I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Courtney Act

I have written about my love of drag before in a Monday post dedicated to Bianca Del Rio, the Queen of Queens. I love everything about drag and I think that I always have; from a childhood spent watching Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon disguising themselves as women in Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959), to the gay club hostesses … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018: Oxford

Last week, I shared the penultimate show in the Foodies Festival summer season with you after quite a delay. What can I say? Life gets in the way but I did not want to leave these last shows without their proper round up. To say that our final show of the summer in Oxford was special would be an understatement. … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stan Lee

A topic that I am genuinely qualified to write about, I can think of no better use for my fancy Film Degree than to pay tribute to the great Stan Lee, who died last week at the grand old age of 95. It is hard to express just how significant Stan Lee’s contribution to comic books and Superhero Movies was … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018: Edinburgh

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that there were a couple of posts missing from my blog this summer – there were never posts about Foodies Festival Edinburgh or Oxford, despite posts after every other show. The reasons for this were not malicious but rather the result of my workload and, after Edinburgh, a short period of feeling a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… KISS

What can I say? I guess I like my music with a little bit of performance attached! You can keep all of your bands who look like they just fell out of bed and onto the stage – bring me your Bowie, your Lady Gaga, and your KISS. The Hottest Band in the World are touring the world next year, … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: Jungle Eleganza

It’s not often that I have the opportunity to share a new wedding cake with you – these days, my schedule of touring with Foodies Festival means that I am mostly unavailable in wedding season! I am tricky to book but I do still love making bespoke wedding cakes. For James and Nicole, I was lucky enough to have a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Naomi Alderman

I got catcalled at St Pancras Station on Tuesday night – it was nothing significant on the sliding scale of general everyday bullshit but irritating nonetheless. Any woman will know that even a ridiculous comment such as ‘hey, cheeky girl’ can be delivered to rhyme with something far more intimidating. It’s all par for the course and something I am … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amber Butchart

On Friday, I was lucky enough to attend a talk by fashion historian Amber Butchart about Charles II and his impact on men’s fashion. Combining my love of all things seventeenth century with my love of fashion, this was always going to peak my interest and I have become something of a fan of the rather wonderful Amber. I get … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Absolute Bowie

I think about David Bowie a lot. I talk about David Bowie more than I probably should. I don’t think I write about David Bowie enough. This can be partly explained by his death – an event that I am still able in many ways to pretend never happened – and partly by a feeling of complete inadequacy. Far clevererer … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Vivienne Westwood

Last week I watched the excellent Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker, 2018) and was reminded of my love for Vivienne Westwood. Her enduring punk aesthetic with influences from historical costuming light up any runway and make my heart sing to look on them. I do not see myself as any kind of authority on fashion – indeed, how can … Read More