I've been baking for several years now, and it was only recently that I moved out of my home kitchen to run my cake making business in a professional commercial space. When the big move was happening, I realised just how much stuff I had accumulated - and figured it would be useful to share with you what I consider to be my 'essential survival kit' for baking, and some of the helpful, affordable accessories that I use to produce my baked goods.
There are lots of gadgets and widgets out there which are marketed as 'essential' but with some creativity and natural ability, you don't NEED a lot of it. This guide is mainly taken from my 'home baking' experience, as I can tell you, working in a commercial kitchen is another world!
So if you're looking to start baking goodies at home or already a keen baker, this is the starting place for you - and just in time for Christmas so if you're missing anything, you could always ask Santa :) Continue reading
Last Christmas I hadn't yet started running my own business and LittleMissCakeMaker.com was simply my hobby blog about baking. As part of this journey I discovered that cakes are definitely my area of expertise and pastry is not so much (hence the name). But of course, you can't celebrate Christmas without Mince Pies, right? Wrong! Mince Pie Cupcakes were born, out of the ashes of my pathetic pastry crumbs. Continue reading
I certainly did that last weekend - Chippenham Sci-Fi Day happened and it was more amazing than I'd even anticipated! The event had been in my diary for a long while, back when I'd only just set up my online shop and started my cake business full time towards the end of February. The year has flown by since then, I'm still in disbelief that it's November already!
I'm a proper sci-fi geek in general and have attended sci-fi conventions in the past as a fan/general public before but never as a trader. So of course, I set up my stand at Chippenham Sci-Fi and sold my cakey goods dressed as the Tardis. Continue reading
I've been meaning to invite a guest blogger to have a slot on here for a while now, and you couldn't get any better than Swindon's very own blogger Born Again Swindonian (AKA Angela Atkinson). With my new 'Bake at Home' kits I thought it only right to have a lovely customer tell you their experience of them, and give everyone an honest review, so that's what Angela has done - it's a bit delayed but here's her Easter Baking kit blog post for you all! Continue reading