Eric Lanlard will be baking our Local Little Hero 2012 a delicious cake.
Our friends at Silver Spoon have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to launch the Silver Spoon Local Little Hero Awards 2012. They are scouring the country for local heroes under the age of 18 who have done something truly special. Your local little hero could have looked after their little sister when they were ill, gone to great lengths to make Mother’s Day very special, or done something fantastic to raise money for charity.
If you know someone under 18 in your local area who you think would be a worthy winner, simply tell us in 100 words who you are nominating, why and what cake you would like to bake them to say thank you. 10 lucky runners up will also bag themselves a Silver Spoon baking hamper packed full of exciting treats. The competition closes on 20th September so get your nominations in now.
It’s the perfect chance to say thank you to your little hero so nominate today to make your hero’s day.
They’re looking for keen bloggers who love to bake to enter their favourite luxury recipe to win a chance to feature in the new edition of Macmillan Cancer Support’s Little Book of Treats 2012.
The book will be on sale in M&S Cafes throughout August and September and 100% of the proceeds will go towards people affected by cancer.
The recipes should be -
- Innovative and exciting with a touch of luxuriousness
- Easy to replicate with everyday kitchen utensils and easy to source ingredients
- Visibly pleasing to the eye with a ‘wow’ factor
- Taste great!
Indulgent Chocolate and Cherry Brownies
The winning recipes will appear along with your name and blog in the book. They will be tested by a home economist and photographed professionally. The runners up will be featured on Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning website throughout August and September 2012.
Creme Brulee Cupcakes
How to Enter
To enter e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Little Book of Treats‘ in the subject header. Include the following in your e-mail:
- Recipe title
- Recipe ingredients
- Size/how many portions
- Recipe method
- A picture
- Your full name
- A link to your blog
Competition closes on the 25th April 2012, click here for the terms and conditions.
It’s halloween this weekend and to get into the spirit of things we’ve transformed the Baking Mad office into a spooky lair of pumpkins, cob webs and skeletons. But that’s enough of the tricks, what about some treats?!
We spotted this great recipe for cute halloween cake pops on popular baking blog The Pink Whisk and thought we’d give it a bash! Cue, some rather competitive decorating action here at Baking Mad HQ!
We’ve had every colour of Silver Spoon’s writing icing out of the box, exhausted tubs of Silver Spoon’s White Chocolate Stars and ended up with more Silver Spoon Dark Chocolate Drops on the floor than on our cake pops, but that’s just all part of the fun.
If you want to find out how we got on why not visit our Facebookpage for the chance to judge our efforts and see the winning designs!
Whisks at the ready, National Baking Week is finally here! Yes, that’s right, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, put on your pinny and get baking for Britain.
Fronted by Ruth Clemens, finalist of 2010′s Great British Bake Off and popular author of The Pink Whisk blog, National Baking Week aims to get Britain back into the kitchen. The campaign is being sponsored by some of the biggest names in the world of home baking including Billington’s, Allinson, Silver Spoon, Happy Eggs and Pyrex.
Celebrations kicked off in the capital yesterday and we were at St Pancras station to see the unveiling of this rather impressive creation.
The seven foot cake, which recreates a map of the London underground, along with several of the city’s most famous landmarks, is made from a variety of different recipes and baking techniques.
Visit the National Baking Weekwebsite to to see how this amazing cake was put together. Plus there’s a chance to win some great prizes throughout, including a Baking Mad hamper.