1. Wrap your cake pans with these strips or wet towels to make perfectly flat layers. More info here. 2. Drop your cake from a foot above the counter before baking to bust any lurking air bubbles. BAM!(Warning: Don’t use this for delicate cakes leavened with egg whites, like sponge or angel food cakes, since

1. Botanical Flavours Floral notes of rose, lavender and hibiscus will be making their way into our 2018 baking, alongside savoury flavours from thyme, rosemary and basil. Added flower power brings a mysterious and subtle botanical flavour to your everyday baking, transforming a middle-road chocolate, vanilla or berry cake into

LADY M CONFECTIONS, CRÊPE CAKE This elegant cake is made of twenty paper-thin handmade crepes, layered with a light pastry cream and finished off with caramelized sugar. A blend of a traditional French crêpe and crème brûlée, it’s surprisingly light and unsurprisingly irresistible. Find it at, from $50 MAGNOLIA BAKERY,

The tradition of the birthday cake dates back to the Ancient Romans. The word ‘cake’ is derived from the Middle English kake. No celebration is complete with the sweet stuff. In olden days, fried bread was served as a cake-like dessert. A beautiful, home-made birthday cake is the best way to make

Celebrate with a sweet, decorative treat to feed a crowd. IndyBest blows out the candles No birthday is complete without a cake, but it’s not always easy to find the right one if you don’t have time to make one yourself. Our round-up includes everything from cheap and cheerful supermarket

Whether it’s for your significant other, a good friend, or Carol from Accounts, sometimes Colin the Caterpillar just won’t cut it at a birthday (/leaving/retirement) party. That’s when you draft in one of these London bakeries to whip up a showstopper of a cake that no-one will forget. Most can

Last year my home got a few makeovers and this year I will be sharing some more ideas of how to make a house a home. Today I am sharing some of our readers favorite DIY Home Projects from The 36th Avenue and also a few other amazing home decor ideas that

Building your own DIY composter is an easy way to save money on garden supplies and keep materials out of the landfill. Many DIY compost bins can be created from typical household items, making them extremely affordable. Construction methods range from simple to complex and a variety of materials can be

There’s something really satisfying about creating a useful object with your own two hands, especially if you make it with recycled materials. If helping the environment and making crafty and creative items appeals to you, here are some excellent DIY ideas for light fixtures like desk lamps or chandeliers that

Modern, industrial, shabby chic….and the list goes on. A significant challenge many of our clients face is a lack of understanding or vocabulary to describe and define their personal interior design style. With an abundance of unique design styles, it can be daunting to decipher which style will work best