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Jan11

Pop-up pâtisserie at Spa ely

During the month of December I ran my own pop-up pâtisserie at a luxury beauty spa in my home city of Ely. This was a HUGE undertaking for me as I had never done anything on this scale before, and it...
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Jan05

The bear, the hare and Fiona Pâtissière

In the summer of 2013 I was overjoyed to be crowned Cambridge’s best amateur baker in the first Cambridge Bake Off. John Lewis was one of the very generous sponsors of this event and donated the grand...
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Jan02

Getting spicy at the Cambridge Cookery School – gingerbread masterclass

To kick off the Christmas celebrations I was excited to run a gingerbread-decorating masterclass at the Cambridge Cookery School. Armed with a piping bag and nozzle, I taught students the basics of working...
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Nov20

The last of the autumn sloes

My husband and I love sloe gin. We didn’t realise just how much until we discovered that our 2 litre home-made stock from last autumn was severely depleted by late spring of this year! We don’t have...
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Nov20

For the love of French pâtisserie

For the third round of the Cambridge Bake Off that took place in the summer of this year (you can read about it HERE) my fellow contestants and I were challenged with the task of creating any pâtisserie...
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Nov20

On a (swiss) roll!

Following my win of the Cambridge Bake Off in August of this year I became hungry for more competitions. My husband pointed out that an optician in Cambridge, Taank Optometrists, was celebrating 100 years...
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Nov20

From Biologist to Baker

In August this year I was crowned winner of the first Cambridge Bake Off, a county-wide competition that based itself on the BBC’s hit baking show The Great British Bake Off. Whilst I didn’t have the...
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