May 7, 2013 Some 9 million Britons have taken up baking in the last year alone. A TV program showcasing home bakers is a runaway hit, and sales of baking goods have skyrocketed. Then there are the cake clubs, where the rules call for pacing yourself — and sampling as much as you can.
Sweetness: Kathy Plaisance and about 50 other bakers use their skills to bring sweet treats to people who might otherwise be overlooked.
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August 2, 2012 Kathy Plaisance oversees Community Cakes, a group of 50 volunteer bakers who deliver homemade birthday cakes to people who might otherwise not have one.
The author pauses to photograph the St. Honore cake before she digs in.
May 16, 2012 Pictures of Saint Honore or (Saint Honoratus) from church iconography reinforce his baker background. He's holding his wooden peel, often with a few delicious-looking loaves of crusty French bread nearby.
Beware of throw-away aluminum roasting pans, burn doctors say.
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December 22, 2011 Burn specialists suggest extra caution when wrestling sizzling meat and drippings from the oven in a disposable aluminum pan. One burn center has seen a spike in grease-related burns around the holidays because of the pans.
A daguerreotype of Emily Dickinson, taken in 1846.
October 20, 2011 Emily Dickinson discussed baking in many of her letters — evincing both her trademark wit and a zest for life that belies the common image of her as a depressed figure.
Courtesy of IKEA
September 21, 2011 Swedish superstore Ikea makes baking ingredients look like sculptures in a promotional book designed to help sell kitchen appliances.
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