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

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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elvis Presley

The 16th August this year marked 40 years since Elvis died. I couldn’t let this anniversary slide without some fanfare. There are some icons of pop culture who transcend the traditional rules of mortality – Elvis and I never shared a timeline but his music and his legend will be here long after I shuffle off this mortal coil. Icons … 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

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

THE Restoration Cake

I am so lucky to have an outlet for my weirdness. Being a Cake Designer with a passion for history, art, and pop culture, I have been blessed with a very supportive editor in Leeanne Cooper at Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine! My regular feature in this wonderful magazine is an extension of my Monday blog feature, in which I … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: Don’t You Give Me No Lip

I both love and hate a four-day week; I’m resolved to spend the four days with loved ones but the workload is not letting up at all! We are now only two short weeks away from the start of my season with Foodies Festival as the host of the brand new Cake & Desserts Theatre. There are new incredible chefs … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: Catch Me Live on Facebook

It feels like the most terrible cliché to say that I’m having a busy week. There is so much going on in preparation for a summer of Weddings and events (you can click here to find out where I will be visiting!). Working with my regular cohorts, Sarah Dunn of Sarah’s DooWop Dos and Jez Brown, I posed for a … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: A Beautiful Mess

Hello, you gorgeous lot. It’s all go in my kitchen at the moment. I’ve been working on a very colourful tutorial for RocknRoll Bride Magazine. It’s been a messy one but who cares when the mess is this pretty? I’m also putting together a recipe for Mothers’ Day, inspired by so many of the Mothers in my life. The kitchen … Read More

A Cake for The Swan King

I am so excited to kick off my new monthly series in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine with a cake for Ludwig II of Bavaria, The Swan King. You all know what a history geek I am and it is with no small sense of joy that I undertake the challenge to actually create some of the cakes that I … Read More