• A STAR-STUDDED SU2C: HOW THE BAKE OFF BRAND HAS RISEN TO NEW HEIGHTS

    Most miserably, lockdown in Britain is back for 2021. However, as we are all herded back into our houses by a mix of new viral variants and government incompetence, there is once again Bake Off to brighten the gloom. This time, it takes the form of its Celebrity Stand...
  • The Rise of the Student Baker: Exploring Our Generation’s Relationship with Cooking

    A few weeks ago now, The Great British Bake Off 2020 came to its textbook, comfort-telly conclusion. I was most perturbed to discover, however, that Peter Sawkins, the eventual winner and the nation’s newly adopted grandson, is in the same academic year as I am....
  • There Goes The Sun!

    After many weeks of glorious sunshine, the good old British grey skies are back, accompanied by scatterings of rain and most likely a dip in the nation’s good spirits during this pandemic. ...
  • The Ultimate Comfort Foods

    If you're like us, you're probably in need of some serious comfort food right now! Katy has listed some of her favourites below. ...
  • The Sinking Feeling: Gluten-Free Baking

    Whether you are Coeliac, suffer gluten intolerance, or whether you just decide to cut it out of your diet, more and more people are eating gluten free food. For most, this includes cutting out most forms of cake, pastry, breads, and baked goods (or paying ridiculous amounts for the...
  • Who Will Bake Their Way To Glory? It’s The Final Of GBBO!

    After the dismissal of Selasi last Wednesday (sob), we are left with the final three contestants, who have, against all odds, made it to the final: Jane, Candice and Andrew. They are all amazing bakers with their own individual strengths and weaknesses, but who is likely to bag the...
  • A Cake Fit For Queen Victoria

    Ah… the Victoria sponge cake. It is universally agreed as a timeless classic with its simple butter-and-vanilla flavour, and yet it can be surprisingly difficult to make (to a Queen Vic-standard anyway). If you are one of those poor, unfortunate bakers who, try as they might, end up with...