Tales from the Bakery

What I am doing now…

As well as being chair of the school PTA, a Beaver Scout assistant leader and various other things, I run a greeting card and stationery business.  I’ve done this alongside my cake business for the last 5 years but am now spending much more of my time on this as the business grows. If you’d [...]

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The end of an era

I’ve recently been taking on fewer bookings for cakes to allow me to spend more time with my family (rather than spending all my evenings baking and decorating cakes).  I’ve now made the decision that I will continue to make cakes only for my family and friends and so sadly will be taking no further [...]

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Availability

You may notice that I haven’t added any blog posts for a while…. I’ve been REALLY busy. At the moment I am fully booked until September 2015 and have some dates beyond then which are already busy.  Please book early…. even if you are not sure of your design, you can secure your date with [...]

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Busy busy busy

I just wanted to let you know that at the moment I am fully booked approximately 4 MONTHS ahead!  My diary is very full for the rest of May, June, July and August and I have a couple of weeks in September where I am fully booked.  PLEASE book well ahead!  If you don’t know [...]

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A Feast With a Gruffalo

A Gruffalo?  What’s a Gruffalo?  Why didn’t you know? He has terrible tusks and terrible claws and terrible teeth in his terrible jaws.  He has knobbly knees and turned out toes and a poisonous wart on the end of his nose.  His eyes are orange, his tongue is black and he has purple prickles all [...]

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Human Figure Models

This week I have been on a course to improve my skills making human figure models from sugar. I had a lovely time, met some really lovely people – all with different backgrounds and picked up some great tips! The course I took was at Slattery’s in Manchester.  It was excellent (as were the lunches!).  [...]

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The Nativity Collection 2013

It is nearly December so I thought I would show you something a little Christmassy! Here they are : 2013 Nativity figures.         For the full set of photos please see: The 2013 Nativity Collection

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This cake could be YOURS!

Do you know a special lady or little girl with a birthday or other celebration in the next week? I made this cake yesterday on a course with Paul Bradford Designer Cakes.  It was a REAL challenge – a very ambitious project to do in a day.               I [...]

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Christening and Baby Cakes

I have made quite a few Christening cakes recently so thought I would share a few of them here for you.  There are so many different styles of Christening, baby naming, baby shower cake to choose from!  I’m more than happy to discuss your ideas with you. Cakes for little ones can of course be [...]

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A drawing of my cake!

It is always really lovely to get nice feedback about a cake I have made. A couple of weeks ago I was asked to make a surprise cake for Nick’s 40th Birthday.  Nick is a keen golfer and after looking at a wide range of cake designs his wife and I came up with a [...]

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