Take Your Baking To The Next Level With These Wow-Factor Bakes

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Take Your Baking To The Next Level With These Wow-Factor Bakes

Let's be honest - we're basically on board for any type of sweet treat, be it a perfectly executed Victoria Sponge cake or classic buttery biscuits. But sometimes you want to whip up a dessert that is seriously impressive, and that's when a classic bake just won't do. Whether you're having friends round that you want to blow away or you want to challenge yourself in the baking department, tucking into an elaborate creation is so satifying. But when it comes to posh desserts, like tarts, flans and profiteroles, many of us feel intimidated. Psst... we'll let you in on a little secret - posh desserts can actually be surprisingly simple to pull off. We've got five seriously impressive sweet treats that are guaranteed to knock the socks off of friends and family, but don't require a pastry diploma. In fact, one of these delectable treats requires no work at all! Discover these easy-to-make posh desserts below... 

Saffron Rosewater flan

Bring a taste of the Middle East to your table with this beautiful saffron and rosewater flan dessert. Made with homemade pastry and decorated with sweetened orange slices and chopped pistachios, this gorgeous pud looks seriously impressive but is actually surprisingly easy to make. 

Profiteroles 3 ways

There's something for everyone with these three decadent recipes - cherry profiteroles, chocolate cream profiteroles and raspberry & chocolate profiteroles. Simply make the choux pastry per recipe instructions and then fill with the different fillings and toppings before piling on top of one another for a seriously decadent treat. 

Apple Rose Tarts

You would be hard pressed to find a dessert prettier than these apple rose tarts. Luckily, they're surprisingly simple to make, requiring just five ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. 

Oompa Loompa Cake pops

Children of all ages will love these funny Wonka cake pops. Made with shop-bought Madeira Cake, the only real work in this easy recipe is in the decorating - and that's just fun anyway! 

Rainbow Jazzie Cake

When it comes to cheerful puds, you can't beat this bright rainbow cake complete with different coloured sponge layers, vanilla flavour frosting, white chocolate buttercream ganache and hundreds and thousands sugar decorations. And the best part is that there's no work involved! 

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