Fashion on Friday: Wish I was in Dixie

I met the lovely ladies from Joanie Clothing at This Morning Live a few sunny weekends ago. I instantly fell in love with their fun designs, picked up a pair of sunglasses that are now permanently attached to my face, and ordered a few bits. I wanted to share the Dixie Polka Dot Pencil Dress with you today. Most of … Read More

My Marilyn Monroe Cake in this month’s Sainsbury’s Magazine!

When the rather wonderful Leah Hyslop contacted me about taking part in a piece that she was writing called ‘The History Girls’ for Sainsbury’s Magazine, I said yes without hesitation! I am beyond thrilled with the result. You will have to pick up a copy from your local Sainsbury’s to read the article in full and to see the amazing shots … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Just Like That Bluebird

A quick nod to Fashion on Friday ahead of my roadtrip down to Brighton… Foodies Festival launches tomorrow with our awesome launch show on Hove Lawns. Seriously, if you are in Brighton or London or frankly anywhere where you can get down to Brighton over the Bank Holiday weekend, you are not going to want to miss this show. Plus, … Read More

I’ve Been Doing This for Ten Years Now

In a little departure from Fashion on Friday, I thought I should share this with you. Chris reminded me this morning that it has been ten years since I made my first Wedding Cake. On 14th April 2007, I delivered 150 cupcakes to Lyse and Ziggy’s wedding. These friends were getting hitched and I loved to bake so offered cupcakes … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Clare Quartermaine of The House of Foxy

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I jollied on up to Harrogate at the weekend to celebrate the opening of The House of Foxy’s very first retail outlet. Hosted within the fabulously cluttered walls of Space Harrogate on the Ginnel – cluttered with every kind of vintage treasure – this corner of rails and … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Judy, Judy, Judy, Judy (wooahooahooh)

Florals? For Spring? It’s bright, it’s bold, and it’s seriously colourful; the Judy dress from Voodoo Vixen has fast become a wardrobe staple for these inbetween days. The sun is shining and the days may be warm but sleeves are still a very smart idea! I’ve paired this dress with a cropped red suit jacket from Glamour Bunny a few times … Read More

Work in Progress Wednesday: This Morning LIVE

I am thrilled to announce that I will be appearing at This Morning Live at the NEC in Birmingham on Sunday 21st May! In partnership with ITV, This Morning Live is bringing the award-winning daytime format to life with all of the celebs that you would expect live on stage. They needed cake so they called yours truly! As soon … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Vera Lynn

OK, so I guess you would have to have been walking around me with your fingers in your ears going LALALALALALA at the top of your voice not to know that I have baked for the wonderful Dame Vera Lynn. I have been dining out on the fact that I baked Dame Vera’s 95th Birthday cake for 5yrs now but, … Read More

Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2017

What a wonderful weekend I had at the 31st annual Squires Kitchen Exhibition. Though it is far from the largest cake show of the year, held in the labyrinthine Farnham Maltings, it is one of the most inspiring. Squires Kitchen have been innovating with their sugarcraft products since the late 80s. Founded by a genuine sugarcrafter, the company works closely … Read More

Weekend Bakes: There Is Nothing Like A Dame

As we march headlong into the weekend and the sun is starting to show its face, I wanted to bring a little sunshine into your kitchen with my Lemon Drizzle Cake recipe. Pick up some unwaxed, organic lemons today or tomorrow and fill your home with this oh so sunny delight (even typing that made me giggle with 90s nostalgia) … Read More