How To

Christmas Chocolate Ombre Cake


How about my modern Christmas crowd pleaser for your Christmas celebrations?

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Gingerbread Popcorn!


I’m sure I’ve mentioned my family popcorn addiction in the past so this festive gingerbread version is going down a storm here!  Christmas Movies and a big bowl to share is just what we love at this time of year.


125g popping corn

1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil

115g butter

100g soft brown sugar

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp black treacle

2 tbsps water

2 ½ tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp milk powder (optional but does add a lovely creamy gingerbread latte type of taste)


Begin by adding the oil and popping corn to a large pan with a lid.

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Raspberry Ripple Battenberg

raspberry-ripple-battenbergMy fun twist on the classic for Bake with Stork,  you won’t go wrong with this lovely tea time treat!  Raspberry Ripple let’s go!

There’s full recipe instructions and step by step photos just here Raspberry Ripple Battenberg


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Halloween Cake Pops

Sweet scary ghosts and gruesome eyeballs in Cake Pop form – let’s get some spooky Halloween baking going on!


My full tutorial for Bake with Stork complete with step by step pics right here


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Lacy Chocolate Collar – How to…

Working with chocolate doesn’t have to be challenging!  How about making a lacy chocolate collar for your showstopper of a bake – here’s how…

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Rough Puff Pastry – Here’s How

Have you ever made your own Rough Puff Pastry? Maybe last nights#GBBO inspired you? In which case my video with Bake with Stork will help you on your way. It’s much easier than you might think and will give you a fab fab puff and rise.

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Braided Loaf – Here’s How

Inspired by last nights #GBBO Bread Week?  Here’s a quick video that you might just like – how to braid bread dough.  Would love to see your loaves!

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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


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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