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A tasty slice of inspiration...

Hello foodies,

A huge warm welcome to Red Velvet Baking, the blog! I have been baking since I can remember and I have always wanted to share my experiences and tasty flair beyond the walls of my own home. In summer 2011 I launched this little blog. I blog as a celebration of my achievements and dedication to my culinary passion, alongside an overflow of my enthusiasm, with a few added delicious recipe ideas. Pictures and tips galore, sure enough to sink your teeth right into and to get your mouth watering. Delicious beautiful baking can put a smile on anyones face.

Summer 2013 saw me train for a month at Leiths, gaining a distinction in practical cookery and last summer I ran a culinary arts course in the USA, specialising in baking.

I am now back in the UK, writing for my blog from sunny Yorkshire. 2015 is going to be a big year for Red Velvet Baking, so keep posted!

Keep calm, enjoy and most importantly BAKE!


Jessica

xox

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Monday, 26 March 2012

Red Velvet Update...


Afternoon foodies, 

Just a little update about what has been happening on my side of the track. As usual, it has been super hectic! I mean even today, whilst the sun is beaming through the window, I'm in the kitchen baking chocolate birthday cakes for a lovely friend of mine. No rest for the wicked, eh?!

Over Mothers day weekend, I had a fantastic bakeathon. Two full days of kitchen madness, but believe me it was worth it. I tried out a few flavours I'd been dying to put to the test and the reception I got was unbelievable. 

Flavour wise I tried; Maple syrup, chocolate lime, amaretto and chocolate baileys. Truly scrumptious and the kitchen smelt beaut as well! In addition, I tested out a few of my new piping tips - quite easy really. You can do it too!! 

Below are a few pictures of my experiments for friends and family, get in touch if you've tried any new and interesting flavours lately, or even fancy being featured on Red Velvet Baking. Get in touch!!!! 
www.redvelvetbaking@gmail.com <3









Keep calm and embrace the spring sunshine

& bake of course!

Best wishes,

Red Velvet x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Technical Fault :(

Had a little bit of a glitch with the email...so I am terribly sorry if you've been trying to send in your inspirations and designs. This, thankfully, has been corrected! So I can now unveil our email as;
redvelvetbaking@gmail.com
No excuses not to email your scrumptious pictures and ideas now!!!!!

Keep calm and carry on...

Love,

Red Velvet xo

Ice-tastic :)

Morning my fellow foodies :)

Yesterday, I finally completed my piping tip mission! After weeks of research and searching, I have managed to find a set I am happy with and very excited to use. I was desperate to buy them in time for this weekends baking fun, and I cannot wait to share my ice-tastic results with you guys. Do you have a specific set of piping tips that you cannot part with, if so, share with me your pictures and results via redvelvetbaking.gmail.com :)

In addition, don't forget to share your baking treats for this busy weekend. St Patricks and Mothers day sweet treats...email pictures for features :)

Keep Calm and get creative,

Love baking,



Love Red Velvet xo

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Sunday Morning Blues...

So I woke up this morning with a terrible sore throat :( and I'm now trying a concoction of different remedies to help get rid, fast! I've started with honey and lemon tea and thinking of steaming and everything! Do you have any good tips?

Apart from feeling a little under the weather, however, the sun is shining this sunday morn and that, I must say, makes a lovely change for English weather!! Anyone got anything exciting and sunshine filled planned today? :)

When I came back to Uni yesterday, I was welcomed by an array of ransom notes in my room - NEVER leave your door unlocked! One main one being the ransom note for a teddy. This requires a supply of delicious cakes for his return. I didn't half laugh! But, due to demand I am thinking of cooking up something scrummy as a treat :). Any suggestions on flavours, to treat these naughty madams?

As for more serious baking, my plans for the upcoming season are blossoming and if you're lucky I may share a sneaky peak this week into the Red Velvet kitchen :). Keep posted foodies and please share your ideas, inspirations and thoughts!!

Keep calm and dare try a Spring sunshine picnic?

Love&CakeWishes

Red Velvet <3

Friday, 9 March 2012

Late Night Inspiration :)

Last night, me and the girls decided to go to the pub. It surely progressed into a crazy and rather eventful night out - it felt like I was on a soap or something!!

Firstly, as we were going into the local pub, a woman and it seemed ex boyfriend were fighting - but she was screaming for help and it was all rather Eastendery! Whilst in the pub a lot of older men were making passes at my beautiful friends and it was all getting rather intense. At half 10 we made a rash decision to go out and after a little (or lot!) of alcohol I woke up with chocolate all over my duvet and a hazy alcohol tainted glaze over my head!

However, whilst I was out, I took notice of all the advertising for St Patricks day, March 17th. Now what are you guys thinking of making? I spent a lot of my night thinking of flavour combinations and presentation ideas.

This is where you can get involved...let me know your ideas and favourite decorating techniques! Share the late night inspiration and we can create something beautifully inspiring. Send your pictures to redvelvetbaking.gmail.com and i'll be sure to post them :)

Social network baking :) <3 Get involved!!!
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Keep calm and inspire the baking nation this march,

Kisses & Wishes,

Red Velvet xo

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Keep Calm & Surprise Yourself This Spring

So it's been a little while since I last post and a lot is going on! The Enterprise competition is fully on its way and things are getting more stressful. I cannot stress to you how important the survey on the below post is - it will really help me get up on my feet! So please, if you have a spare 2 minutes, give it a bash and help shape the future of cake... <3

Currently, I am setting up tasting panels and focus groups - so if you're local to Sheffield, Leeds or Wakefield - get in touch and you could be involved in eating some yummy baked products! In addition, I am looking at marketing techniques. Obviously internet media is great, but how else would you like me to contact you? Offers, promotions and flyers? You tell me....

In terms of the season, we have a lot of celebrations coming up, don't we now :). And what better reason to get out the mixing bowl and bake up a delightful array of treats. In a few week we have St Patricks day and Mothers day...what will you be baking? Send me some pictures to share your ideas and i'll be sharing my take on the season too :)

Furthermore, in the not too distant future we have Easter!! I have some great ideas for easter egg baking in the kitchen, so keep posted for that too. No one can resist a bit of bunny baking and eggtastic cake!

Please feel free to contact me about baking for your birthday, wedding and any celebration, or even just for ideas and inspiration. You can contact me via Twitter, Facebook and my new email redvelvetbaking@gmail.com :)

Keep me posted on your baking antics foodies.

Keep calm and surprise yourself this spring,

Love and baking wishes,

Red Velvet xo