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  • Roll out in style with Embossed Rolling Pins 10-03-17

    The humble rolling pin has received a makeover and it’s all thanks to these embossed rolling pins!

  • 5 Spring Bakes You Need To Try! 28-02-17

    Finally, spring is here! To celebrate the start of warmer days, we’ve put together a few of our favourite springtime bakes to help give you a spring in your step.

  • #NationalMuffinDay - 20th February 17-02-17

    Muffins are a delicious treat, here are some of our favourite recipes for you to try. What's your favourite?

  • Our 2017 baking predictions! 24-01-17

    This year itsabakingthing.com are going to peep in to our crystal ball and take a look at what we think might prove popular in 2017, how well will we do?

  • National Peanut Butter Day - Here are some of our favourite peanut baking ideas! 23-01-17

    It’s National Peanut Butter day on 24th January and to celebrate we’ve had a look at some delicious peanut ideas you could bake at home, which is your favourite?

  • Macphie Reduced Sugar Range 18-01-17

    Macphie have recently launched their new range of reduced sugar cake mixes and frostings. Here is a handy infographic why reduced sugar is becoming so popular.

  • Top tips for decorating Gingerbread Houses this Christmas! 9-12-16

  • Here are some of our favourite peanut baking ideas! 7-09-16

    It’s National Peanut day on 13th September and to celebrate we’ve had a look at some delicious peanut ideas you could bake at home, which is your favourite?

  • How to make your rainbow cake the best one yet! 24-06-16

    To celebrate Pride, we've found amazing ways you can make your rainbow cake even better, from vibrant rainbow toppers to a sophisticated rainbow Bundt cake alternative! Try these tips and recipes for a beautifully bright rainbow bake!

  • 7 modern twists on the best classic pastry recipes 14-06-16

    Your pastry favourites have just been reinvented! Why not try your hand at baking these modern twists on 7 classic pastry recipes?

  • How to make the ultimate afternoon tea 8-06-16

    One of our favourite British traditions, indulging yourself with a luxurious afternoon tea has to be one of the highlights of summer! Here's our guide to making the perfect homemade afternoon tea.

  • 7 top tips for making the best scones! 7-06-16

    Want to make your baking skills even better? Here are out top 7 tips for making the best scones, from brightly-coloured delights to square scones!

  • Six essential summer baking ideas 1-06-16

    Is it just us, or is summer finally here? We've got six sensational summer baking ideas for you to try this year, making the most of all the refreshing seasonal flavours.

  • 5 top tips for starting a baking business 6-04-16

    Looking to start up your own baking business? Here are a few tips on how you can get started.

  • 20 Frosting Techniques Revisited: Which piping nozzles do you need? 5-04-16

    To celebrate National Cupcake Week, we challenged expert home baker, Rachael Heatley, to come up with 20 creative frosting techniques that we could showcase in this two minute video. But what we didn’t tell you was which nozzles she was using to create these amazing designs – and we’ve since been inundated with requests from our keen baking community requesting more information.

  • How to start your own successful baking blog 23-03-16

    Want to share your recipes and baking expertise with a wider audience? Here’s how to start your own successful baking blog.

  • How to make your own Easter egg 18-03-16

    Fancy making your own Easter eggs this year? Follow our step by step guide and whip up a few fabulous Easter eggs for your family and friends.

  • The science behind our favourite baking hacks 14-03-16

    With British Science Week fully underway, we’re taking a look at the science behind some of our favourite baking hacks to find out how they actually work.

  • Create your own sweet and savoury shortcrust pastry 8-03-16

    As a nation of bakers, we are famously known for our creation of great pies, sweet or savoury. There’s often talk of how difficult it is to master the perfect pastry, but don’t let this put you off because we’ve got a fool proof shortcrust pastry recipe that will impress every time and we couldn’t think of a better time to pay homage to this deliciously moreish buttery pastry than British Pie Week.

  • 5 top tips for perfecting puff pastry 7-03-16

    To kick off British Pie Week, we’re sharing our top tips on how to rustle up one of the nation’s favourite pie crusts, puff pastry.

  • Does your mum bake the best cakes? 26-02-16

    We’ve decided to run a Mother’s Day competition to honour the special ladies in our lives and give one winner 50% off their next order at It’s a Baking Thing!

  • Mouthwatering Macarons 15-02-16

    The 16th of February marks National Almond Day and we can't get enough of macarons, so we've put together some mouthwatering flavour inspiration!

  • Four fancy finishes with chocolate 10-02-16

    Valentine’s Day means one thing and that’s chocolate. That’s why we at It’s a Baking Thing want to share with you four ways you can add some finesse to your bakes with these impressive chocolate techniques.

  • Crowning our #mixoftheday winners! 9-02-16

    For the last 6 days, we’ve been running our #mixoftheday competition asking you to share your pics with us for the chance to win a mix from our new BAKO Select range!

  • With a twist: Winter pie crusts three ways 22-01-16

    Winter pies aren’t just about hearty fillings and seasonal fruits. Livening up your pie crusts is one of the best ways to set your pies a notch above the rest.

  • The need-to-know baking predictions for 2016 16-12-15

    In 2015 we went nuts for coconut substitutions, mad for marshmallows and super fluffy cloud frosting, but the team at itsabakingthing.com have been investigating what delicious trends we can expect to be seeing in 2016.

  • Top tools for Christmas baking with kids 9-12-15

    Baking with little ones can be lots of fun but also very messy! To keep your kitchen under control, here are our top tools for baking with the kids this Christmas.

  • The Ultimate Bakers’ Christmas Wish List 3-12-15

    Looking for the perfect gift for a baking-mad friend but don’t know where to start? Fear not. We at itsabakingthing.com have compiled some of the best appliances and cookware for bakers from around our site, so that you can’t go wrong in picking the perfect gift.

  • How to use lustre dust and glitter in your baking 24-11-15

    When it comes to giving your cakes that extra bit of sparkle, there are so many ways you can help them to shine. One of our favourite tricks to add a touch of glamour involves lustre dust. Sprinkled, painted or dusted on a bake, these tiny specs of glitter can add the perfect finishing touch to your creation.

  • Surprise your guests this Christmas: How to bake a cake in an orange 24-11-15

    Getting tired of the same old Christmas pudding every year? Why not try something a bit different this December with this innovative twist on a chocolate orange!

  • #BakingChat with Becky aka @BecksBake 19-11-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • How to pipe striped cupcake frosting 18-11-15

    Haven't yet mastered the striped frosting technique? Use our step-by-step guide to perfect your piping skills and impress with your cupcakes!

  • How to pipe dual-tone cupcake frosting 18-11-15

    Fancy jazzing up your cupcakes by using a dual-tone frosting technique? Use our step-by-step guide to recreate this impressive icing style at home!

  • #BakingChat with Jane aka @janespatisserie at Jane’s Patisserie 20-10-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • #BakingChat with Tracy aka @TheLittlePK at The Little Pink Kitchen 8-10-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • Baking photography and styling tips from some of our favourite foodie bloggers 25-09-15

    Your cakes could be the most beautiful creations in the country but, if your photography skills are not up to scratch, you may not gain the online attention your baking skills deserve. If you’ve gone to great lengths to create bakes that look amazing, then it’s worth ensuring your camera skills are doing them justice. Here are a few tips for bakers looking to brush up their photography abilities to show their cakes at their best.

  • A cupcake for every day of the week! 9-09-15

    As National Cupcake Week heads into its 7th year, the team at itsabakingthing.com have decided to provide some cupcake inspiration so that you can enjoy a different cupcake flavour every day!

  • How to perfect your Baked Alaska 3-09-15

    Whether it’s your first attempt or your hundredth (don’t worry, you’re not the only one), here are our secrets to perfecting your Baked Alaska.

  • Our favourite Paul Hollywood Bake Off recipes 28-08-15

    The team at itsabakingthing.com decided to share some of our favourite Hollywood recipes, from perfect pastries to show stopping desserts.

  • Highlights from Bakewell Baking Festival 17-08-15

    This weekend the team headed down to Bakewell Baking Festival as headline sponsors with our giant bowl and whisk and lots of 'Bundles' to tempt the festival goers with.

  • 5 secret steps to avoid soggy bottoms! 17-08-15

    With a few simple steps you can be sure to achieve a crisp, even pastry base every time – no matter what your filling!

  • Our favourite Mary Berry Bake Off recipes 17-08-15

    Following Mary’s mission to “Get everyone baking”, the team at itsabakingthing.com have decided to share with you our favourite Berry recipes to get you in the kitchen.

  • #BakingChat with Angela aka @cherubpaddock at Patisserie Makes Perfect 10-08-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • Twitter’s top cake decorations 31-07-15

    First and foremost, baking should be about mastering techniques and creating mouth-watering flavours, but we are known to often take the first bite with our eyes. There’s nothing quite like turning a cake or bake into a piece of edible art and we’re constantly impressed by our Twitter communities ability to do just that!

  • Infographic: Sizing up your cake! 23-07-15

    Know how many mouths your cake will feed with the Itsabaking.com's guide to cake size and servings.

  • 10 of the best baking tips we’ve heard! 21-07-15

  • #BakingChat with Philip Friend aka @BakingFanatic1 16-07-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today. This week’s baker featuring in our #BakingChat is Philip, otherwise known as the @BakingFanatic.

  • Kids in the kitchen: school holiday baking inspiration 13-07-15

    Need a way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays? Get them in the kitchen! Baking is the perfect way to keep your children busy during the Summer holidays and they'll learn valuable skills like mixing, measuring and timing along the way.

  • Bake de France 3-07-15

  • New bakes please – Baking inspiration for Wimbledon 1-07-15

    All attention turns to Centre Court this summer with the start of Wimbledon. Tennis is popular viewing for our homebakers; the perfect sport to watch while you're waiting for a bake to set. So, this July celebrate your love for the game with these Wimbledon-inspired bakes.

  • Bakers we need you! 25-06-15

    What better way to find out how we can make itsabakingthing.com even better than to ask all you baking buffs out there?

  • 10 must-follow baking blogs from around the web 16-06-15

    Although Britain has always been a nation of bakers, in the past few years, we have become a nation obsessed. Whether we’re whisking, kneading, spicing or piping – it seems we can’t get enough. And all this inspiration-seeking has made way for millions of brilliant baking bloggers popping up all over the internet.

  • #BakingChat with Gavan aka @MrMomUK 4-06-15

    This week’s baker featuring in our #BakingChat is Gavan, otherwise known as @MrMomUK.

  • Infographic: Ways to make your cupcake stand out 3-06-15

    Looking to give your cupcakes the wow factor? Here are six ways to make your cupcakes stand out.

  • Are you a true baking buff? 2-06-15

    Consider yourself a professional with a piping bag or the master of modelling paste? Think you could give Mary Berry a run for her money or challenge Paul Hollywood's pies?

  • #BakingChat with Joyce aka @foxtonm! 12-05-15

    Every few weeks, we love to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We’ll chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today. This week’s baker featuring in our #BakingChat is Joyce, otherwise known as @foxtonm.

  • Top Buttercream flavours from Sugar and Crumbs 8-05-15

  • Baking inspiration: 6 of the most creative cupcake designs 28-04-15

    A staple part of any 21st century baker’s repertoire, the humble cupcake has been propelled to fame in recent years. Internet scrapbook sites like Pinterest and Instagram provide the perfect platform for sharing more weird and wonderful designs. And though some foodies have predicted that the end of the cupcake’s reign is nigh – we think otherwise.

  • Baking ideas for perfect picnics 23-04-15

    To celebrate National Picnic day, we’ve been thinking about all the tasty food that could enjoyed whilst dining al fresco! It doesn’t have to be all about the sandwiches and sausage rolls; we’ve found some delicious baked treats that can be packed into a picnic and enjoyed in the sun.

  • Tips and Tricks: Piping techniques 17-04-15

    This month, we’re showing you how to create four quick and easy piping techniques to make your cupcakes stand out from the rest. For those bakers that are constantly recreating the same designs over and over again, why not try one of our simple piping techniques to reinvent your cupcake?

  • The need-to-know baking trends of 2015 10-04-15

    Every year the baking world is hit with lots of new flavours and exciting new trends, so it’s important you keep your bakes up to date with the latest craze. For some of you, it may just mean the reinvention of a classic or it may mean a completely new creation.

  • #BakingChat with The Baking Nanna! 9-04-15

    Every few weeks, we are going to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We’ll chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • #BakingChat with Mr Baker’s Cakes! 1-04-15

    Every few weeks, we are going to have a good old natter with an expert home baker from our online community. We’ll chat about all things baking and discover how they got to where they are today.

  • How to decorate a wedding cake: 2015 trends 26-03-15

    While some couples may have written a list as long as their arm of the things they want you to include, others may prefer to leave the design to the expert: you. If you’re unsure where to start, here are a few of this season’s popular wedding cake styles to give you some inspiration.

  • Handy Baking Conversions 18-03-15

    To make sure your bakes are always as perfect as possible, we’ve cooked up this handy measurement guide for you to print out and keep.

  • Tips and tricks: Create your own quick and simple piping bag! 18-03-15

    For those bakers that are constantly having to buy new piping bags or alternative sizes, it couldn’t be simpler than these seven steps to create your own!

  • Top 13 baking secrets that you need to know! 18-03-15

    We wanted to share some of our top baking secrets with you, that’ll help get you out of any sticky situation and make your bake stand out from the rest.

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