Wedding Cake Wednesday: Relaxed Elegance 

I maintain that this is the perfect theme for any Wedding in the first week of January. Annie and Frederick wanted their Wedding to feel relaxed but elegant. Their Wedding Cake was tiers of post-festive diet busting Chocolate Mud Cake, Victoria Sponge, and Passionfruit Drizzle. The choice of flavours was intended to reflect their heritage – Victoria Sponge being the … Read More

Wedding Cake Wednesday: Clean Eating

For the first Wedding Cake Wednesday of 2017, I thought I would share some ideas suitable for all of us who are trying to reduce our indulgences post-Christmas. Why not try adding some fresh seasonal fruit to your Wedding Cake? Strawberries are low in calories but packed full of antioxidants and Vitamin C. Perfect for a summer Wedding with a … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… You Gorgeous Lot!

And I don’t even care if it sounds cheesy. Thank you to each and every one of you for reading this blog, trying out my recipes, visiting me at shows. It’s been a fabulous year and it’s you who have made it for me. I hope that you are all enjoying the festive break and, whilst I am sure that … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Christian O’Connell

Good morning, you gorgeous lot! How are we all feeling today? I know that there were a lot of ‘work’s Christmas parties’ going on over the weekend so I hope that you are suitably recovered and ready to face this new week. Today’s fantasy bake starts with the tale of my own office Christmas outing… When you are self-employed or … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elsa and Anna from Frozen

Good morning, you gorgeous lot. I am back! After the most wonderful weekend in Edinburgh at the last Foodies Festival of 2016, I am home. As it happens, I am now home for a while as that is it for shows this year. It has been the most incredible year – I have met so many of you and travelled … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Did You Know? Vegan Chocolate Cake Is Great!

Good evening, you gorgeous lot. I awoke today with a newfound sense of positivity after (frankly) a bit of a shock when I woke yesterday morning. I’ve been busy in my kitchen all day working on a new tutorial for Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine and preparing for The Cake & Bake Show in Manchester this weekend. Who’s coming along? I’ll be … Read More

Indian Elephant Double Birthday Cake

Just a quick little bit of gorgeousness for you today… I made this very special cake to celebrate a double Birthday. It was Harvin’s 1st Birthday and his Grandmother, Harvinder’s 70th Birthday. This cake of two Indian elephants shows baby being guided and protected by his loving Nanna. Family and love all baked into Chocolate Mud Cake. “It was Harvey’s first … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Bonfire Cupcakes

Good afternoon, you gorgeous lot! What a week. I am not 100% sure where it went. Regardless of where the week went, we are now faced with the most wonderful of weekends ahead in which we get to oooooh and aaaaah at fireworks and play (most safely) with sparklers. I have always loved Bonfire Night and was inspired last night … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for Nell Gwyn

I knew exactly who it was, what it was, and when it was from but that didn’t stop me making the joke. “It’s not every day you pick up a signed photo of Nell Gwyn for £6.” Given that she died in 1687, I dare say a signed photograph of Nell Gwyn would set you back more than this and … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Bake it for Macmillan

I spent the day in my Mother’s kitchen yesterday! I was making a start on my baking for my vinyl party for Macmillan Cancer Support tomorrow. Yes, it is almost here and I will stop sounding like the broken record that I am and droning on about an event that probably only a handful of you can get to… as … Read More