I Would Love to Bake a Cake For… Iris Apfel

In this second installment of the ‘I’ve just turned 35’ celebration on the blog, I wanted to talk about a style icon who is relatively new to my world. Last week, I imagined making a cake for Helen Mirren, someone who has been on my radar for many years. Today, I bake for a woman who I discovered only in … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Helen Mirren

By the end of this week, I will officially be in my mid-thirties. Turning 35 does not worry me much – I am by no means having a panic or considering lying about my age from now on – but it does make me think as I march headlong into an age bracket that culminates with me turning 40. I … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Bianca Del Rio

Boloney! Feeling bereft after devouring the most recent season (9) of RuPaul’s Drag Race, I found myself revisiting old friends. I basked in the comforting warmth of season 6 and reacquainted myself with Adore Delano, BenDeLaCreme, Courtney Act, and my all-time favourite queen, Bianca Del Rio. Apologies if you did not know that Bianca was crowned the winner of season … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… My Best Friends

We’ve known each other since September 2001, a month in which the world really did change forever. Aside from global events which make this date ominous, I very nearly missed my first days at The University of Westminster due to being unable to fly home to the UK from Chicago on September 12th as scheduled. We were all on the … Read More

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