What does your favourite cake say about you?

Posted by Abi on 04-Dec-2018 15:18:47

Is your favourite cake and rich coffee cake topped with crunchy walnuts? Or perhaps a moist carrot cake with a delicious cream cheese filling? What does that really say about you and how can you send the perfect slice to someone else?

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Topics: cake

Top Gifts for the Hard to Buy For

Posted by Abi on 03-Dec-2018 20:13:18

We all have that someone who is especially hard to buy for and actually these people are becoming less and less rare. Why? Because we all like to treat ourselves to things occasionally. So the things that you may have been hinting at for months, well you just bought! We've been having a look around for some great surprises. From the people who say, "no don't get me anything" to the people who you'd be in trouble for not getting something for but you haven't got a clue what to get!

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Topics: Christmas

Stir-up Sunday - time to bake!

Posted by Abi on 22-Nov-2018 13:15:13

Get ahead for Christmas by making your Christmas cake on "Stir up Sunday". It's the last Sunday before Advent and is the traditional start of the Christmas season celebrations. This year it falls on November 25th.

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Topics: Recipes

Au Revoir Natalie

Posted by Abi on 16-Nov-2018 11:18:34

 

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Topics: Insider

World War 1 Cake

Posted by Steve on 08-Nov-2018 20:44:00

 

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Topics: Autumn, Recipes

How to have the perfect bonfire night

Posted by Steve on 01-Nov-2018 08:36:44

Remember, remember! The 5th of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot, I know of no reason, why the Gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot! 

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Topics: Autumn, bonfire night, fireworks

Freakishly fabulous Halloween ideas

Posted by Steve on 27-Oct-2018 12:37:00

This is Halloween, this is Halloween, Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!”

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Topics: Halloween, cake, Baker's Blog, Recipes

Cosy nights in and why comfort food is good for the soul

Posted by Steve on 09-Oct-2018 20:43:00

So October has arrived and I don’t know about you but you really notice the evenings are drawing in much quicker now. In fact, in a number of weeks we will be putting the clocks back an hour as daylight saving time takes effect (28th October). This period of the year can be of dread to some people, especially those that suffer from SAD (seasonal affected disorder). The longer nights meaning we hibernate into our homes (and burrows), the long summer evening memories fade quicker than the twilight that precedes the night.

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Topics: Recipes, Baker's Blog, Autumn, cake, Halloween, comfort food

Reasons to be cheerful - Can Autumn lift spirits

Posted by Steve on 22-Sep-2018 12:48:00

The weather is definitely on the change, whilst cycling last weekend I noticed that the sides of the road and pavement had begun to accumulate brown leaves which have dropped like the temperature. The challenge of dressing as a cyclist is all to apparent as you end up wearing far too many layers and soon you find yourself with no pockets left to stuff that extra gilet that was such as good idea at 8am.But i was reminded that as hot as the summer has been, autumn is soon to follow with the home comforts, bronzed woodland hues and the off pumpkin or two ready to lift the spirit when the evenings start to draw in.

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Topics: Baker's Blog, Recipes, Autumn

Off to university - A little taste of home

Posted by Steve on 10-Sep-2018 17:54:36

Leaving home for the first time, be it starting university or becoming a term time border can be an anxious time for both the student and the family. All the creature comforts of home, such as your own room and the fully stocked fridge can feel thousands of miles away when you have to learn to share a dormitory or halls of residence with 8 other strangers.

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Topics: Good Luck, University, Homesick, thinking of you, boarding school, leaving home, student life

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