Fantasy Bakes: Groucho Marx

Groucho Marx may as well have been a blood relative – I saw more of him growing up than I did of many family members! You think I am exaggerating? Ask my parents and my little Brother. We watched Marx Brothers films all the time and I have always found it difficult to share this passion with my peers as … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Robert Smith

I have the greatest admiration for fans. I’ve always thought that I’d be too scared to meet my heroes. I literally ran away from Tim Burton at Paddington Station once, before hiding again from him on at least two more occasions. And I’ll never stop feeling shitty about the fact that I’ll never get to meet Bowie. So these people … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: The UK’s First Klingon Wedding

Hello, you gorgeous lot! This is another scheduled post klaxon as, at the time of publication, there is every chance that I will be covered in icing sugar working on this week’s Wedding Cakes… all three of them! I’ve shared these pictures before but can never resist bringing them back out. I am so proud to have made the Wedding … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: My Latest Creation

This Wedding Cake Wednesday, whilst I am hard at work on this weekend’s wedding cake, I thought I would share with you the first pictures of the cake that I made last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed working on this cake as it was for dear friends of mine. When Leanne and James’ invitation landed through my letterbox, a wave of … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Do as I Say AND as I Do

Today, I will be mostly putting the final decorative touches to tomorrow’s wedding cake. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen the process. Yesterday, I was filling the cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and covering it with white sugarpaste. Wedding cakes are a three-day process, which began the day before last with the bake. So for … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Groucho Marx

It’s Monday morning and time for a little flight of fantasy baking. I’ve often thought of the many people I would like to bake for; some of these, like Nigella Lawson from last week’s post, would not be an impossible dream. This week’s subject is a little less possible but a dream nonetheless. I would love to bake a cake … Read More

The Cake & Bake Show THIS AUTUMN!

I am completely thrilled to be returning to The Cake & Bake Show this Autumn. Throughout October and November, I will be appearing in London, Manchester and, for the first time ever, in Edinburgh, taking my Burlesque Baking show on the road to you. I cannot wait to meet all of you lovely Scottish bakers! You can find all of the details … Read More