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Delicious Chocolate Brownie!

Day 10 of the virus lock-down and I think I’m settling into this quite nicely now! I’ve got my new routine, which is basically get up at about 6.15am, enjoy the sounds of the birds singing in the garden while I make my morning coffee, then sit and talk to Mr Cakes on the phone for a bit. The everything gets cleaned to within … Read More Delicious Chocolate Brownie!

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My favourite vanilla sponge recipe and how to bake without clock-watching!

For me, a vanilla sponge cake evokes memories of baking with my mum, or my gran, or my great-auntie Elsie. It makes me think of licked whisks and scraped bowls, cosy warm kitchens, the smell of home baking and the taste of cream and jam sandwiched between two thick slabs of vanilla cake. A good cake should taste like a proper cake – old … Read More My favourite vanilla sponge recipe and how to bake without clock-watching!

What to expect at your wedding cake consultation

So you’ve got engaged? Congratulations! Need a cake? Drop me a message! No idea what you want yet? That’s fine! This is my favourite bit! Let’s go behind the scenes and see what happens when you order a wedding cake and book onto your consultation!

Why do wedding cakes cost so much?

One of the most interesting yet mostly unspoken questions in the cake business is why DO wedding cakes cost more than birthday or christening cakes? It’s just cake, isn’t it? Surely it can’t be that difficult! Well, here I’ll cover some of the various differences between my birthday and wedding cakes, and why you really SHOULD expect to pay more for your wedding cake.

Busting some wedding cake myths

While weddings are on my mind (when are they not these days?!) – planning my own wedding has led me into the murky world of Pinterest and bridal magazines. Why murky? Because they don’t always paint an accurate picture! I’ve seen so many “pins” or articles promoting “20 ways to save money on your wedding”, “90 things brides do to cut down on wedding … Read More Busting some wedding cake myths