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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Madonna

Long time, no type! I’ve missed you all and hope that you have not missed your Monday fix of weirdness from me too much. I’ve been super busy and also super tired – in the days before I flew up to Edinburgh for Foodies Festival I picked up an eye infection which knocked me for six. I’m not sure whether … 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

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

Kicking Off 2018 in Style

I am officially bossing 2018 already… I set aside three days in my diary to blitz through an embarrassingly enormous pile of till receipts and invoices to complete my annual accounts and I’m done in two days. If the rest of the year proceeds in this same way, I dare say I’ll write a novel, take over the world, and … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Kirk Douglas

Yes, he is still very much alive. In fact, on Saturday, Kirk Douglas celebrated his 101st birthday. How wonderful and precious is this? I am raising a glass from across the Atlantic to this veteran of Hollywood’s golden age. Kirk Douglas will forever be Spartacus and (arguably) one of the principal players involved in breaking the Hollywood blacklist, in which … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Helen Mirren

By the end of this week, I will officially be in my mid-thirties. Turning 35 does not worry me much – I am by no means having a panic or considering lying about my age from now on – but it does make me think as I march headlong into an age bracket that culminates with me turning 40. I … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Joan Crawford

In last week’s post, I told you all how completely and utterly obsessed I am with You Must Remember This, the podcast exploring all things classic Hollywood by Karina Longworth. I spent the tail end of last week working on a magazine cake commission and listening to the series ‘Six Degrees of Joan Crawford’. What a fascinating creature Joan Crawford … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Karina Longworth

This post feels like proper fangirling but, I’m just going to roll with it. Today, I would love to bake a cake for Karina Longworth. Some of you may not have heard of her but, if you are anything like me, you will fall in love with her just as I have. It’s been quite a couple of weeks and … Read More