I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Eric Monkman & Bobby Seagull


Those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that my Monday nights are consumed with an unbridled passion… for University Challenge. I simply adore the quiz show and am convinced that, with my regular weekly dedication, I am becoming more smarter. Bigly. Oh, I can answer some rounds beautifully but the science questions may as well be asked … Read More

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


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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mx Jack Monroe

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Whilst I believe strongly in freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, I think that social media has forgotten an old adage; if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Oh, I can bitch with the best of them. Those who know me (those who have drunk with me) know that much of my humour … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Berry


I very much doubt that Mary Berry wants another cake baked for her… ever again! As judge on The Great British Bake Off for 7 seasons, Mary delicately nommed her way through 700,000 bits of cake and cannot physically fit in another slice without running the risk of exploding like a pigeon. However, I have been thinking about Mary Berry … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… the People of Beautiful Bedford


A quick post on the importance of saying thank you and being grateful. Two years ago yesterday, Chris and I moved into our home in beautiful Bedford. We packed up our placeĀ in the suburbs of West London, loaded all of our possessions into a lorry, and leapt. It was a big change, especially for Chris who had been born and … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mel Brooks


As Mel Brooks took to the stage in London to accept his BAFTA Fellowship last weekend, I can’t have been the only one who thought, “oh wow, he’s still alive.’ This veteran funny man was an old guy even when I was a kid! With 2016 being such a shit storm of big celebrity losses, I don’t feel too badly … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Philippa Gregory


If only I had more time to read. It is my one major regret despite being my eternal New Year’s resolution but the pressures of running my own business leave me with little leisure time. OK, that feels like a big fat lie; I have plenty of time for Netflix. However, I maintain that by the time I sit down … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Grace Kelly

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Good morning, you gorgeous lot. How was the weekend? Hope you’re not missing it too much and that I can help to ease you into the working week. Mondays on my blog are dedicated to those people who inspire me and who I would love to thank for this with a cake. Today’s subject is a true icon of style … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jay Rayner


Good morning, you gorgeous lot. I hope that you are all ready to face these final few days of January with gusto. If you are finding that recent global events have continually kicked the gusto out of you, I hope that you will stand beside me, feign gusto, fake it until you make it with every fibre of your being, … Read More