I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Captain Sensible

One day, Chris asked me if I had heard of The Damned before we met. I most certainly had. I think my knowledge and love of music that came out ‘before my time’ was one of the things that he loved about me! I reminded Chris that I had heard The Damned many years before we met… because my parents … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Steve Lamacq

I do rather love music. Had you figured that out yet? Last week, this music lover got an early Christmas present when she scored tickets to the BBC 6 Music Christmas Party at Maida Vale. Let’s backtrack a little here… I have been a 6 Music listener for many years now and this station makes up a large portion of … 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

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… 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

Foodies Festival 2018 Syon Park

Well, it only took me a full week and a bit to recover from Foodies Festival Syon Park. I’d say that is a pretty swift recovery! Looking through the pictures on my phone, I cannot believe that this show was over a week ago and I cannot quite believe the show that we put on. I’m passionate about showcasing new … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Barber

This all feels VERY strange to me, having come out of two weeks baking cakes for dead Hollywood icons and fictional characters, I thought I should bake a cake a little closer to home. I could not have got much closer than this. Today’s fantasy bake is for someone I know, who lives in the same town as me, and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Donny McCaslin

Every now and then, I start a blog post and think it is going to be a quick write; I’ve got the idea, it’s there, I know what I want to say, but thoughts do not translate into words as readily as I would like. I started writing this blog post last Monday. My kitchen was full of the smells … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dream Wife

I would love to claim that I have my finger on the pulse when it comes to new music but that would be a lie. My finger is mostly found scrolling Spotify back to David Bowie’s back catalogue and to my favourite playlist entitled ‘Is It New Wave’ to which the answer is always yes. Thankfully, not only does Chris … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Rick Wakeman (Reprise)

I few months ago, I wrote a post in which I fantasised about baking for Prog Rock God, Rick Wakeman. You can read this original post by clicking here but potted for your ease, Rick Wakeman is a favourite in my family as my Mother loves his music, both solo and with the band Yes, and I love all of … Read More