The Baker (Jules) – The main author of the blog and runs a food education business teaching both adults and children to cook throughout the Midlands. Self-confessed geek and lover of all things vintage and cake shaped.

The Butcher (Hubs) – Engineer who always loves a challenge. Be it fixing the oven or working out how to build a Tandoor Oven from random objects. Also Chief Gardener at The Cottage. Hugh F-W/Dick Strawbridge/Ray Mears worshipper.

Trying to live The Good Life together in rural Derbyshire  in a tiny cottage with an even smaller vegetable patch.

Immy & Cam (aka Little Helpers) Two fantastic kids that are borrowed on a regular basis to help test ingredients and recipes for children. They give Mary Berry & Paul Hollywood a run for their money when it comes to opinion on cake.

  1. Found you! New blog, and name looking lovely so far.

  2. wow!! what a great site Jukes and Hub…

  3. oops and Jules..

  4. I can’t believe I’ve never “found” you before – your birdseed cake recipe is just what I’ve been looking for (actually without looking – I knew I could make it but didn’t know where to look)… Will check in with you daily, as I would with a good friend!

  5. This is a fab blog Jules and hub – well done you guys x x

  6. Hi Jules,
    have now set up my blog and will start adding bits and pieces.
    Your photos are fab – did you take them using product photography equipment?
    Warm wishes,

    • Hi Jen,

      I use a Canon 400D then use Coral Painter Essentials for a tiny bit of photo editing (really just cropping and brightning colour). Hubs got me a tripod for Christmas so hopefully pics won’t be as wobbly now and I can take better photos in low light conditions.

      Loving your new site!

  7. Just wanted to say that I have made your Baileys Cheesecake so many times I have lost count. I have recently moved from Berkshire to Derbyshire and every time I have a visitor they say “Are you making your Baileys cheesecake?” So this comment is by way of a thank you and to say how impressed I am with your new site.

    Think I will try a few more of your recipes as if its anything like the chesecake I am sure it wil go down a storm.
    Keep blogging and I will keep reading.


  8. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my photos. I’m glad you did, as I’ve come to check out your blog and love it! Will be following from now on.

  9. Love you guys! Drive past your little piece of heaven everyday on way to work and always wave and smile! :)

  10. Wow, just found your blog! This is brilliant! Nice to finally find some local blogs! (I like in Nottinghamshire!)

    Will be keeping an eye on this!


  11. What a smashing blog. I have been dipping in now and then. The photos are great. Drooling on my keyboard now so have go for nibbles.

  12. just found your blog – lovely! Fab pics and lots of news. Look forward to reading more.

  13. Hello, I found your blog when searching for recipes for courgette cake, which I made, and it is totally delicious. Your photos are lovely too. Nice to find good local blogs; we’re not far in Burton On Trent, check out our gardening blog! I’m going to put you down as one of our gardening/food sites we like, is that ok?


    Harriet x

    • Hi Harriet, we know Burton well. We’re both fans of the Burton Bridge Brewery. Hubs for the beer, me for the fruit wine! I’m glad to hear you liked the courgette cake.

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