I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gary Oldman

At last night’s BAFTA Film Awards, Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2018). Visibly shaking as he stood at the podium, Oldman accepted his third award (in what feels like as many weeks) for this career-defining role. The emotion was plain to see on the face of a truly … Read More

A Vivien Leigh Inspired Cake Tutorial

I fell in love with Gone With The Wind (1939) in my early teens; the tale of Scarlett O’Hara and her weird obsession with Ashley Wilkes, when Rhett Butler is infinitely more fanciable, captured my heart and never let go. It is pure melodrama and a feast for the eyes in glorious Technicolor. Bizarrely, I find myself wary of spoilers in … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amazing Women

The full title of this post would have read, ‘Amazing Women I know, know of, and do not know,’ but that would be a mouthful in the permalink! I have been thinking about the amazing women of the past over this last week as we marked 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote. The week began … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen

It has been like an episode of Changing Rooms in my home this weekend. Sadly, I played the part of flustered designer rather than that of the homeowner, sent away for the weekend whilst the transformations take place. After last week’s Fashion on Friday, I decided to ‘break ground’ on improvements to my dressing room. The mega-wardrobes are ordered… but … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Barber

This all feels VERY strange to me, having come out of two weeks baking cakes for dead Hollywood icons and fictional characters, I thought I should bake a cake a little closer to home. I could not have got much closer than this. Today’s fantasy bake is for someone I know, who lives in the same town as me, and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Grace & Frankie

I realise that this is my second week in a row baking cakes for a fictionalised female duo from the small screen. I have no other explanation than the time of the season – it is quiet, it is cold, and I am spending my free time very much rooted to my sofa, under the warmth of a blankie, watching … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Oprah Winfrey

I mean, how could I not? Eagerly opening my social media the morning after a Hollywood awards ceremony is, for me, akin to Christmas morning. I cannot wait to see who the winners were and what they wore. Last night the Golden Globes wore black. Pretty much everyone in attendance, female and male, wore black to show solidarity with the … Read More

Kicking Off 2018 in Style

I am officially bossing 2018 already… I set aside three days in my diary to blitz through an embarrassingly enormous pile of till receipts and invoices to complete my annual accounts and I’m done in two days. If the rest of the year proceeds in this same way, I dare say I’ll write a novel, take over the world, and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Father Christmas

After a busy evening delivering presents to the good little boys and girls of the world, sustained only by mince pies and sherry, I would love to bake a cake for Father Christmas today. By extent, I guess you could say that I would like to bake for all of the hard working folks behind the scenes making Christmas magical. … Read More