Fantasy Bakes: Dita Von Teese

She is the Queen of Burlesque and a style icon. If Dita Von Teese has made any other woman feel as good about themselves as she has made me feel – though her embracing of her looks and celebration of her body – then she deserves all the cake! You see, it’s not about how big or small, how tanned … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: The Cure

I’ve always lacked the nerve to meet my heroes and had always believed that you should never meet them. Then I met my Husband whose love of The Cure led to precious time spent with the band over the last 30+ years, which makes me question my stance on this. The Cure are icons and are also surprisingly lovely. I … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: She-Ra

She-Ra was something different; she was a girl like I was a girl. The 1980s original She-Ra may be far from woke but the overall image of a woman saving the day was a good one to grow up on. This is the story of She-Ra and of one little girl growing up believing that she too could defeat the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Christopher Abbott as Gene Kelly

It’s times like these that make me regret not pursuing my teenage dream of becoming a big-time Hollywood film producer. The dream was always to make it to the big-time, via a series of cult indie classics and Palm d’Or winners before eventually picking up a few Best Picture OSCARS. I would have liked to have gone on to receive … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… England’s Lionesses

I have watched more football over the past few weeks than I have done since I was forced to as a child. I grew up in a football-loving household and, with the full Sky Sports package in my teens, my Brother would manage to find football to watch every day of the year. Whenever Aston Villa weren’t playing, there were … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: RuPaul

As host of the Emmy Award winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul has done so much over the past decade to increase the visibility of LGBTQ+ people and issues on TV. As a cis-gender straight woman who sees herself as an ally, being afforded the chance to peak behind the velvet curtain and learn is something that I am grateful to … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Or, the Notorious RBG as she is so appropriately sometimes called. If you have yet to meet this wonderful woman, allow this post to act as a little potted biography; Ruth Bader Ginsburg sits as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States (pleasingly abridged to SCOTUS, though I seem incapable of pronouncing that without a superfluous R). … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elton John

Or should I say, for Sir Elton Hercules John? I mean, if you’re going to give yourself a stage name, be sure to include a killer middle name. Last week I went to the cinema to see Rocketman (Dexter Fletcher, 2019) and – you guessed it – I adored it! I’ve loved Elton John’s music for many years now and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… George R.R. Martin

I’d like to start this post with a joke. How can you tell if someone doesn’t watch Game of Thrones? Don’t worry, they’ll tell you. (I’ve adapted this truism from a joke about vegans, which I feel can be adapted to suit most situations in which I find myself.) I, you will either be pleased or not to hear, adore … Read More

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