A pdf recipe is available for £1 at http://www.Etsy.com for sugar cream delights. 30p from every guide sold will be donated to Comic Relief, so please pop over and check it out!

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A couple of years ago I attended a cake decoration course at my son’s school. It was a ten week course and I learned how to: make cakes, cover a board, decorate a cake and make flower paste decorations.I’ve really enjoyed designing and making cakes since then and like all cake decorators I have hundreds […]

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Almost a year ago I designed and created my first cake. The lovely Deadly Knitshade was on the verge of publishing her book, ‘Knit the City – A Whodunnknit set in London’, and she wanted lots of cake for the launch.  Deadly kindly sent me a copy of her book (which is truly a top […]

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I was very proud of my first carved cake (The Handbag), and of course I was keen to show it off to lots of people. But the trouble with bragging it can leave you open to challenges to do better. A friend requested the next cake with a glint in her eye. ‘It’s my birthday […]

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After seeing the amazing Olympic opening ceremony, I caved and made Olympic cupcakes. I made the red velvet batter and doubled the recipe to make muffin sized cakes and baked them in gold cake cases.  I didn’t put in enough vanilla essence, but luckily the vanilla buttercream and white icing added plenty of the sweet […]

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One drunken phonecall combined with one excited child equalled an invitation to meet Derek Landy at Tales on Moon Lane in Herne Hill, London at the beginning of July (thank you Gary Northfield and David Maybury).  TOML ran a book festival for one week and had an awesome list of children’s authors and illustrators descend […]

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All week I’ve been designing vintage cupcakes (in my head), and Saturday I skipped off to the local cake decorating shop to hunt down a lace cutter. They didn’t have one, but they’ve ordered it and it should be here next week.  I couldn’t wait to experiment though, so I bought some lilac icing and […]

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