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Baking

Hair-Raising Halloween Cake Decorating with an Airbrush

Hair-Raising Halloween Cake Decorating with an Airbrush

When it comes to Halloween themed bakes, there are some incredible cakes out there – but they can require so many different tools to produce them that I thought I’d share something a little simpler. If you own an airbrush, then really going to town […]

The Ultimate Trick or Treat: Vampire Teeth Cookies

The Ultimate Trick or Treat: Vampire Teeth Cookies

The ultimate trick or treat to make with the family for all your scary Halloween parties! Deceptively clever, these gnashers are made from chocolate chip cookies, cut in half and sandwiched with red coloured buttercream and mini marshmallows. The fangs are created with slivered almonds. […]

WIN a Wilton Baking Bundle Worth £50!

WIN a Wilton Baking Bundle Worth £50!

Because of the success of our last giveaway, we’ve decided to throw another your way. This week is National Baking Week 2017, so we’ve teamed up with Wilton to celebrate with a Create & Craft blog giveaway. If you’re the lucky winner, we’ll send you an incredible […]

Devilishly Decadent: Mich Turner’s Finest Cake?

Devilishly Decadent: Mich Turner’s Finest Cake?

In honour of National Cake Decorating Day, I have created this special chocolate cake exclusively for Create & Craft. When I’m designing cakes, I like to start with an idea in my head of the size, style and shape of the cake, and then sketch this […]

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

7 Quick and Easy Ways to Pipe Flowers

What fun! It’s so satisfying to pipe with buttercream and create stunning flowers on cupcakes. You have the artistic licence on this, so use any colours you like! Why stick to real flowers? Have a little play to create some fantasy flowers! Here are 7 […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

A Beginner’s Guide to Buttercream Lacework

I really loved creating this cake. It’s been about 12 years since I trained to be a Wilton instructor in buttercream, but I never pursued it as I fell pregnant with Harry. I took a back seat and never revisited the thought of buttercream again. […]

Did You Watch GBBO Last Night? We’ve Insider Info!

Did You Watch GBBO Last Night? We’ve Insider Info!

Good morning, bakers! Last night was ‘Caramel Week’ on the Great British Bake Off. The contestants had three super sticky challenges to complete for Paul and Prue, resulting in the sweetest and sauciest episode aired yet! To make this situation even gooier, we have some […]

8 Pirate Craft Supplies That’ll Shiver Your Timbers

8 Pirate Craft Supplies That’ll Shiver Your Timbers

If it’s a pirate’s life for you, you’ll be pretty happy to hear that Tuesday 19th September is ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’. Really. There’s literally a day for everything, I’m sure of it! But, I can’t knock it until I try it. Here I […]

14 Tasty Recipes for People Who Love Cupcakes

14 Tasty Recipes for People Who Love Cupcakes

National Cupcake Week is just over the horizon, so what better to celebrate than the sensational cupcake? These tasty treats are immensely popular across the globe because, on the whole, they’re easy to bake and the perfect snack size. But this prominent bake is no longer […]

Baking Trends: The Understated Cake

Baking Trends: The Understated Cake

‘Understated’ cakes are very much on-trend at the moment. What do they entail? Not all that much, to be frank! Of course, we mere cake observers enjoy experiencing extravagance. We love to stare in wonderment at towering cake structures with amazing sugar details. But from […]

Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide

Galaxy Mirror Glaze Cake: A Step-by-Step Guide

Mirror glaze cakes have become extremely popular thanks to their incredible shine, bold colours, and the textures that can be created. The glaze is made from colouring white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk to give amazing, yet thin, coverage on buttercream cakes and frozen desserts. […]

What to Bake if You’re a Dog Lover? Pup-Cakes!

What to Bake if You’re a Dog Lover? Pup-Cakes!

“Woof-tastic cupcakes to make with the whole family!” — Mich Turner MBE “Calling all dog lovers! These cute “Pup-Cakes” are fun to make with the family and are guaranteed to brighten your doggie days. Make these ‘pup-tastic’ cakes to celebrate National Dog Day, a children’s […]

Cutterpillar Glow Review + How to Airbrush Using Yours

Cutterpillar Glow Review + How to Airbrush Using Yours

The Cutterpillar Glow has been a big deal this year. Its launch transformed the way crafters work, enabling them to experience true colour when they ordinarily couldn’t. It isn’t just a work station, but a unique tool designed for crafters, artists, and photographers. Now, you may think we’re […]

Edible Art: the Future of Crafting

Edible Art: the Future of Crafting

Edible art is any foodstuff created with the intent to transform it into a piece of artwork. This shouldn’t be confused with edible arrangements — it’s created from the food, as opposed to created using arranged food. Because of this, it’s generally a lot more […]

3 Treats You Need at Your Next Summer BBQ

3 Treats You Need at Your Next Summer BBQ

Most people love a good BBQ when the humidity’s high and the sun’s beating down. Albeit, that may only happen a handful of times in Britain… but we Brits jump at the chance! The best thing about BBQs is that they aren’t just dinner — they’re […]