Who's the best cake maker in my town? In Yorkshire? In the UK? The world? Is it Dominique at Poppy Pickering, with her exquisite sugar work, modern yet classic clean cakes and flawless presentation? Is it Zoe Hopkinson of Zoe's Fancy Cakes, who can make literally anything out of modelling paste? Perhaps Shawna McGreevy who has stunned literally millions of people with her artistry; or Zoe Clark, whose sugar flowers are indistinguishable from those you can find in your garden.
In some corners of the cake world there are those who would say that adorning a beautifully handcrafted cake with a plastic toy, rather than an equally handcrafted sugar masterpiece, is an act of sacrilege, laziness or an example of a lower standard of workmanship. I don't see it this way, and here are three reasons why. 1) Because I don't want Disney to hunt me down and sue me And yeah, this actually happens. Did you know characters like Elsa and Mickey Mouse are the propert
A lot of you loved this science cake I made for a birthday party back in August 2017, for twin girls who were turning 7 and celebrated with a whole science-themed birthday party (how cool?!). We went for a space theme as that was what had most captured their imagination in their science topic. Here I'll tell you how I made some of the different elements so you can try it at home too! Before I start I should clarify (as I had to for my husband) that this is in no way the kind