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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

From a Hackney to an E17 kitchen

This blog started in 2016 while I was living in a one-bed flat in Hackney, sandwiched in-between Clissold and Finsbury Parks. The kitchen was compact (to say the least) but we had three lovely years living there and many happy cake customers during that time. After getting married last year and outgrowing the flat we made the move to Walthamstow and now live in E17 … Continue reading From a Hackney to an E17 kitchen

‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

  Mary Berry says lemon drizzle is her favourite cake, ‘clean eating’ is not on her list, she was right over ‘ragu-gate’ , and the company you’re with is far more important than the food you’re eating. I went to see her talk about her latest book, Mary Berry Everyday, being interviewed by the Times food editor, Tony Turnbull.   The success of the Bake … Continue reading ‘I never wanted tears on the Bake Off’ says Mary Berry who picks lemon drizzle as her favourite cake, says clean eating is ‘right off her list’ and admits she’s a big fan of high street fashion

Five Tips For Cake Baking Success

Over the years I’ve made several thousand different sponge cakes and they’ve not all turned out looking beautiful. In fact several have been total disasters which have had to be scraped into the bin in a rage and forgotten about over a strong gin and tonic. However, the trials and tribulations of making so many cakes means I’ve now nailed it down and can (almost … Continue reading Five Tips For Cake Baking Success