Yesterday was my nephew's birthday and this was his cake. I am not usually a sugar paste cake kind of girl as I find it really difficult to work with but with the hints and tips I was given at Fitzbillies, I finally took the plunge and was so pleased with the result. Finished off with edible glitter (that sadly doesn't really show in the photo) he looked quite magical! My nephew asked why had I bought him a cake from a shop - which I took as a compliment!
Reaching the final of Masterchef 2007 was a rollercoaster of emotion, with huge highs and lows, but I loved every minute and learnt a huge amount. I owe a great deal to John and Gregg who had faith in my ability when I did not believe in myself. Since competing on the programme my life has changed considerably. I now write cookery columns for two magazines, give cookery demonstrations and am just working on my 13th cook book - unlucky number for some but not for me!!! I love all forms of country cooking, using seasonal and locally sourced produce. This blog is to enable me to share with you a few of my recipes and baking ideas. Enjoy Hannah xxxx