A Wedding Cake for Bogart & Bacall

I feel terrible for missing a couple of weeks of my regular Monday blog post – I’ve been swamped over the last few weeks and had every intention of writing over my weekend away with Chris… but I decided that I would rather spend the time with him and have a white wine spritzer. I regret nothing. In lieu of … Read More

Sugar Girl

I’m really excited to share this with you… I have been featured in Push – A Cure Fanzine. Issue 1 is dedicated to all things sweet and delicious as related to The Cure. It is called Sugar Girl. Those who know me will know that I married into The Cure through my darling husband Chris who, along with the wonderful … Read More

Dreamcatcher Cake in Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine

If you pick up a copy of the March/April 2018 issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine, you will see that I did not win the title of Cake Decorator of the Year. The award went to the incredible Zoe Clark and just being nominated next to someone so well-known and well-loved has been a pleasure. Thank you to everyone who … Read More

OSCAR Cookies in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine

In honour of the Academy Award nominations, announced yesterday, I have a little treat for you! Back when I was a film student (in the days before SKY bought the rights) my friend and I would stay up all night to watch the Academy Awards ceremony live from Hollywood. We would put on our fanciest frocks, have a drink or … 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

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

Cake & Bake Show Manchester This Weekend

Good afternoon, you gorgeous lot! To say I’ve had a busy week would be something of an understatement. My kitchen has been a frantic little production line of everything that is sweet and festive. Yes, it’s full on Christmas in here. Tomorrow, I’ll be filming some of my favourite recipes with my friends at California Raisins and I look forward … Read More

On Idolatry Again

It’s been five years since I sat huddled inside the hallowed walls of Ely Cathedral against the cold fenland night. I was there for one of their less frequent services; a sermon by the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson. I worshiped, adored, stood in line like a pilgrim, and made an offering, all in an act of devotion that I … 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