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Occasion Cakes

Slice of Coconut Fruit Cake

Jubilee Baking: Empire Cake

Boiled fruit cakes are delicious, nutritious and moist, and can be made as little as 24 hours before they are cut, so they are ideal if you’ve forgotten to make a Christmas cake!

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Colorful topping cake pop on blue background

Making and Decorating Cake Pops for Kids

Cake pops are a delicious morsel that children love. They make a perfect ‘take home’ goody bag cake too.

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Chocolate Sugar Pop

Making and Decorating Cake Pops for Adults

Cake pops aren’t just for little kids – and our adult themed recipe will be a hit with the grown-ups too!

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Two-tiered Cake Against Pink Background

Assembling a Wedding Cake

Making a wedding cake can be daunting, but there are tips and tricks that make assembling such a cake much easier.

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Tartan Icing

New Year and Hogmany Cupcakes

These delicious cupcakes are bound to win you many compliments at New Year parties.

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pull apart cakes baked

Pull Apart Cake

Pull-apart cupcake cakes look complicated but are easy to create. They offer unlimited possibilites to demonstrate creativity and can give both children and adults a celebration cake that is personalised to their hobbies or lifestyle.

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Specialist and Novelty Cakes – The Low Down

Specailist cakes are a work of art that display the bakers skill and talent to the full! We take a look at the latest baking trends and the skill behind them.

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piece of cake on white plate with strawberries

Strawberry and Mascarpone Layer Cake

An impressive centrepiece for the table that will bring out the summer fete in you.

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Walnut cake

Make a Layered Cake

We’ve recipes for a rich chocolate layered cake, a coffee and walnut layer cake and a frosted coffee layered cake, with a Genoese sponge base.

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Pastel colored meringue

Bake Perfect Meringues

How to bake perfect meringues. It’s easy with our recipes for individual meringues as well as pavlova and baked Alaska. We even have a recipe for fool-proof microwave meringues.

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Making Millionaire’s Shortbread

We’ve a selection of recipes for millionaire shortbread, each one slightly different but each one having a shortbread base, topped with sticky caramel and smooth chocolate.

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Cakes From Around The World – Part 2

In our continuing worldwide search for occasion cakes, we’re travelling from Germany to the Southern United States for Black Forest Gateau and Red Velvet Cake.

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Picnic and Lunchbox Cakes

A lunchbox or picnic isn’t complete without a sweet treat to finish it off and we have several that will please all ages.

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Birthday Cakes: Fantasy

How do you fancy making a fantasy fairy castle, or an impressive Pirates of the Caribbean ship? If your children are expecting great things this year, don’t fret – it can be done! All it takes is a little time – and a few inventive ideas!

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chocolate crispy cakes

Easter Cakes and Bakes

This Easter, get the children involved in all the traditional baking rituals. From hot cross bunnies to mars-bar nests, here are our ideas for a happy Easter holiday!

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Birthday Cakes: Characters

Whether your children are hooked on Dora, Kipper, Thomas, Bob the Builder or Bratz, a birthday cake featuring their cartoon heroes is a brilliant birthday gift! Here are some great ideas to get you started with your character birthday cake…

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pink roses background

Wedding Cakes

Once you’ve mastered any of our Perfect Cakes, you’ve got the basis for a beautiful wedding cake. No, you don’t have to be a sugarcraft expert, and no, you don’t have to make your own marzipan: there are lots of shortcuts you can use. Here’s how to make your own special wedding cake that doesn’t bust the budget.

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Cakes From Around The World – Part 1

Britain has a rich cake-making history, but there’s sweet-tasting treasure to be found elsewhere too. Consider a spicy Stollen with its gooey marzipan layer or the world-famous Sachertorte. Treasure indeed!

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Thirtieth birthday cake

Birthday Cakes: Adults

Retro chic or racy cheek? Whoever they are and whatever floats their boat, you’ll find a birthday cake for them here.

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Number three candle

Birthday Cakes: Animals

Don’t worry: even novice cake bakers can put together an impressive cake – all it takes is a quick shopping trip. If you need inspiration, look no further. From a ten-minute caterpillar to a carrot-filled Rabbit, we’ve got ideas to thrill the kids – and the grown-ups!

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