Bakes & cakes

Cakes, bakes, puddings and pies, fire up the oven and create a treat to remember...

This week, we're all about the cake sale! We're raising money for BBC Children in Need by hosting our very own digital bake sale, plus we have recipe ideas and top tips for bakers going down a more traditional route.

How to bake for a cake sale

Make sure your offering stands out amongst a spread of bakes.

The ultimate guide to making biscuits

Top tips for cookies, shortbread, basic dough and more...

Cake sale recipes

Be inspired by our recipe ideas for simple, transportable bakes.

Christmas baking

Get ahead for the festive season and prepare freezable pies, sponges and fruitcakes in advance.

Top Tip

If your cake has sunk in the middle, it may be down to one of three reasons. One - the oven door has been opened before the cake has set. Two - the cake didn't go in the oven as soon as the mixture was ready. Or, three - there's too much raising agent.

Calling all keen bakers!

We'd like to know what baking kit you find absolutely essential...

Skills & know how

As well as helping you decide what to cook we can also help you to cook it. From tips on cookery techniques to facts and information about health and nutrition, we’ve a wealth of foodie know how for you to explore.

About BBC Good Food

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