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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

Saturday, 11 August 2007


Today was our niece's birthday and this is her birthday cake. When I start out decorating a cake I am never quite sure how it is going to end up as, although I have a rough idea in mind, it evolves depending on what sweets are in my cake decorating box and what colour icing I find first. I have to say then when I finished making this cake, I stood back and was pleased with the result! A summer maypole! It couldn't possibly have been a more "sugar and spice and all things nice" cake if I had tried.

Decorated with strawberry bon bons and marshmallows, jelly beans, sugar roses and some fresh roses, lavender and freesias. It was transported for nearly 3 hours on my lap to the party and smelt heavenly all the way!







It looked lovely lit up with the candles and sadly a few minutes later was devoured!

9 comments:

Squishy said...

That just looks awesome chick!

Midsummer night's knitter said...

WOW! That's an amazing cake. NOw my birthday is...... ;0)
India

Joanna said...

Hannah, that is BEAUTIFUL - what a lucky niece! You have a real gift, and it is kind of you to share it with us

Joanna
joannasfood.blogspot.com

Rita said...

I want to add another WOW! Wish I was your niece! It is truly beautiful! How long did it take you to decorate it?

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Heather said...

Hi Hannah, what a lovely cake. I've never seen anything like it before! Transporting it for 3 hours must have been nerve-racking!

Beth said...

Beautiful beautiful girly cake, you have a lot of neices and nephews it seems, which is great for putting your cake making abilities to the test as children are so picky! I bet she adored it.

Figs Olives Wine said...

Your lucky niece! What a lovely aunt you are, and what a beautiful cake this is! I just found your site through Joanna's Food, and I'm looking forward to reading more.

Jules said...

That is possibly one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen.