A leopard has spots on the outside

‘Of course!’ I said, ‘I can make that cake.’ We’d googled animal-themed birthday cakes. We’d used almost our entire monthly data allowance looking at animal cakes on Pinterest. Elsie chose one that had a bit of brown icing and a tiger figurine stuck on it. You beauty, I thought. But then. Just one more inch … Continue reading A leopard has spots on the outside

If you care about your body, don’t read this post

You know when you’ve done your neck and you’re no longer doing any exercise whatsoever, how that gives you permission to eat like a pig and not feel bad about it? In fact, it’s about the only thing that makes you feel good? Well, here’s my advice to you. MAKE THIS SLICE: It’s called No-Bake … Continue reading If you care about your body, don’t read this post

The birthday cake that kept on giving

The problem was Maeve’s birthday cake. She'd made a choice from the Women’s Weekly Kids’ Cakes book; a castle. This wasn't a square cake with four upturned ice-cream cones as turrets either. No. The one she wanted had ornate gates made from icing piped onto baking paper and left to set before standing at the grand … Continue reading The birthday cake that kept on giving

Happy birthday to The Bear & The Whale

It was this time last year that it all began. Our website went live, we started taking our things to markets and announced we were open for business. Any excuse for baking and a party. The candle is blown out, everyone claps (that's Elsie, Maeve and me) and the lights go back on. And another thing to … Continue reading Happy birthday to The Bear & The Whale