October 2019 - Founder Member
Derry/Londonderry, Letterkenny, Limavady, Coleraine, Portrush Omagh, Magherafelt, Maghera, which are all within 50 mins drive.
Combining Sugar craft and teaching are both things I am passionate about, just makes sense! I enjoy helping students learn and welcome everyone whether they are beginners or more experienced.
I run a cake business from home, offering bespoke celebration, novelty and wedding cakes. MySugarFairy Cakes is also a preferred supplier to a local hotel for their wedding packages. I love what I do, I feel honoured to be asked to make a cake for a special occasion. Cakes bring smiles to the recipients faces and make events special. In a way I share in the joy of their celebration.
I have been involved in sugarcraft since 2015, it all began with me making small sugar decorations as a hobby, learning and developing my skills over time. I look back and think if I can do this, anyone can. For the past few years I have run my business from home around caring for my elderly Mum-in-Law. Prior to my carers role, I taught adult I.T. night classes from beginners to advanced.
I adore sugar flowers, love making figures and experimenting with new cake decorating techniques. A regular competitor at Cake International I have won Gold, Silver and Merits in different categories, since first competing in 2016. I take part in many collaborations with cake friends and made my stage debut in the Cake Off 2018 at Cake International Birmingham, as a member of The Three Sugartiers, and more recently “The Live Championships” a two-day event at Cake International 2019.
I also regularly take part in sugar craft collaborations, via the internet and at Cake International, this gives me experience creating different models. Two years ago, I organised Bakers Donate a collaboration to spur bakers across the UK and Ireland to bake and donate to organisations in their own areas at Christmas, many including myself still do this at Christmas.
As a founding member of The Causeway Sugarcrafters, we meet once a month, I am always demonstrating techniques and helping to encourage & promote sugar craft.
In my free time, which isn't much time after caking! I like to go to the cinema, I love Bonsai, I like spending time with my hubby, even after 39 years of marriage. I hate country music! But don’t have a preferred listening genre either. I am an introvert by nature and like spending some time on my own switched off from the world too. Above all I am proud Mum to three amazing daughters and Grannie to eight lively grandchildren.