Keen on shaking things up this Christmas? You don’t have to serve the conventional fruit cake or trifle just because tradition dictates. We put together this decadent chocolate spiced Christmas cake, complete with orange liqueur and caramel popcorn. Now how’s that for a wildly festive adventure? Light those sparklers, merry men and women. Ingredients (serves 10–12)…
The baker's man claims the secret to great baking is adding magic. But we suspect it has rather a lot to do with having fantastic tools at the ready.
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Once upon a time baking was about tea time, kids parties and traditional fruit cakes for festive occasions. Today it has taken on a life of its own with a thriving, pinteresting and committed community who blog, pin and ice the latest and greatest trends as they rise and fall.
First it was cupcakes, then it was macarons, then it was cake pops and lately we've been seeing a lot of tasty looking doughnuts... Whatever the flavour of the month, it helps to have a good artillery of baking gear to help you beat the flop and turn out hits for family and friends.
In the words of Julia Child: “I think every woman should have a blowtorch”. We couldn't agree more. Happy baking, folks.