Julia Hardy


Julia Hardy

Jul 2014 5,076 Essex, England

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 :-)

-- Julia Hardy

Teddy for Pam

Teddy for Pam



Daisy and Adam

Daisy and Adam

Steph and Dem

Steph and Dem


Julia Hardy

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

Roo's Little Cake Parlour

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


Looking forward to more! Welcome to this great site!

Julia Hardy

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


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

Cakes ROCK!!!

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

Julia Hardy

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! :-)

Fifi's Cakes

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

Julia Hardy

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

SweetKOKEKO by Arantxa

Welcome to CakesDecor Julia!!! Thank you for your kind words at my profile and cakes!!! How sweet!!!

Amanda’s Little Cake Boutique

Hi Julia!

Hope you like cakesdecor as much as Flickr! Facebook next :-)

Amanda xxx

The Custom Cakery

Wow wow wow!!! Just been on Flickr…I’m lost for words! What amazing work!

Also a bit concerned as I’m on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter a bit, obviously here…I have no time left for Flickr but how many amazing cakes must be out there I’ve never seen???! Hehe. Great to have you here on CakesDecor :)

Enza - Sweet-E

New follow from me Julia, love your work so creative :)

Sharon A./Not Your Average Cupcake

A new follower xx