November 2014

Beyond Retro Christmas Jumpers


I know what you’re thinking. I’ve seen these biscuits before. You would be right. I made similar ones a couple of years ago when we had a ‘Christmas Jumper Party’. I tweeted about them last week and Beyond Retro got in touch about having them at their Christmas Launch Party. I was of course really excited as I love Beyond Retro. I’ve been visiting their shops for ages, especially when I was at Uni in Brighton. They always have the best stuff and I’ve purchased numerous exciting everyday pieces, fancy dress elements, Halloween costumes and my favourite Christmas Jumpers. They have the best

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Remembrance Day


Yesterday I got up early (to beat the crowds) to go and visit the Poppy installation at the Tower of London. I’d seen various people’s photos popping up on my various feeds but felt it was definitely something to see in person. This year marks the centenary of the First World War with the artist, Paul Cummins, commemorating each life lost with 888,246 ceramic poppies. The installation named ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ was incredibly moving. The scale is breath-taking and with the poppies simulating spilt blood it definitely put my grumbles about getting up at 5am in to perspective. When I got home I wanted to make my own little tribute and

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Succulent Cake


It’s been a while since I made Alexia a cake. Probably because my birthday is the day before hers and it’s always a bit hectic. This year she had a little party post-birthday weekend so made her this cake to celebrate. She, of course, loves plants and flowers and after a failed attempt at attending a terrarium class (don’t ask) I felt like she deserved some succulents, especially ones made of sugar. The cake itself is

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Day of the Dead Cake


I’ve been really looking forward to making this cake. I was asked by the lovely Grainne to create something for her daughter’s 21st ‘Day of the Dead’ themed birthday party this past weekend. I LOVE this theme. Put simply it’s like Mexican Halloween or if you’re feeling particularly Spanish, Dias de Muertos. I adore it’s colourful vibe, patterns and of course the decorated skulls. I knew it would translate into

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