I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Vera Lynn

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OK, so I guess you would have to have been walking around me with your fingers in your ears going LALALALALALA at the top of your voice not to know that I have baked for the wonderful Dame Vera Lynn. I have been dining out on the fact that I baked Dame Vera’s 95th Birthday cake for 5yrs now but, … Read More

Weekend Bakes: There Is Nothing Like A Dame

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As we march headlong into the weekend and the sun is starting to show its face, I wanted to bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with my Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe. Pick up some unwaxed, organic lemons today or tomorrow and fill your home with this oh so sunny delight (even typing that made me giggle with 90s nostalgia) … Read More

2016 Review: Part 2

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It’s been a big year. Lately, in discussions with friends, I’ve found myself saying “terrible globally, great professionally.” I’ve almost felt guilty for admitting to myself that it’s been a pretty good year – in spite of tears shed in front of the news channels on more than one occasion. It’s been such a big year that I had to … Read More

Out of Office Autoreply

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Scheduled post klaxon…. aaaaaawwwoooooooogggaaaahhhhh! Today, I will be on stage, baking up a storm at Foodies Festival Xmas in the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. I love this little buzzing, foodie area of London and you can be certain that I will be bringing home a huge bag of beigals from the good beigal shop. I will be far from quiet … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Baking with the Stars

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Good morning, you gorgeous lot! I am going to be in full weekend prep mode today. Behind the velvet curtain on the life of a travelling showgirl chef involves a great deal of work – from weighing out all of my ingredients for a weekend of baking demonstrations, to setting my hair, giving myself a sparkly gel manicure, and choosing … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Tony Visconti

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And, dear reader, I did. I was lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening of The Visconti Studio at Kingston University last week and deliver a cake to a hero of mine. I’ve not made any attempt to conceal my love of David Bowie and his music from you. This love affair started at the age of 17 … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jamie Laing

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And I did! Yesterday, I was joined on stage at Foodies Festival by Jamie Laing from Made in Chelsea and we made a cake together. We used Jamie’s own brand of gourmet sweeties, Candy Kittens to decorate an ENORMOUS chocolate cake… I had baked it extra large as I had a feeling that we would have a few audience members … Read More

I’m Joining Made in Chelsea…

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… OK, that’s a lie. However, I am going to be baking with Jamie Laing, star of Made in Chelsea at Foodies Festival, Alexandra Palace, this weekend. For those of you who do not know, Jamie owns Candy Kittens, his own brand of gourmet sweeties and wants to make a fabulous cake using these. And who better to help in this … Read More

‘Feed Chocolate Cake to Stephen Fry’…

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… well, that’s one thing I can tick off my bucket list! I was honoured to be invited along to the launch of Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Appeal 2014 in the opulent surroundings of The Horseguards Hotel in London. It would seem that the nation has spoken and declared Stephen Fry the most eligible Coffee Morning guest and Chocolate … Read More

Happy 196th Birthday to The Old Vic Theatre!

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Every now and then, I get a really exciting commission that allows me to really challenge myself as a cake designer. You may remember that I donated a cake to The Old Vic Theatre for their 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala back in November, so I was thrilled when the team got in touch to ask me to make a cake … Read More