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The Ultimate Vanilla Slice – Our Baking Community’s Tips!
To celebrate Australia Day, we ran a competition asking our Queen Baking community to submit a photo of their ultimate Vanilla Slice, plus a secret tip for making the recipe turn out just perfectly. This competition revealed so much skill and knowledge amongst our bakers that we have shared all the amazing tips below! Use Queen Vanilla Bean Paste for those beautiful black flecks and strong, concentrated organic vanilla flavour. Looking for recipes? Try our Classic Queen Vanilla Slice, Passionfruit Iced Vanilla Slice and Passionfruit & Vanilla Slice.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 ›
Interview with Charlotte Ree
We love the opportunity to introduce our Queen Baking community to extraordinary bakers, and Charlotte Ree certainly fits the bill. As well as holding down a full time job as a publicist, Charlotte has followed her passion for scratch baking and is releasing her first eBook this month. Prepare to be inspired!Read more ›
10 Tips to Mastering Meringue
Meringue is one of those finicky elements in baking that seems incredibly simple, but has a few hidden challenges. Join us as we demystify meringue and give you 10 simple tips to master this baking classic. We’ve included some of our favourite Queen meringue recipes as you scroll down. Simply click the image for the recipe.Read more ›
10 ways to use up your jar of Queen Glucose Syrup
If you have a humble jar of Queen Glucose stashed away at the back of the pantry, this blog is for you! Read on to discover new recipes to make using glucose and why it’s such a handy baking ingredient. Glucose syrup is typically used in foods to enhance flavour, soften, add volume and prevent crystallisation. There is a tonne of incredible ways to use up that jar of goodness, so we’ve rounded up 10 amazing ideas to use up that jar of Queen Glucose Syrup, that hopefully become new favourites in your baking repertoire.Read more ›
Why Vanilla is Way Better than Chocolate
There is no flavour in the world quite like vanilla. Rich, creamy, warm and thoroughly intoxicating, everything about it is indulgent, but at the same time comforting and reminiscent of home. Here at Queen, vanilla is our world and reason for being. It is the heart of every recipe and for us, is certainly better than chocolate! Vanilla is often compared to chocolate in a flavour war, so to settle this debate we’ve listed the many reasons why vanilla is the clear winnerRead more ›