Category Archives: inspiration

Back to Black

Here’s my slightly different take on the Monogram Cupcake trend, which has been inspired by Sophia Mya Cupcakes.  For me, it’s more edgy and a step away from all things pink, pretty and fluffy.  The cupcakes are decorated with different … Continue reading

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Cakes for an Ace

Tennis ace, Rachael Porsz celebrated her 30th birthday recently. I created this cake for her. A rich chocolate cake with Oreo Cookie buttercream. The cake was decorated with an edible photo of Rachael in action. I included the lyrics to … Continue reading

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K-Pop Chocolates

My friend stopped over in Korea, on her flight back to London. She picked up these chocolates for my girlies. I love the way the colours ‘pop’ with the packaging. You can pick up inspiration for design and colour combinations … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the lyrics

Jenny wanted a birthday cake for her daughter’s 17th birthday, but didn’t have an idea of what kind of cake to have. The only pointer she gave me was that her daughter is a huge fan of Alicia Keys; and … Continue reading

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London rocks!

I’m so excited to be in the best place on the planet right now. Tonight the Olympics opening ceremony kicks off with the greatest show on earth; and I can’t wait.  The Olympic torch made its way through Islington yesterday.  … Continue reading

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The girl with the heart of gold

It was lovely to be given free-reign to create a birthday cake recently.  It didn’t take me long to think about the beautiful qualities this person has, when I was sketching this designs for this cake.  This girl has a … Continue reading

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The art of cake

I take great delight in the work of Wayne Thiebaud; an American painter who paints heavenly visions of cakes, pies and pastries.  His work is bold and colourful and was definitely a forerunner to pop art. Many people wonder if his cakes and … Continue reading

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Cakes and Madmen

We’ve fallen madly in love with Madmen.  We drool over the slickness of the show and we can’t get enough of Donald Draper. Madmen has gone on to influence fashion and interiors; and has satisifed the desire for those craving that vintage look. … Continue reading

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You can take the girl out of art college…

Years ago, I went to art college.  It was one of the hardest two years of my life.  Creative? yes.   Confident with colour? definitely Inspired by texture? For sure But I couldn’t draw to save my life.  I specialised in … Continue reading

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