250g sugar, four eggs, and a handful of life admin? How to start a baking side hustle

The word side hustle has been bandied-around a lot recently, but it does what it says on the tin and for me baking – be it wedding, birthday or baby shower cakes – helps to support and top up my income as a freelance journalist. I’ve been officially freelancing since October and it’s given me the flexibility to bake during the week, whereas before I … Continue reading 250g sugar, four eggs, and a handful of life admin? How to start a baking side hustle

Liz & Ed’s Semi-Naked Wedding Cake

Being asked to bake a cake is always an honour, especially when it’s by one of your friends for an occasion such as a wedding. It’s also something I still don’t really believe is happening, given that until a few years ago I’d only really made cakes at home when people came to visit and only dreamt of starting up a small business and selling … Continue reading Liz & Ed’s Semi-Naked Wedding Cake

Super-Charged Energy Bars

When it comes to breakfast bars, I’m of the belief that whatever you eat should give you enough energy to last until at least the 11am snack break, if not beyond. These breakfast bars will do this and are designed to give you an instant sugar hit (don’t opt for these if you’re looking for something low-fat) combined with a long-lasting energy boost. The ingredients … Continue reading Super-Charged Energy Bars

‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

  Mary Berry says lemon drizzle is her favourite cake, ‘clean eating’ is not on her list, she was right over ‘ragu-gate’ , and the company you’re with is far more important than the food you’re eating. I went to see her talk about her latest book, Mary Berry Everyday, being interviewed by the Times food editor, Tony Turnbull.   The success of the Bake … Continue reading ‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

As I’ve said several million times before, peanut butter is one of my all time favourite things in life and I could happily eat it straight out of the pot with no remorse. Here I’ve combined it with another love of mine, banana cake, to create a sweet, sticky delicious combination loaf cake. The two flavours are a match made in heaven and while it’s delicious … Continue reading Banana And Peanut Butter Cake

Peanut Butter And White Chocolate Flapjacks

There’s something rather beautiful about sticky, gooey golden brown flapjacks. At any time of the day they’re the perfect sugar boost and as they’re made from porridge oats they must be healthy…right? Here I’ve knocked the classic aside slightly and thrown caution and calories to the wind with the addition of white chocolate and crunchy peanut butter. They’re easy to make and the entire thing … Continue reading Peanut Butter And White Chocolate Flapjacks