Fantasy Bakes: Absolute Bowie

Can you be a true fan if you enjoy watching a tribute band? I love David Bowie and I love Absolute Bowie. I believe that a good tribute band is a very good thing and that a great tribute band is to be cherished and enjoyed as often as possible. There is a magic in live performance of music – … 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

Fantasy Bakes: Superman

In this week’s Fantasy Bake, I would love to bake a cake for Christopher Reeve AKA Superman. The two are entirely interchangeable to me. I’m using my expensive film degree to express my adoration for Superman: The Movie (Richard Donner, 1978) and the man who will forever embody truth, justice, and the American way. I think we all need heroes, … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… the Early Adopters

A quick thank you to start the week – and this can’t be a bad way to start any week – to those who have already subscribed to my new podcast, Fantasy Bakes. The idea to launch a podcast came in Edinburgh last November. I was in town for Foodies Festival and one of my amazing chefs in The Cake … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Intro Episode

It would be rude to start a podcast without introducing myself properly, right? In this introductory episode, I introduce myself and Fantasy Bakes in the hope that you will join me on this feeder’s flight of fancy. Listen and subscribe on iTunes today to be the first to hear new episodes coming soon. Stay gorgeous! Cxx

Fantasy Bakes: Teaser

New for 2019… it’s Fantasy Bakes! The next incarnation of a crazy idea that I once had which became my regular Monday blog posts is now a PODCAST! Yes, Fantasy Bakes is coming very soon and you will be the first to hear each tasty bite-sized morsel. In each episode I will talk about someone who I would love to … Read More