Hello - I'm Julia and I am a hobby baker.

I work full time at our local County Court office so have to fit in caking when I can, often taking days off work to get my creative fix. I can't believe I have only just discovered CakesDecor and you seem such a friendly and supportive bunch here that I just had to join. I already have some lovely caker friends over on Flickr and I am hoping to make some new ones here.

When I was a teenager, I used to love a bit of cake decorating. Thinking back, it must have been all buttercream finishes because I'm pretty sure fondant hadn't been invented way back then. One cake that really sticks in my mind that I was oh so proud of was one that I made for my dad. It was a snooker table with chocolate flake 'wood' edges and balls made from aniseed balls painted with nail varnish and air-fix model paints!!! I shudder think of it now but I think my dad was pleased.

My interest was re-ignited when my boy (now 19) was a toddler. My cousin lent me a Debbie Brown book and I was hooked. She inspired me so much and made me feel that I could maybe make some decent cakes. I would love to meet her one day. (still haven't given that book back!!)

My cake book collection has grown considerably since then - I have at least 25 and I devour every word and picture but I never copy cakes from them and I always aim for originality.

I mainly bake for friends, colleagues and family and I love to be faced with a cake challenge .

Thank you for visiting.

Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations :-)


Hello. My name is Julia (you probably guessed that already ;-) ) and I am a hobby caker. I make cakes mainly for friends, colleagues and family and I love it when they challenge me with an unusual request. I have some lovely cake friends on Flickr and am hoping to meet some new ones here too! Thank you for visiting :-)

Julia Hardy

Oops – already I have made a mistake! I should have put the above in my profile and not made it a comment – please bear with the newbie :-D

Julia Hardy

Hi Julia Welcome and if you first cake is anything to go by, we are in for a treat as it is lovely.

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

Looking forward to more! Welcome to this great site!


Thank you both so much – I can tell I’m going to love it here! :-)

Julia Hardy

Hi Julia, Love the first cake you posted. Can’t wait to see more.

Julia your cake is suoerb! Welcome to Cakes Decor! Can’t wait to see more of your creativity!

Cakes ROCK!!! Christy Seguin, Austin, TX

Thank you both so much. Tomorrow my laptop comes home from the menders and then I will hopefully be able to share some more cakes with you. This is a really lovely site – loads of talent here to admire and inspire and friendly people too! Can’t believe it took me so long to discover you all here! :-)

Julia Hardy

Yay!! Hooray!! so fabulous to have you here too and share your beautiful creations with us. Welcome!! :) :) xx

'It Always Seems Impossible Until It is Done' Nelson Mandela http://www.facebook.com/CakesByFifi

Thanks Fiona – I love it here already! :-) Jx

Julia Hardy