I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Amazing Women

The full title of this post would have read, ‘Amazing Women I know, know of, and do not know,’ but that would be a mouthful in the permalink! I have been thinking about the amazing women of the past over this last week as we marked 100 years since some women were granted the right to vote. The week began … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Grace & Frankie

I realise that this is my second week in a row baking cakes for a fictionalised female duo from the small screen. I have no other explanation than the time of the season – it is quiet, it is cold, and I am spending my free time very much rooted to my sofa, under the warmth of a blankie, watching … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Oprah Winfrey

I mean, how could I not? Eagerly opening my social media the morning after a Hollywood awards ceremony is, for me, akin to Christmas morning. I cannot wait to see who the winners were and what they wore. Last night the Golden Globes wore black. Pretty much everyone in attendance, female and male, wore black to show solidarity with the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jean Harlow

I know so little about Jean Harlow. I know that she was the actress for whom the term ‘blonde bombshell’ was coined, that she was an inspiration to Marilyn Monroe, and that her sudden death at only 26 sent shockwaves through Hollywood. The actress known as ‘The Baby’ may have only lived for a short time but she left quite … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dream Wife

I would love to claim that I have my finger on the pulse when it comes to new music but that would be a lie. My finger is mostly found scrolling Spotify back to David Bowie’s back catalogue and to my favourite playlist entitled ‘Is It New Wave’ to which the answer is always yes. Thankfully, not only does Chris … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Hollywood

This post contains my opinions and musings on an issue far too big for me to solve on one Monday morning. It should be regarded as opinion and musings only.  Hooray for Hollywood. I have loved you ever since I can remember and will love you until the day I die… but we need to talk about Harvey. When I … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… J.K. Rowling

I don’t read nearly as much a I would like to. When I do make the time to sit down with a book it is most often a historical biography and the extreme guilt that I feel for doing something so indulgent as reading when I should be working is overwhelming! This is the curse of the self-employed. Motivation has … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stefani Germanotta

It should come as little surprise to learn that I am a big fan of Lady Gaga. I have been a fan for the best part of ten years now and count myself amongst her many ‘little monsters’ the world over. I am such a fan that I sported platinum bangs for a couple of years, very much under her … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake For… Iris Apfel

In this second installment of the ‘I’ve just turned 35’ celebration on the blog, I wanted to talk about a style icon who is relatively new to my world. Last week, I imagined making a cake for Helen Mirren, someone who has been on my radar for many years. Today, I bake for a woman who I discovered only in … Read More