Are we all romantics at heart?

This week I had my first truly international order. I’ve done Ireland, Scotland and Wales before but this was an order from Brazil! A girl called Isadora, who lives in Brazil, ordered birthday cupcakes for her boyfriend who’s just come to Liverpool to study.   I was so caught up in the romance of this […]

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What a venue!

Last weekend was the second Liverpool Organic Beer Festival at St. George’s Hall. It was at the first one last year that I first launched myself as the beer cake lady and what a fantastic year it’s been since.   Again, the festival was great. I especially love it, as being a cake maker currently based […]

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The quiet week that wasn’t

I know I’ve had these before; weeks that were meant to be quiet but which have ended up with numerous late night caking sessions after starting baking by 8 in the morning. A bit too busy but good and this week’s cakes were all great ones to do.   For many, the excitement of the […]

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The Cake Mobile

As you may know, a frequent moan of mine is cake transportation. Well, this week I’ve taken a massive step to help with this delicate operation. I now have a gorgeous Mini Clubman which has a great flat boot with cupboard type doors and seats that fold down completely flat and it’s great! I had […]

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Transporting cakes; what a nightmare!

I had a disaster with Royal Mail this week. A lady had contacted me about making a Sheriff Callie cake topper to be posted to Whitley Bay. I was very reluctant initially as those of you who do read my blog know transporting cakes or cake related items is one of my biggest fears in […]

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Too much trifle

I would have been good in the war. I hate wasting food and regularly serve up strange combinations of things for tea just to avoid wasting some left over gammon, cold mashed potatoes and half a red cabbage!   One thing I always have left over is obviously cake! There are always off cuts from […]

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Rainbow on the inside

This week was the first time I’d been asked to make a rainbow on the inside cake. I’d done the psychedelic one for my friends, Craig and Jo’s 40th, so knew how to do the colouring but was still a little nervous about the colours all staying nice and bright and vibrant when the layers […]

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Baking Bad

This week my kitchen became a meth lab for a night. I had a Breaking Bad cake to make and needed to bake a batch of perfect looking blue crystals. After watching a few You Tube videos of ‘how tos’ I started with one batch that involved using glucose, sugar and water with a drop of […]

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Bumble bee

A few months ago I was asked to do a bumblebee cake and had started gathering cute little pictures of bee cakes and hive cakes with little bees until I realised what was actually required was a Bumblebee Transformer cake! I started Google imaging transformer cakes and had got a few little ideas together when […]

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