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Introducing: Love Cooking Company

Introducing: Love Cooking Company

We’ve got some incredibly exciting news for you today. Create and Craft have partnered up with Missouri-based baking brand, the Love Cooking Company, to bring you an impressive new range of bakeware products – with a twist. Oh no, these aren’t your ordinary cake tins […]

Stir Up Sunday: Etymology, Traditions & Recipes

Stir Up Sunday: Etymology, Traditions & Recipes

Stir Up Sunday is only days away – which means that the countdown to Christmas will finally begin! For those unaware, Stir Up Sunday is the last Sunday before Advent – making for the ideal time to prepare your Christmas puddings, following the age-old tradition.

Dessert Week: Puddin’ You to the Test

Dessert Week: Puddin’ You to the Test

Not only do we Brits love desserts, but they’re definitely a worldwide passion. This sweet course is the grand finale of a main meal, rounding off the evening in sugar-coated style. The term ‘dessert’ is a little vague – practically anything sweet can be counted […]

National Cake AND Bramley Apple Pie Week!

National Cake AND Bramley Apple Pie Week!

We come bearing extra special news this week. Well, if you’ve been living in your own little baking bubble. The 3rd October to the 9th October marks National Cake Week – a celebration of the art of cake making. But this week doesn’t only acknowledge […]

Botanical Week: Baking Turned Botany

Botanical Week: Baking Turned Botany

Botanical baking – a combination you’d not expect to find together. Plant-based recipes are not unheard of, but often shied away from in the kitchen. It seems somewhat strange to incorporate flowers you find growing in gardens and parks into your baking – but they’re […]

Pastry Week: The Fight for Survival

Pastry Week: The Fight for Survival

Pastry: notoriously difficult to make, yet incredibly satisfying when all goes well. This week commemorates pastries, tarts, parcels and balls – all made from ever-so-versatile pastry. From choux pastry and puff pastry, to shortcrust pastry and filo pastry, we’ve really got a diverse mix of […]

National Cupcake Week!

National Cupcake Week!

With fluffy sponges and creamy frosting, who can resist a scrummy cupcake! Bakers aprons on, whisks at the ready – it’s time to get our bake on to celebrate the return of National Cupcake Week! To equip you with the skills, recipes and tools you […]

International Chocolate Day!

International Chocolate Day!

Indulging in your favourite chocolate delight comes guilt free today as its… International Chocolate Day!

It’s Biscuit Week!

It’s Biscuit Week!

Biscuit dunker’s of Britain! It’s nearly time to kick-back on the sofa for the next slice of the GBBO and tonight’s episode is all about our favourite cuppa accompaniment – Biscuits!

Meet Mark Tilling

Meet Mark Tilling

Mark Tilling, UK Chocolate Master 2006-2010, is Squires Kitchen’s Master Chocolatier and resident tutor. Mark has worked as a pastry chef at top hotels including The Lanesborough, Lainston House Hotel, Hotel du Vin and Le Pave d’Auge in Normandy, France, which boasts a Michelin star. […]

Indian Inlaid Cake

Indian Inlaid Cake

This beautiful cake has the look of sari fabric and is created using an inlaid design. Perfect for a summer celebration, this cake is sure to stand out and wow the crowd.

Rose Cascade Cake

Rose Cascade Cake

Make a showstopper with this elegant rose cascade cake. Using the amazing ‘easiest rose cutter’ from FMM, this project is surprisingly simple to craft yet creates a huge impression for a party or celebration.

Toy Train Cake

Toy Train Cake

All aboard this magical toy train for an introduction on the techniques required to build up a simple sugar landscape and create a gorgeous treat a young one is going to love. This adorable children’s birthday cake also develops the skills you need for cake-decorating; simply cut-out […]

Snowman Cake Pops

Snowman Cake Pops

For a quick bake this festive season, these snowmen are perfect. Ideal for getting the little ones involved in the kitchen, these Christmas cake pops are fun to make, look impressive and are quick and easy to create.

Sugarpaste Penguin

Sugarpaste Penguin

Learn how to make these adorable penguins out of sugarpaste to adorn your festive bakes and turn any Christmas cake creation into something extra special.