Foodies Festival is in Birmingham this Weekend!

Good afternoon, you gorgeous lot! How have we all been coping with this crazy heatwave? I’ll confess to working mainly on my laptop in the living room with the windows flung open and the blinds drawn, or in the kitchen with my forearms pressed against the cold Quartz worktops! I am looking forward to plenty of sunshine this weekend though … Read More

Foodies Festival Newcastle PICTURES

I’ll not lie, I have been a working on a bit of a slower pace last week and this week. Having been out on the road for four weekends in a row, I was in need of a rest. However, I am incapable of really stopping and relaxing, so I have instead treated myself to little outings and occasional skiving … Read More

My Marilyn Monroe Cake in this month’s Sainsbury’s Magazine!

When the rather wonderful Leah Hyslop contacted me about taking part in a piece that she was writing called ‘The History Girls’ for Sainsbury’s Magazine, I said yes without hesitation! I am beyond thrilled with the result. You will have to pick up a copy from your local Sainsbury’s to read the article in full and to see the amazing shots … Read More

Foodies Festival Syon Park: PICTURES

What a Bank Holiday weekend we had in Syon Park! The crowds braved the blazing sunshine and traditional Monday rainstorms to spend a day indulging in delicious food, drinks a-plenty, and enjoying the many fabulous demonstrations on offer. As prepare for day one of this weekend’s Foodies Festival Newcastle at Exhibition Park, I wanted to share my favourite pictures from last weekend … Read More

Foodies Festival Bristol PICTURES

(Photo: Simon Galloway) We had a blast in Bristol the weekend before last. The sun made a welcome appearance for our second Foodies Festival of the year and the crowds were fantastic fun. As I type, I am sat in my living room – the coolest spot in the house – with the french windows thrown wide open to stay cool … Read More

This Morning Live at the NEC!

The show is now open! This Morning Live launched at the NEC today and I am beyond excited to be appearing at this first ever LIVE interactive version of This Morning on Sunday 21st May. You can click here for the full line up on The Food & Drink Stage… I will be on at 11:30am and 1:45pm creating a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Barbara Windsor

It should come as no surprise that I am a fan of Barbara Windsor. I’ve had lengthy discussions with Chris in which I ponder why I love Carry On films so much and find other comedies from around that time (namely, On The Buses) to be so offensive. This is clearly a conversation for another time, preferably over a glass … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: This Morning LIVE

I am thrilled to announce that I will be appearing at This Morning Live at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday 21st May! In partnership with ITV, This Morning Live is bringing the award-winning daytime format to life with all of the celebs that you would expect live on stage. They needed cake so they called yours truly! As soon … Read More

WI Workshops and the WI Fair

I love visiting WI groups; the Women’s Institute is now as much of a force to be reckoned with as it ever was, with new groups springing up all over the country and membership numbers on the up. On Friday, I visited a fabulous group at WI House in Northampton. We spent the morning decorating chocolate cupcakes with sugarpaste roses … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: A Beautiful Mess

Hello, you gorgeous lot. It’s all go in my kitchen at the moment. I’ve been working on a very colourful tutorial for RocknRoll Bride Magazine. It’s been a messy one but who cares when the mess is this pretty? I’m also putting together a recipe for Mothers’ Day, inspired by so many of the Mothers in my life. The kitchen … Read More