Happy Restoration Day!

29th May will always be a very special day for me; it is Restoration Day! If you’ve ever looked at my About page or spoken to me for more than five minutes, you will know that I am a huge history geek and have been an avid reader of anything relating to The Restoration period (1660-1685) for longer than I … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Chris White

Today is a very special day; today is our seventh Wedding Anniversary. The years seem to be flying by at an alarming rate. Each year, I share this video of our Wedding, filmed and edited into a quick music video by the wonderful Mark Lenik. I maintain that we were right to blow the budget on this… it is a … Read More

Rock Me, Amadeus

Of the many things that I get passionate about, music was probably my first love. I was fortunate because my Father is a musician and ran a music shop for the first 16 years of my life – there was always music to listen to and always instruments to play music on. My first documented live performance was at the … 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

200th Blog Post!

I’m not quite sure how we got here but here we are. This is just a very quick thank you to those of you who read this blog. Sometimes I write about cake but often I’ll just let you into the weird world in which I operate. It’s a world in which I can bake for my heroes (some long … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Strange, Mad Celebration

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! This is it; the countdown to the weekend starts here and forecasts are for sunshine all the way. I am in a good mood. Several factors have contributed to this – I have a brand new shiny car (another white Fiat 500 to replace my old one!) with a fabulous stereo, my summer is looking … 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… the People of Beautiful Bedford

A quick post on the importance of saying thank you and being grateful. Two years ago yesterday, Chris and I moved into our home in beautiful Bedford. We packed up our place in the suburbs of West London, loaded all of our possessions into a lorry, and leapt. It was a big change, especially for Chris who had been born and … Read More

Fashion on Friday: I Like Your Style

Hello there, you gorgeous lot. Apologies for the quiet week on the blog but I’ve been crazy busy in the kitchen! I will share pictures of what I created next week (though, if you are following me on Twitter, you may have seen them already). I fell down the rabbit hole whilst working on some rather intricate cupcake designs. It … Read More

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

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