Monthly Archives: May 2012

Don’t give up your dayjob

Those in the know will be aware that I have been working 9-to-5 and running the cake business (getting home and working 5-to-9). So at 3pm today, I will hand in my laptop, entry pass and the security of a … Continue reading

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Royal closure

Today the Delights Kitchen will be closed. I have the special privilege of attending a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. It will be so nice to hang up my apron for the day and head for the palace.  I’ve got … Continue reading

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We can be heroes

18-25 May is Children’s Hospice Week.  It’s a fantastic opportunity to raise funds for your local children’s hospice. Delights by Cynthia’s chosen charity is Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice based in north London.  I created this cake to celebrate the super … Continue reading

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Sweet Stuff

Next time you’re baking and you reach for some golden syrup, take a closer look at the image on the tin.  Lyle’s Golden Syrup has a picture of a rotting carcass of a lion, surrounded by a swarm of bees with the slogan … Continue reading

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Dream a little dream of cake

My daughters usually go to bed at around 7.30pm.  When I’ve got cakes to bake or decorate for the next day, ‘Daddy Delights’ does the bedtime shift. Once I’ve kissed the girls goodnight, on goes the oven and the Kenwood … Continue reading

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Vintage Rose Cupcakes and Cookies

With the Chelsea Flower Show looming, I took some inspiration from the vintage rose theme to create these cupcakes and cookies.   I love this delightful theme.  Vintage rose is all about softness, femininity, grace and being oh-so dainty.  I can see these blush coloured cupcakes … Continue reading

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Someone left the cake out in the rain

I’ve been meaning to write a post about this for ages.  But as I heard about the death of the Diva of Disco, Donna Summer, it felt appropriate to write about this today. The first record I ever bought was … Continue reading

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