Foodies Festival Birmingham PICTURES

Birmingham marked the half way point in a summer of Foodies Festival shows and, boy, did we celebrate this milestone in style! The crowds were simply amazing, every single day. We all had the best time baking for you. We will be back in London tomorrow and all weekend, in Blackheath Greenwich. If you are in London or even to … Read More

Happy 4th July!

A quick post from another crazy day in my kitchen… I wanted to wish a very happy 4th July to all of my dear American friends and family. I hope that you are all enjoying a fabulous day off. This time last year, I had just developed my recipe for Key Lime Pie in honour of my Cousin Zach, visiting … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Adam West

Or should that be Adam We? Whilst drafting my last fantasy bake post about my favourite Superman, Christopher Reeve, sad news came in of the passing of Adam West, my favourite Batman. I think that we become quite emotionally attached to our perception of characters in childhood; I have a friend who was disappointed with the depiction of characters in the Lord … Read More

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

My workload this week has kept me quiet across my usual chatty channels! I’ll be filming something rather lovely for you tomorrow and preparations for this have kept me busy.  I thought I’d share the absurdity of working surrounded by poinsettia blooms in the middle of June!  Loads of behind-the-scenes fun coming up for you tomorrow. Follow me on Instagram … Read More

Foodies Festival is in Birmingham this Weekend!

Good afternoon, you gorgeous lot! How have we all been coping with this crazy heatwave? I’ll confess to working mainly on my laptop in the living room with the windows flung open and the blinds drawn, or in the kitchen with my forearms pressed against the cold Quartz worktops! I am looking forward to plenty of sunshine this weekend though … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: Elegance in Grey & Pearl Revisited

I couldn’t resist sharing these with you! Receiving professional photographs from my Wedding couples is the best thing ever. I cannot thank Ollie and Gracie enough for sharing these wonderful shots with me. Congratulations again, Ollie and Gracie! You both look absolutely stunning and I am happy that the cake went down well with your guests. You can read all … Read More

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