Top 10 Celebrity Weddings We Would Love To Bake For

1. Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

The A-Listers have been engaged since April 2012. The couple said they wouldn’t get married until everyone had the right to do so, and Brad has been quoted saying “The time is nigh… It’s soon. I got a good feeling about it.”

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2. Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux

The couple have been engaged since August 2012. Jennifer has said “We just want to do it when it’s perfect, and we’re not rushed, and no one is rushing from a job or rushing to a job.” If 2014 isn’t too busy, this could be their year!

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3. Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Kim & Kanye got engaged in San Francisco in October 2013, and the whole world saw on Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

Since writing this blog, Kim and Kanye actually tied the knot at the Forte di Belvedere in Florence, Italy last month. We never got that invite booo!

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4. Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka

The ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star and his actor/chef fiance have been privately engaged since 2006. The couple announced the news right after same-sex marriage was legalized in New York in 2011: “We’ve been wearing engagement rings for ages…It would be great to move the ring from my right hand to my left, but Prop 8 won’t allow us to do that,” Harris said of California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Hopefully we’ll be hearing wedding bells soon!

5. Christina Aguilera & Matt Rutler

Film producer Matt proposed to Christina on Valentine’s Day this year after three years together. Christina shared the news on her Instagram: “He asked and I said……”

 

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6. Mark Wright & Michelle Keegan

The former ‘TOWIE’ star has been dating the Coronation Street beauty recently proposed on a recent holiday in Dubai. We are well jell!

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7. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac

The Hollywood actress got engaged to French journalist Romain in September last year. The engagement was announced via Scarlett’s rep: ‘I can confirm that Scarlett and Romain are engaged. They haven’t chosen a date for the wedding.’ Hopefully the wedding will take place soon!

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8. Frankie Sandford & Wayne Bridge

The Saturdays singer Frankie announced her engagement to footballer Wayne via Instagram: “Guess what?!!!” The couple have been together since December 2010 and have a 4-month-old son Parker.

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9. Zayn Malik & Perrie Edwards

Pop’s cutest couple announced their engagement in August 2013 and when asked in December about the wedding, Zayn’s mum said “They’re thinking of the end of next year, although no date has yet been set yet.”

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10. Pippa Middleton & Nico Jackson

This one is only a rumour, but who wouldn’t want a follow up to the Royal Wedding?! Pippa has been dating banker Nico since 2012 and he reportedly proposed in India at the beginning of December 2013. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for an official announcement, and the invites of course!

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It’s Pancake Day this coming Tuesday! Here at Cake-Cetera, we’re very excited about this and looking for yummy recipes to try. Whilst looking, we found these amazing facts and thought we’d share them with you all x
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1. On Pancake Tuesday in Britain, over 52 million eggs are used! That’s enough to reach from London to Edinburgh 5 times!

Ultimate fruit pancake

2. Before bicarbonate of soda was invented, fresh snow was used to make pancakes soft & fluffy.

3. In Iceland, Pancake Day is called ‘Sprengidagur’ which means ‘Bursting Day’.

4. The most flips of a pancake in 2 minutes was 349!

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5. It takes twice as long to cook the first side of a pancake that it does to cook the second side.

6. The first pancake recipe dates back to the 15th century.Clean Eating | Cinnamon Sweet Potato Pancakes [only 67 calories per pancake for a guilt-free and delicious breakfast!] - offbeat + inspired
7. Opus Restaurant in Manchester created the world’s most expensive pancake in 2009. Costing £144, it was flavoured with Madagascan vanilla and edible gold leaf!

8. The most pancakes eaten in an hour is 1,092! That’s the same number of calories as 158 roast dinners!

9. Olney, Buckinghamshire held the first recorded pancake race in 1445.

Pancake Pops! ( LittleInspiration.com ) -----------I want to have a pancake party.

10. The largest pancake ever made and flipped was 15.01m wide, 2.5cm thick and weighed 3 tonnes! That’s the same weight as 26 baby elephants!

 

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10 Utensils Every Baker Needs

I don’t know about all of you, but when I first started baking I bought every utensil, cake tin, gadget I saw. You name it, I’ve probably had it at one point. As time goes by and you bake more and more, you realise most of those ‘must-have’ things are a complete waste of money. Since getting rid of them, I now actually have free space in my baking cupboard, no more avalanche every time I open the door!

Here are 10 things I really do find essential for any baker, amateur to professional, and a few others that are essential to me.

1. Oven thermometer- no matter how new your oven is, the temperature could still be off even by a few degrees and those few degrees could be the difference between delicious and burned.

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Oven thermometer for baking

2. Timer- Most ovens come with a timer now but if yours doesn’t, you really should invest in one. They are great for when your items need  a few more minutes, especially if you’re a wee bit forgetful like me.

3. Good quality oven gloves/mitts- this seems like an obvious one but a lot of people end up using a folded towel instead, which means burned fingers. Even if you don’t bake regularly, it’s still something you should have in your kitchen. You can buy silicone gloves now too, I’ve not tried them yet but I’ve heard great reviews.

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Oven Silicon Gloves

4. Cooling racks- Everything that is baked in the oven has to be cooled properly afterwards, or it will continue to bake in it’s tin. The cooling rack has to allow air to completely surround the tin. If you bake a lot, it’s a good idea to have a few of these.

5. Good quality scales- these really are essential to everything you bake. If your ingredients are even a few grams out, it could mess up the entire recipe. In my opinion, digital scales are the best as they give you the exact amount, and they take up less room!

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Digital scales

6. Measuring spoons- these are just as essential as scales, and are better for smaller amounts.

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measuring spoons baking

7. Mixing bowls- it’s handy to have multiple mixing bowls, especially different sizes. That way you can have everything weighed out before you actually start baking.

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Mixing Bowls for baking

8. Sieve- most people will already have a sieve in their kitchen but a lot of people don’t bother using it because they think it doesn’t make a difference, or it makes too much mess. Sieving your dry ingredients before baking is crucial to most recipes as it adds aeration to the product.

9. Good quality baking pans/tins/sheets- this is another obvious one but one of the most important. No matter how perfect your recipe/oven/method is, if your baking equipment is too thin/too old/damaged, it will affect your product.

10. Bowl scraper- this is such a simple, cheap tool but it is great. It can be used to scrape down the mixture in your bowl to make sure it’s all mixed together properly. It can also be used to scrape your mixture into your baking pan. A spatula can also be used, but I prefer a scraper because you have more control over it.

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Scrape the bowl with this little gadget

Some extra things that aren’t essential to everyone, but can be handy:

1. Stand mixer- I love my stand mixer. If you bake a lot at home it’s the perfect gadget! Stick your recipe in to mix while getting pans ready/cleaning up etc. If you bake a lot, I definitely recommend investing in a good mixer.

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2. Candy thermometer- If you fancy trying your hand at making caramel/candy/marshmallows or basically anything that requires cooking sugar, a candy thermometer is a very handy tool to have. It gives you the exact temperature of the sugar and tells you the different boiling points for jam, caramel etc.

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3. Palette knife- this is a handy tool for coating cakes with icing, but it can also be used to remove cookies from baking sheets and removing cakes/loaves from pans. Small, angled palette knives are also great for using with cupcake icing or sugar decorations.

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If you have any other tools you think are essential, let us know!

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