Caking and Baking

The Perfect Pumpkin-Less Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes

Perfect Pumpkin Spiced Cupcakes Recipe Did you know there’s no pumpkin in pumpkin spice?? Well did you? I didn’t! For a few years now people have been excited about it …

It’s National Cupcake Week

It’s National Cupcake Week! So what is the difference between a cupcake and a fairy cake? If you hadn’t realised from all the hashtags across social media 18th to the …

Royal Wedding Fever

Royal Wedding Fever Unusual Flavours And Rustic Finish Handsome Prince Harry and the beautiful Meghan Markel marry on the 19th of May 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited! The …

How Much Does A Cake Cost?

How Much Does A Cake Cost? Why does it cost so much for a bespoke cake? Each day people call or come into the shop to order their cakes for …

**EXCITING NEWS**

💝💝Finally I can share my news!!! 💝💝 I am so very excited to announce that I am moving Caking and Baking into its own little shop! The lovely Jenny at Sweet As is …

How To Make Easy Christmas Treats

How to make easy Christmas treats. The cheats way to avoid writing cards to the entire class. Christmas is fast approaching and No.4 is bringing home Christmas cards every day …

Baking with kids

Get Baking with Your Kids Baking at home is always so much fun, especially when you’re sharing it with your children. It’s a great time to get messy, get creative …

How to get the most out of my cake?

You probably spent a while deciding which cake you would like? Which cake would put the biggest smile on everyones faces. So with just a few simple tips you can …

Wedding planning? You must see our guide.

Five Top Tips for Planning Your Wedding HOW MANY WEEKS DO YOU HAVE TO GO UNTIL YOUR BIG DAY? Hopefully the preparations are well under way and you have enough …

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies Recipe Inset Day? Smashed It #winning So today is Inset Day (or insect day as my 6yr old calls it!) which means my little cupcake is spending the …

Let us help you make this Christmas extra special

  Staying in our going out this festive season we’ve got it covered! Come along to Binswood Hall on Tuesday 28th November from 6-8pm to sample a festive feast. Canapés …

The Trauma Of Children’s Birthday Parties

The Trauma of children’s birthday parties. Eat The Damn Cake! Last weekend was No.4s (the youngest of C&Bs offspring) 6th birthday party. We booked the soft play gym within plenty of …

Guilt free chocolate!

This week it is national chocolate week, what better time to have a treat?!   We have 2 special offers this week so you can make the most of this …

You Don’t Need To Sacrifice Taste For Healthier Eating

You Don’t need to sacrifice taste for healthier eating Low calorie and dairy free treats that taste as good as they look In my last blog I said that you …

Eating Cake Can Aid Weight Loss

Eating Cake Can Aid Weight Loss Can eating cake really help you achieve your perfect size? I know it sounds strange & I know you’re thinking I’ve lost the plot …

Cake For Breakfast

Cake for Breakfast? The perfect way to start to your day… and a way to waste less. We’ve all done it. You buy a bunch of bananas, eat a couple …

Cooking Is A Skill I Have, Baking Is A Science I Know

I spend my life in the kitchen, whether I’m creating my next fabulous bake or trying something new to feed my 4 fussy kids its often a lot of fun …

Sip ‘n’ See vs Baby Shower

Baby showers have been around for a while now and they are a lovely way to make a fuss of a mum to be and literally ‘shower’ her with gifts …

It’s just cake, said no caker ever!

I was chatting to a bride to be about her wedding cake a couple of months ago and it turned out I was unavailable to make her cake, she wasn’t …

You have to have this cake in your life!

THE cake that everyone is talking about!   2017 is the year of the drip cake.   This beaut of a cake started in Australia a year or so back …

I love you xx

Valentines day is a great time to celebrate with your partner or just go out with friends, with plenty of different gifts and romantic days out valentines day is enjoyed …

Man I’m fed up…

Cake, 99.9% of people love cake and a cake is a cake right? No No No! This gets my goat. As with most things in life there are varying quality …

Say I love you with cake

Say I Love You with Cake Valentines is almost upon us once more, and what better way to say ‘I love you’ than with cake? We will have some great …

Top Secret Places In The UK Foodies Must Go!

Fed up of this winter and need a mini break? We have been dreaming of these places… As a foodie I love going to different places and exploring quirky cafes …

Sustainability and chocolate.

The ingredients we use in our cakes and treats has always been very important to us. Free range eggs from Stratford and Callebaut chocolate. I have worked with Callebaut since …

Blueberry cheesecake

Want something a little different on the dessert table this Christmas? Then try our blueberry cheesecake 🙂 Like what you see? Then join our cake club for free to get …

Ho Ho Ho! Let us help you de stress this Christmas!

Christmas, it’s so stressful, right? No! Let us help you this year. There are a few ways we can help- Desserts– for that pre christmas get together/ Christmas lunch/ Boxing …

The world of a vegan, plus 2 great recipes.

With veganism becoming more and more popular people are developing recipes to make some amazing things, we find this really exciting at Sweet As and love to experiment with different …

Popcorn, ooooo yes!

We met this awesome Popcorn company recently, Cousins Laura and Sam make gourmet popcorn from their base in London. They have 3 flavours- Salted caramel, Rich chocolate and Pecan pie. …

My Top baking tips

Top Five Baking Tips   We pride ourselves on creating only the finest and most delicious cakes and baked goods, using only the best ingredients. All of our cakes have …

What a mess- but what fun! Baking with the kids- yes or no?

Three Reasons Why you Should Bake with your Children   Do you ever allow your kids into the kitchen when you’re baking a cake? If the answer is no, why …

So, I Won An Award…

Last week I won The Women Who… Entrepreneur award at Coombe Abbey. This came completely out of the blue, the standard of entrants was so high. I was so chuffed …

Cake toppers are a great way to add a lovely modern keepsake to your cake.

Cake topper are all the range at the moment- and having a cake topper personalised means it’s also a great keepsake. We came across Miss Cake and love her work! …

Wedding venues you have to see!

Wedding Venues You Have to See So, hands up who received an extra special present this Christmas? The festive period is notorious for marriage proposals, with many partners popping something …

Ten ways to treat your Mum (and a yummy recipe)

Ten Ways to Spoil Your Mother “A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for …

Question-What do you get the Mum who has everything?

Answer- An unforgettable experience with you! Saturday 5th March treat your mum to a couple of hours of fun with us at Oken’s Kitchen. We have 2 hands on activities …

Wedding planning? You must see our guide.