GBBO week 1 – illusion cake: Arsenal football shirt 60th birthday cake

So the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is back? Like, I think, most people, when Channel 4 announced that the Bake Off would move away from the Beeb this year, I was a bit gutted, but I knew I would have to keep watching it. When I heard that Noel Fielding and Sandy Toksvig were going […]

Week 36 – a rainbow christening cake

You know how they say that all the best laid plans go to waste? Well that’s kind of what happened with me last week. On Monday lunchtime I ate my pre-made couscous with roasted veggies, and on Monday night we all had homemade fish pie for dinner. But by 11pm I was vomiting my way […]

Celebrating Henry’s christening … with the biggest cake I have ever made

Henry’s christening was last week – no, I don’t mean Henry the cat … even I am not that mental! – I mean the son of lovely Charlotte from Alphabet Adventures. And the christening was a pretty grand affair too: taking place in St Paul’s Cathedral no less! Such a special event certainly calls for […]

Great Ormond Street Hospital Bake it Better bake sale – rich chocolate cake

My lovely friend Charlotte is letting me bake a cake for her son Henry’s christening later in the month, and because I have been feeling the pressure, I wanted to do a test run of the cake. This meant that I had a 50 portion chocolate cake which needed a home last week, and as […]

Seven sublime courses at Ink, thanks to Zomato

I was recently contacted by Zomato about contributing on their website – a restaurant discovery platform. I’d never heard of them before, but met someone from their team to find out about them, and came away impressed by what they do: Zomato provides a simple website and mobile app, which is free to download and use, […]

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a cake covered in Maltesers

I may have mentioned before (once or twice) that I am quite a fan of chocolate. I really like Hotel Chocolat (and think that because it is quite expensive I won’t inhale it so quickly as ‘normal’ chocolate, although that doesn’t always work) but I also love the usual brands you can find in the […]