We love to bake. It’s a great thing to create something from scratch, something to share, enjoy and celebrate with. We’ve got classic go-to cakes and slices, simple sweet treats, to delicious savoury pies and scones.
The icing in the cake
Easy icing recipes
Two easy icing recipes are 1. Buttercream icing - beat together 250g butter, 125g icing sugar, a teaspoon of vanilla essence and 2 teaspoons of milk. (Halve this recipe if you only have a few cupcakes to decorate.)2. Glacé icing - mix together a cup of icing sugar and a tablespoon of boiling water.
Want to make it more fun?
You can add food colouring to make the icing super fun. From here, you are only limited by your imagination! There is a great range of decorations you can squish into the topping such as 100's and 1000's, silver balls, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, or dried fruit, like raisins, cherries or dried cranberries.
Fancy a drizzle of choc?
Lots of recipes involve chocolate toppings, but if you stand and look at the selection in the baking aisle, you may become bewildered at the choice. Basically, baking chocolate is easy to melt as it has added vegetable fat. Melted baking chocolate is good for decorating and drizzling. It also gives a rich dark flavour and is perfect for baking in chocolate cakes.
Chips, chunks or bits?
Chocolate chips, bits and buds are made from cooking chocolate and keep their shape when baked. They're good for decorating too.