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21 March 2024

Why Do We Celebrate Birthdays and Enjoy Birthday Cake with Candles?

Ah, the joy of birthdays! From the moment we wake up to the last flicker of candlelight, it's a day filled with excitement, laughter, and of course, cake! But have you ever stopped to wonder why we celebrate birthdays with a cake adorned with candles? Let's dive into the delicious history and traditions behind this cherished ritual.

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09 November 2023

Black Friday Bliss: Indulge in CakesandBakes London's Irresistible Deals on Cakes

black friday deals from CakesandBakes London

Black Friday bliss deals is not just another shopping day; it's a celebration of savings, a time when shoppers eagerly await unbeatable deals and discounts.

While electronics and fashion often steal the spotlight, this year, CakesandBakes London is turning the tables by offering an irresistible array of deals on cakes that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Welcome to a world where Black Friday bliss meets delectable indulgence.

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09 November 2023

From Diwali Christmas Treats To New Year Delights: CakesandBakes London Has It All

Festive Special Diwali Christmas Treats from CakesandBakes London

Lets jump into the blog themed: Diwali Christmas Treats. London is a city that loves to celebrate, and when it comes to festive seasons like Diwali and Christmas, the spirit of joy and togetherness fills the air.

These occasions are marked by gatherings, gifts, and, of course, indulgent treats. It's a time when sweet cravings are at their peak, and CakesandBakes London is here to ensure your festive season is filled with delightful moments.

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13 October 2023

Why This Eggless Cake Shop in London is a Must-Visit for Every Dessert Fanatic !

Why This Eggless Cake Shop in London is a Must-Visit for Every Dessert Fanatic!

London's culinary landscape is a treasure trove of delectable delights, and if you're a dessert fanatic with an appetite for exquisite cakes, you're in for a treat.

Here in this blog, we're going to introduce you to a hidden gem among the city's dessert destinations - the renowned eggless cake shop (Cakes and Bakes) that's capturing hearts and tantalizing taste buds across London.

With a focus on creating eggless masterpieces that cater to both vegans and those with dietary restrictions.

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26 April 2023

How to make buttercream frosting for cakes less sweet?

buttercream

Buttercream frosting is a classic choice for cakes and cupcakes, but sometimes it can be too sweet for some people's tastes. If you're looking for ways to make your buttercream frosting less sweet, there are several tricks you can try that won't sacrifice flavour or texture. In this blog post, we'll go over some tips and tricks for making buttercream frosting less sweet so that you can enjoy your cake to the fullest.

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29 March 2023

How to Ice a Cake If You Don't Like Buttercream

The process of icing a cake is essential because it gives your cake an additional layer of texture, flavour, and appeal. Our bakers from their experience know that unfortunately, not everyone like buttercream icing. Some people don't enjoy the flavour or think it to be overly sweet or thick. Fortunately, you may ice your cake with a variety of alternatives to buttercream frosting. Our skilled bakers will share five frosting possibilities that are simple to prepare and scrumptious to consume and will be discussed in this blog piece. Here are some of them:

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29 March 2023

How To Store Your Cakes: expert tips from Cakes & Bakes

beautiful birthday cake

Whether you've baked your cakes from scratch or picked them up from a bakery, proper storage is important to maintaining their freshness and flavour. Here are some expert tips from our bakers to help you store your cakes and keep them tasting great:

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25 October 2022

The History Of Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

Even if you are not a baking aficionado, you must have heard of Red Velvet Cake before. With a decidedly southern American heritage, deep crimson colour and luscious creamy frosting, this dessert with a mysterious name is a real enigma. Is it 100% American? Is it Dutch? Is it English?

And where does it get its famous distinctive bright red colour? Food colouring, beets or a chemical reaction? Cake enthusiasts around the world have been pondering the same age-old mysteries about the Red Velvet Cake, including what exactly it is and how it becomes so red.

We at Cakes & Bakes have heard the widespread screams of perplexity regarding this elusive cake and are eager to shed some light on the situation!

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25 October 2022

The history of cookies

cookies

It is very unlikely that you have never heard of or ever had a cookie, but we will explain what they are just in case!

Cookies are a type of baked or cooked snack or dessert that are typically thin, tiny, and sweet. In most cases, it consists of flour, sugar, an egg, and either butter, oil, or another sort of fat. They often contain additional ingredients such as chocolate chips, sprinkles, caramel chunks, nuts, raisins, oats, and more.

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25 October 2022

How to make extra black buttercream for your Halloween cake?

buttercream

October, or Halloween season as we like to call it, is probably the month during which black buttercream is made the most. Indeed it is probably the easiest way to turn a simple cake or cupcake into a creepy but delicious dessert. But if you have experimented with black buttercream before, you might know that it can be difficult to create a truly black buttercream that does not stain your entire mouth and soul. In order to help you reach spooky buttercream perfection, we have put together a little blacker-than-black buttercream guide. So if that sounds like something you would be interested in, keep reading!

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25 October 2022

How to include fruits in your baking

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There are many reasons why adding more fruits to one’s diet can be difficult. You might be busy, have fussy eaters at home, or have run out of ideas. But have you ever thought of including fruits in your homemade baked goods?

From cookies and cupcakes to cakes and brownies, it is easy to add a few fruits to your recipes! The benefits will come from added colour, increased moisture, improved taste and the addition of natural sweetness. You may also breathe new life into time-tested favourites by adding various fruits to your homemade baked goods.

There is always a demand for freshly made pastries, bread, and snacks, making baking a year-round skill. Additionally, much as savoury chefs stay in touch with the seasons, preparing food based on the available fruits and other

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25 October 2022

A guide to icing

icing

If you are not well acquainted with the work of baking, you might feel lost when asked about what icing you want on your next birthday cake. Can you tell the difference between buttercream, fondant and cream cheese frosting? Yes? Well, do not worry, we are here to help! We will help you understand the difference between all these different icings and which one to pick for your next treat.

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25 October 2022

5 essential baking tools

baking tools

Do you enjoy baking but also feel like it should be simpler? We believe that truly good baking comes down to practice and good equipment. While the actual baking is mostly up to you, using good-quality tools can make a huge difference in the process and outcome. When it comes to creating our cakes, we only use high-quality kitchen equipment. Investing in the right bakeware and utensils will make baking easier but will also contribute to making your cakes taste better and look nicer. In this article, we have compiled the most important baking tools for any baking lover!

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25 October 2022

4 cakes you need to try before you die

try 4 cakes

At Cakes & Bakes, we always have room for dessert. We love to try new treats and sweet things. And it seems like there are fresh cakes to try every day and everywhere you go. Sadly, there is not enough time to try everything. This is why we have put together a small list of cakes you absolutely need to try before you die. Get ready for a festival of flavours!

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25 October 2022

How to give a spooky edge to your desserts this Halloween

Halloween

The temperatures are falling, leaves have turned orange and a spooky aura is now filling the streets. Halloween is upon us! What better way to celebrate than incorporating the spirit of Halloween all the way into your dessert plate? In this article, you will find a few ideas for how to give a spooky edge to your desserts and sweet treats.

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