BakeClub Blog

Baking thoughts, techniques and know-how

Why did my cake crack?
27 Aug 2018 - Anneka Manning

It’s quite normal for cakes to rise slightly, but if a cake ‘domes’ in the centre and/or cracks, it could be due to one or a combination of the following reasons:

What You Need To Know When Buying Cake Tins
20 Jun 2018 - Anneka Manning

Every home baker needs a basic collection of cake pans, but what should you look for when making your selection?

Top 5 Tips for Freezing Your Baking
14 Jun 2018 - Anneka Manning
To help you make the most of your baking and to be super organised, here are my Top 5 Tips for Freezing Your Baking.
My Five Favourite Food Podcasts
25 May 2018 - Anneka Manning
My podcast collection is constantly changing but thought I would share my current top 5 foodie podcasts with you  – I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Top 5 Tips for Making Great Anzac Biscuits
24 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
There is nothing quite like a good homemade Anzac biscuit. By simply baking and sharing a batch, it's a great way of honouring our troops both past and...
Cacao powder vs Cocoa powder
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: Can I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder in baking recipes? A: The flavour and texture of cocoa powder (unsweetened cocoa, not drinking...
Is rancid butter OK to use in my baking?
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: When I cut through some blocks of butter there is a darker yellow layer around the outside. Is the butter still OK to use...
What's the difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder?
12 Apr 2018 - Anneka Manning
Q: I would love to know the difference between bicarbonate of soda and baking powder? A: Both baking powder and bicarbonate of soda are known as chemical...
Six Ways To Choose A New Recipe
16 Mar 2018 - Anneka Manning
Do you sometimes find it hard to choose a recipe, especially when you want to bake? I’m going to help make this decision easy for you. It isn’t a tricky process, just a bunch of questions – questions that will help you choose a recipe that is right for you.
The Pros and Cons of Silicone Bakeware
09 Mar 2018 - Anneka Manning
Silicone bakeware is still a little mysterious to many home cooks. Many of us regularly use silicone spatulas and other kitchen utensils but when it...
How to Measure Ingredients When Baking
16 Nov 2017 - Anneka Manning
You might get away with a dash of this and a handful of that when you cook soups, stir-fries, and roasts but baking success generally...
Top 5 Things To Do Before You Start To Bake
08 Nov 2017 - Anneka Manning
It’s tempting to jump straight into a recipe, but getting organised before you start can often dictate whether a baking experience will be painful or...