baking

Baking Q & A

I recently took part in a baking questions and answers feature with BBC Radio Solent, and was inundated with questions, unfortunately during the live show there just wasn’t enough time to answer all your questions, so I’ve answered as many as I can here. Q – I never seem to have much luck with a […] Read more…

mincemeat plait

Mincemeat Plait

I recently held a festive event where I demonstrated a mincemeat plait. Its my version of the traditional mince pie and a great quick go to recipe I use loads. Once you’ve learnt the technique of the plait it can be used for loads of different versions and is particularly nice with a winter spiced […] Read more…

Scones

Festive Afternoon Tea

So this weekend I held our much anticipated Festive Event, it’s been months in the planning and something completely new for me, but I’d made the decision earlier in the year that I actually wanted to connect and meet some of my customers. On a day to day basis I beaver away baking wedding cakes, […] Read more…

Scrumptious Book

My Baking Bible – Scrumptious Home Baking I think it’s fair to say I love a cookery book and as a professional baker I tend to justify my ‘investment’ purchases of them as essential to my job, the truth is I very rarely actually bake anything in them or from my favourites I have just […] Read more…

buy local

Buy local challenge

With Christmas around the corner I’m taking on a local challenge and would love to see others join me. It occurred to me whilst out shopping this week how sad it was that every other shop in the high street seemed to be closed so with that in mind I’m committing to buying local for […] Read more…

Christmas Cake

Secret Christmas Cake Recipe

  My secret Christmas cake recipe has been kept very securely hidden away for many years but I have to admit i’m feeling a little guilty as I’m having to turn down so many orders as I simply can’t fit in anymore Christmas baking, so the next best thing is to give you my very […] Read more…

Christmas Afternoon Tea

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be running this event, I get so many lovely comments and requests to try my cakes that getting people together for an afternoon of festive cheer and food seemed like a really good idea. I put the idea of a Christmas afternoon tea out there less […] Read more…

Marie Curie cake

Vintage Inspired Wedding Cake

Lace and large statement roses are two of my favourite things to combine on a vintage inspired wedding cake. Nestled within the top tier of this cake are small daffodils as they hold a special significance to the couple, they were remembering family no longer with them on their special day and supported a cancer […] Read more…

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