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One more thing to be grateful for; The Great British Bake Off is going to be back on our screens later this year for season 11. This year’s filming came with a whole host of challenges due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules, however, show producers were determined to make it work, and we couldn’t be more excited!

The Great British Bake Off confirmed on Instagram last week that filming for their latest series has wrapped and that more news will be coming soon. Kieran Smith, Creative Director for Love Productions, the production company behind Bake Off, said in an interview with Broadcast, “So many people rely on Bake Off for work that we knew we had to work out a plan”.

Smith explained that the entire cast and crew had to isolate separately for nine days and take three tests for coronavirus, before they all formed a bubble together, isolating in a hotel rented by production in the South-East. The cast, crew, hotel staff, around 20 children, chaperones and dog walkers, all stayed in lockdown together for over six weeks of filming, in order to avoid having to social distance.

“It was a massive operation, we even [built] 12 practice kitchens for the bakers to use on their days off. It felt like the safest place in Britain,” described Smith.

Throughout the entire “gruelling” process, they only had one coronavirus scare, which turned out to be just that, nothing more than a scare. 


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It has also been revealed that the famous baking show will be getting a new co-host for the upcoming season, following the departure of Sandy Toksvig. Little Britain comedian, Matt Lucas is joining the show as Noel Fielding’s hosting partner. 

After having quite an intense Bake Off introduction, Smith commented, “He was practically living with the bakers. It felt like he had always been there.”


She is in her third trimester and gearing up to become a mum for the first time.

And Amy Schumer is celebrating her last few weeks before the birth – with a memorable cake.

The 37-year-old took to Instagram to post several snaps of a rather striking cake whipped up by her sister-in-law to mark the impending arrival.


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The picture showed how the cake mimicked a graphic portrayal of the birth itself – with a babies' head crowning in the middle.

She captioned it, ''My sister in law. And I can’t stress that enough IN LAW. surprised me with a horrifying cake and i can’t thank her enough. So I won’t thank her at all. @mofischhh something is truly wrong with you and i love you.''

Her 7.8 million followers were clearly as horrified by it as we were and took to the comments to say so.

One said, ''That cake is horrifyingly awesome.''


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While another wrote, ''Might be the funniest cake I have ever seen.''

Amy announced she was expecting her first child with her husband Chris in October and has been keeping fans up to date with how the pregnancy has been going.

And now we'll have a hard time getting that cake out of our brains…


If you can't drink Guinness, why not dive into it in cake-form?

This cake is made of Guinness and will be perfect as a Paddy's Day treat. 

Guinness pint cake


  • 250ml Guinness
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 150g sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 275g plain flour
  • 2½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g cream cheese
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100ml double cream, lightly whipped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat an oven to 180°C.

Melt the butter and the Guinness in a pan over low heat. Add the sugar, vanilla extract and cocoa powder and mix well until smooth.

Whisk the eggs and sour cream together, add the Guinness mixture, then finally add the flour and baking powder and mix well. 

Divide between Guinness glasses so they are about ¾ full. Place on a tray and bake for 40 to 45 minutes until risen and cooked through. Allow to cool completely.

Place all the icing ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth and fluffy. Level off the top of the cakes and spoon the frosting onto the top of each cake so they look like a proper pint. Enjoy!


Social media can be a cruel place.

For the most part, online communities are filled with encouraging words and positive vibes, but as we know, hateful and nasty comments still filter through.

Sure, you could brush them off, or even compose a well thought out response, but deep down you know neither of these options will ever provide the sweet, sweet revenge you're really after – but cake might!


Made from a comment left on a photo of Betty White with a golden retriever. #trollcakes

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Troll Cakes, a innovative New York bakery, is turning its customers' cruel hate comments into delicious cakes and hand delivering them to their bully's door – so they can quite literally, eat their own words.

Founded by Kat Thek, the self-taught baker was inspried to start the business after seeing a mean comment on Dolly Parton's Facebook page.

“You can’t take a troll seriously,” she told Pix11.

“It’s just an idiot who said something and if somebody wants to yell ‘I’m a huge idiot’ I think it’s our duty to let them do that and put it on a cake and make them see how it looks.”


Comment from Lena Dunham's instagram account, regarding a new hoodie.

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But what if you don't know where your hater lives? Never fear.

For an additional $60, Troll Cakes will track down who this person is, where they, live and where they work – and while this may be slightly creepy, we appreciate their dedicated to the cause.


Oh, hello! #trollcakes

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And now for the icing on the cake (wahey!).

The bakery offer something called the 'Tiny Hands Special', which involves having your favourite Donald Trump tweet printed on a cake and delivered directly to the White House.

No, really.


We never thought we'd say this but, these cakes could actually be too pretty to eat.

The buttercream sponges are made by an online bakery in Singapore, and sweet lovers all over the world have just been dying to get their hands on some.

The cakes are eight inches long and can be filled with either Nutella, vanilla or blueberry flavoured cream.


Is it a beach towel ?  they're probably good to eat after a swim.

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Hand-crafted and designed by Batikrolls by Nura , these little beauties cost around €18.00 each, but my goodness they look so worth it.

Each cake is decorated with a Batik pattern – a traditional Indonesian technique of hand-dyeing fabrics using patterns and wax.

So, how does this work for cake?

Well, the bakers start off by drawing the design – either free-hand or with a stencil.

Next, the design is completely filled with buttercream of various colours and baked in the oven for a few minutes.

The batter is then added, and the entire dish is returned to the oven.

Speaking to Mashable, Batikrolls said explained, "The tricky part is (combining) the (prints) together with the cake and baking it together. After that, we flip the cake upside down and peel away the tracing paper to reveal the (print)."

Unfortunately for us, Batikrolls are completely sold out until July 2017, so get those orders in soon you if fancy a little mid-summer treat.  


Well, our foodie hearts have just died and gone to heaven… and saying that, our Instagram-loving hearts have followed after.

Take a look at these bespoke cake designs and toppers, coming all the way from Skerries.

Yep, we might as well be looking at a bride's Pinterest board!

Shindigs is a brand new custom cake design and toppers company which has just opened its doors.

The company designs and creates cake toppers, which are lazer cut and come in a huge range of colours.

The one-of-a-kind pieces are made to order, and right now, shipping in Ireland is free (so tell all brides-to-be!).

We completely fell in love with the Ferrero Rocher cake, which is made up of chocolate biscuit cake, Malteasers, Crunchie, Toffee Pops, Nutella, shortbread and whole hazelnuts.

Mmm hmm, we're drooling too.


Unicorn everything blew up in 2016, but if you thought the trend was over, prepare to be mistaken.

Tasty, unicorn-themed treats have been all over our instagrams, from macaroons to doughnuts, but the latest confectionery invention is beyond dreamy. 


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These unicorn ice creams are the creation on baker Raymond Tn, a baker and food decorator based in Melbourne, Australia.

 Ray is a self taught baker who comes up with the most whimsical, adorable sweet treats we've ever seen.


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I mean, just look at how cute this mini cake pop is!


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 If there was anything we'd break our January diets for, this would be it. 


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Raymond actually does giveaways of these pops over on his Instagram, so if you're not in the mood to fly to Melbourne to get your hands on some, an Instagram add might be a better option.

We'll see you in the comments section!



We imagine when you're best friends with the Kardashians, it can be pretty tricky coming up with gift ideas in year in and year out.

We mean, what do you give the women that seem to have pretty much everything?

Well, if you’re Chrissy Teigen, you think outside the box, and create a cake made of – wait for it – mashed potato and fried chicken.

Chrissy, you’ve outdone yourself this time.


Unsurprisingly, Khloé and Kourtney wasted no time sharing an image of their cakes on social media before giving an insight into Chrissy’s thought process.

Uploading the card she sent along with the foodie gift, Chrissy wrote: “Thank God Christmas falls on Soul Food Sunday.”

“Enjoy mashed potato iced, corn bread and yam-filled fried chicken topped cake of perfection. Love you guys!”

It is just us or is that cake pretty damn gross?!


If you are very confused reading this, fear not, as we are just as confused as you. 

At first glance, this image looks like some sort of glass ornament, but it is actually a CAKE. 

Mind BLOWN. 

Anyway, what you are looking at is a special dessert made in Japan, called water cake. 

It’s basically  a clear and jiggly Japanese dessert that looks exactly like a huge drop of water.

The Internet has been going absolutely crazy about it, and since the photo was posted on Twitter on Sunday, it’s gone viral.

It has gotten 23,000 likes and 21,000 retweets.

We are SO intrigued by this mystical clear cake. 


Are you planning a birthday party and wondering what kind of cake you want? 

Well,  we are about to make that decision for you ladies! 

Your answer: a UNICORN cake.

It is safe to say that unicorn themed items have never been cooler, and now the trend has spread to confectionery! 


BE A UNICORN IN A FIELD OF HORSES #cake #unicorncake #buttercream #dulcemorada #dulcemoradamx

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Unicorn cakes have been doing the rounds online, and they are simply to die for. 


Omg need in my life @jennaraecakes #unicorncake #amazeballs

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Decorated with pastel coloured icing, edible glitter and gorgeous sprinkles, these are the most beautifully simple cakes we have ever seen!

They are almost too enchanting to eat… ALMOST! 

We want one! 


The vast majority of us have, at some stage in our lives, tried to hide the fact we're ever so slightly intoxicated from our parents.

Whether it was sneaking up the stairs before passing out behind the shower curtain at 18 or feigning surprise at the number of gins we got through after Christmas dinner at 25, protecting your parents from your vices is just something you do.

And our thoughtful nature in this regard means that the notion of being wrongly accused just doesn't sit well with most of us… including poor ol' Rachel Gelmis from the United States.

Having been subjected to a drug test at her high school four years ago, officials asserted that the then 16-year-old Rachel was positively chock-full of illegal drugs – heroin, meth, pot and cocaine… the works.

Except she wasn't.

"I was freaking out!" Rachel told BuzzFeed. "I was so scared. I kept racking my brain for a reason that I might have tested positive for everything, and I had no idea.”

After being forced to choose between rehab options with her parents, the school eventually fessed up and admitted they had completely misread the teen's results.

So, Rachel's mam did what any upstanding mother would do in that instance – she poured her heart out through the medium of baking.

In other words, she apologised with the help of a lot of blue icing.

And in a throwback move this week, Rachel decided to share an image of the dessert with social media users, writing: "That time my mom genuinely believed I was doing every drug at once bc my idiot school misread my drug test."

Humble pie much?!


Andres Fatso is a talented baker who creates the most interesting cakes EVER!

The pictures you see below are not actually bottles of soda… they're cakes! 


 Every piece of the creation is edible, except for the label of course. 

 Andres uses delicious ingredients, such as nutella and matcha, to create these impressive baked goods. 

Andres matches the flavours to the colours of the bottles.

The Coke bottle is made with Nutella, the Sprite is a matcha green tea flavour, and the Fanta is made with chocolate and peanut butter.

 According to Andres’ recipe the cake-making  process can take up to six hours. 

 In fairness… six hours seems very worth it!

We can't get over how deadly these are!