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30 Day Baking Photo Challenge

Posted by Steve on 09-Apr-2019 13:38:42

Social media, we all use it in some way, be it double tapping a nice image on Instagram or sharing a funny story or video on Facebook.  This month we have challenged ourselves to post something everyday on social media by taking inspiration from photo challenge below. The rules are very simple, post a picture or video each day which relates to the topic square below. We are tagging each post with the hashtag #CNBakingPhotoChallenge, which will collate all of the posts together. 

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Topics: Baker's Blog

Pancake Day Cake

Posted by Steve on 05-Mar-2019 07:03:00

We can’t believe its February already, January has flown by and we are into the second month the year. Traditionally February gets us searching for the squeezy lemon at the back of the pantry ready for pan cake day which this year falls on Tuesday 9th. But if like us over the years you fancy a change to the regular toppings such as caster sugar/lemon and chocolate, how about you make a pancake cake.

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Topics: pancake day

7 Quirky Valentines day facts you may not know

Posted by Steve on 11-Feb-2019 14:23:18

Did you know Valentines day is the second largest card giving day after Christmas? Chocolates, cards and flowers are commonly given a sign of your love to your partner on Valentines day.  But have you ever wondered why men rush around at 10pm to the local 24hr garage on the 13th of February. We've found 7 quirky facts to help you understand why the day of love and romance is commonly celebrated.

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Topics: gifts, valentines, love

World War 1 Cake

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

 

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Topics: Recipes, Autumn

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: Recipes, Baker's Blog, cake, Halloween

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: Recipes, Baker's Blog, 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

Goodbye and Good Luck

Posted by Steve on 17-Jul-2018 11:05:50

The summer holidays, end of school and a time to celebrate with cake push pops!

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Topics: Push Pop, School Leaver, Good Luck