Interviews

Check out the latest faces to join me for a coffee and a catch up in the Mr Baker’s Cakes kitchen…

Emma Stewart – Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design

The mastermind behind Snow White: The Grim Obsession at this year’s Cake International, Emma Stewart of Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design is best known for her flawlessly perfect wedding cakes. As a long-time admirer of the Northern Ireland-based sugar artist, I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down with her and talk all things cake.

Ben Cullen – The BakeKing

One of the breakout stars of the latest series of Channel 4’s Extreme Cake Makers and social media darling, Ben Cullen – The BakeKing – is quickly becoming a favourite with cakers and caking fans alike.

Laura Dodimead – Life in Sugar

Earlier this week, Laura Dodimead of Life in Sugar invited me over to her new workshop and teaching space at Badshot Lea Kiln, in Farnham, Surrey to check out some of the new classes she will be offering over the next few months. While I was there, I took the opportunity to sit Laura down and get the inside scoop on just where this chocolate master has suddenly appeared from…

Rosie Dummer – Rosie Cake-Diva

What do you get if you cross a trained architect, a helicopter pilot, a multi award-winning cake-making genius and a much-sought-after television presenter? Well if you answered anything other than Rosie Dummer, then I have to ask: where have you been? Thankfully, I can invite you to meet the lady behind the microphone…

Etty van Urk – Cake Dutchess

Better known by her caking alter-ego the Cake Dutchess, Etty van Urk is well known for her stunningly adorable modelling and for being the creator of the hugely popular Cake Dutchess Modelling Paste. But not only this, in the last five years, she has also recorded an incredible number of free Facebook tutorials, recorded classes for both Pretty Witty Cakes and Craftsy; is now in the final stages of developing her own line of tools; AND is writing her first book – all while being a full-time mum! I felt like it was high time we all got to know this incredible lady a little bit better…

Molly Robbins – Molly’s Creative Cakes

Following on from my interviews with Rosie Cake-Diva and The BakeKing, I thought I would continue my Extreme Cake Makers series by introducing you to series regular, Molly Robbins. The glamorous face behind Molly’s Creative Cakes, Molly is well-known for her realistic animal cake sculptures and larger-than-life interactive cake displays – as well as being a regular tutor at Renshaw’s Academy. 

With her adorable pin-up style, thanks to her ever-present Sunday Girl aprons, and her fresh honesty about the dramas that can befall a real working cake artist, Molly has become one of the undisputed breakout stars of the series, so I thought it was high time I sat her down for a chat…

Avalon Yarnes – Avalon Cakes School of Sugar Art

As well as creating some of the most incredible cakes and sugar sculptures the world has ever seen, being the genius behind a ridiculous number of incredible displays and exhibits at cake shows across the globe AND running her own very successful online school of sugar art, Avalon Yarnes is quite simply a delight to know.

As featured way back in Something Sweet: Issue 1 earlier this year, she also recently launched The Cake and Cookie Planner – the essential tool to help sugar artists of all kinds pull themselves up out of chaos and give them the tools to help organise their business and creative lives!

After chatting to Avalon briefly earlier this month, I realised that it had been an absolute AGE since we had had a proper catch up and so I decided that this needed to be rectified immediately. And you’ll be pleased to know that I brought you guys along for the ride… 😉

Dorothy Klerck – Eat Cake Party

When considering larger than life cakes with more than a little bit of character and movement, then one needs look no further than the extraordinary talents of South Africa-based Dorothy Klerck of Eat Cake Party. Known the world over for for her life-size conservation-inspired animal builds and awe-inspiring, gravity defying sculpted cakes, Dot’s work never fails to amaze and inspire…

Shawna McGreevy – McGreevy Cakes

It’s safe to say that Shawna McGreevy, the talent behind McGreevy Cakes is pretty much cake royalty and, after meeting the legend herself a couple of years ago, so began a much-valued transatlantic friendship. Because everyone needs a little sunshine in their lives, I thought it was high time I shared the gift of The McGreevy with the rest of you…