I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Christopher Reeve

I went to see Wonder Woman last week and, though I enjoyed parts of the film, I was ultimately disappointed that the female director and strong female lead were unable to distance themselves from the ‘my SFX are bigger than your SFX’ epidemic that swept across the Superhero Movie around 10yrs ago. My constant disappointment in the Superhero Movie began with … Read More

Foodies Festival Newcastle PICTURES

I’ll not lie, I have been a working on a bit of a slower pace last week and this week. Having been out on the road for four weekends in a row, I was in need of a rest. However, I am incapable of really stopping and relaxing, so I have instead treated myself to little outings and occasional skiving … Read More

Andy Warhol Looks a Scream

In my continuing series of cake designs inspired by great figures from history, my latest tutorial for Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine is inspired by Andy Warhol. As with so many other figures from the art world, my introduction to Andy Warhol came through David Bowie. My love of David Bowie has been crazy enough that I have wanted to learn … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Take That

I first fell in love with Take That when A Million Love Songs played on Top of the Pops. It must have been at the end of 1992 (I looked it up… the track was released in the October of that year) and I would have been 10 years old. That romantic saxophone, the earnest and quite innocent longing in … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Wish I was in Dixie

I met the lovely ladies from Joanie Clothing at This Morning Live a few sunny weekends ago. I instantly fell in love with their fun designs, picked up a pair of sunglasses that are now permanently attached to my face, and ordered a few bits. I wanted to share the Dixie Polka Dot Pencil Dress with you today. Most of … Read More

My Marilyn Monroe Cake in this month’s Sainsbury’s Magazine!

When the rather wonderful Leah Hyslop contacted me about taking part in a piece that she was writing called ‘The History Girls’ for Sainsbury’s Magazine, I said yes without hesitation! I am beyond thrilled with the result. You will have to pick up a copy from your local Sainsbury’s to read the article in full and to see the amazing shots … Read More

Foodies Festival Syon Park: PICTURES

What a Bank Holiday weekend we had in Syon Park! The crowds braved the blazing sunshine and traditional Monday rainstorms to spend a day indulging in delicious food, drinks a-plenty, and enjoying the many fabulous demonstrations on offer. As prepare for day one of this weekend’s Foodies Festival Newcastle at Exhibition Park, I wanted to share my favourite pictures from last weekend … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: Elegance in Grey & Pearl

I loved creating this cake for Ollie and Gracie. Grey is one seriously sophisticated colour for a Wedding Cake. A fairly simple concept of cascading pearls makes this cake deceptively simple. However, when you consider that each pearl was piped by hand and then hand-painted, there is some intricacy in simplicity. To enable this cake to be stacked seamlessly, a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… King Charles II

Obviously. For those of you who are perhaps new to my crazy little world, I have something of an obsession with all things 1649 – 1685. Royalists such as myself date the reign of King Charles II from the death of his Father, disregarding as much as possible the Interregnum of Oliver Cromwell and his corrupt parliaments. Cromwell did not … Read More

Fashion On Friday: LIVE From My Wardrobe 3pm

The game that I am playing at the moment involves moving my laptop around the house to find the coolest spot at any given time. I am pleased to report that I am currently winning, sitting in my cool little kitchen with the conservatory doors flung wide open. Being such a pale girl, getting used to the summer weather is … Read More