Category Archives: London

Secret Sip

To mark FairTrade fortnight, the FairTrade Foundation unveils its first secret hot chocolate salon from 25 February – 3 March. Inside an east London newsagent, tucked away behind the magazines and snacks, Chocolate lovers are invited to press a secret … Continue reading

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Out and about with cake

Last weekend, I stepped out of the Delights Kitchen and took part in a Christmas Fair at our local nail bar, Pili Does Nails. Paloma Banks, the owner and I, have been business buddies for quite some time now, so … Continue reading

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It’s been a while…

It’s been a while since I’ve written a post here.  And I apologise for this.  To be honest, I got side-tracked and bedazzled.  Now, I’m not blaming my daughter, but she encouraged me to venture with technology and to start … Continue reading

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Gothic Crush

  I suppose you could say that as a Cake Creator, deep down, under  that frilly apron (not!), sparkly dragees and glitter I have a dark side. But when did this all start?  It all started when I was asked … Continue reading

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Celebrating Her Majesty

As the nation prepares to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday this weekend, cake creators, bakers and biscuit makers are creating mouth-watering, majestic treats for the the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. Betty’s of Harrogate, who are no strangers to creating specialities … Continue reading

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Cakespiration: Bake to school with cupcakes

  There’s nothing like stepping out of the Delights Kitchen, with my cupcake carrier, in order to be fired up and inspired about all things cake.  Last week I had the privilege of spending the day at a school for … Continue reading

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Caketastic competition

Every year the Telegraph Hill festival in South East London, hosts an annual cake competition.  Each year there are set themes and bakers and cake decorators can enter a cake based on the themes.  The festival is open to the … Continue reading

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Eat cake and pray

My friend Michelle moved to New Zealand over ten years ago and I still miss her. We communicate through Facebook and there are occasional sweet tweets, but it’s not the same. You can take the girl out of London, but … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas

“I love Christmas, I love the chaos and I love the stress, and I love pulling my hair out wondering what to buy for people. I love the sitting down with cookbooks and making shopping lists of ingredients, and I … Continue reading

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Cake for an All-American guy

My church is BIG on birthdays. We’ve always got someone up at the front of the congregation, to serenade with ‘Happy Birthday’ (we do it Stevie style). It was our Pastor’s birthday last week, so it was a real honour … Continue reading

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