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'I'm the go-to person for weird cakes!': Baker Lily Vanilli talks creating bespoke cakes

Baker Lily Vanilli has created bespoke cakes for some of the biggest names in the industry, from Elton John at his White Tie & Tiara Ball, to Sadie Frost and...

Best of: Valentine's Day cakes

Say I love you with our top pick of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and chocolates this Valentine's Day. We've been all around London at the capital's best bakeries – The Hummingbird...

Heart-shaped chocolate Valentine's cake

Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 60 minutesServes: 2IngredientsCake100g butter, softened100g caster sugar4 medium happy eggs80g self raising flour30g cocoa powderIcing50g butter50g 72% cooking Chocolate20g cocoa powder250g icing SugarMethodCake Mix the...

Strawberry and champagne cupcakes

Ingredients225g unsalted butter, softened225g caster sugarA pinch of saltSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract4 medium eggs225g self-raising flour60ml Champagne syrupAbout 250g Peggy’s Strawberry & Champagne Jam...

Top ten Christmas cake recipes

Get the oven gloves out and the cake tin ready because we have top ten Christmas cake recipes that will get your baking shoes on – see the photo gallery...

Bake with your favourite sweets and chocolate bars

Baking is double the fun when you add your favourite sweets and chocolate bars into the mix.HELLO! Online has compiled a selection of the best recipes which incorporate sweet snacks...

Chocolate traybake

Simple and delicious chocolate tray bake that children will love – great for parties or as a lunchbox treatMakes: 12-16Preparation time: 10 minsCooking time: 25-30 minsIngredients25g cocoa powder, sifted3 tbsp...

Lemon sherbet cupcakes

"These are amazing! Homemade sherbet is really easy, just don't eat huge amounts of it as it is high in sodium," says Beverley Glock. "You need to keep the sherbet...

Farmyard cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakesYou will need pink and white casesIngredients125g self-raising flour125g caster sugar125g soft unsalted butter2 large eggs½ teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons milkFor the buttercream125g softened butter250g icing sugar1/2 tsp...

Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests

Cute little nests filled with sweet treat chocolate beans for the prettiest of party food – they will disappear as fast as they are made!Makes: 14-16Preparation time: 20 minutes +...

Chocolate crisp hedgehog cake

This novelty cake will appeal to young children and make an ideal birthday cake.Serves 8IngredientsFor the cake100g (4 oz) self raising flour, sifted with a teaspoon of baking powder100g (4...

Carrot and walnut cake

An adaptation of Ottolenghi’s recipe, this is a light, moist and sublime cake with a rich, citrus icing and crunchy caramelised walnuts.Serves: 8Prep time: 1 hourCooking time: 55-60 minutesIngredientsFor the...

The world's most expensive cupcake unveiled

The world's most expensive cupcake was unveiled this week.The £768.85 baked beauty's decadent list of ingredients included Hawaiian AA tea and the finest Ritz escoffier and Charbonnel et Walker chocolates.Wrapped...

Gü's decadent chocolate birthday cake

CakesThis double layer of moist chocolate sponge is not only topped with a chocolate glaze, but filled with it too… pure indulgence. Serves 12-16IngredientsFor sponge: 150g plain flour4 tsp baking...

Regal recipes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation with these regal recipes. Whether you're looking for some patriotic flair, a British classic or want to try one of Her Majesty's...

Tear and share flower cupcakes

CupcakesMakes 10-12 IngredientsTo bake50g (2oz) self-raising flour 50g (2oz) caster sugar 50g (2oz) butter - softened1 medium egg – beatenTo decorate200g Vanilla Snip and SwirlMini chocolate beans250g Renshaw Pink Ready...

Bumblebee chocolate cupcakes

CupcakesMakes 10-12 To bake140g (5oz) self-raising flour2 tablespoons cocoa powder½ teaspoon bicarbonate of sodaPinch of salt110ml (4floz) buttermilk1 teaspoon vinegar½ teaspoon vanilla extract1 tablespoon red food colouring60g (2oz) butter -...



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