About Me

I became interested in cakes from an early age watching my gran make birthday cakes for all the family. Blue icing for the boys and pink icing for the girls.

I trained and worked as a chef for 12 years. Starting as a commis chef in a private hospital, I went on to work as head cook in a home for children and young adults with severe learning difficulties.

Finding my main culinary interest in Pastry and all things sweet, I went to work as a confectioner in a bakery in Cornwall where I discovered Saffron Buns! Missing home I moved back to Brighton to work as Head Pastry Chef at the University of Sussex.

I made many celebration cakes at work and wanted to learn more so I enrolled evening classes and completed a City and Guilds in Sugarcraft. In 2006 I started my own business making celebration cakes and supplying local cafes with gluten, dairy free and vegan cakes.

My background in catering for people with allergies and intolerances ensures that any dietary requirement is not a problem. See my page Allergies and Intolerances.

I am the author of Gluten-, Nut-, Egg- and Dairy Free Celebration Cakes.

In 2004 I had the privilege of making Lord Richard Attenborough’s 80th birthday cake. I made a model of the West Pier in Brighton completely from icing.