Big Mac fans rejoice! If you've ever wanted to celebrate your birthday while also giving a clear nod to your love of Big Macs, your time is finally at hand. This baker has created a near-perfect replica of the McDonald's favourite made
Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood will be returning as judges, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will be hosting, and we'll be dreaming about making those fantastic creations. To get you in the spirit, we’ve narrowed our excessive cake tin collection to 10 high-performers that will work for all your baking exploits. A loaf tin is easily my most-used piece of baking kit, because works for simple, unfussy cakes that don’t require ke a lot of effort to ice once they’re out of the oven – think banana bread or lemon drizzle – and it’s also great for shaping a classic loaf.
The nights are growing brighter and tulips are slowly emerging from their frosty bulbs. It’s official: spring has arrived.The Beast from the East may have left us in permanent hibernation but it’s not long until we’ll be able to bask in the sunlight with a cold bevvy to hand. Ahh, we’re picturing it now…And what better way to welcome the new season than with a round-up of the most delicious spring recipes on offer?Whether you can’t wait to butter up some sticky hot cross buns or are on the lookout for a fresh and zesty salad, these are the dishes to whip up in the coming weeks. Get on the phone to your pals and get ready to welcome the warm weather over some great home-cooked food.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.Read more from Yahoo Style UK: 16 Friday night takeout recipes meals you can make at homeRoyal recipes: How to make the Queen’s favourite recipes13 Tantalising recipes for peanut butter addictsWith the sun soon to burst through the clouds on a morning, it’s time to up your brekkie game. Bid farewell to porridge and say hello to a fresh smoothie bowl. Guaranteed to set you on the right track for the day, this cherry smoothie recipe will certainly put a smile on your face. Check out the recipe. [Photo: Show Me The Yummy]Ingredients:1 cup dark sweet frozen cherries1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt2 – 4 tablespoons pomegranateIngredients:1 cup dark sweet frozen cherries1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt2 – 4 tablespoons pomegranateWho better to seek inspiration from this spring than Rick Stein? If you’re looking for a quick and easy dish to whip up after work then look no further than his go-to crab linguine. Why not try out the recipe this week? [Photo: Delicious Magazine]Ingredients:400g dried linguine or spaghetti3 vine-ripened tomatoes, skinned (see tip), deseeded and finely chopped300g fresh white crabmeat (see our how-to video below)1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley1½ tbsp lemon juice50ml extra-virgin olive oilPinch dried chilli flakes1 garlic clove, finely chopped Now we can’t forget about dessert, can we? Over on blog, Frugal Feeding, lemon drizzle cake is a sure-fire hit because you can’t go wrong with an old classic. Whether your pals are popping in or your nan is after a cup of tea, nobody will be able to resist a great big slice. Try the recipe. [Photo: Frugal Feeding]Ingredients:4 large eggsButter, caster sugar and self-raising flour in equal measure – weigh the eggs in order to get exact amountsThe zest of 2 lemons3 tbsp ground almondsThe juice of 1 lemon2 tbsp caster sugar2 tbsp icing sugarA little water Look to Nigella for advice on serving up lamb this Easter. Instead of the traditional roast, why not try out lamb patties with houmous and pitta? These Middle-Eastern treats are easy to whip up and will work wonders for future garden parties. Take a look at the recipe. [Photo: Nigella]Ingredients:50 grams bulgar wheat500 grams minced lamb4 teaspoons dried mint (or to taste)4 teaspoons dried oregano (or to taste)1 clove garliczest of 1 lemonolive oil for fryingapprox. 8 pitta breads1 little gem lettuce (shredded)1 bunch fresh mint (chopped)1 red onion (halved and sliced very thinly)300 grams hummus300 grams greek yoghurtapprox. 1 teaspoon ground cumin4 tomatoes2 lemons
Today, 20 March, Kensington Palace announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have picked Californian-born pasty chef Claire Ptak to bake their wedding cake.Ptak, the owner of London-basked bakery Violet Cakes, will be rustling up a lemon and elderflower flavoured bake for the royal couple, covered in buttercream and topped with fresh flowers.The modern, and bang-on-trend, design is miles from the traditional cake that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge selected for their wedding in April 2011.William and Kate selected Fiona Cairns to create their eight-tier extravaganza; a traditional fruit cake covered in royal white icing and iced versions of 17 flowers and leaves that Kate personally selected. Part of the cake was even saved for Prince George’s christening, as is tradition.The Queen’s cake in 1947 was just as elaborate – despite the post-war rationing still being in place. Ingredients were donated, and flown in from, South Africa and Australia for the occasion.From Princess Margaret’s to Princess Diana’s, feast your eyes on these show-stopping royal wedding cakes from years gone by.Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Everything we know about the royal wedding so farThe ‘Meghan Markle Effect’ is already in full swing and worth a cool £500 millionWho foots the bill for Meghan Markle’s royal wardrobe?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal the pastry chef that will be making their wedding cake for their nuptials on Saturday 19 May.
Ready to move onto greater challenges now that you’ve mastered banana bread and a killer Victoria sponge?Great British Bake Off masterpieces may seem to be in another league altogether, but they’re far from impossible to create in your own kitchen.They just require concentration, a steady hand and a (big) dollop of patience.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:Scientists have invented a fourth type of chocolate (and it’s pink)Why you should really be drinking four cups of coffee a dayA prosecco advent calendar has landed and we’re already excited for Christmas
We’ve seen numerous desserts that we would place in the “out of this world” category, but this adorable space-themed cake with a…
What makes a successful shopping trip? Commissioned by shopping centre owner Intu and credit card experts MBNA, the study found that the perfect length of time to go shopping is three hours. Nine shops is the perfect number to visit, and there should be little time queuing - seven minutes, to be precise.
Handpainted cakes are all the rage at the moment, with requests for them at weddings and birthday parties flying in left, right and centre. And it’s easy to see why they’re so popular – just look how beautiful they are. Painted with edible watercolours, these really are works of art. But that isn’t to say we wouldn’t like a slice. Or three.
On your birthday, blowing out the candles on your birthday cake is an absolute must. According to a study done by Clemson University, significant increases in bacteria were found in the icing on birthday cakes after the candles were blown out. Donna Duberg, an assistant professor of Clinical Laboratory Science from Saint Louis University, told Men’s Health that letting your kids do it is particularly gross as children are “virtual petri dishes of everything”.
Today GBBO winner Nadiya Hussain safely delivered an impressive three-tiered cake to the Queen in honour of her 90th Birthday. Hussain posted a photo of the groceries used to make the orange drizzle cake to Twitter with the caption: “I found the eggs under the reminiscence of what is her HRH cake.
(All photos via Instagram/eatyrheartsout)“It’s not you, it’s me.” “We tried.”“I am damaged.”These are just a few of the breakup one-liners that New Yorker Isabella Giancarlo has heard over the years. “Break-ups are often so fraught with awkwardness, cliches, and lines that stay with us long after they’ve been said,” she said in an interview with BuzzFeed. “My aim is to allow people to engage with break-up feelings in a new way.”ALSO SEE: This Instagram account combines two of your favourite things: Drake and cakeInstead of weeping over these failed romances, Giancarlo decided to eat them away by putting the words on delicious baked goods, which she then posts on her Instagram account, Eat Your Heart Out. The results are both hilarious and tasty.Click through the gallery above to see some of the best one-liners she’s served up so far and let us know if you’ve got any of your own by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.