Category Archives: Mums

Cake on the dark side

My teenage daughter seems to think that music began when Justin Bieber started posting songs on YouTube.  Her older and wiser mother thinks otherwise. My music collection is probably as vast as my recipe collection.  I will dip in and … Continue reading

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Reminiscent Vanilla

“The scent molecules in vanilla are similar to those in breast milk. It’s reassuring…It reminds us of ice-cream and our mother’s baking.” – James Craven, head nose at Les Sentuers

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Galette de rois – part 2

I picked my daughters up from school this afternoon. As a ‘good mother’, I always ask “How was your day? and “what did you learn?” Well, to my surpise, Jemimah learnt all about a French tradition at New Year. She … 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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Cake Extra: Do fries go with that shake?

3.30-4.30pm is known as sneaky-cheeky girl time in our home.  I pick Jemimah up from school and we just hang out together. Jemimah gets an hour with me, before we pick up Phoebe and before ‘Daddy Delights’ arrives home from … Continue reading

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Good moms and great moms…

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Fan of the Month – February

Are you a member of the Delights by Cynthia Fan Club?  It’s so nice to get feedback from customers who have enjoyed my cakes.  In February, I decided to randomly choose a Fan of the Month and surprise them with … Continue reading

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I’m delighted!

I can’t tell you how thrilled, excited and delighted to be nominated for two awards…. (cue: drumroll) I’ve been nominated for the Business Woman of the Year for the Women4Africa Awards UK.  This award is for women of African origin (my … Continue reading

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