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

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

As you may have noticed from the contents of this blog, I make a lot of birthday cakes. It has been a while since I have had a birthday cake myself but last week on my birthday my brother (bless his little cotton socks) managed to rustle up a birthday cake for me, on the first day of his honeymoon! It was made from two enormous chocolate marshmallows he had had made (they were seriously heavy) - sandwiched together with my favourite marshmallow fluff! I bet you have never seen a Marshmallow this big in your life - I certainly haven't! The chef in the restaurant struggled to cut it with his knife, we struggled to eat it as it was so sticky it stuck to the spoons and I laughed and laughed until I cried - definitely the best birthday cake I have ever had!


Magic Cochin said...

It must seem very very tame to be back home in a little English cottage with your cat!

Hope you're safe and sound and not having to struggle out in the snow. How are your hens - mine are in love...

Happy New Year and a belated Happy Birthday too!

Bellini Valli said...

Happy belated birthday Hannah. This cake was made with love and truly enjoyed!!!

jomykje said...

Happy birthday Hannah!

(my first comment...I've been reading your blog for a long time, and I enjoy it verry much!)


Rita said...

Awwwww.... sweet and SWEET! :)

Alex said...

Happy belated birthday! That cake looks like a total sugar rush... Mmmm.

Anonymous said...

If you fancy trying a giant marshmallow here is the website i ordered it from http://www.plushpuffs.com/ordering?type=retail&rid=OWSRGFPYYUAIMQJGXHWV
G xxx

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...


Hope you had a great birthday!!

Glad to know you had a great trip to New York and the wedding went well.

Tarcy :)

Lucy said...

I love this birthday cake idea - so much fun! Go your brother for inventing such a delicious thing. Happy Belated Birthday :)

I heart cupcakes said...

Happy Belated Birthday Hannah - what a fabulous cake. Glad you had a lovely, but cold, time in NY!