Cake central at London Design Week

London Design Week is the biggest fixture on the design worlds calendar, with events running across the capital all week, and designers visiting from every corner of the globe. My contribution to this Perfect-house party was as the baker-in-residence at the swanky Espresso Design showroom in the gorgeous Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

Over the last six days, I've baked mountains of zingy lemon drizzle cakes, National Treasure apple cakes  (from Food for your brood) and stacks of gooey, fudgey brownies for hungry journalists, designers, architects and clients who've been visiting DCCH for ideas and inspiration. We've also been making use of the teppanyaki grill at brunch time to serve up steaming hot sweetcorn fritters, spicy quesadillas and my Chelsea Cakes, a kind of hybrid drop scone- pancake-Chelsea bun with chocolate, hazlenuts and cinnamon that I created for for London Design Week.

It's been a crazy, exciting few days, feeding the cake-hungry at the cutting edge of the design world and I'm so inspired by my front-row sneak preview of forthcoming design trends, that I'm off to do some very contemporary recipe testing...