Sadie Smith

Meet The Maker

I’ve been putting off doing a meet the maker post for a while as being in front the camera is not my happy place, I am much more comfortable behind the lens taking pics of the beautiful cakes I create. So here it goes, firstly a big hello to all the new visitors and clients […] Read more…

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Do Good Quality Ingredients Make A Difference?

It’s a question I get asked a lot, do good quality ingredients make a difference? the simple answer is yes, but saying that if its homemade regardless of the ingredients you use, it will always be far better than shop bought and mass produced. Firstly, you will know what is in your homemade cakes, they […] Read more…

A Week In The Life Of A Cake Maker

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how long does a cake take me to make, and why are wedding cakes so expensive. So I thought i’d give you an insight into what is involved, as the baking is actually only a small part of it. So here is my week in […] Read more…

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All Butter Shortbread

This week’s bake in our ‘baking with kids’ series is All Butter Shortbread. It is a firm favourite with our family and also makes a great gift. All Butter Shortbread uses just 3 ingredients so it’s perfect when baking supplies are hard to get at the moment. This recipe is for a plain all butter […] Read more…

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Lemon Drizzle Cake

This week i’m entering summer with the flavour and leaving behind the chocolate, so for those of you who love a citrus and fresh taste, then this lemon drizzle cake is the cake for you. It is the simplest of recipes using the all in one method or as I like to describe it as […] Read more…

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Ultimate Chocolate Brownies

The next recipe in my Baking with Kids series is ultimate chocolate brownies which are perfect for the week after Easter. If your house is like mine, it’s full of Easter eggs and chocolate, so in this recipe you can use some of the eggs crushed or add things like mini eggs. Brownies are quite […] Read more…

Navy Wedding Cake

Navy Wedding Cake

Creating a Navy wedding cake with textured icing was way out of my comfort zone. You’ll see from my photos I create a lot of semi naked wedding cakes using fresh flowers or smooth iced pale coloured wedding cakes. I’ve seen dark and navy wedding cakes flying around the internet for a while and am […] Read more…

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Christmas Cake

The best ever Christmas Cake recipe. Christmas isn’t Christmas without a proper traditional Christmas Cake.  People often feel they can’t make them as they are complicated but they are actually one of the easiest cakes to make and something you can get the whole family involved in.  Below is my recipe for the perfect Christmas […] Read more…

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