I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… The Slow Readers Club

I have written a few times about my love of live music and of my local independent music venue, Bedford Esquires. I’ve been the girl who shows up with cake for the bands on more than one occasion. I’ve dedicated an entire blog post to the man behind Bedford Esquires in I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Barber … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jackie Collins

Last week, I donned my very best leopard print and heading deep into the basement of Waterstones Gower Street to join a cult. That cult was similarly shrouded in animal hide and gathered to worship the wonder that was Jackie Collins. (My cape is from Iconic Dresses… find them on Etsy!) A relatively new convert to the ways of Jackie, … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Margaret Dumont

In the most recent episode of my new podcast, Fantasy Bakes, I imagined baking a Red Velvet Cake for Groucho Marx. You can listen to that episode on iTunes by clicking here (please subscribe, rate, and review if you can). You can listen to that episode on Spotify by clicking here (follow and you will never miss an episode). The … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Emma Thompson

“I am well aware that centuries of entitlement to women’s bodies whether they like it or not is not going to change overnight. Or in a year. But I am also aware that if people who have spoken out – like me – do not take this sort of a stand then things are very unlikely to change at anything … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Tony Foulds

This is a name that you may not have heard yet also a name that has likely surrounded you in the UK over the past few days. Tony Foulds is not a big iconic celebrity; he is a rather lovely man, entirely deserving of cake, and one who has occupied my thoughts over the last week. Tony Foulds was 8 … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Nick Cave

Good morning, you gorgeous lot. Today’s foray into the world of fantasy baking is a perfect example of how sometimes the muse will appear and guide the imaginary baker’s hand. I was getting ahead of myself last week and sat down to write my Monday blog post on Friday afternoon – a radical idea, I know. I sat at my … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Olivia Colman

A quick, express post today as I’ve rather overloaded my brain today and had so much unexpected personal admin to attend to that my usual ‘write something profound over breakfast’ was sadly interrupted. No biggy, just annoying stuff. Today, I would love to bake a cake for Olivia Colman. I adored The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). What a fabulous film, … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Louise Wener & the Women of Britpop

The soundtrack to my adolescence and the last of the great British analogue music scenes, Britpop was a movement in which being a girl in a band started to feel normal. I would love to bake a cake for… Louise Wener and the women of Britpop. This podcast also features an interview with the legendary DJ, Steve Lamacq. You can … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Tim Burgess

Last week was Independent Venue Week, an annual initiative to promote and support grassroots independent music venues. Small music venues are essential for giving new bands and artists a space to perform and these are closing at an alarming rate. IVW shines a valuable spotlight on these precious venues and reminds the public to support their local venue – if they … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Nigella Lawson

It seems fitting to begin this podcast series at the beginning and begin where I began, with my very first Fantasy Bake. I would love to bake a cake for… Nigella Lawson. You can read the original blog posts that inspired this podcast here: On Idolatry I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Nigella Lawson On Idolatry Again We … Read More