Bakehouse Blog

90th birthday cake for a very special lady

14th October 2014
  Last week I had the honour of making a very special birthday cake for a very special lady- my Gran! She turned 90 this weekend. 90!! Imagine what amazing things she has seen in the last 90 years! It’s not often I get free reign on a

Witch Modelling Class for Adults and Children

13th October 2014
  This Wednesday 15th October 7-9pm sees the next adult Monthly Modeller class, which will be Brenda the witch. We will also be teaching this class for children aged ten to teens on Thursday 30th November 3-5 pm. Both classes include t

My kind of Christmas Pudding!

9th October 2014
Fancy a Malteser and chocolate orange based Christmas pudding treat this festive season?   It might only be October, but here at Marie’s Bakehouse, we’re getting ready for Christmas! Although I’m quite partial to a spot of Christmas pu

Birthday treat at Teacup Kitchen

20th February 2014
Yesterday was my birthday. I won’t divulge how old I was, but let’s just say I was one step closer to 40! For the last few years, I’ve used my birthday as an excuse to make a cake that I’ve wanted to try for a while. But this year I was kin

Experimenting with Lakeland's Agar Agar Panna Cotta

9th February 2014
For those who haven’t used or heard about it before, Agar Agar is a vegetarian gelatin substitute produced from a variety of seaweed vegetation. It can be used in a variety of dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes as a stabilizing and th

Review of Lakeland's Say It With Biscuits Kit

4th February 2014
Instalment number two of this weeks’ Lakeland product reviews! And this time I got to play with gingerbread dough and stamps! This is the Say It With Biscuits Kit. Three silicone stamps, the wooden ‘handle’ that they fit on to for easy stam

French Cake Breaks

4th February 2014
It’s February. It’s cold, wet, pretty dull most of the time, and we’re desperately thinking about some summer sun to brighten our days, and booking a holiday to keep us going til then aren’t we? Well, if you are into cake baking and decorat

Review of Lakeland's Hearts Silicone Icing Mould

3rd February 2014
Well, I’ve been lucky enough to be asked to review some more products by the lovely people at Lakeland, so here is the first one, stand by for another couple this week! I have been given the product to try for free, but all views are my own

Valentine's collection 2014

21st January 2014
The Valentine’s Collection for Marie’s Bakehouse is now available for ordering. Chocolate chip heart shaped cookies, available in white, milk or dark chocolate, and covered in heart sugar sprinkles. 6 wrapped in a gift box, £5, one flavour

Time to get organised…..

16th January 2014
One of my many New Year’s Resolutions is to get organised. Not that I’m a complete disaster zone when it comes to organisation, things do get done BUT I do tend to waste a lot of time ‘faffing’ (read ‘largely wasting time on social media’).

Review of Lakeland's Fairytale Village Mould

19th December 2013
I already own the Lakeland Fairy Tale Cottage Mould, which I had great fun using and putting together this Christmas themed chocolate house… …but this house is big- I used 1.6kg of chocolate and chocolate paste to make and decorate. So

Review of Lakeland's Silicone Chocolate Box Shapes

16th December 2013
Another Lakeland toy to play with? And it involves chocolate? Definitely count me in! I’ve had experience with making chocolates with a hard plastic chocolate mould before, but not with silicone, so it required a bit of thinking about how t

Review of Peppermint Bark Mould from Lakeland

13th December 2013
I love making new things in the kitchen. I get terribly bored doing the same thing over and over again. So an opportunity to play with a new toy is a definite winner. Team that with chocolate, and the fact it’s from Lakeland, a shop that re

How to make a stripy vanilla and chocolate bundt cake

7th October 2013
I’ve seen a few stripy cakes around recently, and after treating myself to a bargain bundt tin this week (£1.99 from Home Bargains!!!) I decided I needed to use it, instead of putting it in the cupboard and not using it for months. Not that

How to make Chocolate and Morello Cherry Slices

1st October 2013
I know these don’t look too exciting, but the taste is awesome, and they’d be really good with custard or cream too. And with added cherries, but for this bake, I just wanted to try out the flavouring, but if you did want to add some, about