Fantasy Bakes: Nigella Lawson

It seems fitting to begin this podcast series at the beginning and begin where I began, with my very first Fantasy Bake. I would love to bake a cake for… Nigella Lawson. You can read the original blog posts that inspired this podcast here: On Idolatry I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Nigella Lawson On Idolatry Again We … Read More

2018: That Was The Year That Was

This post may be a little delayed. I had every intention of sharing this with you on New Year’s Eve as a way to wrap up the year but let’s be honest with each other, I was far too distracted by spending time with my family and friends, and you were probably off having fun too. Now that we are … Read More

Dreamcatcher Cake in Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine

If you pick up a copy of the March/April 2018 issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine, you will see that I did not win the title of Cake Decorator of the Year. The award went to the incredible Zoe Clark and just being nominated next to someone so well-known and well-loved has been a pleasure. Thank you to everyone who … Read More

OSCAR Cookies in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine

In honour of the Academy Award nominations, announced yesterday, I have a little treat for you! Back when I was a film student (in the days before SKY bought the rights) my friend and I would stay up all night to watch the Academy Awards ceremony live from Hollywood. We would put on our fanciest frocks, have a drink or … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: Pretty Marbling

I am working on a tutorial so pretty that I just had to give you a sneaky peek. You will be able to see the full step-by-step of how to create this stunning marbled effect on any cake (and, indeed, in any colour) in the March/April 2018 issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine. This rather lovely mag has been kind … Read More

Vote For Me in the Cake Decorating Heaven Awards

I am truly blessed to be able to contribute regularly to two top cake decorating magazines – I told you all about my 2018 series in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine last week, where I am creating cakes inspired by the greatest stars of the silver screen but did you know that I also write about new cake decorating trends … Read More

2017: Thank You and Goodnight

It has only been over the past few hours that I have been able to reflect fully on 2017 and all of the amazing things that have happened this year. This is not like me. I have just spent a few minutes revisiting my round up of 2016, published this time last year, and it was so in depth as … 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

Modern Watercolour Cake

I am thrilled to share this new cake with you. Inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies, this airbrushed design features in the current issue of Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine with step by step pictures to help you recreate the look at home. As is so often true, this kind of cake design is heavily reliant on the kit that you have at … Read More

My Super Simple Geode Cake Tutorial

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! Welcome back and welcome to 2017. I’ve been on a few unscheduled days off between Christmas and New Year… priding myself on so rarely being ill, I caught Chris’ cold and was a sorry sight! I tried to write but my heart, lungs, nose, and immune system in general was just not in it! So … Read More