FREE Wicked Pumpkin Cake Tutorial

A little something to get you into the Halloween spirit!  This FREE downloadable tutorial will show you how to carve and create an evil little pumpkin to surprise your friends with.  A great introduction to carved cakes.  Have fun celebrating and be sure to send photos of your creations to me!  I love to see … Read More

The Incredible Works of William Joyce Collaboration

When Heather from Cakepunk asked me to join her collaboration celebrating the incredible works of William Joyce, I said, “WHO”? With one quick Google search I knew exactly who he was – but had no idea the amount of books, stories, movies etc that I already recognised –  and never knew were his.  There were … Read More

The Ark’s 21st Birthday

Where it all began… Two years ago I was invited into my first cake collaboration, a live one at the Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin after meeting some cake decorators at the Dublin Cake Show.  And boy has it been a wild ride since then!  Can’t believe so much has happened in just 2 years! For … Read More

The Caketastics – Recumberer Monster

When the earth is in danger from invading aliens, you’ve just got to do what you’ve got to do. This Recumberer Monster is one of the less intimidating monsters on attack in the world. They wouldn’t be the sharpest tools in the shed and they are more of an annoying psychotic scavenger than an intimidating … Read More

Gone Fishin’

Fishing and computers… ?  Hmmm…. Isn’t it funny how some people affect the course your life takes. When I first came to Ireland on holidays 16 years ago, I thought I’d try my hand at living in Galway for a while and went to print off my CV (Resumé) at a photo lab.  The manager printed … Read More

A mouse reading on a spool of thread? YES!

I’m in love with Beatrix Potter’s illustrations.  So when asked what to do for a Beatrix Potter collaboration, it had to be this little guy from the over of the Tailor of Gloucester (with a few modifications).  And yes, I had to Google Gloucester to find out how to pronounce it.

Gold and Best in Class!

Here’s my piece for the Dublin Sugarcraft Show in Dublin won Gold and Best in class. An amazing weekend. The 1916 collaboration was on display with my harp included. I was able to spend days, with some of my favourite cakers, putting the Away with the Fairies exhibit together.  I gave a demonstration at the … Read More

Swan Away with the fairies

One of my favourite cake experiences to date.  I had the opportunity to join some of my favourite cake friends over two FULL days creating a Fairy woodland scene from sugar, chocolate and other edible materials.  We were joined by over 100 Irish and International Cake Decorators and Sugar Artists to create a display at the Irish … Read More

Art Deco Gold

Ivory, Gold and a bit of Blingity Bling.   Now I hate to say this out loud – but Wedding cakes aren’t typically my thing.  Novelty is what I do more of but I do like to mix things up now and then though.  Keep me on my toes, sort of thing.  And I have to … Read More

Fantastic Beasts – Nundu: A Smelly Cat

It’s moments like this that I just love my job.

I know it’s not a paid project – but it’s close enough to “work” that I can almost get away with calling it a job. This one has to be one of the most fun collaborations that I’ve had the pleasure of joining. Run by the lovely Mitchie from Mitchie’s Munchies in Las Vegas who is Potter-mad! We received invitations to it via ‘owl’, we were asked for a ‘moving-picture’ profile, to develop a new full persona and more. F.U.N.