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How to choose your wedding cake flavours

You’ve got the dress, venue, and canapes but what flavour wedding cake should you choose? Here I’ve shared my tips on choosing the best flavours for your cake. If you’ve decided to have a wedding cake, you’ll need to start thinking about what flavour to choose and how this will match the icing. Whether you’re going down the traditional route with a fruit cake, marzipan, … Continue reading How to choose your wedding cake flavours

250g sugar, four eggs, and a handful of life admin? How to start a baking side hustle

The word side hustle has been bandied-around a lot recently, but it does what it says on the tin and for me baking – be it wedding, birthday or baby shower cakes – helps to support and top up my income as a freelance journalist. I’ve been officially freelancing since October and it’s given me the flexibility to bake during the week, whereas before I … Continue reading 250g sugar, four eggs, and a handful of life admin? How to start a baking side hustle

How to have your cake and eat it: Four tips I’ve learnt for budgeting when it’s not wedding season

It’s been two years since I first started making and selling my wedding cakes professionally as a bit of a side hustle, and four months since I officially became a freelance journalist. Both of these decisions have been challenging and I’ve learnt quite a bit along the way, from always saving more than needed, to branching out from just making wedding cakes, which no one’s … Continue reading How to have your cake and eat it: Four tips I’ve learnt for budgeting when it’s not wedding season

Banana And Date Loaf Cake

We’re a household where mouldy bananas are a regular occurrence, usually after a health-kick inspired food shop, and one of the best uses for a blackened banana is in cake. Banana cake is one of my favourites, left plain or mixed with anything from peanut butter or Nutella to cinnamon or walnuts. Here I’ve used some leftover dates we bought at Christmas and added them … Continue reading Banana And Date Loaf Cake

Elli and Olly’s Wedding Cakes

Not all wedding cakes need to be stacked and it was a joy to bake Elli and Olly’s cakes recently, three different sized cakes arranged on cake stands. The major benefit of baking cakes like this is there’s no need for dowels or the balancing act of making sure the cakes sit on top of each other and stack correctly. Elli asked me about baking … Continue reading Elli and Olly’s Wedding Cakes