Cake

Apple, Ginger and Maple Syrup Layer Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I wish, wish, wish I'd appreciated my body between the years 1996 to 2013. It really wasn't that bad. Yes, I often sported a few extra pounds, and no, I wasn't a size 10. But really, compared to now, I was in great shape... Here's a cake that almost includes one of your five a day.

What On Earth Is A Gender Reveal Cake?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Move over baby shower, it's now all about the gender reveal party - and you'll be requiring a different sort of cake or cupcake for the occasion too. ...

This Week I Ate... An Irish Cricket Tea

William Sitwell | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Sitwell

For as anyone who plays cricket knows, it's the only sport whose action is cut by meals. If you start in the morning, you break for lunch. Then at around 4pm you stop for tea. There is no difference between professionals or amateurs. Rain may stop play, tea and lunch definitely do.

Don't Ask This Bakery To Make A 'Gay' Bert And Ernie Cake

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

A Belfast bakery could face court action for refusing to make a Sesame Street cake which celebrated gay marriage, because it conflicts with the owners...

My Simple Carrot, Pistachio and Raisin Cake

Shelina Permalloo | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shelina Permalloo

This cake idea was inspired by looking at my twitter feed and seeing how many people were preparing for Ramadan this year and the anticipation of Iftar. 'Iftar' which is the meal that is eaten to break fast. Usually starts with a date and some water followed by an array of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates...

Easy Banana and Toffee Muffin Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I often listen to Radio 4 at my desk, with a hot cup of tea. Is it wrong to be mourning these daily treats already? I'm not naive. I know it'll be mighty busy but do you think there might be time for half an hour a day? Perhaps with one of these muffins? Who am I trying to kid...

Colour Your Food Green For St. Patrick's Day - Without Food Dyes

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Instead of pouring bottles of food colouring into your cakes, cupcakes and treats, you can add some leafy greens and get a few extra nutrients into your desserts as well. These natural vegetable colourings can't be tasted and add a vibrant green hue, perfect for St Paddy's celebrations.

Eat Your Greens - in Cake!

Katherine Hackworthy | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Hackworthy

Kale in a cupcake? Before you start backing out of the room, remember that carrot cake doesn't cause concern and there was a time when your smoothies were any colour but green.

LOOK: Vagina Cake: How To Get Yourself Banned From Baby Showers For Life (NSFW)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Forget the 5:2 diet or the Atkins - after clamping your eyes on these cakes you may never want to eat again. However, there is one upside: if you'...

This Picture Of Jupiter Is Actually A CAKE

Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Hubble Space Telescope has produced some pretty amazing pictures of Jupiter in its time. So has the Galileo Space Craft, and a bunch of other prob...

LOOK: Life-Size Cake Statue Of Elvis

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Master sculptors Roland and Marsha Winbeckler create amazing life-size statues -- out of cake. The husband and wife team craft incredible 5ft to 9f...

Mr Cake, I Applaud You

Jane Sparrow | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
Jane Sparrow

There are many ways to resign: with dignity, anger, absence, humour... alcohol (all five if you want to go out in style). But with a cake?

Is It Possible to Be Just a Little Bit Racist?

Xavier Toby | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Xavier Toby

If I hear something racist, sometimes when I pull the person up for it they'll say something like; "Ease up champ. Settle down sport. Back off tiger. It's only a little bit racist." Is that even possible? To be only a little bit racist?

When Sexiness Left the Building

Lana Citron | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

This week the bump took command of the mothership. All things ego related receded into the background as I prepared for metamorphosis, from woman to 'mother' or 24 hour service station. Branded with a thick black line, a primal print of 'Keep Off' ran the length of my curvature.

Confessions of a First Year Student - "Is This What Real Life Is Like?"

Eve Betts | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Betts

There's one week left before I go home for the Easter holidays and I don't think I have ever been more relieved to return to a world where the most stressful decision I have to make is whether to bake a lemon drizzle or chocolate cream cake.

The Great Comic Relief Bake Off: More Soothing Than a Bath in Buttercream Icing

Hilary Wardle | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hilary Wardle

There's nothing more relaxing than baking... but only if it goes to plan. I once managed to make a pizza base that was so yeasty, lively and glutinous that it tried to eat the wooden spoon I mixed it with.

Travels With My Parents: Vienna

Gareth Johnson | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gareth Johnson

When you're older, family holidays take on an interesting dynamic. My parents and I live on opposite sides of the world, so we tend to plan trips that enable us to spend time together while also discovering a new city.

Out of the Blue and Into the Pink

Lana Citron | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Don't get me started on the pink aisle. I'm a little bit rabid about the pink aisle. I'll bore you - suffice to say I don't do pink. If the Interloper is a girl, there will be a careful vetoing of toys reinforcing the idea a women's worth is dependent on her looks, or that catering to the needs of men is the only way forward (basically, all toys on the pink aisle).

Stupid Reasons to Love the UK

Corinne Purtill | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Corinne Purtill

When you're living in a strange place, it's all too easy to focus on what's missing and what's wrong. That's particularly true at this time of year, when the holidays are close and family feels far and the weather turns icy and it's pitch black at 4 p.m. like the place is run by goddam vampires.

Halloween Coffin Cake

Jordan Bourke | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bourke

With all hallows eve upon us, I have taken a festive diversion from my normal blog posts to feature my sister's fantastically morbid, and yet completely guilt free, Halloween coffin cake.

My Top Three London Pub Alternatives

Kerry Hudson | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

So, for the serious ones on the wagon, pregnant women, and people like me who shouldn't drink on medication, here are my top three non boozy alternatives to a good night out. Girly as these suggestions are, I have tried them to success out on men.

I Shot A Pilot...TV Show

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

It's about owning your own destiny and DIY - doing-it-yourself.

Book Review: 'Meg Rivers Home Baking'

V.C. Linde | Posted 23.09.2012 | Home
V.C. Linde

Meg Rivers Home Baking is an excellent baking cookbook for beginners all the way up.

Would You Spend £600 On A Cupcake?

Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

The world’s most expensive cupcake has been unveiled in a Dubai cake store – but does anyone love dessert enough to part with more than £600 for ...

The One With The Cake and the Celebrity Crush

Georgy Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK
Georgy Jamieson

It's been a little while since I did a foodie blog and as today I've been somewhat of a domestic goddess I thought I'd put that right. Today I made a...