A match made in heaven. A freshly brewed coffee and a delicious slice of cake. Is there anything better? Especially when a good cause benefits too. So why not join me for a very special Coffee Morning at Velvet Fig HQ on Monday 9th October (10am – 4pm). There’ll be a scrumptious selection of cakes to enjoy and we’ll be raising money (as well as our coffee mugs and tea cups!) for Macmillan. I really hope you’ll be able to pop along – it will be great to see you and I will also be unveiling my fabulous new garden studio which adds a whole new dimension to Velvet Fig! If you can’t attend the coffee morning but would like to make a donation, please get in touch on 07789 452712, thank you.

Talking of perfect matches, I am currently working on wedding cakes for two happy couples. I really enjoy wedding commissions – lots of thought and hard work goes in to designing and planning the cake, deciding on flavours, fillings and finishing touches and then delivering and setting up the cake at the wedding venue. I get to visit some lovely places and it’s such an honour to be part of someone’s big day.

I’m off to a totally different venue very soon as I will be attending The Cake Fair in Orlando with Mich Turner from the Little Venice Cake Company. I’m really excited!! It’s going to be full-on as we have radio and TV interviews to navigate, book signings, demonstrations and masterclasses – plus lots of people to meet (and hopefully lots of cake to eat!). I will report back soon – or you can follow my cake journey on social media:



I’ve got a feeling it will be a crazy countdown to Christmas when I get back. I’ve got Christmas cakes to decorate, festive gingerbread to bake and lots of events booked in the diary where I’ll be selling my gifts and goodies. I might also try to fit in a couple of small Christmas cake decorating workshops (in my shiny new studio!!), so if you are interested just get in touch – and I’ll put the kettle on…

See you soon!