A Cake for The Swan King

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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

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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

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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

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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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Uncle Rick Wakeman

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Good morning, you gorgeous lot! Here we are again; it’s Monday, it’s foggy and it’s cold, so I’m bringing you a little fantasy bake to warm you up. Every Monday on my blog is dedicated to those people who I would love to bake a cake for. It’s just me amusing myself at the start of each week! I’m building … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Everyone Involved in Making La La Land

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This post contains no spoilers… I’m not that kind of girl. It was a chilly Saturday afternoon in January with nothing better to do than go to the cinema. My idea of heaven! Seriously, I often miss my film student days with the nostalgic¬†lament of a woman who spent hours upon hours, days upon days, with nothing more to do … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Martin Kemp

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Happy Monday, you gorgeous lot! I started drafting this post to go up last Monday, as my first post of a new year… then I took¬†a couple of unscheduled days off. Despite proudly asserting that I am never ill due to the adrenalin of self-employment and abject terror that comes with this, Chris got a cold and it kicked my … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… You Gorgeous Lot!

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And I don’t even care if it sounds cheesy. Thank you to each and every one of you for reading this blog, trying out my recipes, visiting me at shows. It’s been a fabulous year and it’s you who have made it for me. I hope that you are all enjoying the festive break and, whilst I am sure that … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Philippa Langley

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On Tuesday 13th December, my Mum and I embarked upon a pilgrimage to Leicester. This pilgrimage was long overdue and over a year in the making. To give you a little background, my Mum is largely to blame for my love and borderline obsession with history. As a child, my parents would take my brother and I to historical properties … Read More