This edition of the B List features UK baking influencers — the folks who create the best baking blogs that get a rise out of us in a good way, with savoury bakes, delicious breads, tantalising cakes and more.
They run the range from baking recipes for beginners to more advanced breads, cakes, biscuits and desserts to healthy, vegetarian and vegan bakes. Read on for inspiration and share your favourites in the comments!
Apply To Face Blog by Jenny Walters
Jenny is passionate about good food, and her award-winning blog Apply to Face covers everything from seasonal rhubarb crumble to white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake, occasional straying into the delicious territory of roast potatoes and pulled pork. She provides simple recipes with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos to achieve delicious results at home.
Charlotte is a mother of two and loves experimenting with food, creating new recipes and cooking for her family. On her blog she shares her straightforward delicious baking recipes and cooking tips. We especially love all the beautiful piping and mouthwatering icing recipes.
Lucy Parissi is passionate about baking and photography – on her blog she combines both, creating a selection of tasty recipes that are full of flavour and accomplishable in the home kitchen. London based, she grew up in Athens where she learnt that ‘food is fundamental to a happy, healthy life’. This is definitely reflected in her blog, where she produces mouthwatering recipes good for both the mind and soul. Being a mother herself, Lucy likes to simplify recipes so they are easy and quick to prepare. Look out for her video tutorials too!
Jane is a food writer, photographer and blogger. ‘Baking cakes is my life,’ she says, although she loves savoury food (shhhh — we won’t tell). She documents her irresistible desserts on her blog, and features crowd-pleasing ingredients from the sweets shop like Kinder Bueno, Jammie Dodgers, Rolos and Oreos. Her delightful bakes and bubbly personality is bound to make your day a little brighter!
Youtube: Jane’s Patisserie
Kat is a vegetarian, and on her blog you will find lots of vegetarian and vegan-friendly recipes. She aims to bring you achievable delicious bakes that can make in your kitchen — including ones leftover ingredients!
Only Crumbs Remain by Jacqueline Bellefontaine
Jaqui is a freelance cookery writer, food stylist and passionate baker. She has been on the baking scene for over 25 years (and has written 15 cookbooks!) so it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two. Here, she shares some of her tried-and-tested favourite sweet recipes, from basic bakes to more elaborate creations. Her blog also has few savoury recipes worth trying.
Kate and her daughter both have Coeliac disease, and she started her blog as a recipe book. However, as her blog gained rightful recognition, she now uses it to share gluten-free recipes with her wide audience of readers. She lives by the motto: ‘Positively Coeliac ~ Adventurously Gluten Free’, and here you’ll find gluten-free treats that don’t compromise on taste in the slightest.
Choclette runs an award-winning vegetarian and vegan food blog that features healthy whole food recipes full of flavour. She cooks with local, seasonal and foraged ingredients where possible. As well as savoury dishes, she loves baking. Who knew healthy could be so yummy.
Karen is a freelance food and travel writer, food stylist and at-home baker. She has lived and travelled all over the world and brought back some of her favourite recipes and experiences to share on her blog. Her baking blog focuses on family food, baking and travel, using seasonal ingredients whenever possible. She also cooks traditional British recipes throughout the seasons. She recently published her first cookbook, Lavender and Lovage – A Culinary Notebook of Memories and Recipes from Home and Abroad.
Lou describes herself as a Dessert Obsessed Food Blogger who is on a mission to make life a little bit sweeter. She began her baking blog for beginners in 2012 as a way to share easy and delicious baking recipes. She promises ideas that don’t require fancy equipment to create, handy videos and awesome birthday bakes. Click through for cakes, cupcakes, desserts and indulgences for every occasion.
Youtube: Crumbs and Corkscrews
Tafadzwa is a mother of five, and a self-taught baker of more than 20 years. Meadow Brown Bakery is rich with videos where she showcases everything she bakes. Level up with her paid online courses with easy-to-follow video tutorials and step-by-step instructions. She also has beginner courses for cupcakes and sourdough bread, which you can enrol in on her website.
Youtube: Meadow Brown Bakery
What is the B List?
You’ve heard about the A List. We have something even better: The B List! Like our Brilliance in Blogging Awards, our B List — the official name is The BritMums List — celebrates noteworthy Influencers.
With the B List, we name, highlight and celebrate an increasing number of Influencers with a diverse group of skills and talents. There are more bloggers and social media influencers every day — the B List provides curated lists featuring the best emerging and established talent.