Goat’s Cheese & California Walnut Scones Recipe

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! I was lucky enough to spend Sunday at The Craft Bakers & Butchers Extravaganza in Harrogate, with the lovely people from California Walnuts. Frankly, I am thrilled to work with any ingredient that makes my bakes one of my five-a-day! If you are one of the many people I have spoken too who do not … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… J.K. Rowling

I don’t read nearly as much a I would like to. When I do make the time to sit down with a book it is most often a historical biography and the extreme guilt that I feel for doing something so indulgent as reading when I should be working is overwhelming! This is the curse of the self-employed. Motivation has … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stefani Germanotta

It should come as little surprise to learn that I am a big fan of Lady Gaga. I have been a fan for the best part of ten years now and count myself amongst her many ‘little monsters’ the world over. I am such a fan that I sported platinum bangs for a couple of years, very much under her … Read More

Fashion on Friday: London Edge A/W 2017

I cannot tell you how much I love clothes. I love my ever-expanding, frankly ridiculous oh-god-it’s-taking-over-the-whole-house wardrobe more than I can say. I love getting dressed up and playing dress up. As such, a big part of my year, twice a year, is the London Edge trade show. If you click here and look over my visit in February for … Read More

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.┬áIn 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