Baking stuff.

It’s coming up to that time again: Bake-Off is back! With only a few days to wait until the new series starts, why not practice your baking, and have a go at these 5 incredible showstoppers? All using recipes from past Bake-Off winners or, the queen herself, Mary Berry, they’re sure to have people begging for seconds and thirds!

Spiced Whole Orange Cake

This is the perfect cake for the autumn season, with its warming spices and marmalade-y richness. It’s sticky, spicy, and sweet, making it perfect for any special occasion you may need to cater for! If you’re a big fan of cinnamon, make sure to add more than the recipe suggests for an even spicier cake.


Mango and Coconut Cake

Bring a taste of summer into the colder months with this tropical treat. The German buttercream on this cake makes the most luxurious filling and makes this showstopper completely irresistible. Plus, it’s made by Nadiya Hussain, a previous Bake-Off champion, so how can it be bad?


Neapolitan Baked Alaska

Three is a magic number, especially when it comes to ice cream! With chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice creams, a chocolate cake base, and a decadent meringue coating, this is the perfect pudding to cater to everyone at the party. Who can say no to a Baked Alaska, let alone one that’s multicoloured?


Tiramisu Cake

Another Mary Berry triumph, this Tiramisu Cake is sophisticated, elegant, and very sweet! With coffee, mascarpone, and a generous helping of brandy, this cake is sure to impress even the most refined of palates. Plus, it serves nine people with very generous portions; how can you say no?



This Prinsesstårta tastes almost better than it looks, and will satisfy the people with a sweet tooth in your life. With custard, jam, marzipan, and a mound of whipped cream, this beautifully domed cake will steal the show on any table it sits upon!