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… 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

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

Bee Brownies

A little bit of fun for you all on a Wednesday! You may have noticed that I’ve been going through a little bit of a Brownie phase of late – I developed a simple store-cupboard recipe for Food Thoughts Cocoa using their rather wonderful Cacao Powder. This was around Easter time so I loaded them up with the tiniest little … 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

Easter Recipes with Food Thoughts Cocoa

As we approach a good solid 24 hours of (in my house) competitive chocolate consumption, I thought I should share a few chocolatey recipes with you. I mean, if there is one thing you are going to need over the Easter weekend, it’s chocolate. Working with Food Thoughts Cocoa is a constant pleasure for this unashamed chocoholic and I recommend … Read More

Sugar Girl

I’m really excited to share this with you… I have been featured in Push – A Cure Fanzine. Issue 1 is dedicated to all things sweet and delicious as related to The Cure. It is called Sugar Girl. Those who know me will know that I married into The Cure through my darling husband Chris who, along with the wonderful … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stephen Fry

Sometimes I am lucky enough to bake for a celebrity. I say this with a massive disclaimer; I am a total bitch when it comes to celebrity, a judgmental bitch. You see, we can all be famous for fifteen minutes now so what really gets me excited is longevity. It is one thing to be good for a while but … Read More

Feeling Festive with Foodies Festivals

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! Are we ready to hear the C-word yet? I’m going to say it… cover your ears if you are going to be offended… CHRISTMAS!! I’m getting ready to hit the road once more with my friends at Foodies Festival for another amazing show at Tatton Park, Cheshire. The Cake & Desserts Theatre will be awash … Read More

Cake & Bake Show Manchester This Weekend

Good afternoon, you gorgeous lot! To say I’ve had a busy week would be something of an understatement. My kitchen has been a frantic little production line of everything that is sweet and festive. Yes, it’s full on Christmas in here. Tomorrow, I’ll be filming some of my favourite recipes with my friends at California Raisins and I look forward … Read More