge. I could blame the fridge. Suggest it has a faulty dial that makes it run warm, or a loose seal that means the door quietly pops open in the middle of the night. Maybe it has ambitions to be [...]

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I piped icing. Actually piped icing. I must be serious

There are many ways to make friends in this world, and the most effective of them all is cake. You can try being open, kind, generous, honest, charming, witty, intelligent, wise or sharing a niche hobby like plotting world domination [...]

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Are these brownies or teeny tiny T-bone steaks? It’s almost impossible to tell

When my friends have a birthday, two thoughts occur to me. The first is that I absolutely must remember not to drink too much wine at their party (ha!). The second is: what meat-shaped novelty cake shall [...]

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Little lemon, almond and polenta cakes

Urban Food Fortnight, that two week waltz through the community gardens of London is over and I am laid up in bed with the kind of cold that only hits when you stop working, have a sit down and let your immune [...]

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Last week’s Band of Bakers meeting was themed around American baking in a belated nod to the 4th of July and I decided to make my own Twinkies.

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Popcorn, pretzel and M&Ms cake

Some people can decorate cakes. They swirl buttercream, twirl floral wires and fiddle with sugarpaste until what you have before you is not a jam sponge, but a rose garden, a pirate ship or a dragon.

I can’t decorate [...]

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There’s something smugly pleasing about turning an inedible lump of food waste that was destined for the bin into a slab of tasty sponge cake. Albeit, only smugly pleasing if I ignore the fact that I allowed some food to go rotten in my fridge in the first place. I gloss [...]

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  This is a great issue of delicious. and you should all buy it

Do you like baking? Do you also like Christmas? How about Christmas-related baking – do you like that? You do? Then this month’s issue of delicious. is for you.

On page 65, past the features on homemade [...]

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Once Good Friday has been toasted and buttered, there’s the problem of Easter itself. You have two traditional cake choices: the chocolate Easter nest or the Simnel cake

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Chocolate beetroot cake

Poor beetroot. It does all it can to make itself loveable. It comes in a variety of pretty pinks and purples, it’s full of all those vitamins and minerals we know we should eat more of, and it’s amenable to being eaten raw, cooked or however you [...]

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