Never getting enough of my own wedding cake. Also, it’s been three years and three months but we are finally going on our real honeymoon next week!! My list of things to do before we leave is massive and I can’t quite realise it but in 9 days we’ll be in Australia under the sun ☀️ 🏝🏄🏼♀️🍔🍍 📸 @assassynation
Looking for vegan and zero waste presents or stocking fillers? I have limited Christmas roads - white chocolate with popcorn and shortbread (gluten free), dark chocolate with Oreos, both with obviously marshmallows and Christmas sprinkles! Packaging is biodegradable and everything is made with love 💖 £3.20 each pack, £3.40 for postage (although cheaper if you want me to send 2nd class), or collection in Woodley or Caversham depending of hours. Hit me up if you want to grab some ❤️💚
📸 @bernipalumbophoto So I missed Saturday’s prompt but here I am again! You can’t really shop for my stuff just yet - although I’ll be doing a flash sale of Xmas rocky roads in the next few days. As most of you know, I had to close shop for a while because my health was just going to hell. It’s been a few months now and I’m hoping to be able to open again soon, operating from brand new premises so I can keep my life and my work a little bit separated and not lose my mind like I did this year. Having to close shop was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. I was terrified and paralysed. I knew I couldn’t keep going the way I was, but at the same time I was so scared that everyone was going to hate me forever. But in the end it was one of the best decisions I ever made too. I’ve managed to (kind of) refocus on myself, on my work, on the direction I want my business to take. On what I love doing and what I don’t. On who matters and what doesn’t. I spent time with the cats I live with, I spent time working on meditating a bit more, exercising, getting back into running, pole, in therapy, making good food, laughing and seeing friends, time on learning new techniques. I made this cake during a workshop at @sun_flowerbakery, with the incredible @cupcakesandcounting. We all know I ❤️ moody cakes and working on those sugar flowers was just awesome. I can’t believe it is December already, I suggest we all start working on our resolutions for 2019: may they be based around kindness, towards yourselves and others, rather than anything else.
Other products - well, as well as offering tiered cakes and dessert tables for all occasions, I also send little cakes through the post and have actually something up my sleeve for 2019! Here’s one of the things that I can send y’all - the best peanut butter cookies you’ve ever tasted. Hell yeah.
Today’s post is about process! This is a little peek into how I paint my cakes. I CANNOT wait to show you this particular one but I have to wait and you will have to remain patient my little cake aficionados❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Second day of #meetthemakerweek and today is all about Inspiration! I have been Disney obsessed since I was little - basically wore Disney clothes everyday, copied the drawings of Disney books I’d get every Christmas, watched The Little Mermaid all the time (my absolute favourite), and thought I was an actual mermaid (see last picture for a real mermaid spotting). I went through a pile of old photos to show you a few of my gorgeous outfits (and you don’t even see the underwear I used to have). Second pic is an exception but it is my mum and me and how cute do we look together 💜
Eeek one of my favourite insta challenges has started! It’s finally here - #meetthemakerweek! Today’s prompt is range - as most of you know (even though my orders are closed at the moment), my main business is wedding cakes. I’ll define my style as cute and quirky, bold and different. This is definitely one of my favourite cakes so far, made for my very own photoshoot last February with an incredible team of suppliers. One of the things I enjoy the most in this job is working with other creatives, which is why photoshoots are one of my fave bits. Being allowed to create something and seeing everything come together is just exhilarating. I have been in so much pain with my business recently, cancelling orders and taking time off was needed but so difficult. And every day I wake up with that anxious feeling wondering if I’ll ever be able to make it work or if my traumas and anxiety are just too much for me to ever be a success. Okay maybe that was a bit intense for the first day 😂 I try to always be honest and open about my mental health because the stigma NEEDS to end, we all need to know that we are not alone, we shouldn’t be ashamed, and talking about it is a lot healthier than hiding it and exploding one day. Anyway, that’s it from me. I hope you all have a fabulous Monday - if you are struggling make a list of all the things that make you feel better, and do at least one of them today. 💜💜 Cake, dessert table and organising @tinysarahscakes Photography @ruth_reddoor Second shooter @rebeccalouise.photography - this is her pic Styling and organising assistant @pinkpalmsevents Venue @weddingweekends Vintage dress @sixpenceinyourpocket Brides @sakura_00 and @lilylowemyers Bridesmaid @qitiji Flowers @hedgesandflowers Headpieces and veils @mcfaydenmillinery Make up @neecolcorryweddings Hair @samsheppardhairandmakeup Jewellery @nikkistarkjewellery Stationery @londonweddingstationery Agate slices @everafterpaperie Macramé @macramysmacrame Marshmallows @mallow_magic Videographer @vasileporav
One of my absolute fave pictures of me taken by the incredible @scooperphotog ❤️ how perfect was that wall?! (Yeah, okay, it was originally « French car dealer » but honestly who cares.) 🍭 Starting the week with @justacard indie week! So here are ten things about me I don’t think I’ve talked about here too much (I know no one’s interested, but if you know me, you know I never stop chatting): 🍭 1. I am obsessed with grammar and spelling 🍭 2. My favourite biscuits are hobnobs covered in vegan Nutella (healthy shit) 🍭 3. The first time I dyed my hair a crazy colour, it was lime green after the defeat of the English Rugby team against the South African one (if my memory is correct), during the 2008 World Cup as defiance 🍭 4. I prefer showers over baths 🛁 5. When we were little, my mum would often drive us to Canterbury from Paris just to go shopping in Tesco and Marks and Spencer 🍭 6. My dream is to visit Argentina 🍭 7. I used to be able to speak Latin and was a weirdo 🍭 8. One day I want to be a pole instructor 🍭 9. My high school French teacher told me she was certain I’d publish a book one day, don’t think she believed it would be a cookbook 😂 🍭 10. I am the only one in my family with green eyes so when I was little my sister told me it was because I was adopted. I believed her for a long time 🤯