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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… The Duke of Edinburgh

Twitter was on fine form last week… I wasted at least an hour on Thursday morning, hitting refresh over and over as I waited for an announcement from Buckingham Palace. One can only assume that countless emergency staff meetings are called at late notice within those walls but, somehow and for reasons quite unknown, the news of this meeting reached the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… William Shakespeare

With yesterday being the Birthday, or the Deathday, or possibly both of William Shakespeare, I could think of no-one I would rather bake a cake for today. I am unashamedly enamored of Shakespeare. This love affair started at a young age and, while I could blame this all upon my parents who encouraged and enabled me, this feels far too … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Clare Quartermaine of The House of Foxy

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I jollied on up to Harrogate at the weekend to celebrate the opening of The House of Foxy’s very first retail outlet. Hosted within the fabulously cluttered walls of Space Harrogate on the Ginnel – cluttered with every kind of vintage treasure – this corner of rails and … Read More

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

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