Frances Quinn hit the spotlight when she won the 4th season of The Great British Bake Off. Wowing everyone with her creative bakes; it wasn’t long until everyone at Cox & Cox HQ was trying to replicate her beautiful cakes.
Starting with her creative flair as a children’s clothes designer, right through to her beautiful and ingenious bakes, we think Frances knows exactly what’s needed when it comes to design.
Her blog is filled with inspiring bakes, musical insight and some of her favourite products, and we have been lucky enough to grab 5 minutes of her time.
What do you love about Cox & Cox? The eclectic, individual and contemporary product range with a twist.
What was the last book you read? I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith and The Flavour Thesaurus by Niki Segnit. The latter’s constantly on my bedside table and kitchen work top!
What one item could you not live without? Pen/pencil
Favourite Cox & Cox product and why? My Friendship Bird, a perfect reminder of one of my best friends and my puff pastry music selection inspired by Edith Piaff. I used the bird in styling. I love my snowflake and jigsaw cookie cutters too though!
Favourite place? London
What would be your last breakfast on earth? I love porridge, with a variety of toppings, most importantly cinnamon!
What makes you happiest? Catching up with a close friend over coffee and a cinnamon bun. Love listening to the radio while baking too.
What are your plans for 2014? To publish my first book and keep thinking up and baking new ideas and designs. As well as working on yet more exciting collaborations both in and out of the kitchen.
Who or What is your biggest inspiration? Quentin Blake and Paul Smith. Like Paul I fully embrace the fact there there is inspiration in everything.
What did you want to be when you grew up? A children’s book illustrator.
Every month we will be talking to some of our industry favourites as well as everyone here at Cox & Cox HQ to bring you a little insight into the world of Cox & Cox…