Baking Tips

Go from baking beginner to star baker and create deliciously easy desserts with confidence with these baking tips that I've learnt from running my own award-winning bakery. You'll find plenty of helpful hints and tips in articles on baking science, kitchen hacks, how to guides and my baking basics series.

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Baking Basics video series

All baking tips and tutorials

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Why Room Temperature Ingredients Matter

How many times have you gone to make a recipe and it’s called for room temperature ingredients? Have you been tempted to just use ingredients straight from the fridge? Does it really matter if your eggs are cold and your butter is solid? Keep reading to find out if room temperature ingredients really do matter!

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Salted vs. Unsalted Butter – What to use?

Does the type of butter you use in your baking matter? Do you know the difference between salted and unsalted butter? Find out more about butter, the differences and similarities between them and when you should use each.

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

Just two ingredients and five minutes is all you need to make your own baking secret ingredient, homemade vanilla extract! A total cost and time saver, it’s super easy to make and more flavourful. And as it never expires, you’ll have plenty to use in cakes, bakes, cookies and so much more!

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Top 10 Essential Baking Ingredients

Take a peek into my baking cupboard and my guide to the top 10 essential baking ingredients that every baker needs. If you’re just starting out on your home baking journey or looking for some new ingredients to try out then you’ll want to check out this guide including top hints and tips.

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Delicious and decadent, this is the best cream cheese frosting you will ever make and it’s super easy to make! An absolute classic that goes perfectly with everything from cakes and cupcakes, to cookies and bakes, or whizz up a batch in five minutes and jump in with a spoon!

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Smooth and creamy, this chocolate buttercream frosting is so light and fluffy. Super easy to make, it’s perfect for icing cakes, piping onto cupcakes and spreading over sheet cakes.

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Easy Homemade Mincemeat

This easy homemade mincemeat recipe is super quick to make and perfect for festive baking, especially mince pies. Full of juicy currants, raisins, sultanas, cranberries, with a touch of warming Christmas spices and rich brandy, you’ll be making it every Christmas.

Easy Salted Caramel Sauce

Looking for the best recipe to make a silky smooth, easy salted caramel sauce – then you’ve found it! Quick to make and with just 3 pantry ingredients, it’s perfect to add to your cakes and bakes, topping desserts or pouring over ice cream. Trust me you won’t buy ready-made caramel sauce again!

Easy Homemade Cake Release

Easy Homemade Cake Release

Never buy expensive cake sprays again with this super simple, three ingredient homemade cake release! This amazing mixture takes seconds to make, lasts for months, and gets cakes out of pans cleanly and easily every single time. Whip up a quick batch and you’ll never leave cake in the pan again – it’s a little kitchen miracle!

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Top 10 Baking Essentials Toolkit

If you’re just starting out on your baking journey or looking to replace some of your bakeware, you’ll want to check out this Baking Essentials Toolkit – your quick reference guide to the essentials and must-haves!

DIY Pumpkin Spice Mix

DIY Pumpkin Spice Mix

The perfect blend DIY pumpkin spice mix to bring the flavour of Fall into your kitchen, taking you from Halloween to Thanksgiving. Use it in recipes for cakes, bakes, cupcakes, muffins and recreate that famous pumpkin spice latte.