Category Archives: The ’70’s

Daddy Cool

I never thought Boney M could inspire me to create a cake (but according to my buddies, I am stuck in a musical timewarp). I created this cake for my husband, for Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day, Johnson! To the … 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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35 years ago today

It’s a well documented fact that I baked my first cake when I was eight years old on the Queen’s birthday during the Silver Jubilee.  It’s Her Majesty’s birthday today.  Happy Birthday Ma’am! To celebrate the Queen’s birthday and to celebrate the … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo Opportunity

If you don’t know already, I love weddings, but I love anniversaries even more.  When I get to create an anniversary cake for a couple who have been married longer than I’ve been alive, I’m beside myself. Nicky contacted me … Continue reading

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Cherry Vanilla

Marvellous Mavala have done it again, bringing a splash of colour to my beauty box.   These small but perfectly formed nail polish pots (£4.10 each) are fab.  They’re tiny enough for the colour not to  dry-up, by the time you reach the … Continue reading

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Camping it up

Indulge me again as I talk about being a child of the ‘70’s again. I remember the summer of ’76, sitting on the doorstep and being allowed to ‘play out’. I was into clogs, bell-bottoms and Tiny Tears. I’d joined … Continue reading

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