Fantasy Bakes: Marilyn Monroe

Loving Marilyn Monroe is bitter sweet; no-one can make me laugh like she can and I have wanted to look like her when I grow up ever since I can remember. I would kill for her wardrobe but I would not want to walk in her shoes. There are so many reasons why I would love to bake a cake … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Elle Woods

She may be a fictional character but that makes her no less inspirational. The lead character in Legally Blonde, Elle Woods sets an example of working hard to overcome adversity, carving out your own space in the world, and being successful on your own terms. Her example proved invaluable to me when I slipped into a terrible funk a few … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elle Woods

My public service announcement for the week is that Legally Blonde (Robert Luketic, 2001) is available to stream on Netflix. For many years now, this has been my ‘comfort movie’ and been there like a cinematic cuddle from a warm cup of cocoa as the world whirls around me. I love this film so much that it was my go-to … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stan Lee

A topic that I am genuinely qualified to write about, I can think of no better use for my fancy Film Degree than to pay tribute to the great Stan Lee, who died last week at the grand old age of 95. It is hard to express just how significant Stan Lee’s contribution to comic books and Superhero Movies was … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Southgate

I mean, who wouldn’t right now? I am not a football fan, though I was very much raised to be. My baby photos show me snuggled up on a knitted claret and blue baby mat, its soft woolen fronds luring me into a false sense of security; as the fifth generation Aston Villa supporter in my family, the year of … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… All the Marx Bros Blondes

On Saturday, Chris and I visited a 1940s event in the town of Newport Pagnell. This small Buckinghamshire town really enters into the spirit of this new annual event, the high street shops taping up their windows and 1940s entertainment available in most of the town’s pubs and hotels. It was a great excuse to get dressed up. I wore … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gary Oldman

At last night’s BAFTA Film Awards, Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2018). Visibly shaking as he stood at the podium, Oldman accepted his third award (in what feels like as many weeks) for this career-defining role. The emotion was plain to see on the face of a truly … Read More

Fashion on Friday: A First World Problem

Here is my dilemma, and it’s a first world problem of such proportion that you may need to take a seat… I have too many clothes for my wardrobe. As I explain myself further, let me acknowledge at the outset that I am fully aware of how lucky I am. Believe me, I know. Upon moving to beautiful Bedford nearly … Read More

OSCAR Cookies in Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine

In honour of the Academy Award nominations, announced yesterday, I have a little treat for you! Back when I was a film student (in the days before SKY bought the rights) my friend and I would stay up all night to watch the Academy Awards ceremony live from Hollywood. We would put on our fanciest frocks, have a drink or … Read More