All Back to the Borgias!

My latest cake design tutorial in the current issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine is full on gothic glamour for Halloween. When I thought about Halloween and a suitable historical figure to embody all things spooky, I immediately thought of Lucrezia Borgia. Whether or not Lucrezia Borgia was the poisoner that history would have us believe, the truth is … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake For… Iris Apfel

In this second installment of the ‘I’ve just turned 35’ celebration on the blog, I wanted to talk about a style icon who is relatively new to my world. Last week, I imagined making a cake for Helen Mirren, someone who has been on my radar for many years. Today, I bake for a woman who I discovered only in … Read More

Fashion on Friday: My Birthday Suit

It’s back! Not by popular demand but by the demands of my ever-expanding wardrobe that is, frankly, becoming a monster; Fashion on Friday is here for the Autumn and Winter. I love sharing my wardrobe with you all as I adore fashion and am constantly asked about what I wear. In fact, I was interviewed by Fabulous Magazine and you can … Read More

The Goodwood Revival 2017 PICTURES

If I am completely honest, I am still very much recovering from all the fun we had over the weekend at The Goodwood Revival. Yes, the weather was appalling but that did not spoil the shopping or the baking in The Kenwood Kitchen Theatre! My menu this year was inspired by all things Italian – a Tiramisu Cake and Sicilian … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Helen Mirren

By the end of this week, I will officially be in my mid-thirties. Turning 35 does not worry me much – I am by no means having a panic or considering lying about my age from now on – but it does make me think as I march headlong into an age bracket that culminates with me turning 40. I … Read More

The Ultimate Vintage Weekend Lies Ahead!

Good morning, you gorgeous lot!  I’ve got a busy one ahead of me as we stuff the car full of retro clothes, fabulous hats, plenty of coats to cover all weather possibilities, and our camping gear.  Yes, I’ll be glamming it up at The Goodwood Revival in a tent! You won’t want to miss the live updates from this weekend … Read More

Foodies Festival Oxford PICTURES

Well, that’s it! That’s a wrap on our summer season of Foodies Festivals. Thank you to everyone who came along and made this the best season yet. All of us chefs have had an absolute blast and we cannot wait to come back and see you with a brand new set of recipes and techniques to share with you next … Read More

Foodies Festival Ally Pally PICTURES 

How on earth is it nearly the end of the Foodies Festival summer season? I cannot quite believe that our final show of the summer is this weekend and starts tomorrow! This means that you have one final chance to visit a Foodies Festival this summer – we will be in Oxford on South Parks from Friday 1st September until … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elvis Presley

The 16th August this year marked 40 years since Elvis died. I couldn’t let this anniversary slide without some fanfare. There are some icons of pop culture who transcend the traditional rules of mortality – Elvis and I never shared a timeline but his music and his legend will be here long after I shuffle off this mortal coil. Icons … Read More

Foodies Festival Edinburgh PICTURES

Special thanks to Steven Todd at Flare Photography for this photo! Travelling to Edinburgh with Foodies Festival always feels like a homecoming of sorts. Foodies started in Edinburgh as a show running alongside the Edinburgh Festival, the idea being that chances were high that many of the visitors for the comedy and theatre and music may also be interested in … Read More