The Top 10 Baking ranking was last updated 12/10/2016.
Lincolnshire based cook, food writer, and event producer Dominic Franks grew up in a family with a great appreciation of food. After being influenced by his mother along with esteemed cook and presenter Delia Smith, he started to create simple but classic dishes, based on both women’s style and his own carefree personality. Dominic sources seasonal ingredients from local merchants in the village of Belleau to perfect his homemade classics.
BakingBar by recipe developer and food writer David Purdon was created as a space to share recipes passed down within his family and developed by himself. Since 2010 with the help of co-owner Sean Gregory, David provides a variety of easy to follow recipes, baking based reviews of ingredients, products and cooking utensils, and interviews with award-winning chefs.
Ruth Clemens created The Pink Whisk to share her love of baking. After coming second place in The Great British Bake Off in 2010, Ruth decided to launch a career in baking. She began with writing her blog and holding cookery lessons. Now Ruth has published books including Creative Eclairs and The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making, and still uses The Pink Whisk to showcase and teach her creative ideas, from red velvet Swiss roll and sugar roses to ombre cheesecakes.
Kate adopted the nickname ‘little loaf’ at the age of two after a great aunt noticed that her love of bread was bigger than she was. In 2011 Kate was persuaded by her partner to create a blog to document her progress after starting to bake her own bread. Since childhood Kate has loved to bake and now gets to experience new styles through cookbooks, blogs and social media – to help her create her own recipes.
Kat Buckley created THE BAKING EXPLORER in 2012 to share her hobby and discoveries about baking. Although Kat loves to make things that are visually presentable, her aim on the blog is to deliver achievable bakes that her audience can produce in their own kitchen. Through her tried and tested product recommendations and baking challenges, Kat provides the instructions and inspiration to help make baking easy.
DollyBakes was created in 2012 by Rachel McGrath to share her baking and tasting experiences at restaurants as well as writing about the cake club she runs. Her love of Bundt cake is apparent as soon as you visit her blog, with Rachel coming up with exciting recipes such as the Cinnamon Swirl Bundt, Aperol Spritz Bundt and Apple and Fireball Liquor Bundt.
BakingQueen74 was created in 2013 by mother of two Lucy to share recipes for baking cakes, desserts, and meals in her much-loved slow cooker. Lucy provides easy to follow steps to bake interesting twists on recipes such as the Crème Egg Chocolate Cake, Nutella Giant Scone, and Apple and Cinnamon Madeleines. Lucy also holds a baking challenge called Perfecting Patisserie to help herself and other bloggers learn the French art of patisserie.
8. Kerry Cooks
Kerry Cooks was established in 2011 as a place to write about Kerry’s love of baking cakes and sweet treats and documenting her life in Nottingham. Kerry has a love of learning new baking techniques and sharing the recipes with her audience. Over the years Kerry Cooks has provided tips on how to make rainbow cakes (Kerry created the first UK rainbow cake recipe), gooey cookies, and cupcakes – amongst other types of indulgences.
The BAKINGFANATIC posts attention-grabbing and bold twists on common classics and encourages its audience to try something different. Launched by mathematics teacher Philip Friend, BAKINGFANATIC includes swoon-worthy recipes based on traditional and current trends, for all occasions. Due to his love of afternoon tea, Philip also focuses on miniature bakes and pastries to help “indulge” in his creative side. For more information about Philip, check out this week’s spotlight.
The English Kitchen exists to de-bunk the “myths of English cookery one recipe at a time”. Marie Rayner decided to create the blog in 2009 so she could share the successes and failures of her kitchen experiments. Besides from her love of baking, Marie also enjoys to paint and also creates cookbooklets such as The Great British Picnic and Christmas in The English Kitchen, which include beautiful artwork and recipes by Marie.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these baking blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.