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
Friday, 29 May 2009
I am envious of anyone who lives in America! Cake decorating supplies there seem to be at a level way beyond what we have here in the UK. With cake decorating, I often find that all you need is the perfect decoration to transform a very plain cake into something very special. I have recently discovered Fancy Flours website and their products are just STUNNING (I am not on commission honest but this is just the nicest cake decorating website I have seen in a long time). Postage to the UK is a lot but luckily with my brother in New York I was able to send the items to him to forward on to me. My parcel arrived the other day and these were just a few of the delights - Rainbow candies, Edible coloured paper seed packets and birthdays cakes, cupcake wrappers (I just love this idea!!!). Everything wrapped in lovely brown and white stripy tissue paper! So nice. I also took delivery of edible clear gel that can be used to decorate the wafer paper pictures with edible glitter to give a 3-D effect. I can't wait to try these all out soon! Since placing my order the site now has Barley Sugar birds - so I am just itching to place another order - it is a good job my brother is coming to the UK soon!