With the New Year upon us, many of us will be setting resolutions and targets for us to master throughout the coming months. This year, why not learn how to bake some delicious treats? There are dozens of cookery books, classes and online recipes to help you master this fantastic skill, and if all else fails, you could always give Grandma a call – she’s bound to have some baking tips and tricks up her sleeve!
Like most new skills, baking only becomes difficult when you try and tackle everything at once. Start off with the basic techniques and make a dozen or so cupcakes. Not only are these simple to bake, cupcakes are always popular at cake sales and you can decorate your creations in eye-catching colours or fancy iced swirls to make them irresistible.
Chocoholics won’t be able to resist the temptation of heavenly chocolate fudge brownies. Another easy one to make and great when left overnight in the fridge for that delicious fudgy texture. Give your brownies a Heroic touch and include Union Jack flag cake toppers.
Invite family and friends over to join in the fun and encourage them all to make a cake. Once your baked goods look and taste good enough to eat, why not get your community together and take part in the Help for Heroes Colossal Cake Sale? As well as showing off your new culinary skills, you’ll be raising money for a fantastic cause.
Once you’re feeling slightly more adventurous with your baking techniques, you could always move on to fondant fancies. Made famous by Mr Kipling, these are sure to please your audience. Decorate with sprinkles in the Help for Heroes signature colours for an eye-catching finish.