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Halloween Party Food: 6 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Halloween Party Food: 6 Spooktacular Halloween Recipes

Planning on conjuring up some terrifyingly terrific Halloween Party Food this October 31st? Whether you’re hosting your own spooky soiree or simply preparing for the annual barrage of trick-or-treaters, these Halloween recipes are perfect for serving up to ghosts and goblins alike in your very […]

Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

There’s something about the onset of autumn that really gets our creative juices flowing. Perhaps it’s because we’ve spent all summer long outside and we’re now itching to get back at the craft table, or simply that the shorter evenings are leaving us craving a […]

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

You Batter Believe It! Incredible Doughnut Illusion Cake [+ Video]

What are illusion cakes? These fantastic cakes fall within a simply gorgeous bracket of baking – one in which your cake takes on the spectacular appearance of another object entirely! Blurring the lines between realism and fantasy, illusion cakes are designed to defy our expectations – a cake may be disguised as a joint of meat, a handbag, a bowl of fruit… the list goes on! With illusion cakes, the only limit is your imagination when it comes to cake design ideas! So where did we start? Well, in celebration of National Doughnut Week, we asked the lovely Mich Turner to produce the tastiest doughnut in town! Check out her recipe below and wow friends and family with your very own Doughnut Illusion cake…

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Donut Worry, It’s National Doughnut Week! [Recipes]

Donut Worry, It’s National Doughnut Week! [Recipes]

National Doughnut Week was set up not only to celebrate one of the greatest baked doughlights the world has seen, but also for bakeries to raise money for charity. But why doughnuts? In recent years, the demand for this delicious fried confectionary has soared. They’re a great […]

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

15 Crafty Birthday Party Ideas

In celebration of our 15th birthday, we’re sharing 15 crafty ways you can ensure your own bash is a roaring success! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary, or you’re just planning a garden get-together (who needs an excuse?) we think it’s the perfect […]

Mich Turner’s Birthday Treat: Happy 15th Birthday Create and Craft!

Mich Turner’s Birthday Treat: Happy 15th Birthday Create and Craft!

That’s right – the event of the year is coming to your TV screens, as we celebrate our 15th Birthday! In true Create and Craft style, we’ll be celebrating all week long, with plenty of brand new craft goodies for you to fill your party bag with, as well as exciting prize draws for you to enter, illuminating crafty projects, surprises,  and a jolly good time with the C&C team!

Now, it wouldn’t be a true birthday party without a spectacular birthday cake, would it? Our stunning birthday cake was created by none other than the incredibly talented Mich Turner! This ethereal night-sky themed masterpiece is dotted with stars and illuminated by a secret string of lights… read on to discover how Mich created this gorgeous design!

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Mich Turner’s Tempting Easter Biscuits

Mich Turner’s Tempting Easter Biscuits

Whether you’ll be entertaining friends this weekend, or simply making the most of the bank holiday and spending some quality time with the family, we’ve a way to make it even more special… these fantastic Easter biscuits! Another treat from the incredibly talented Mich Turner, […]

See in the Spring With a Mich Turner Mother’s Day Treat

See in the Spring With a Mich Turner Mother’s Day Treat

There’s no tastier way to say ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ this year, than by indulging your sweet tooth with this sensational springtime bake from the incredibly talented Mich Turner! Read on to discover why baking is a renowned Mother’s Day tradition, and exactly what goes into […]

All You Need Is Love… And Cake!  – A Mich Turner Masterpiece

All You Need Is Love… And Cake! – A Mich Turner Masterpiece

Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to declare your undying love with a specially baked and decorated cake. Flowers and chocolates are an easy go-to… but to make and bake your own cake shows love, devotion and commitment!

So how do you create something bold, beautiful and romantic? We asked Mich Turner MBE to come up with something that ticked all the boxes for the most romantic day of the year. Hold onto your mixing bowls, bakers… and feast your eyes on this incredible baking how-to!

Inspired by the Beatles classic, ‘All You Need Is Love,’ this colourful creation is bound to impress. Don’t know where to start? Mich Turner breaks it down, step by step, below…

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Chocoholics Rejoice: It’s National Chocolate Cake Day!

Chocoholics Rejoice: It’s National Chocolate Cake Day!

We couldn’t believe our eyes when we stumbled across this fantastic excuse to indulge in chocolate cake for the sake of nothing more than celebrating the cake itself! That’s right – on January 27th, it’s none other than National Chocolate Cake Day. And if you’re […]

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 […]

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 of sprinkles for effect and texture, and serve with strawberry milkshakes for extra deliciousness!

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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 saw me trying to melt marshmallows in the microwave. Things got very sticky, but we did laugh at the mess made by the expanding marshmallows taking over my microwave!) There wasn’t as much mess created with these ‘creepy’ mini treats, but they are great fun to make and really delicious. And, you’ve guessed it, the main ingredient is rice cereal! So why not get the kids involved and make your own ‘creepy’ crispy treats for Halloween?! Cassie Brown

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