Fashion on Friday: London Edge S/S 2018

It’s that time of year again, the time in which I start to consider the warmer days ahead and wonder what the blazes I am going to wear to cope! It should come as little surprise to look at me when I tell you that I was not built for the hot weather. I love the sunshine but it is … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Jenny from the Block

My first ever vintage-inspired dress came from Vivien of Holloway. I remember the first time that I tried it on, all black with white polka dots and a red petticoat underneath, carefully walking down the stairs to show Chris, unable to see my own feet as I walked because my skirt was enormous. I was hooked. I twirled and twirled … Read More

Fashion on Friday: What Katie Did Christmas Soirée

I can think of no nicer place to celebrate Christmas than in the What Katie Did Boutique, nestled away in the quieter corners of Portobello Market. Surrounding myself with the very best dressed ladies and gentlemen in town, and countless pieces of delicately stitched yet perfectly lump’n’bump taming underwear could easily become part of my festive routine! I have written before … Read More

Foodies Festival Xmas at Tatton Park

What a wonderful weekend we had in chilly Cheshire, celebrating all things festive at Foodies Festival Christmas. Our mini-theatre was set amongst stalls selling all manner of delicious treats – the mulled wine and brownies for immediate enjoyment, as well as the truckle cheese and fancy liqueurs that I know I have already started stocking up on for the big … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Stylish Stay at The Control Tower

It’s really hard for Chris and I to get away; it’s not just our busy summer schedules as much as the fact that neither of us can remember HOW to go on holiday! Some people seem to go away all the time. The most we can ever arrange is a few stolen days together in a different location. We managed … 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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elvis Presley

The 16th August this year marked 40 years since Elvis died. I couldn’t let this anniversary slide without some fanfare. There are some icons of pop culture who transcend the traditional rules of mortality – Elvis and I never shared a timeline but his music and his legend will be here long after I shuffle off this mortal coil. Icons … 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

Foodies Festival Birmingham PICTURES

Birmingham marked the half way point in a summer of Foodies Festival shows and, boy, did we celebrate this milestone in style! The crowds were simply amazing, every single day. We all had the best time baking for you. We will be back in London tomorrow and all weekend, in Blackheath Greenwich. If you are in London or even to … Read More

Andy Warhol Looks a Scream

In my continuing series of cake designs inspired by great figures from history, my latest tutorial for Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine is inspired by Andy Warhol. As with so many other figures from the art world, my introduction to Andy Warhol came through David Bowie. My love of David Bowie has been crazy enough that I have wanted to learn … Read More