My love of cakes began when I used to stand on a stool in my Gran’s kitchen, helping her to make a cake for Sunday afternoon tea. Well I say helped! I’m sure Gran would have said something different! Let’s just say licking the spoon when Gran wasn’t looking was one of the best bits.

In my mid 20s baking really became a hobby for me. Perhaps it was a form of comfort but I would be found in the kitchen on many weekends trying out new recipes for my then housemates, which always went down well.

Then one day, one of my friends told me she was getting married, which gave me the bright idea that I could make the wedding cake! After the bride-to-be happily accepted the offer, I went and found myself a cake decoration course for beginners, as I could bake a cake, but I hadn’t a clue how to start decorating one! I began longing for Tuesday nights, where I learned all about the magic of sugar craft decoration.

My friend's wedding was amazing and my cake was loved by everyone!

From that moment on I fell in love with cake decorating and with my passion for all things vintage Sugar&Lace was born!