Zoe’s Cakes & Bakes

I’m Zoe and I’m a 25 year old pastry chef from the Essex. Here is a place where I share pictures of my cakes and bakes, recipes and how to’s; which stems from my love and passion for baking. I hope it inspires you to do the same!

Recent Recipes

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April 28, 2021

How To Make Buttermilk

Have you ever gone to make a recipe that requires buttermilk only to find you didn’t have any? Well, all you need are 2 ingredients and you can make it…
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June 28, 2020

Old School Cornflake Tart

This old school cornflake tart recipe will take you straight back to childhood. Flaky buttery pastry, crunchy syrupy cornflakes and sweet strawberry jam... there is honestly nothing better. Especially when…
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May 29, 2020

How To Make Chocolate Cupcakes

You really can't go wrong with chocolate cupcakes with piped chocolate buttercream. I mean, who doesn't like chocolate? This is my go-to recipe which I've been making for years and…

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Baking Tips & Tricks

15 Tips For Making The Perfect Cake

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Recipe Calculator

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Oven Times & Measurement Conversions

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How To Make Oat Flour

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Some Of My Bakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

May 17, 2020

M&M Chocolate Cake

Chocolate M&M Cake

May 15, 2020

Frozen Cake1

Frozen’s Elsa Cake

May 15, 2020

Chocolate Covered Flapjacks1

Chocolate Covered Flapjack

May 15, 2020

Triple Chocolate Brownies

Gooey Chocolate Brownies

May 15, 2020

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A Little About Me

I have always had a passion for baking. Right back to when I was a kid in my nan’s kitchen helping her bake butterfly cakes and her classic bread pudding (best thing in the world). Since then, my interest for food only grew. Growing up, I would binge watch Food Network on TV and help my nan bake after school rather than doing my homework. Then in secondary school I took Food Tech for one of my GCSE’s, and it was here that I knew I wanted to bake for a living