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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 ›
10 Baking Essentials for a Masterchef Kitchen!
Ever wondered why the vanilla cupcake from the local artisan bakery tastes so much more intensely delicious than the ones you make at home? Or why your breads come out cakey, instead of light, chewy and crisp? Here’s the secret; it’s all about your pantry. Every masterchef knows that having a few extra-special ingredients in the house can easily mean the difference between a triumph in the kitchen, and a cake that falls completely flat.Read more ›
10 Pies We Can’t Take Our Eyes Off!
The days are getting cooler, and since we’re always in the kitchen, our thoughts are turning to pies! They are the perfect cold weather baking project for so many reasons. You get to enjoy the warmth of the oven, plus the unbeatable smell of caramelising pastry and sugar, and it’s so comforting and homey to have a slice of pie after dinner. Here are 10 beautiful pies from across the web, which we just can’t take our eyes off!Read more ›
Our Top 10 Most Baked Recipes in 2015
If you’ve been baking with Queen in 2015, you’ll have noticed a few recipes pop up time and time again. Our most loved recipes are enduring across season and occasion because they’re so easy, so delicious and make everyone swoon for just one extra nibble. Have you baked your way through this list? If not, maybe make a start these summer holidays, we hope you find a new favourite!Read more ›
Microwave Mug Cakes we love
Warm, sweet, cakey and ready in 5 minutes, what’s not to love about microwave mug cakes? We’ve all been there. Those times when there is not a single piece of chocolate left in the house, no cookie crumbs in sight and not even a sad sticky lolly at the bottom of your handbag, and yet the sugar cravings are BAD! Well fret no more because we’ve fallen hard for mug cakes and have a collection for you to try when the pantry is almost bare! Simply spoon a little flour, a little egg, milk, vanilla, cocoa and your favourite ingredients (hello peanut butter) into a mug and microwave for 1 minute. Sugar dragon, tamed. Here are some of our favourite mug cake flavours from across the web. Click the image to be directed to the original recipe, enjoy!Read more ›
10 Baby Shower Cakes that are Totally Worth the Effort
Looking for inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Whether it’s a much-anticipated ‘reveal’ cake or just something pretty to celebrate the impending arrival of a little one, no baby shower is complete without a cake to mark the occasion. Here are 10 ideas for baby shower cakes that are totally worth the effort. They’re modern, unique and there’s something for every skill level – from beginners to advanced! p.s. check out our updated version for even more ideas: Another 10 Baby Shower Cakes that are Totally Worth the EffortRead more ›
10 ways to enjoy vanilla in your savoury cooking
Recently New Zealand Chef, Lesley Christensen Yule worked with the Queen team to come up with a few savoury recipe ideas for using our Organic Vanilla Bean Paste. Next time you’re looking in the pantry for great new flavours to add to your dinner, keep these savoury vanilla ideas in mind:Read more ›