Christmas

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Christmas Wish List

With just over a month to Christmas I not only need to crack on with my Christmas shopping but also make sure my own wish list is firmly planted in front of hubby, I’ve given up with subtle hints, as he never picks up on them. So I wanted to write a wish list of […] Read more…

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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…

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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…

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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…

Christmas Wedding Cake

Christmas Naked Cake

There is always something very special about a Christmas wedding and this cake fitted the day perfectly at Burley Manor, a rustic venue deep in the New Forest. The couple chose a naked cake dressed with Christmas colours, red roses and deep green foliage to tie in with the pine and holly used to decorate […] Read more…

Father Christmas Cake

Father Christmas Cake

This Christmas Cake is my own, it was a project undertaken at the fabulous Pennington’s Cake School in Dorset. The cake is a rich fruit cake covered with natural marzipan & topped with fondant icing. All the figures & decoration are made from sugar paste & completely edible. Read more…

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