cake baker in Ashbourne

October 31, 2018

I  have been so busy recently that I have had to take a step back and evaluate what is important to me.  I have never been the most confident person, instead always wanting to please others and comparing myself to those around me.  It has taken a long time for me to ac...

September 24, 2017

Planning a wedding is super exciting but it can also be rather daunting as there are so many decisions to make, suppliers to research, costs to consider...  Well fear not, wedding fair season is upon us and I've rounded up some of the best open days in the area for the...

June 15, 2017

A few weeks ago, during the height of bluebell season, I spent a fabulous day surrounded by their heady perfume and by an amazing team of wedding professionals.  The Bluebell Woods at Yoxall Lodge, on the Derbyshire - Staffordshire border is set to be a stunning outdoo...

May 11, 2017

This time last week, I was attending my cousin's wedding at the beautiful Ringwood Hall in Derbyshire.  Usually, I arrive in advance of the wedding, set up the cake and then leave without seeing the bride but this time I got to stay!  The sun shone and the bride & groo...

March 29, 2017

Wedding season is about to hit with a force shortly!  I've already got a few wedding cakes under my belt so far this year but those wedding bells start pealing with a passion from April and don't really stop until September!  It all kicks off on Sunday 2nd April at...

March 6, 2017

I can't believe it's March already!  I've had a very busy start to 2017 hence why I've not had time to write any blog posts.  I've got four weddings under my belt already this year along with a photo shoot, a proposal cake, lots of celebration cakes & cupcakes, plenty...

November 23, 2016

Over the last year, I have been gradually collecting slices of trees to build up a selection of potential rustic cake stands & displays.  These have been drying out in a warm room over the months and a few weeks ago, I armed myself with a power sander to take them to t...

October 11, 2016

There is much more demand nowadays for 'free-from' foods given the rise in awareness of food allergies and intolerances.  Dairy-free cakes are relatively simple to tackle with vegan spreads and plant based milks like soya & almond.  Gluten-free baking is also fairly ac...

September 15, 2016

"I'd like our wedding to fuse four cultures together"  My first meeting with Katya was a memorable one!  Katya is of German & Scottish descent and her fiance's family hails from South America so her wedding was to be a multicultural affair with lots of colour, patterns...

August 21, 2016

Wedding season is well under way!  I've had back-to-back- weddings through August so far and have a fairly busy Autumn booked in.  August has been the month of the semi-naked wedding cake...

First up was Lauren & Greg who married at Callow Hall near Ashbourne.  The...

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