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Easy and quick baking – a review of Betty Crocker cake and cookie mixes

Betty CrockerI’m not sure if it’s the nesting or having a bit of rare time to myself before the d-day (or b-day) but I’ve been doing a lot of baking recently. It started with my Gordon the Tank Engine cake for Scrip’s third birthday and since then there’s been my favourite banana loaf (which was meant to be frozen for guests post-baby but got gobbled up pretty quickly by the three of us), wholemeal and white bread (have discovered how easy it is with a dough hook – no kneading!), homemade pizza and then trialling some Betty Crocker packs which were sent for review.

When the brand got in touch I’d heard of the name and even seen the packs in supermarkets but never really considered giving them a go. No particular reason – but I suppose I generally only bake Continue reading

Presenting Peppa: how to make a simple Peppa Pig cake

Peppa Pig CakeScrip’s second birthday came and went and her biggest smile wasn’t reserved for her new toys, games with her little friends or big party tea – it was for her Peppa Pig cake. Which more than justified the hours I’ve spent researching the perfect recipe (moist but firm enough to shape), the best pink gel colouring (Dr. Oetker) and cartoon icing techniques. It really Continue reading