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The Best Chocolate Cake Ever
Here at Queen HQ, it’s not always a fight to the death between vanilla and chocolate! We still appreciate a good slice of chocolate cake, and vanilla is a fantastic ‘supporting ingredient’ to help elevate the rich, earthiness of chocolate and minimise the bitterness. But not all chocolate cakes are created equal – from light, fluffy sponges to dark, rich mud cakes, calling out ‘the best’ seems like an impossible task.Read more ›
Another 10 Baby Shower Cakes that are Totally Worth the Effort
Here at Queen, we strongly believe that every important celebration should be marked by an incredible cake. While Pinterest is often the place to start for inspiration, a quick search for baby shower cakes reveals all the same old pastel fondant options – boring! Instead, we’ve done the hard yards for you to round up ten stunning and far more original cakes that are totally worth the effort, with a few hot Queen tips thrown in for good measure.Read more ›
What’s so magic about Magic Cakes?
From classic vanilla and chocolate to more adventurous matcha and even mermaid flavour (yes, you read that right) Magic Cakes are an internet favourite. But what on earth is the secret behind those three delicious layers, created from one simple batter?Read more ›
Your Most Loved Recipes of 2017
After a restful break here at Queen HQ, we’re entering 2018 with our pantry decluttered, our oven sparkling and our kitchen oh-so-tidy. Which means just one thing… We’re armed and ready for a brand new year of baking delicious recipes for our Queen Baking community! It’s always helpful to look back on the recipes you loved the most so that we can continue to create new favourites. From pound cake to pudding, we’ve put together the top 15 most visited, shared and baked recipes of 2017 – did your favourite make the list?Read more ›
Our Top 10 Baking and Cake Decorating Trends for 2018
Here at Queen HQ, we see baking trends move as fast as fashion and interior trends. Join us as we look into our cake crystal ball and unveil our predictions for the top baking and cake decorating trends of 2018. They are bursting with flavour and beautifully simple! Already on top of the 2018 list? Be sure to check out our fresh new 2019 Baking Trend Predictions and 2019 Cake Decorating Trend Predictions!Read more ›
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Your Most Loved Recipes of 2016
As we settle into the new year, it’s time to look back at your most loved recipes of 2016. From afternoon tea, to birthdays, to Christmas or simply ‘just because’, you’ve certainly picked the most delicious and often, classic recipes. Whatever the occasion, if you’re looking for a list of ‘must bake’ recipes to elevate your status to ‘Baking Queen’ we strongly encourage you scroll through these.Read more ›
Our top 10 Cake Decorating Trend Predictions for 2017
As the year draws to a close, we’re getting super excited for what we predict are going to be the biggest cake decorating trends of 2017. Here at Queen, we live and breathe baking and decorating and can spot trends before they even happen. So, here’s our roundup for the year ahead. It’s going to be bold, mesmerising, beautiful and utterly delicious! Click on the images to see the original source. p.s. this list has been updated! Check out our top trend predictions for 2018.Read more ›
Why Food Colour Gels Rule the Baker’s Kitchen!
Have you ever made a rainbow cake that looked bright and fabulous going into the oven, only to come out a little sad, brown and faded after baking? Well, we’re here to explain the importance of the type of food colour you use and help you achieve bold and colourful cakes and treats. Read on to find out more and you’ll never bake a faded cake again!Read more ›