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5 Fun Ways to Get Crafty with Baking

Throughout the lockdown, many have turned to baking as a fun way to pass the time. Not only does baking provide a mindful way to spend an hour or two, but at the end of it – if all goes well! – you’ll have a wonderfully tasty treat to enjoy. If you can get your hands on a bag of flour and a carton of eggs, why not try your hand at a few of our favourite creative bakes?

5 Fun Ways to Get Crafty with Baking

1. Fondant rose cake

Fondant roses are the perfect finishing touch to a dreamy homemade cake, and with the Easiest Rose Cutter by FMM, creating these little beauties is so simple. Click here for a step by step tutorial from baking enthusiast Clowance Lawton and you’ll be whipping up beautifully decorated bakes left, right and centre.

2. Doughnut illusion cake

Illusion cakes are a brilliant way to practise your baking and decorating skills. By using clever decorations, they’re designed to look like anything but a cake. Mich Turner has disguised his as a tasty looking doughnut, and you can find the full instructions here.

3. Galaxy mirror glaze

Mich Turner’s spectacular galaxy mirror glaze cake is a true work of art. The thin mirror glaze is made by colouring white chocolate and sweetened condensed milk – and it almost looks too good to eat! Follow the steps here to make your own version of this colourful cake.

4. Circus clown cake topper

Are you feeling ambitious? Rosie Cake-Diva’s fabulous clown is made entirely out of sugarpaste – but for those with a bit of experience up their sleeves, it’s actually easier than it looks. We think this would look fab atop a cake for a child’s birthday. For Rosie’s full steps and tips, click here.

5. Farm animal cupcakes

Cupcakes are simple to make and such fun to decorate. For these super sweet farm animal treats, Mich Turner gets creative with mini marshmallows and fondant icing. Plus, try to read about the divine dark chocolate sponge and melted white chocolate caramelised buttercream without your mouth watering! Find the full steps here.