Lady Kittyhawk

When I started doing the ‘Baking with a pinup’ series I knew I wanted to include Michelle aka Lady Kittyhawk immediately. She’s an amazing hair and makeup artist for her company Debonaire Do’s, and loves helping out vintage gals to find their inner pinup. If you are yet to meet this …

My Top 15 Vintage Films

My Top 15 Vintage Films - Miss Charlotte Cake

I love watching old films… there is nothing more relaxing to me than curling up with a cup of tea and a good Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe or Humphrey Bogart film. My favourites include comedy, horror and mystery films and of course, anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock. I have this …

Ivy Fox

When I initially thought about doing these personalised cakes I knew I wanted some international pinups to be involved, and who couldn’t love a bit of Ivy Fox right? Her smile, those crystal blue eyes and that amazing hair! She’s a New Zealand gal who took the plunge and moved …

Ruby Von Rifle

Ruby Von Rifle… A stunning, red headed vixen who has not only an adorable stage presence in her saucy burlesque performances (my favourite one gets her covered in red fake blood!), but she also has a penchant for a good cake! Meet Jessica Honey – (most adorable name ever?) aka …

Soda Fontaine

Jaimee aka Soda Fontaine is one of the sweetest gal’s you’ll ever meet. Not only is she extremely adorable in person, but she kills it on stage during her cute-as-can-be burlesque routines. I had the pleasure of finally seeing her perform at the latest Rock n Roll Circus show ‘The …

Pinup Minnie Mouse

So Movember is a pretty big deal in my house… my partner Carl has won Auckland ‘Man of Movember’ two years in a row and Movember is the time of year he looks forward to the most. Man of Movember is a pretty prestigious title, it basically means that you have mad …

Rita Sue Pinup Boutique

This weeks ‘Baking with a Pinup’ was the Rita Sue Cake, Rita Sue is a lovely pinup and beauty boutique nestled in St Kevins Arcade on Auckland’s K’Rd. Everything the boutique represents fits perfectly in with this historical setting in a very beautiful arcade overlooking Myers Park. It wasn’t a surprise that …

The Sweet Painted Lady

She’s a stickler for old fashioned style and manners, the Sweet Painted Lady was next in line for her custom cake this week and I had so much fun coming up with something that represented her. Melanie Freeman is the Sweet Painted Lady – she’s a hair stylist and make up artist …