FREE Online Cake Decorating Tutorials

I LOVE cake decorating, and have recently discovered a passion for teaching and sharing my skills with others, especially beginners to the craft, so I would like to share some of my FREE online cake decorating tutorials with you here.... But first, let me tell you a little bit about myself...... I'm Julie Rogerson, award [...]

Is Baking Good for your Mental Health?

There is a lot of information available on how to improve our mental health and wellbeing, but in this blog, I am going to be investigating the question "Is baking good for your mental health?" First let's look at some statistics: Statistics taken from World Mental Health Day - c/o ITV.com There is no denying [...]

Baking perfect cakes: 6 Top Tips

There is no denying it - baking perfect cakes can be a tricky business! The perfect bake is a wonderful sight, but sometimes so hard to get right! Follow these 6 top tips, to make baking perfect cakes a walk in the park..... Top Tip 1 - Preparation Make sure your ingredients are at room [...]

5 Top Tips: for how to choose your wedding cake!

How to choose your wedding cake? A question that is asked by many couples planning their special day! Wedding cakes come in many different sizes, shapes and designs! They have certainly come on a long way over the years... "Regardless of the size of your wedding, or even the theme, there are some traditions for [...]

Great British Bake Off: is it fair for contestants?

The Great British Bake Off is due to hit our screens in a few days time, but does the show expect too much from the bakers? Are they just setting them up to fail with unrealistic tasks and not enough time to complete them? Let's look back to 2010 where it all began with Season [...]

Learn cake decorating skills

with Julie Rogerson, award winning cake designer at Julie's Cake in a Box Ever wondered about.... Taking up a new hobby?Learning a new skill?Improving basic cake decorating skills?Decorating a cake for your family birthdays?Making your own or a family member's wedding cake?Developing from a hobby cake decorator to a professional?Holding a corporate 'team building' event [...]

Meet Julie – the face of Julie’s Cake in a Box!

I thought it was time to do something I don't like very much. That is writing about myself!! So, here goes, it's time to meet Julie, the person behind the cakes at Julie's Cake in a Box. From where it all started, to where I am now....... Here I am, on the left, hating every [...]

When is a cake not a cake?

When it looks like something else!! Although technically, it is still a cake!! So, what do I mean?? Well, a cake that doesn't look like a cake, is often called an 'ILLUSION CAKE'. An illusion cake is a cake that looks 'anything but a cake,' as the Bake Off judges put it. ... And because an illusion cake needs to look as [...]

The Evolution of Cake

Let's start with a brief history of cake - where did it all begin? Did you know...the word cake, dates back to the 13th century. It is derived from the old Norse word of 'kaka'. The first cakes date back to ancient times, but these had more of a bread-like texture, sweetened with honey, with [...]

Baking with your children

A simple phrase which can provoke a variety of reactions in adults .... Happy childhood memoriesFun times with your own childrenOr absolute fear! Which one describes you best? In all honesty, I confess that I have experienced all three reactions at one point or another in my life! So why should we be getting in [...]