I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… She-Ra

Or ‘Sheila’ as a younger version of myself originally misheard. Yes, you can imagine my Mother’s amusement as her young daughter ran around the living room squeaking about how she was now SHEEEEEIIILAAAAAA, the Princess of Power. The 1980s really was a golden age of overblown children’s television and I am so glad that I grew up with it. Hopefully, … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dita Von Teese

On Saturday night, I attended a Burlesque show in London. I have been to countless such shows but this one was special; the venue was the iconic London Palladium and the headline performer was the equally iconic Dita Von Teese. Not since Gypsy Rose Lee has a single name been so synonymous with Burlesque. I am willing to bet that … 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… Shirley Manson

On Saturday night, I was lucky enough to see Garbage play live for the first time, having loved them since my teens. At this point I should ask anyone who has tickets to see Garbage play this week (I know they have a big London date on Friday) to click away and come back later as I do not want … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Madonna

Long time, no type! I’ve missed you all and hope that you have not missed your Monday fix of weirdness from me too much. I’ve been super busy and also super tired – in the days before I flew up to Edinburgh for Foodies Festival I picked up an eye infection which knocked me for six. I’m not sure whether … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Ellis

On Wednesday morning last week, I awoke to the news that Mary Ellis had died. I sat upright in my bed and cried before breakfast. I did not know Mary Ellis but her passing saddened me, even at the grand old age of 101, because she was one of the VERY few. Mary Ellis was one of the very few … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Birmingham

Another sunny Foodies Festival? I really wasn’t far off the mark when I decided that 2018 was going to be the best season ever! It’s been amazing sharing sunny days and so much sweet stuff with you all. Today, I am sharing the pictures from Birmingham BUT we will be back on the road this weekend – you can come … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Louise Wener & Sleeper

I can distinctly remember the moment that it started; it was a Sunday evening and my family had just returned home from a visit to the Grandparents. As we opened the front door, a clear cassette tape lay waiting for me inside. I cannot recall if there was a note but I knew that this had been posted through the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Richard Herring

At the latest check on Richard Herring’s Just Giving page, clicked immediately prior to hitting publish on this post, he has raised a total of £148,209 for Refuge. Some of you may have missed this rather silly and undeniably gargantuan fundraising effort but it warrants cake and I’m here to fill you in. Wednesday 8th March is celebrated as International … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jameela Jamil

I was a few days late to the party when I read the amazing blog post, and almighty calling out of the media, written by Jameela Jamil. If you have yet to read the piece entitled ‘I Weigh’ by Jameela Jamil, you will have several opportunities to click through and get up to speed by clicking here or on any … Read More