Birthday cakes

Anyone for tennis…..cake that is?

Last summer we were invited to our brother in-law John’s 50th birthday party. John and Jane live in Cambridge so we don’t get to see them as often as we would like to, so it was great to be able to be part of the celebrations I offered to make John’s birthday cake as our …

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The Stacey Solomon Cake

Stacey Solomon is one of  my many cousins – that is her dad and my mum are first cousins. When she came home from winning ‘I’m a celebrity, Get me out of here’ her sister Jemma organised a surprise welcome home party for her for just her family and closest friends (all 200 of them!) …

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My Mum’s Madeira Cake Recipe Is The Best In The World

How to get great results with this Madeira cake recipe When I was one years old, my mum made her first shaped birthday cake. It was a number one! I wish I had a photo of it to share with you. It started a long family tradition in shaped birthday cakes for many (let’s just say …

Birthday cakes

My New Kitchen

Up until now I have only been dreaming of making cakes for a living. There are so many hoops to jump through, insurances, legal documents, learning the trade to a high enough level, but at last we have got the ball rolling. The practice cakes I’ve been making cakes for friends and family for over …

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Mabel’s cute froggie cake.

A baby’s first birthday cake is so special. I was asked by the lovely Julia at Woman & Home (Fashion Editor and all round style guru) to make a cake for her beautiful niece Mabel. I’d heard alot about Mabel. We were a close knit group at W&H and when there is a baby on …

Birthday cakes

Peter’s doggie cake

The Story of Peter’s cake is quite a funny one! Peter is the husband of my good friend Theoda. I thought it would be a great idea to surprise him with a birthday cake for his 40th Birthday. Peter and Theoda have a flat coat retriever called Pepsi. He is the most energetic, bouncy dog …

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