October 22, 2017

If you live in the British Isles, the last few weeks have seen some fairly stormy and drizzly weather making its presence felt. Temperatures plummeting, jumpers thickening and a call for some cosy food with a good dose of indulgence.

I got sent a gorgeous new Bundt tin...

October 4, 2017

Autumn has arrived as a chilly blast here in the UK. I've seen glimpses of amber foliage, the jumper collection has been dusted off and so starts the season of cosy comfort baking. But before we totally surrender our summery flavours, I'm sharing my recipe for a zesty...

August 21, 2017

SUMMER. Sunshine, Barbecues, holidays and....humid commuting. It's fair to say the summer season can be the most stifling for commuters. After a long day's work, a little treat can make a big difference.

That's why East Midlands Trains got in touch with me and asked if...

August 2, 2017

It's been a delightfully busy summer so far. I ran my first patisserie course a few weeks ago in Yorkshire, which was a great success. I love teaching and am hoping to do more soon so watch this space. 

I also gave a seminar to a group of school students at the Royal In...

July 11, 2017

This weekend has been a brilliant little getaway in the Cotswolds with friends, one of whom is Lactose, Gluten and Soy intolerant, which led to this recipe for Vegan and Gluten-Free Millionaire's Shortbread.

Credit where credit is due, this takes inspiration from an ori...

June 22, 2017

As seen at the Big Bake Festival at Markeaton Park, this little bit of French Pâtisserie is a ring of choux pastry filled with a praline cream and fresh berries. It's high calorific content comes from the fact that it was originally conceived to fuel the riders of the...

June 18, 2017

As seen at the Big Bake Festival at Markeaton Park, these savoury biscuits would are a dangerously moreish snack! I used a 3D printed aircraft cutter shape but you could use any one you have to hand.

Thanks to all you lovely folk who came and watched today, as always I...

June 12, 2017

Well hello there. For those here exclusively for the brownie, you can cut straight to the bottom of the page, but if you fancy hearing my chat then read on...

I just had a fantastic weekend at the Cheltenham Science Festival. One of the leading science festivals in the...

May 24, 2017

It feels like summer might have just arrived. I've officially deemed it an appropriate start to shorts season and have invested in an array of sun creams. Ah, the pains of being ginger.

The last few days have been gloriously warm and that means it's time to gear up for...

April 9, 2017

It's a been a busy week at cakesmyth HQ. On Wednesday I was back in the lovely Lorraine Kitchen doing a live weenight supper which I always love. I'll have to show you a little of the behind the scenes magic the next time I'm there!

Since the weather was so gorgeous ye...

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