Cakes

  • 1 Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake slice sells for £825
    A slice of Princess, Diana of Wales' and Prince Charles' 33-year-old wedding cake was sold in an auction on Thursday evening for the grand sum of $1,375 (approximately £825).The sold...

  • 2 Best of British: top UK baking locations
    Foodies all over the nation are delighted at the return of the Great British Bake Off, now gracing our screens every Wednesday evening on BBC1. In celebration –and to recognise...

  • 3 The best celebrity birthday cakes
    From Angelina Jolie's Maleficent themed birthday cake to Pharrell Williams' culinary hamburger-shaped masterpiece, celebrities have certainly celebrated their special days in style. HELLO! Online takes a look at some of...

  • 4 Swiss rolls and cherry cakes: take the Bake Off challenge at home
    Almost eight million viewers tuned in to The Great British Bake Off on Wednesday evening to watch twelve hopefuls tackle their first ever baking signature challenge.Things got hot in the...

  • 5 Home made cherry and almond cake recipe
    IngredientsServes 8 100g Butter 175g Caster Sugar 2tsp Almond Essence 3 Eggs – beaten 75g Flaked Almonds 1 Lemon – Grated Rind 100g Plain Flour 100g Self-raising Flour 200g Cocktail...

  • 6 Gluten free cherry bakewell cake recipe
    Serves: 8-12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Baking time: 30 minutesEquipmentx2 Pyrex Asimetria cake pans (20cm)Non-stick baking parchment Spatula Palette knife Sieve Pyrex 1 litre mixing bowl Electric hand whisk or...

  • 7 Pomegranate, elderflower and strawberry mascarpone layer cake recipe
    Makes 10 slicesPreparation time: 1 hourCooking time: 30 minutesIngredients225g softened butter 225g golden caster sugar 4 large free range eggs, lightly beaten 225g self-raising flour 2 tsps baking powder 150g...

  • 8 Great British Bake Off: 10 cake recipes
    As baker hopefuls on-screen get ready to make cakes on the first episode of the fifth series of Great British Bake Off, HELLO! Online has leafed through the sweetest cookbooks...

  • 9 GBBO finalist Kimberley Wilson's orange and rose exploding cake recipe
    Serves: 16 Preparation time: 1 hour and 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredientsOrange sponge:225g self-raising flour 225g unsalted butter, very soft225g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 1tsp of Dr...

  • 10 'I'm the go-to person for weird cakes!': Baker Lily Vanilli talks creating bespoke cakes
    Baker Lily Vanilli has created bespoke cakes for some of the biggest names in the industry, from Elton John at his White Tie & Tiara Ball, to Sadie Frost and...

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    Katy Perry goes cake crazy in Birthday lyric video

    Katy Perry has released her new lyric video and it’s a foodie’s heaven.Titled Birthday, the track features numerous varieties of cakes and sweets.SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Katy Perry in her...

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    Fairtrade Fortnight: 6 chocolate and banana recipes

    To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, we have 6 dreamy desserts with chocolate and the nation's favourite fruit, bananas. Feel good and have an excuse to make dessert by knowing you're doing...

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    Heart's desire cake

    IngredientsFor the heart cakeDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray125g (4 ½ oz) baking margarine, softened125g (4 ½ oz) caster sugar2 medium eggs200g (7oz) plain flour10ml (2 tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking PowderDr...

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    Best of: Valentine's Day cakes

    Say I love you with our top pick of cakes, cupcakes, biscuits and chocolates this Valentine's Day. We've been all around London at the capital's best bakeries – The Hummingbird...

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    Heart-shaped chocolate Valentine's cake

    Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 60 minutesServes: 2IngredientsCake100g butter, softened100g caster sugar4 medium happy eggs80g self raising flour30g cocoa powderIcing50g butter50g 72% cooking Chocolate20g cocoa powder250g icing SugarMethodCake Mix the...

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    Strawberry and champagne cupcakes

    Ingredients225g unsalted butter, softened225g caster sugarA pinch of saltSeeds of 1 vanilla pod or 1 tbsp vanilla extract4 medium eggs225g self-raising flour60ml Champagne syrupAbout 250g Peggy’s Strawberry & Champagne Jam...

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    Top ten Christmas cake recipes

    Get the oven gloves out and the cake tin ready because we have top ten Christmas cake recipes that will get your baking shoes on – see the photo gallery...

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    Bake with your favourite sweets and chocolate bars

    Baking is double the fun when you add your favourite sweets and chocolate bars into the mix.HELLO! Online has compiled a selection of the best recipes which incorporate sweet snacks...

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    Farmyard cupcakes

    Makes 12 cupcakesYou will need pink and white casesIngredients125g self-raising flour125g caster sugar125g soft unsalted butter2 large eggs½ teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons milkFor the buttercream125g softened butter250g icing sugar1/2 tsp...

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    Crunchy chocolate sweetie nests

    Cute little nests filled with sweet treat chocolate beans for the prettiest of party food – they will disappear as fast as they are made!Makes: 14-16Preparation time: 20 minutes +...