A bit of a belated one this, but I thought it’d be fun to post the pictures of the cake I had made for my recent birthday. Let’s gloss over the fact that I turned 36 this year, and focus more on the fact that my first book is out in October, with more to follow!

The Lazarus Cake is a two-tiered sponge, with my book cover (The Lazarus Gate) sitting atop the first edition of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was huge – despite a large party present to scoff it, there’s still some cake in the freezer.

The cake was made by my very good friend and pro cake artisan Emma James, and brought to Nottingham all the way from Llanrwst in North Wales.