Fantasy Bakes: Nell Gwyn

The story of Nell Gwyn was the Cinderella tale of its age, the actress who captured the heart of a King. Over 300 years of storytelling, Nell Gwyn has become something of a mythical creature with whom I am entirely fascinated. In this week’s episode of Fantasy Bakes, I tell tales of Nell Gwyn and exploring why her legend endures. … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Steve Lamacq

I do rather love music. Had you figured that out yet? Last week, this music lover got an early Christmas present when she scored tickets to the BBC 6 Music Christmas Party at Maida Vale. Let’s backtrack a little here… I have been a 6 Music listener for many years now and this station makes up a large portion of … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Tatton Park

I spent a solid three days laughing at Foodies Festival Tatton Park. How can I explain it to you if you missed it? I am going to do my utmost but you have to promise me that you will not miss our last two shows of the year – we have one in Edinburgh for our Scottish foodie friends from … Read More

Pink Floyd Birthday Cake

I couldn’t resist sharing a photo or two of this cake with you. When my Mum asked me if I’d make a cake for her lovely partner’s 65th Birthday we knew that it would have to go in one of two directions; either his love of trains, or his love of Pink Floyd. Feeling far more confident with the latter … Read More

Bee Brownies

A little bit of fun for you all on a Wednesday! You may have noticed that I’ve been going through a little bit of a Brownie phase of late – I developed a simple store-cupboard recipe for Food Thoughts Cocoa using their rather wonderful Cacao Powder. This was around Easter time so I loaded them up with the tiniest little … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: Five Tiered Floral & Flutter

I do love making Wedding Cakes for my friends. Generally, these are the poor souls who trust me enough to let me just kind of run with their ideas and be creative. Jonny and Gina were one such couple and, as we gathered to celebrate their wedding on 14th April, the sun even put in an appearance for the first … Read More

Easter Recipes with Food Thoughts Cocoa

As we approach a good solid 24 hours of (in my house) competitive chocolate consumption, I thought I should share a few chocolatey recipes with you. I mean, if there is one thing you are going to need over the Easter weekend, it’s chocolate. Working with Food Thoughts Cocoa is a constant pleasure for this unashamed chocoholic and I recommend … Read More

Sugar Girl

I’m really excited to share this with you… I have been featured in Push – A Cure Fanzine. Issue 1 is dedicated to all things sweet and delicious as related to The Cure. It is called Sugar Girl. Those who know me will know that I married into The Cure through my darling husband Chris who, along with the wonderful … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stephen Fry

Sometimes I am lucky enough to bake for a celebrity. I say this with a massive disclaimer; I am a total bitch when it comes to celebrity, a judgmental bitch. You see, we can all be famous for fifteen minutes now so what really gets me excited is longevity. It is one thing to be good for a while but … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: 100% Vegan Rip Reveal Cake

I couldn’t resist sharing these pictures with you; taken by the incredible photographer Sassy of Assassynation, this is the cake that I made for Adam and Leanne’s Wedding a couple of weeks ago. This isn’t a traditional Wedding Cake Wednesday post where I talk you through the design process from consultation to the finished cake because I have literally nothing … Read More