Competition: Ever Had a Soggy Bottom?

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With the arrival of Easter, we’re giving you a chance to win a bunch of home baking goodies worth over £100! Whether it’s your home-made piece de resistance or something worthy of a dog’s dinner, we want to hear about your greatest baking stories (You may even want to upload a photograph as well).


To enter, simply leave your answer / photograph in the comments section below. Competition closes Midday, Friday 10th April 2015, to which the lucky winner will be selected at random and contacted by email the same day. Gardens and Homes Direct reserves the right to remove any answers deemed inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must reside within the UK mainland. Good luck!


  • lauren
    April 10, 2015

    Biggest success was making these yummy vanilla cupcakes for my brothers wedding! After all the hair pulling and stress they were definitely worth it! They looked pretty good as the centre pieces on each table and everyone though they were real flowers!! Never again though lol <3 xxx

  • Margaret guest
    April 10, 2015

    I tried making pasta only had normal plain flour horrid epic failure then tried hedgehog bread a pit too sharp in top but quite impressed go me

  • Pamela Gossage
    April 10, 2015

    I once baked cakes in bulk for the freezer and forgot to put the sugar in

  • Kelly LIttlewood
    April 10, 2015

    I tried to bake bread but used corn flour

  • Christine Handsley
    April 10, 2015

    When making pancakes I thought that the recipe only made one pancake so I made 6 bowls of the mixture and put a whole bowl full of the mixture in the pan and ended up with a 3 inch thick mega pancake!!!!

  • Emily Jayne Phipps
    April 10, 2015

    My step daughters birthday cake – she asked for nemo on a bed of sea frosting over a double chocolate fudge cake!

  • sandra
    April 10, 2015

    my biggest failure was the first time I made bread at school and put in 1 tablespoon of salt in instead of 1 teaspoon!

  • Barry Robinson
    April 10, 2015

    loved and shared

  • Amy Turner
    April 10, 2015

    My hotel chocolat muffin cake is my biggest success! Loved baking it and the taste was amazing

    April 10, 2015

    I made this cake for my friends sons birthday

  • Paula Harvey
    April 10, 2015

    My daughter and I made Chocolate Crispy cakes that went so wrong – the chocolate went all dry – they were terrible!

  • Andrew Hessey
    April 10, 2015

    Divorced and having to cook for myself , decided to keep things simple but wholesome as I had to cook my meals after a 9 hr day at work. As Frey Bentos Pies were on offer I bought a steak pie for a meal , having got home afeter an exhausting day at work I cut tin top off and placed in oven at right temp, sitting down for 5 mins proved Fateful , I placed pie in oven at 6.30pm and woke at 12.15am some nearly six hours to the overbearing smell of burnt food, rushing to the oven on realization that it was my pie over come by smoke opening the oven door pulled pie out and ran round my Static Caravan opening both doors and all the windows ! you can imagine the sight pie now as black as Charcoal and I mean black puff pastry risen but charred right through as with steak and gravy little blocks of charcoal , dried up non existent gravy in truth no weight to it at all as there was no substance to it ! in fact it wasn’t even fit for a dog !

  • Helen Smith
    April 10, 2015

    Biggest success- chocolate fudge cake made from scratch for my husband’s birthday. Was a bit dubious about using soured cream but came out lovely and moist.

  • Jemma Webster
    April 10, 2015

    We love baking and everyday is an excuse for a bake off – especially Easter weekend! Here are our creations from last weekend 🙂

  • Mark Johnson
    April 10, 2015

    achieving a tarte tartin on first attempt for xmas

  • Hayley Todd
    April 10, 2015

    I made a chocolate cake once, without any problems, or so I thought! It baked beautifully, and went together with lovely chocolate buttercream and I iced it too! Then, when my mother-in-law and her husband came over, I thought I would try and impress her with my cake (she’s never been my biggest fan!). So, in comes this cake, looking delicious. Until we all tasted it…..instead of Baking Powder and Sugar……I had put Baking Powder and Salt! Marvellous! It was absolutely hideous and was yet another notch against me!!

  • Danielle
    April 10, 2015

    Biggest failure is when I somehow managed to forget to add the main ingredient – flour! Opened the oven and the mixture hadn’t risen one inch. Needless to say, not my proudest moment!

  • zoe d
    April 10, 2015

    My yorkshire puddings!

    Yes I can make other people cry with envy or ggo run for ready made ones!

    All home made and rise to any occasion

  • Jamie Millard
    April 10, 2015

    I tried dough balls recently for the first time. I think the dough was too dry and over worked, and I cooked them too long on too low a temperature. They came out like rocks. Did EVERYTHING wrong.

    Will try again, when I get the motivation.

  • Gill Abrahams
    April 10, 2015

    My biggest failure was when I made a crumble and forgot to add sugar to the topping – not a great taste, especially as the fruit was rather tart as well!

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