I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Joan Crawford

In last week’s post, I told you all how completely and utterly obsessed I am with You Must Remember This, the podcast exploring all things classic Hollywood by Karina Longworth. I spent the tail end of last week working on a magazine cake commission and listening to the series ‘Six Degrees of Joan Crawford’. What a fascinating creature Joan Crawford … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Karina Longworth

This post feels like proper fangirling but, I’m just going to roll with it. Today, I would love to bake a cake for Karina Longworth. Some of you may not have heard of her but, if you are anything like me, you will fall in love with her just as I have. It’s been quite a couple of weeks and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Rick Wakeman (Reprise)

I few months ago, I wrote a post in which I fantasised about baking for Prog Rock God, Rick Wakeman. You can read this original post by clicking here but potted for your ease, Rick Wakeman is a favourite in my family as my Mother loves his music, both solo and with the band Yes, and I love all of … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Adam West

Or should that be Adam We? Whilst drafting my last fantasy bake post about my favourite Superman, Christopher Reeve, sad news came in of the passing of Adam West, my favourite Batman. I think that we become quite emotionally attached to our perception of characters in childhood; I have a friend who was disappointed with the depiction of characters in the Lord … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Christopher Reeve

I went to see Wonder Woman last week and, though I enjoyed parts of the film, I was ultimately disappointed that the female director and strong female lead were unable to distance themselves from the ‘my SFX are bigger than your SFX’ epidemic that swept across the Superhero Movie around 10yrs ago. My constant disappointment in the Superhero Movie began with … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Take That

I first fell in love with Take That when A Million Love Songs played on Top of the Pops. It must have been at the end of 1992 (I looked it up… the track was released in the October of that year) and I would have been 10 years old. That romantic saxophone, the earnest and quite innocent longing in … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… King Charles II

Obviously. For those of you who are perhaps new to my crazy little world, I have something of an obsession with all things 1649 – 1685. Royalists such as myself date the reign of King Charles II from the death of his Father, disregarding as much as possible the Interregnum of Oliver Cromwell and his corrupt parliaments. Cromwell did not … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Barbara Windsor

It should come as no surprise that I am a fan of Barbara Windsor. I’ve had lengthy discussions with Chris in which I ponder why I love Carry On films so much and find other comedies from around that time (namely, On The Buses) to be so offensive. This is clearly a conversation for another time, preferably over a glass … Read More