So who's got their heating on already?  Generally my oven is going full blast in the kitchen while Im baking for my lovely customers anyway, so it does mean that I get to put off the thermostat war with my husband for a little while longer!

Different Name Same Service

Earlier this year I changed the name of my bespoke cake making company to Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry.  This was due to the fact that there are now several cake companies which appear to have taken on the same name as The Cake House.

However, I couldn't quite bear to let The Cake House go completely as it holds a very special place in my heart, so you now have a choice (and choice is always good).  You can visit me at Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry for a cake which is completely tailor made to your specifications, OR you can still visit me at The Cake House which now features my exclusive range of simple yet elegant wedding cakes.

Introducing The Simply Stunning Range

After a few months of planning, designing and creating, I am super excited to introduce my new Simply Stunning Range.

If you are having an intimate wedding, or just want something with elegance and simplicity of design, then this is for you. Each of our individually crafted wedding cakes offers the home baked taste and elegant styling of a bespoke cake, without the price tag.

The design of The Simply Stunning Range can be seen on The Cake House website at http://www.thecakehouse.biz/ and we are more than happy to offer the tailored service of adapting the colour of the icing, ribbon and edible decor to suit your own colour scheme for your big day.

Cranberry & Cheese Muffins

It's probably still to early to mention the 'C' word, but at the risk of loads of you unsubscribing to the newsletter, here's a little recipe that would be absolutely perfect to enjoy on Christmas evening, when the guests have gone and you can put your feet up


225g/8oz plain four

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

55g/2oz caster sugar

4 tbsp butter, melted

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

175ml/6floz milk

115g/4oz fresh cranberries

25g/1oz freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Makes 18

1. Heat oven to 180 degrees (fan), and lightly grease a muffin pan with butter.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Stir in the caster sugar.

3. In another bowl, combine the butter, beaten eggs and milk, then pour into the bowl of dry ingredients.  Mix lightly together until ingredients are evenly combined, then stir in the fresh cranberries.

4. Divide the mixture evenly between the muffin cups.  Sprinkle the grated cheese over the top.  Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are well risen and a golden brown colour.

5. Remove from oven and let them cool slightly in the pans.  Then place them on a wire rack to cool completely.

6. Eat!

Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry

Author: Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry

Welcome to Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry.  Based in the glorious Chilterns countryside in Hertfordshire, we are a company that makes award winning bespoke cakes, and is run by Sherry Hostler, who is one of the UK’s foremost leading cake designers.

Sherry Hostler Cake Artistry specialises in hand crafted, custom made designs, which turn cake decorating into edible art.