Fantasy Bakes: Lady Gaga

Are you surprised that I am a fan of Lady Gaga? No, I thought not. I admire hard work more than anything so, watching Gaga’s OSCAR acceptance speech, in which she reminded everyone at home that success needs working at, made me love her even more. Maybe it’s time to revisit those platinum bangs that I had in 2009… Listen … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Vivienne Westwood

Last week I watched the excellent Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (Lorna Tucker, 2018) and was reminded of my love for Vivienne Westwood. Her enduring punk aesthetic with influences from historical costuming light up any runway and make my heart sing to look on them. I do not see myself as any kind of authority on fashion – indeed, how can … Read More

Andy Warhol Looks a Scream

In my continuing series of cake designs inspired by great figures from history, my latest tutorial for Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine is inspired by Andy Warhol. As with so many other figures from the art world, my introduction to Andy Warhol came through David Bowie. My love of David Bowie has been crazy¬†enough that I have wanted to learn … Read More

Paperback Writer Cupcakes

Last week ended up being insanely busy. This was not because I took on any more work than I had scheduled, but rather that I got a little more involved in a job than I had originally planned. This kind of thing happens all the time! Some commissions fire my interest so much so that any consideration of time goes … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Everyone Involved in Making La La Land

This post contains no spoilers… I’m not that kind of girl. It was a chilly Saturday afternoon in January with nothing better to do than go to the cinema. My idea of heaven! Seriously, I often miss my film student days with the nostalgic¬†lament of a woman who spent hours upon hours, days upon days, with nothing more to do … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… King Ludwig II of Bavaria

I knew he was my kind of guy in an instant. Stick with me here, because I think you might like him too. King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 – 1886) was a lover of the arts who left a very permanent mark on his kingdom in his short life. Ludwig’s (if I’m baking for him, we’re on first name … Read More