Exclusive: Hazel reveals all her baking secrets
We all start somewhere… what motivated you to start baking and how long did it take you to build up your skills?
I started baking last summer using a cake mixer which enhanced my skills massively (after my childhood baking with my mum!) - within a few attempts I mastered a gorgeous sponge which is so easy to achieve!
If you could join us at Cake Angels HQ and design your own product, what would it be?
I would love to create a fancy range of chocolate decorations to add to cupcakes - I used to look at icing creations as a child and was amazed at the tiny, detailed creations made - I would love to see something similar from chocolate - for example a strip of chocolate floral lace which could be added to the top of a cupcake!
Are you a self-taught baker or do you often look online for tutorials?
I have used a few Mary Berry recipes but besides following the guidelines I have taught myself to add and take away ingredients to make it my own!
Do you have a favourite baker – maybe someone you look up to?
What’s your biggest baking disaster?
I once put the grill on instead of the oven - oops!!!
Did you know all Cake Angels products have no artificial colours or flavours?
Is this important to you? I did not know this and this is great to hear as I have always found the products to taste delicious and non fake tasting which is far too common in many sweet products.
What is it about Cake Angels that makes you love being an Archangel?
I absolutely love the products - to the girly packaging, to the variety and detail and care that goes into all of the products. I am a very creative person so I really appreciate the effort that has gone into the brand and products!
What are the three essential tools/tips for getting the perfect Instagram shot?
Use a ring light to make the lighting perfect. Use VSCO to add gorgeous filters and try natural lighting too!
What would be your ideal/perfect baking set-up? Imagine having all the budget you want and any backdrop/setting in the world.
I would love to have a huge, I mean HUGE Kitchen with a huge island in the middle. I would have a white kitchen so it is kept bright and clean looking, with marble work tops and gold accessories. Of course a top of the range cake mixer on the island too!
That really does sound like baking heaven! Cake Angels appreciate everything you've done for us Hazel so thank you.
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