Images: Wilton cakes/ Nick Makrides/ Baking Ginger via Instagram.
If you’re like us, by this point you’ve baked bread, cookies and banana loaf. You’ve made muffins and even tried a batch of cheese scones. You’re looking for something new, something fresh to inspire you in the kitchen and to push you through these long lockdown days.
Here are eight of our favourite bakers on Instagram, inspiring us all to get off the couch and back into the kitchen.
Chef Christina of Milk Bar is the mind behind some of the best 21st century baked goods, like cereal milk ice cream, funfetti cakes and compost cookies. Her recipes are simple, easy to recreate at home and always packed with nostalgia!
Yolanda’s novelty cakes are mind-blowing! She designs, bakes and decorates cakes into all sorts of shapes – avocado toast, a slice of watermelon, a glass of piña colada and even a crispy fried chicken burger! If you have big cake dreams, follow Yolanda.
As an award-winning cookbook writer, Joy brings top credentials to the baking scene. Her fun and quirky cakes featured on Drake on Cake are great for grown-up birthdays.
4. Clara Jane – Baking Ginger
This local Instagrammer shares daily baking recipes, including great options for breakfast like granola, cinnamon buns and doughnuts.
5. Manuela Kjeilen – Passion for baking
If you’re looking for Insta-perfect recipes, Manuela’s account is for you. Get lost in the folds and clouds of icing in her pictures – you’ll soon be reaching for the piping bag!
6. Astrid Field – The Sweet Rebellion
Astrid, an SA-based cookbook writer and food scientist, has a knack for coming up with uniquely South African sweet treats. Her Milo cake with condensed milk icing is a top recipe on Food24 year after year.
If you’re baking at home, you’re going to need some decorating inspiration. Wilton Cakes makes some of the best tools and products in the business, and their recipes are perfect for home cooks.
Without a doubt, Nick is the king of cupcakes! His bright colours and bold designs are guaranteed to make you smile.