Fashion on Friday: Twinwood Festival Fashion & Style Competition

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Is anyone else dreaming of the Summer weather yet? Even though I know that I will moan that I am too hot fairly constantly, I do enjoy the warmer weather and the myriad of sartorial choices that it affords me. I love the sunshine, even if it doesn’t love me (I’m a pale, easily burnt thing). A highlight of my … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Bowie Lightning Flash Cookies

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Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I celebrated the life of my hero, David Bowie, with friends at the Absolute Bowie show in Bedford last Friday night. While I know that many people are sniffy about tribute bands, I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that Absolute Bowie are a wonderful … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: A Beautiful Mess

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Hello, you gorgeous lot. It’s all go in my kitchen at the moment. I’ve been working on a very colourful tutorial for RocknRoll Bride Magazine. It’s been a messy one but who cares when the mess is this pretty? I’m also putting together a recipe for Mothers’ Day, inspired by so many of the Mothers in my life. The kitchen … Read More

A Cake for The Swan King

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I am so excited to kick off my new monthly series in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine with a cake for Ludwig II of Bavaria, The Swan King. You all know what a history geek I am and it is with no small sense of joy that I undertake the challenge to actually create some of the cakes that I … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mel Brooks

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As Mel Brooks took to the stage in London to accept his BAFTA Fellowship last weekend, I can’t have been the only one who thought, “oh wow, he’s still alive.’ This veteran funny man was an old guy even when I was a kid! With 2016 being such a shit storm of big celebrity losses, I don’t feel too badly … Read More

Fashion On Friday: London Edge S/S 2017

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Twice a year, for many years now,¬†London Edge¬†has been my Fashion Week. When I first attended the show, back in 2013, I went to meet the makers behind the brands that I loved online and to meet more. Much as I despise the term ‘networking’ that is what it was! I took cupcakes and introduced myself. Over the years that … Read More

New Video! Mini Sugar Roses Tutorial

Miss Tempest Rose Cupcakes from Burlesque Baking
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Happy Valentine’s Day, you gorgeous lot! Whether you are treating someone special or treating yourself to some well-deserved pampering, love is most certainly in the air. Even if you are not a fan of V-Day, I would urge you to enter into the spirit of hearts and flowers… my goodness, isn’t it refreshing to have a social media feed filled … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Philippa Gregory

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If only I had more time to read. It is my one major regret despite being my eternal New Year’s resolution but the pressures of running my own business leave me with little leisure time. OK, that feels like a big fat lie; I have plenty of time for Netflix. However, I maintain that by the time I sit down … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Faithful Friend

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Good morning, you gorgeous lot. Regular readers and social media followers will know that I’ve had a somewhat busy week – in fact, 2017 has been relentless so far! I am not at all complaining but my magazine tutorial writing has kept me away from you a little more than I would like. In return, you are due some STUNNING … Read More

Work In Progress Wednesday

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It’s a little crazy in the kitchen at the moment! In lieu of sharing an actual Wedding Cake with you today, I thought I would give you a little glimpse at what I am working on. You will be able to see the finished cakes along with full step by step instructions of how to make them in both Cake … Read More