Chris Holmes a.k.a Mr Cake

Louise March 17, 2014 at 9:00 am Baking, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

I recently photographed workers hero Chris Holmes who famously ‘socked it to the man’ by icing his resignation letter on a cake. After years of monotony checking passports at Stansted airport, he started up his own cake business which grew enough to encourage him to finally resign by cake. Apparently his boss received it with […]

Marmalade Makers

Jessica March 13, 2014 at 11:15 am Baking, Family, Jamming, Profile No comments , , , , ,

It’s not every day you try an award-winning marmalade. Yet, on our latest visit to see Stanwick WI member Sue Foster at her home in Northampton earlier this month, we met a trio of true marmalade connoisseurs. For the past two years, Matthew (12), Christopher (10) and Charlotte Foster (8) have swept the board at […]

Goddamnit Nigella, you get me every time…

Louise February 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm Baking, Celebrity, Recipe, Uncategorized No comments , , , , , , , , ,

So there I am, sat at my computer for hours trawling through picture edits and I decide I need a break. My strained eyes are closing from the screen abuse, and my limbs are flaccid from the lack of movement. I decide to do something physical and tidy some books away but they lead me […]

Mary Berry

Louise February 3, 2014 at 9:28 pm Baking, Celebrity, WI Life No comments , , , , , , , ,

In this months WI Life you will find my shoot with celebrity chef and Great British Bake Off judge, Mary Berry. Since the first series of GBBO I have been an avid watcher and admirer of both judges and contestants. I couldn’t imagine anything more stressful than baking on TV, particularly as it is such […]

Laura’s chocolate cheesecake

Jessica January 21, 2014 at 7:10 am Baking, Business, Family, Profile, Recipe No comments , , , ,

We’d heard a lot of good things about Tea and Tarts WI in West Yorkshire; they’ve got their own running club, put on a hands-down-cool public lecture evening, and their January meeting, titled ‘Pasties and Panties’, was geared around jazzing up smalls with some burlesque-inspired tassels and frilly bits. So you can imagine our delight […]

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