Modern Watercolour Cake

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I am thrilled to share this new cake with you. Inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies, this airbrushed design features in the current issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine with step by step pictures to help you recreate the look at home. As is so often true, this kind of cake design is heavily reliant on the kit that you have at … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Berry

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I very much doubt that Mary Berry wants another cake baked for her… ever again! As judge on The Great British Bake Off for 7 seasons, Mary delicately nommed her way through 700,000 bits of cake and cannot physically fit in another slice without running the risk of exploding like a pigeon. However, I have been thinking about Mary Berry … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Chocolate!

Chocolate Mud Cake

One day into Lent and I’ve already failed. After nomming my way through a few pancakes on Tuesday, I briefly considered trying the traditional few weeks without chocolate until Easter. Then Chris came home with a packet of Rolos and I fell off the wagon as soon as I had clambered on it. So let’s all fall of the wagon … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: Catch Me Live on Facebook

Cheeky phone preview pic from my latest photo shoot!

It feels like the most terrible cliché to say that I’m having a busy week. There is so much going on in preparation for a summer of Weddings and events (you can click here to find out where I will be visiting!). Working with my regular cohorts, Sarah Dunn of Sarah’s DooWop Dos and Jez Brown, I posed for a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… the People of Beautiful Bedford

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A quick post on the importance of saying thank you and being grateful. Two years ago yesterday, Chris and I moved into our home in beautiful Bedford. We packed up our place in the suburbs of West London, loaded all of our possessions into a lorry, and leapt. It was a big change, especially for Chris who had been born and … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Twinwood Festival Fashion & Style Competition

Picture: Jez Brown Photography

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