THE Restoration Cake

I am so lucky to have an outlet for my weirdness. Being a Cake Designer with a passion for history, art, and pop culture, I have been blessed with a very supportive editor in Leeanne Cooper at Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine!

My regular feature in this wonderful magazine is an extension of my Monday blog feature, in which I imagine baking for people who inspire me. The magazine gives me the space to actually make the cake and show how it was created with step-by-step pictures and instructions so that you can recreate it at home. In each tutorial, I include various techniques that can be easily used in your own cake decorating.

For example, in this cake design, I use Cake Lace and offer my top tips for making this edible sugar lace and for using it.

I also have step-by-step instructions for making the Sovereign’s Orb out of cake.

And why wouldn’t you want a jewelled golden orb on top of all of your cakes?

You can pick up this latest issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine now in newsagents and larger supermarkets. Believe me, this is a fab issue with contributions from some wonderful cake artists.

For me, having this opportunity to create a cake for King Charles II and to celebrate the anniversary of the Restoration (29th May 1660) is a personal delight! The name of my business has often puzzled people – how do you restore a cake? – but it is a simple nod to a special moment in our history. Check out my About page for the full explanation behind this bizarre name choice!


My cake design was inspired by this picture of King Charles II in his coronation robes. It’s a good look, right?

You can read all about my love for the King and this moment in history by picking up your copy of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine today.

Stay gorgeous!