Cake (dessert)

Piece of cake: Bill Granger's uncomplicated sweet treats

Call me out of touch, but baking is not a hobby of mine as it is for so many people these days. I'm definitely not one to lose myself in intricate bakes with elaborate decorations – that amount of precision just isn't my thing.

Fitzbillies, 51-52 Trumpington Street, Cambridge

I'm walking through Cambridge at twilight, and there's a touch of magic in the misty air. Lights twinkle distantly behind college windows. Students stream past on bicycles, heading back to their digs. Apart from the fact that most of them are talking on mobile phones, we might have slipped back into another century.

Why William and Kate's choice of cake-maker is causing a stir

It may be the centrepiece of the big day – but Prince William and Kate Middleton's choice of wedding cake has raised eyebrows in fashionable baking quarters. The couple have opted for a multi-tiered fruit cake for the wedding breakfast, decorated with symbolic flowers. The design, in which Ms Middleton is said to have taken a keen interest, will be baked by Leicestershire-based Fiona Cairns, whose cakes are sold in Harrods, Selfridges and Waitrose.

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