• a savoury gingerbread house

    Do you fancy trying a savoury gingerbread house?

    Have you overindulged at Easter? Chomped on a few too many chocolate eggs perhaps?! If so, maybe it’s time to dial back on the sugar and try your hand at a savoury gingerbread house instead. Full disclosure, I’ve not actually made one yet but I can certainly see the merits in doing so because as …

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  • Five things to do with gingerbread this Easter

    Gingerbread is traditionally associated with Christmas but there is literally no good reason not to enjoy it all year round. And Easter gingerbread is definitely a thing (at least I and several other bakeries have decided it is!) Instead of the traditional festive reds and greens, think chocolate-covered confections adorned with lots of pastel pinks, …

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  • Amaretti Biscuits with bottle of Amaretto in the background

    Amaretti Biscuits Recipe

    I love Amaretti biscuits like nothing else, which is strange as I am not a fan of marzipan at all even though these have a vaguely similar taste and texture. However, these biscuits are just to die for and I defy you to only eat one once you make them. They’re lovely soft bits with …

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  • Best Vegan Sweets for your Vegan Gingerbread House

    Decorating a vegan gingerbread house at Christmas is, for me, one of the loveliest things I get to do with my kids and finding the best vegan sweets for it isn’t as hard as you think. With ever-growing numbers of people turning vegan, there is a dazzling array of tasty treats that contain no animal …

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  • The hand-made eatable gingerbread houses and New Year Tree with snow decoration

    Why Thanking Your Clients With Gingerbread Houses Could Be The Best Thing You Ever Do

    Business is great and you’ve got more customers than you can shake a stick at but anyone who’s ever run a company knows it can change in a heartbeat. So how do you keep them happy and your bottom line healthy?Customers really are your best asset along with your staff. And customer appreciation can go …

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  • The Best Gingerbread Icing for Gluing your House Together

    Choosing the best gingerbread icing for your house You’ve spent hours choosing your sweets, piping amazing swirls and adding just the right amount of sprinkles to your house. You finally stick it together and step back to marvel at your masterpiece. But then disaster strikes. The roof starts sliding, the walls cave in and in …

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  • The History of Gingerbread

    Gingerbread is enjoyed around the world by millions who love nothing more than building the traditional house for Christmas. No other sweet encapsulates the holiday season more than gingerbread with its distinctive taste and heady, spiced aroma. And the anticipation of sticking dozens of sweets on a house, making it the centrepiece of the festive …

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  • Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Cake Recipe

    This dark chocolate and raspberry cake is one of my absolute favourite cake recipes and it’s pretty popular with clients too. Chocolate can be really rich on its own and I like using raspberry to offer some freshness to the flavour. This dark chocolate and raspberry cake recipe provides the perfect balance between the two. …

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  • Two children having fun in the kitchen

    Six reasons why kids’ cake decorating is a great idea

    I recently taught my daughter’s class (all 30 of them) to decorate cupcakes as an end of term treat. It wasn’t the heart attack-inducing experience I thought it would be and I am constantly amazed at how engaged and creative the children become when they’re given something they like. Even the two naughtiest boys in …

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