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Amanda Colligan

When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

When I was really little, maybe 6 or 7 my Gran would help us make butterfly cakes and I thought it was just the most magical thing ever.

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

My kitchen is super crazy with everyone else running around so I stay organised by kicking them all out on baking days. I make up for it with cake though.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

Just keep trying, no-one is amazing the first time they do anything. Don't beat yourself up when things go wrong, just remember the lesson for next time.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

Beyonce because, well, who wouldn't?? After that, definitely Noel Fielding (I'm a huge Mighty Boosh fan), Salvador Dali (cos he'd bring the fun) and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ('We Should All Be Feminists' changed my life!). I think I'd probably make my s'mores cake, it's a sure fire crowd pleaser and I really want them to like me.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

So many! I love paper crafts, particularly flowers and come November my house is covered in salt dough, tree decorations drying out. I've been learning to knit for about 4 years now but can't get any further than squares, please don't judge me

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

I love Joy The Baker and Sweetness and Bite, they have a great mix of recipes and cake decorating tutorials. It's not quite a blog but I love love love Yolanda Gampp, her skills with fondant are truly out of this world.

Is there anything else you'd like to add?

Just thank you!

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Blink 182
Love Actually
Cook Book
Nigella Christmas
Mexican and Italian
Kitchen Gadget
Stand Mixer