Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Welcome to the Stylist baking surgery

lily-vanilli.jpg
lily-2.jpg
cakes.jpg

Ahead of the publication of her second book, we’re putting our favourite baker Lily Vanilli to the test. Got a burning baking question you want to ask? Now’s your chance…

Ever wondered why you cream and the sugar and butter first before adding the eggs? Or how flourless chocolate cake actually works? What about fail-safe tips to stop your cake from burning to the bottom of the tin or for getting your meringues perfect every time? Well wonder no more. We’ve got one of the UK’s best artisan bakers on hold just waiting to answer all your baking questions…all you have to do is ask!

Stylist first met Lily Vanilli (aka Lily Jones) when she was selling cupcakes at Swanfield Market in East London. That was a mere four years ago now but how things change: Lily now has her own bakery and orders from clients across the country – as well some of the most prestigious fashion parties in London. She was also one of the founding members of the Young British Foodie awards, which had their first ceremony in May this year. Now she’s back with her second book, Lily Vanilli’s Sweet Tooth , a collection of her best artisan recipes combined with helpful asides to explain the science and reason behind classic baking techniques.

ABOVE: Lily Vanilli

BELOW: Her cakes

Who better to tell us how to make sure our brioche doesn’t end up as dry as an Eccles cake?

So, all we need you to do is leave us your baking questions in the comments section under this article and we’ll send the best ones to Lily, who’ll answer them in a forthcoming issue of Stylist. Hurry though – you’ve only got 24 hours!

You can also tweet us your questions: @stylistmagazine

Related

615x330_alternative-pavlova.jpg

The Great British Bake Off returns!

Banana-Whoopie-Pies-Amy-Atl.jpg

If Coco Chanel was a baker...

Jaffa-Cake-Stonehenge.jpg

British landmarks made from Jaffa Cakes

Comments

Latest...

This Yorkshire bakery has created an entire range of unicorn bakes

Move over rainbow toast/bagels/toasties

by Amy Swales
16 Feb 2017

This is the best drink to pair your cheese with (no, it’s not wine)

Is it gin? Is it Prosecco? No, it’s…

by Kayleigh Dray
16 Feb 2017

A free cheese and wine festival is coming to London

And there’s chocolate involved, too

by Moya Crockett
16 Feb 2017

Thirteen unusual orders for serious coffee nerds

How many have you tried?

by The Stylist web team
15 Feb 2017

Chocolate crumpets are here to make brunch even more decadent

Breakfast will never be the same again...

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Feb 2017

Ridiculous yet amazing edible bouquets for Valentine's Day

Who wants a bunch of fried chicken, doughnuts or fondant fancies?

by Amy Swales
14 Feb 2017

This gin and tonic cheesecake is the boozy bake of your dreams

We're already obsessed with this G&T cheesecake...

by Kayleigh Dray
14 Feb 2017

How to make spiced gin brownies, aka the ultimate boozy bake

Like an ooey-gooey chocolate brownie, but with more gin…

by Kayleigh Dray
07 Feb 2017

A cheese bar is opening in London and we cannot wait

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

by Moya Crockett
07 Feb 2017

Hospitality experts on the new rules of restaurant phone etiquette

We asked top restaurants what they really think of our #foodporn habit

by Amy Swales
06 Feb 2017