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Rough Puff Pastry – Here’s How

Have you ever made your own Rough Puff Pastry?

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Braided Loaf – Here’s How

Inspired by last nights #GBBO Bread Week?  

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Chocolate Shard Cake

How to make an impressive White Chocolate Shard Cake in my project for Bake with Stork – obviously pink is my go to colour but switch up the colours and this cake is perfect for any celebration!

Find the full recipe, how to make the shards and assemble right here with step by step pictures included.

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Rainbow Speckle Cake & Strawberry Prosecco Traybake

A couple of bright summery baking projects to share with you today!

Rainbow Speckled Cake

First up a rainbow speckle cake – celebrating a birthday or just need an easy decorating idea to impress?  This Rainbow Speckle effect is easy to do and looks brilliant too.  

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Fortune Cookies

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With Chinese New Year very shortly (8th Feb 2016) let’s make some fortune cookies and welcome the Year of the Monkey!   These are great fun to do, and making your own means you can come up with all sorts of fortunes to share with your family, friends and loved ones – tailor them to suit!

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8 – Frosted Fancies

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So I’ll be honest from the outset, these frosted fancies are a bit of work, they’re not quick to do as there’s a fair few steps from cake making, coating and covering plus the decoration and there’s a fair bit of cleaning to do afterwards!  

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3 – Chocolate Penguins

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I have to admit I love making these little chocolate models, this year I’ve come up with these cutie pie little chocolate penguins, I’m sure you know someone who’d love one of these!

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You will need:

Round christmas tree chocolates

Lindt Lindor chocolates

Chocolate ready to roll icing (Renshaws – Amazon) or sugarpaste coloured dark brown

Modelling or flower paste (available in Sainsburys or Tesco)

Gel paste colouring in orange plus another colour for the scarves

Edible ink pen in black (Amazon)

A little pink petal dust (Amazon)

Small cake cards, a square of card covered in foil or a square of baking paper.

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2 – Quilted Christmas Cake

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If you’re short of time it’s good to have a quick and easy idea up your sleeve for your Christmas cake.  This quilted version is more a technique than a design and although I’ve just used almond paste (marzipan) you can do it in just the same way with a Christmas cake covered in both almond paste and ready to roll icing.

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Princess Castle Cake and more…

My kitchen is still a building site and the oven is now very much out of action!  I promise I’ll share some pictures of my much improved gigantic space soon but in the meantime here are a couple more projects for Bake with Stork that might just take your fancy…

I bet you’d know someone who would love this!  

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Edible Flowers & Flowerpot Cake

I’ve been busy working on some more projects for Stork and I think you might just like this one!

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If you’ve loved Chelsea Flower Show and are inspired to get a little green fingered then some edible flowers and a stunner of a flowerpot cake could be just the project you need.

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