Mich Turner MBE the “The Bentley of Cake Makers” (Gordon Ramsay) and founder of Little Venice Cake Company (LVCC), is joining Create and Craft TV as a guest presenter. Create and Craft is part of the Ideal Shopping Direct group and is the UK’s number one direct retailer in craft, selling via TV, phone and the internet. Ideal Shopping Direct is the most prolific broadcaster of live television in the UK.
Mich returns to the TV channel in autumn and will be presenting live and sharing her knowledge and expertise as well as showcasing exclusive products. Mich is already regularly on our TV screens, having appeared on Britain’s Best Bakery (2012-2014), The Alan Titchmarsh Show, This Morning (ITV), The Ultimate Celebrity Wedding (Channel5), Sweet Baby James, Ready Steady Cook (BBC2), Market Kitchen, Bake! (Good Food), Heston Blumenthal’s Feast, Kirstie’s Homemade Home (C4), CNN, Reuters, and her own series for Sky – Couture Cakes with Mich Turner.
Commenting, Mich said: “I’m really looking forward to returning to Create and Craft. Baking is my passion and it is fun and rewarding for everyone and for all ages. For many baking is a real learning journey, it’s human to want to be a little bit better today than you were yesterday – a constant drive to improve yourself. This is what happens with baking: people start with a cake and then progress through to decorating cakes and eventually on to sugarcraft. Through live presentation at Create and Craft, we will be able to help bring the subject alive, make it easy for viewers to learn and develop their skills. We will also reflect baking trends too, with recipes with less fat and sugar that are more nutritious and there will also be exclusive product launches. I’m delighted that through Create and Craft we will be expanding and growing the LVCC range of cake decorating tools and bakeware.”
Tony Sheridan of Create and Craft, commenting said: “We are delighted to welcome Mich back to the Create and Craft family. Our customers can learn and grow their crafting skills by tuning in. We provide a flow of educational and inspirational content to help them on every step of their creative journey, which helps keep their interests and passions high. Our guest experts really help inspire our customers and Mich will be no exception. Increasingly we are expanding into floristry, quilting, and cake-decorating and these are the hobbies that our viewers are telling us they want help and advice with. We pride ourselves on bringing new and exciting products to the market, catapulting the newest trends into the public eye. Our customers want new and exclusive products and we work hard to deliver this for them, continuing to provide brands, products and projects that will inspire, educate, and challenge crafters of all levels.”
Mich was sponsored by United Biscuits whilst at University and went on to graduate in Food Science and Nutrition. It was during this time that she spent an industrial year at McVitie’s, looking after 750,000 Christmas Cake production for Marks and Spencer; Jaffa Cake and biscuits such as Digestives and Chocolate Homewheat. She then went on to become bakery and patisserie buyer for Harvey Nichols for 4 years and in 1999 founded Little Venice Cake Company – multi award winning and choice for celebrities and international royalty – making over 10,000 bespoke cakes including those for Madonna, Pierce Brosnan, Gordon Ramsay, David Beckham, Simon Cowell and Her Majesty the Queen.