The post I should have written last week

A big chunk of the week before last was taken up with my struggles to recreate the Statue of Liberty.     In about February I’d been contacted and asked whether I’d like to submit a cake representing a building in either New York or Liverpool to celebrate 175 years of Transatlantic crossings from Liverpool. […]

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A lot’s been happening

Realise it’s weeks since I’ve blogged and so much has happened.   One highlight for me was having a lovely work experience girl the other week. Mia worked with me for a whole week and when I say worked, she really did! She was such a Godsend in a particularly busy week with weddings, birthdays, […]

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Not just cakes…this was doughnut week

I have a particular weakness for doughnuts (perhaps originating from childhood days spent at Southport Fair) but had, until this week, never made one.     I was asked to make doughnuts to help publicise the fabulous event that is the Vogue Sugar Ball, whose publicity shot is this wonderful image:   How could I resist?! Practice […]

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Feels like home

Well, I’ve been in my kitchen/studio for nearly a month now and it really does feel like home. I’m loving having the space and really loving people popping in for a chat. It’s great also seeing the Pen factory garden coming on each day. I know on lovely summer days it will be a difficult temptation […]

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I’m In!

My last few blogs have been about my would be move. This, slightly overdue post is to say, as of Wednesday just gone, I’ve been happily ensconced in my new kitchen/studio and I love it!   Being in town is great but even more fantastic is having the space to work in and enough cupboards […]

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On the move!

I haven’t blogged for a couple of weeks now but loads has happened on the move front since then. I’ve just been too busy to blog about it!! I signed the lease and got the keys for my new pad on 1st April and it’s nearly ready now, kitted out as a purpose made kitchen/workspace […]

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Ship and Mitre Beer Festival

What a busy but enjoyable week last week was. Every time I have a beer festival on I always say I won’t take any other cakes on as it always means I’m run ragged, but I’m rubbish at saying no, especially to friends and to loyal customers, so I always end up with almost my […]

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I’m on the move

Last blog entry I was dithering as to whether to take the plunge and sign the lease on a new workspace. Well, I did it and I move in, as long as it’s ready and I’m ready, on 1st April (I’m pretty sure it’s not a big April Fools prank?!?). I’m really excited and really nervous […]

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To move or not to move…

Since I started making and decorating cakes full time, I have been a home baker, driving my family mad by taking over the kitchen and our dining table on a daily basis. My cake paraphernalia is increasingly encroaching into our living space and my cupboards are full to bursting; some cupboard doors won’t actually shut […]

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Nothing plain and simple about it!

Although there were other cakes in the mix, this last week was dominated by a wedding cake which started out as a request for something plain and simple and ended up nothing of the sort!   I have a lovely, very arty friend, who I painted my favourite school play backdrop ever with ( a […]

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