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Baking Trends 2018: Velvet Illusion Succulent Cake

Baking Trends 2018: Velvet Illusion Succulent Cake

I love gold at New Year and was very tempted to have a gold cake, but I decided to just add elegant and chic gold accents. I loved creating this cake; it’s one of my favourites so far! I experimented with colour and fell in […]

How to Decorate a Snowflake-Inspired Cake

How to Decorate a Snowflake-Inspired Cake

So it’s that time of year again. The snow has been falling and you’d rather warm up inside, so there’s no better opportunity to show off your cake decorating skills to all the family! I’ve made hundreds of Christmas cakes of all shapes and sizes, but I wanted […]

How to Make a Festive Bear Christmas Cake [Mich Turner MBE]

How to Make a Festive Bear Christmas Cake [Mich Turner MBE]

I have been hosting my annual Christmas Masterclasses in London for over 15 years and every year comes the challenge of designing the Christmas Cake for the class to recreate. The Masterclass is a highlight of the year with many of my attendees coming back […]

Behind The Scenes: Christmas Bake Off for Sue Ryder

Behind The Scenes: Christmas Bake Off for Sue Ryder

We just loooove an excuse to eat cake here at HQ, and a snowy Monday felt like the perfect time to indulge! From simple bakes to extravagant cakes, our star bakers have made a real effort to make some extra pennies for the Sue Ryder […]

Kids Cake Decorating: Under the Sea

Kids Cake Decorating: Under the Sea

Harry has been playing with cake decorating again! I think he gets quite jealous of me creating in sugar paste so quite often he will ask if he can have a go. I have a 2 tier pre-iced cake, so asked him if he had […]

Are Gravity-Defying Cakes Easier to Make Than You Think?

Are Gravity-Defying Cakes Easier to Make Than You Think?

Gravity-defying cakes have been all the rage for a while now and, surprisingly, they are incredibly easy to make. There are kits on the market to help you, but I’m using the old-fashioned method as it has never let me down before and it’s cheap […]

Oh Deer! Staggering Sculpted Cake Artistry

Oh Deer! Staggering Sculpted Cake Artistry

I don’t normally do modelling; I’m expert in airbrushing and sugar flowers and have only really touched base on other skills. I have been doing cake craft for nearly 30 years so I’ve tried most things but have fallen into my comfort zone. I had a successful […]

Pink & Blue Mini Baked Doughnuts for Baby Showers

Pink & Blue Mini Baked Doughnuts for Baby Showers

These cute mini baked doughnuts are simply gorgeous as a colourful baby shower treat or just an extra-special yummy snack. Easy to make and in pretty pink and baby blue, you can make these doughnuts as pastel or bright as you like! Add a dash […]

Here’s Lookin’ at Boo: 10 Minute Eyeball Pops

Here’s Lookin’ at Boo: 10 Minute Eyeball Pops

Give classic sprinkles a new life by combining classic Halloween skulls, bones and pumpkins with creepy eyeballs to make boo-tiful treats. Simply melt Candy Melts and decorate! No-one will be able to resist these sweet pops.

Orange or Peppermint Poppin’ Halloween Mini Rolls

Orange or Peppermint Poppin’ Halloween Mini Rolls

How about these treats for a sophisticated Halloween party?! Gluten-free chocolate mini rolls filled with a decadent chocolate ganache buttercream, flavoured with either orange or peppermint and mouth-watering popping candy, enrobed in chocolate and decorated with orange and green coloured white chocolate. There’s plenty to […]

Kids Craft for Halloween: Creepy Crispy Treats

Kids Craft for Halloween: Creepy Crispy Treats

Harry (my son) and I had such fun making these Halloween treats. It’s the first time I’ve ever made rice cereal treats, and Harry was very keen, too! (I think he knew the potential of how messy this activity could get; only last week he […]

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Treat? Make Mummy Biscuits!

Need a Last-Minute Halloween Treat? Make Mummy Biscuits!

I love that these biscuits are super simple, quick, and easy to make or for a last-minute Halloween trick or treat. I’ve used a vanilla biscuit base, but you could use chocolate, gingerbread, or a flavour of your choice. — Mich Turner MBE

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 […]