Conker Cake


When October 1st rolls around and I can snuggle into an oversized sweater, eat all the pumpkin things and go for long walks in the leaf-covered woods, I’m finally in my element. I can stop the silly business of trying to dress for Summer while trying to still look like an adult and pull on thick tights and boots and enjoy the combination of an amazingly sunny yet crisp cold morning. The feeling I used to get when going back to school, the air smelling like bonfire and cinnamon slowly creeping into my baking from now until Christmas makes Autumn my absolute favourite.

This is why when I was asked this week to make a birthday cake inspired by conkers and Autumn leaves my heart sang a little bit. I went for a wander and collected some stuff to inspire me including lots of amazing leaves in all their beautiful colours. I made the leaves by

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Lauren’s 30th Birthday Cake


My big sister is 30 today!!!! I don’t know where to start to tell you just how lucky I am to have Lauren as a sister. She’s the kindest, smartest, most caring person in my life and I don’t know how I would be me without her.

This weekend she celebrated her birthday with THE funnest 90s themed birthday party at All Star Lanes. It was full of amazing cocktails, food, bowling, props, lots of 90s dressing up and of course I made her a big cake. It’s hands down one of my favourite things I’ve ever made. It was so much fun to design, make all the bits and remind myself of all the great things from our childhood.

I started off by making three tiers of Oreo cake (her request) which I covered in purple fondant, her favourite colour. I decorated it with a mixture of

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The Painted Cake


I went to see Natasha Collins talk and do a demo at a cake show a little while back. I’ve been meaning to buy her book and have a proper go a cake painting ever since. Last week I finally go around to buying her book The Painted Cake and it’s awesome. The timing was perfect as it was my Grandy’s birthday this week so I attempted one of the cakes from the book for her. I copied one of her designs completely – just to get an idea of how to layer the paints properly and figure out where the shadows go etc. I studied fine art painting at art college but never really worked in watercolours, which is similar to this style of painting. I chose to paint this

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Bow Drip Cake


Copper and Rose Goldy colours are super trendy now. I keep finding myself drawn to any items in this metal and have seen lots of cake pics popping up using it too. I’ve been trying to figure out how incorporate it into a cake and my friend Jade’s birthday last week was the perfect opportunity. I found this rose gold edible dust and used it in three different ways on this cake. I mixed it with

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