The spookiness behind Living Dead Cakes was brewed many years ago. My love for creepy dolls help coin the name.
I am a trained & qualified chef and pastry chef in classic French patisserie.
All my cake decorating skills have been self taught, but in the future I do hope to gain some qualifications in this, I would also love to do a culinary arts degree. Maybe one day.
At the moment I just use my skills at home. Baking, creating cakes and recipes for friends, family to enjoy & of course to share with you all on here.
Unfortunately I don’t have time to make this little hobby a career as much as I would love too. There are lots of factors in my life that stop this from becoming a reality. Maybe one day your walk down the high street and see a little black and white coffee shop with the name Living Dead Cakes.
I’m not a business. So I do not take orders. Please do not message me asking me to make a cake for you as regrettably the answer will be no.
All of my cakes and other yummy things I make are gluten free.
I was diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2011 and the irony was not lost on me.
A pastry chef who couldn’t eat her own cakes!
So I set about changing and modifying my old trusted recipes to fit in with my new dietary requirements, and I love nothing more than trying to make a normal recipe a tasty gluten free one.
At the end of 2014 I made the choice to go vegan, it was something that I had been thinking about doing for 6 years so I finally took the plunge and cut all meat, dairy and other animal products out of my life & diet. Subsequently I set about trying to make my cakes not only gluten free but vegan too and I’m not going to lie I love the challenge of trying to make a new recipe gluten free and cruelty free.
As a result a lot of cakes and bakes on this website will be gluten free & vegan but do not worry not everything I post on here will only be tailored to my dietary needs & lifestyle.
My love for cooking was born when I was a little gothling helping my South African Grandma bake Dundee cakes for my father, sadly she passed away when I was 7 years old but she is the reason & inspiration behind my love of creating food for people I love. I even have a memorial cupcake tattoo for her and some song lyrics to remind me of her.
A little family snap of me baking aged 3 years old. Some things never change.
I suffer from a range of mental health issues that affect my life on a daily basis but being in the kitchen helps keep my mind busy and lets my creative side flourish.
On here I am going to share photos of my cakes and some recipes of sweet things that I love and feel that you might like too, I will also post recipes and photos of other yummy foods I have made. So if cake isn’t your thing then do not worry.
If you would like to read the blog post about why i made this website the link in HERE.
My spooky cauldron cake.
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All original art work on this page has been Drawn by Rowan Styles At TheSplendidscreamtea on Etsy. (fetured image, tea cup and cake)