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Custom Cakes Made to Order

Custom Cakes Made to Order

Custom Cakes Made to Order Nothing can convey the love we feel for the special people in our lives better than a made-from-scratch customized cake. At Mr-Paul’s we know the role a great cake plays in a memorable celebration.  So we work closely with our customers to “get it right.”  Our experience and resources help create a cake that will […]

August 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Christmas Order Book Closes 5th December at 6.00pm

Christmas Order Book Closes 5th December at 6.00pm

Christmas Order Book Closes 5th December at 6.00pm

December 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
Memories of My Student Days (2)

Memories of My Student Days (2)

It appears the weather in most parts of Europe this year has produced an abundance of apples of every variety, during my visit to the shops yesterday I couldn’t resist, I just had to buy some to made one of my all time favourites. This must have been one of the very first things I learned […]

October 1, 2014 | By | Reply More
Nights are Getting Cooler

Nights are Getting Cooler

Harvest Fruit Cake The nights are certainly getting cooler here, so this week my thoughts are on baking for the cake tin. Why?, well I love to sit by the fire on these cooler evenings with a nice cup of tea watching the latest episode of ‘NCIS’. There’s something rather satisfying about opening the cake tin […]

September 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Professional Baking Tips

Professional Baking Tips

An old saying suggests that the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach. In other words, if you feed him well, he will be happy and content. Actually, this sentiment isn’t reserved for just men. Many people associate good feelings and emotional comfort with the presence of good food. One of the nicest […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Ultimate Carrot Cake

The Ultimate Carrot Cake

Carrots have been included in sweet recipes in Britain since mediaeval times and during the Second World War the government encouraged their use in many recipes as the sweetening agent due to the shortage of sugar.  Carrot cake however, didn’t really become popular in the UK until around the 1970’s; now it’s difficult to go […]

August 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Brownies With A Twist

Brownies With A Twist

Last year I had an email from a friend in Lahore, Pakistan, she is a great cook and has some wonderful ideas and this was in the email, although I’m not sure if this is one of her own recipes or not. However, when I read the title I though she had made a mistake […]

August 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
All Aboard the Nightmare Express

All Aboard the Nightmare Express

This cake is probably the most difficult one I have attempted, what seemed like a straight forward sculpted cake of which I’ve produced hundreds, actually turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. There were so many nooks and crannies to carve out, I started carving the basic shape and all was well until […]

August 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
My Chelsea Bun Recipe

My Chelsea Bun Recipe

MY CHELSEA BUN RECIPE This is the professional Chelsea Bun recipe I used in my bakery for 35 years in the UK and 10 years in Spain. In the bakery Chelsea Buns are made in a two step process, first the ferment is made, then the dough. The original recipe calls for ‘sugar nibs’ these […]

January 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
Cranberry Franzipan Cake

Cranberry Franzipan Cake

  How it’s Done Grease and line a 20cm round cake tin and set the oven to 160ºC before you start. To make the filling place the cornflour, ground almonds, sugar, butter, almond extract and eggs in a bowl. Mix all together with a wooden spoon and beat until smooth: stir in the cranberries or […]

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