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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

Thursday, 21 May 2009

This is the cake I have made this evening - a buttermilk sponge with wild strawberry jam, all sugar pink with tiny birds and trailing ribbons. It is for a special 60th Birthday celebration for my friend Lucy's Mum. Somehow she is going to transport it all the way on the train tomorrow from Bedfordshire to Carlisle! I think that will be the furthest one of my cakes has ever travelled! Happy Birthday Lucy's Mum xxx I do hope she likes it! Off to London tomorrow for the photoshoot for the Sundae book. I can't believe that this book is almost finished now and am really looking forward to meeting Steve and Sunil who are transforming my recipes into pictures! Will post a few sneak preview pics on my return if I am allowed!!!

7 comments:

My English Country Garden said...

I simply cannot imagine transporting such a delicate cake. I'd make people come to me...good job Im obviously not anything to do with food professionally. LOL

Marie said...

What a beautiful cake Hannah! Your creations are always so wonderful. My dream is to have a birthday cake made by you one day for myself!

Rita said...

Hannah ... this is a fantastic cake ... well done! Great stuff that your sundae book is almost ready ... looking forward to the photo's.

Kavey said...

That is one of the most beautiful cakes I've seen, even with the stiff competition your other creations provide!

manila homes said...

Hannah your are very talented.. i really do appreciate your jobs

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh my! I'd travel around the world for a cake like that! I hope it arrived on one piece! Did she have to buy it a ticket? t.x

Jenny said...

I jennifer, was the recipient of the delicate expression of art displayed in the creation of my 60th birthday cake which traveled to Carlisle held by my daughter Lucy. The cake itself was delightful and melted in the mouth.The decoration of white and delicate pink lovebirds displayed a serene beauty ,which motivated compliments to flow in abundance,as it sat at a focal point during the celebrations.
The birdcage,in the centre of the cake, which contained two birds appearing relaxed and peaceful which I hope is a symbol of what my future holds.
Thankyou Hannah for the love,patience and care you created it with.
Jennifer