• Recipes

    Lovecakes Gourmet Cupcakes

    Lovecakes Bakery was a huge part of my life for several years and I got so much satisfaction from seeing people truly enjoying my baking and being thrilled and amazed by the decorating. I cringe, absolutely squirm in my seat, when I see pics of some of my earliest icing attempts. Dear Lord. But I did get better and since there is no longer any record, anywhere, of my creations (I’ve closed the website and facebook pages) I thought I’d post some of my favourite cake pictures here for posterity. And this one deserves its own moment of glory! Breakfast cupcake with maple buttercream frosting topped with candied bacon and…

  • Life,  Recipes

    Here Comes the [bloody] Bride

    I love my cake business. Best thing I ever did – it really satisfies my creativity and it’s so much fun and so rewarding seeing people genuinely enjoy the results of my labours.  I’ve met some great people and made some good friends through my baking too. I genuinely thought that getting wedding cake commissions would mean I had arrived…made it…reached the pinnacle of custom cakery…. WRONG WRONG WRONG The truth is that I would not lose a single wink of sleep if I never did another wedding cake ever again. If there are any of my brides reading this: Stacy – no honey, you were never a bridezilla Sylvia…