Happy Birthday Cath Kidston!

lucy with cath kidston tin and DIY cupcakes

cath kidston pile of books on bookshelf teacosy

cath kidston business card

lili vanilli preparing tables for cake decorating with cath kidston

cake decorating with violet flowers and egg yolk

lucy with a piping bag decorating cakes

making icing roses on a plastic rose base

jazmine jazzabelles diary piping an icing rose

jazmine jazzabelles diary decorating cakes with cath kidston

decorating a cupcake with lily vanilli

Cakey Makey with Lily Vanilli

Hip hip hooray! Can you believe retro print revival pioneers Cath Kidston have just turned 20 years young?! I guess the fact that I assumed the brand was way older than my own self is testament to their successful mantra – to create practical, every day useful things to make you smile. With fun and brilliantly British modern yet retro prints, it makes you wonder if they were actually designed fifty years ago!

Cath Kidston held the perfect birthday party to celebrate. They invited along one of my girl cake crushes Lily Vanilli to teach us all how to decorate her yummy, squidgy red velvet cakes. We nibbled edible flowers which we learnt how to delicately dip in egg yolk and brush with sugar to crystallize them, and we discovered how to pipe perfect roses out of icing (I’ve now realised it’s my secret hidden talent!)

After stuffing as many fruits and icing on top of each cake as possible, we popped them in pretty Cath Kidston tins and along with a copy of the celebratory 20 years story book Coming up Roses, we trotted off home. – our work would make mum proud!

DIY red velvet cakes with fruit and flowers like lili vanilli

leather spot red cath kidston across body bag

cath kidston 20 years party with cake tin and apron

cath kidston offices in London vase flowers

If you love Cath Kidston, you’ll love Jazmines blog! She’s posing for me above and took some of these snaps!


  • Roanna May 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    I LOVE the pictures; everything is sooo colourful! I only discovered Cath Kidston, the brand, recently when I was putting together a fashion feature on the best iPad cases to splurge on (on this website called STRUT120). Discovered your blog through Sreesha, and I’m definitely gonna be checking out more posts. 🙂 { }

  • Winnie May 11, 2013 at 1:55 PM

    Aww your posts always cheer me up – this looks like such a fun event and those cakes are so beautifully decorated!

  • Holly May 10, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    This looks like so much fun! Love the little roses. Yum! x

  • Miss Ecl May 10, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Aaaawww, such a beautiful post <3 <3 <3 You look great! And those little cakes…!!! yumm! I want to bake some now 😛

  • Lucy May 10, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    You look like you had so much fun!! I can’t believe they are only twenty years old! xxx

  • Kate May 10, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Love these photos! looks like so much fun.

  • Sophie May 10, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    this looks like such a lovely event, you’re so lucky to have been invited 🙂

  • Katie May 10, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    It seems like best bday party ever 🙂 those cupcakes are super sweet 🙂