Kate

Aged: 41

Originally from Cambridgeshire, Kate now lives in Brighton with her five-year-old daughter Eloise. Kate trained as an actress and performed on stage for a couple of years before working in advertising and design agencies.  Moving to Brighton to bring her daughter up, Kate started her own upholstery company which she runs from home, breathing new life into furniture with various textures and colours. Community-minded, every year Kate organises a street party and she likes to bake for her family, last year she made 15 Christmas cakes…

Sparky and full of beans, Kate is a creative baker, treating every bake as an experiment. She very rarely uses recipes or weighs ingredients. She once baked a life-sized Goldfinger Bond girl for her sister’s 40th birthday and a full sized 3D sculpture of her friend’s head – all from cake.  She feels that cake is her strongest area, with pastry being her weakest. Kate does bake with her daughter but admits that she is a terrible delegator. Eloise likes to concoct her own recipes using various ingredients such as marmite and flour… which are not often edible.

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