A unicorn rainbow funfetti birthday cake

My recently turned four year old daughter is completely obsessed with unicorns. I’m not really sure why, but she loves every sparkly rainbow glitter unicorn she has ever seen; so a unicorn cake was a necessity for her birthday this year. Thankfully unicorn cakes are so popular on Pinterest, that I didn’t have to look…

A birthday cake fit for royalty

It was my birthday recently (lets not dwell too much on it) and I wanted to make myself a decadent and rich chocolate cake to celebrate/drown my sorrows! This no bake chocolate biscuit cake is apparently a favourite of the Queen’s as well as Prince’ William and Harry; it was even Prince William’s groom’s cake…

A Doll Cake: every little girl’s dream birthday cake

When I was little, my idea of the perfect birthday cake was having a beautifully decorated doll cake. My Mum did make me one once, which looking back was probably the pinnacle of my childhood. Though she did traumatise me a bit by cutting my doll in half to fit the cake. My daughter loves…

A Tree of Life Birthday Cake – a how to guide

My sister has just turned forty and wanted to hide under a rock and tell the world to go away! But the family were never going to let her do that! We decided to surprise her with a lunch at her favourite pub and I made a celebration cake (of course). My sister isn’t into…

A Princess Cake (Prinsesstårta) for Mum

It was my Mother’s birthday recently so of course I had to make her a special cake. Her all time favourite cake is a Swedish princess cake as she loves a good sponge cake and she also loves marzipan. A princess cake is essentially a dome shaped sponge cake with strawberry jam and cream covered…

A strawberry and cream chocolate sponge cake for my birthday

I celebrated my birthday last week and decided to make a yummy cake to mourn the passing of another year. As the years go flying by, I’ve found the only real solace of ageing is to eat cake, and lots of it! I want to share with you the best sponge cake recipe I’ve come…

Coffee and walnut cake for Monsieur Valentine

It’s my grandfathers 89th birthday today and the family gathered at his house to celebrate with cake (what else). As he was born on Valentine’s Day, his name is of course Valentine. I suspect his French mother was a romantic. For an eighty nine year old he’s doing remarkedly well. He has a walking frame…

First Birthday Cake – giraffe cake topper

My youngest has just turned one! She’s a real cutie (if I say so myself) and I’ve loved every minute of her first year in the world (though I won’t miss the sleeplessness of the first few months). It’s been such a delight to watch her develop and explore the world around her, so I…

The Frozen Party to end all Frozen Parties

My daughter has just turned four and has a teeny tiny obsession with the movie Frozen…OK I may be underestimating that just a bit…she’s seriously obsessed. I’m not usually into the whole princess Disney thing, but I can endure this movie as it is about the love between two sisters and not some stupid Prince Charming…

How do people make it through life without a sister?

Having a sister is a truly wonderful blessing and I often feel sorry for those of you who don’t get to have this special sibling bond in your lives. She knows all my stories and shares my memories. She understands why I sometimes get emotional and she gets my sense of humour, without thinking I’m…

Mum’s Seventieth Birthday Cake – fondant roses and cake lace

My Mum has just turned seventy and a while ago asked me to make her a special birthday cake. She was very specific. She wanted an ivory fondant covered cake with white lace and pink fondant roses on top. She had planned a family luncheon and thought a lovely cake would be a nice present…

Every little princess needs a tutu!

My youngest daughter is turning one in a couple of months (where has the time gone?…they grow up so fast). To celebrate this milestone I want to do a little photo shoot in the backyard. As a click happy mother, taking photos of my girls is always a wonderful diversion. I literally have thousands of…