I have spoken before of my love for Nigella. I know to many she’s annoying, smug, over-sexualised… but I adore watching her cook, find her beautiful to look at and know that her recipes work for me. A while back I remember watching one of her programmes in which she made a fabulous cake in an intricate tin mould which, to me, looked distinctly Victorian in design. I fell instantly in love with it.
I then wasted hours online trying to find it. I checked the series website to see whether they mentioned her bakeware on there, and her online shop to see whether she might be selling them. I scoured Ebay, keying in as many search terms in as many combinations as my tiny brain could compute. And eventually I gave it up as lost, figuring it was some family heirloom, inherited from a grandparent or great aunt of other such relative…
Imagine my surprise when, flicking through The Museum Collection brochure at my Mum’s the other week, I spotted the self same tin!
Tree Cake Tin: £29.99
The design is actually a ring of trees, though I only see that now I look more closley, and by dusting it with icing sugar as she did, Nigella made them look as if their boughs were laden with snow! Guess what’s going on my Christmas list… 😀