The creative baker and glamorous retro-style author behind Restoration Cake, and TV star Charlotte White, will be appearing at the forthcoming Taste of the South Festival in Dorset this July.

Through her bespoke cake designs, books (Burlesque Baking and Deliciously Decorated), inspirational classes and regular live demonstrations across the UK – Charlotte’s aim is ‘working tirelessly to bring glamour back into the kitchen, one cake at a time’.

Taste of the South is set to showcase the region’s top talent, not merely food and drink, but also art and culture. The two-day festival will be held at Chapel Gate, Christchurch, over the weekend of July 21-22.

Guests will be able to watch Charlotte at work on both days, creating both cakes and desserts. She will also speak about vegan baking, having baked vegan cakes since 2009.

Charlotte said: “I’m super excited to be appearing at Taste of the South at beautiful Chapel Gate.” Charlotte is based in Bedford and named her company after the Restoration 1660-1685, the reign of King Charles II, the Merry Monarch, ‘a time of opulence, pleasure, and indulgence’. Charlotte said: “This travelling showgirl chef will arrive in a flurry of edible glitter to show you how to make desserts that taste as amazing as they look… and they will look amazing!”

Chef demonstrations are free to watch and access to the festival is from £4 by advance ticket and £7 on the door. Kids under 12 go for free and parking is free. For regular updates visit

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