I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Grace & Frankie

I realise that this is my second week in a row baking cakes for a fictionalised female duo from the small screen. I have no other explanation than the time of the season – it is quiet, it is cold, and I am spending my free time very much rooted to my sofa, under the warmth of a blankie, watching … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Addicted to Earrings

My name is Charlotte, and I am addicted to earrings. The problem back in the Summer, when I found the most incredible pair of novelty lemon slice earrings to accessorise my lemon print dress from The Pretty Dress Company. I found them courtesy of an Instagram post, shared by my friend and fellow baker Becky Cummings of Pin Up Pantry … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: Pretty Marbling

I am working on a tutorial so pretty that I just had to give you a sneaky peek. You will be able to see the full step-by-step of how to create this stunning marbled effect on any cake (and, indeed, in any colour) in the March/April 2018 issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine. This rather lovely mag has been kind … Read More

Vote For Me in the Cake Decorating Heaven Awards

I am truly blessed to be able to contribute regularly to two top cake decorating magazines – I told you all about my 2018 series in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine last week, where I am creating cakes inspired by the greatest stars of the silver screen but did you know that I also write about new cake decorating trends … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Oprah Winfrey

I mean, how could I not? Eagerly opening my social media the morning after a Hollywood awards ceremony is, for me, akin to Christmas morning. I cannot wait to see who the winners were and what they wore. Last night the Golden Globes wore black. Pretty much everyone in attendance, female and male, wore black to show solidarity with the … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Jenny from the Block

My first ever vintage-inspired dress came from Vivien of Holloway. I remember the first time that I tried it on, all black with white polka dots and a red petticoat underneath, carefully walking down the stairs to show Chris, unable to see my own feet as I walked because my skirt was enormous. I was hooked. I twirled and twirled … Read More

Kicking Off 2018 in Style

I am officially bossing 2018 already… I set aside three days in my diary to blitz through an embarrassingly enormous pile of till receipts and invoices to complete my annual accounts and I’m done in two days. If the rest of the year proceeds in this same way, I dare say I’ll write a novel, take over the world, and … Read More

2017: Thank You and Goodnight

It has only been over the past few hours that I have been able to reflect fully on 2017 and all of the amazing things that have happened this year. This is not like me. I have just spent a few minutes revisiting my round up of 2016, published this time last year, and it was so in depth as … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Father Christmas

After a busy evening delivering presents to the good little boys and girls of the world, sustained only by mince pies and sherry, I would love to bake a cake for Father Christmas today. By extent, I guess you could say that I would like to bake for all of the hard working folks behind the scenes making Christmas magical. … Read More