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A cuppa & a catch up with Wendi Peters
19 September 2015
Celebrity baker and acting star Wendi Peters is as busy as ever, however she kindly made time to catch up with us before we all team up again for this year’s Cake & Bake Show London.
What’s new at this year’s London C&B Show?
For me it's all new at this year's Cake and Bake Show as the competition theatre has gone. So instead of hosting, I'm now demo-ing, which I'm thrilled about!! I will be making Sticky Toffee Pudding and my own recipe for Lettuce Cake.
What is your signature bake?
My signature bake has to be my Brownies. Whatever play or musical I'm performing in, I always bake every week for the company and these are the most requested! Sometimes plain, sometimes with white chocolate chunks in them.
What was your worst job?
My worst job ever has to be when my husband and I were relief postmen.. Acting work wasn't happening and we had the mortgage to pay and thought this might be a good idea!! It was a disaster; heavy bags and the longest driveways in history to deliver what was basically junk mail... we weren't happy!!
What’s the strangest fan mail you have received?
I've had a few strange fan mail letters in my time, ranging from "I love you in Eastenders" to "Please can you send me your stockings?" ….. Obviously I didn't!!!
Who would you swap places with for 24 hours?
I've no idea who I might swap places with for 24 hours..... Hmm let's say the Queen. Really boring answer but one day would be enough to have an insight into how the other half lives but also how awful, I think, it must to be on duty all the time.... I wonder if she has ever baked a cake or a loaf of bread?
What’s next for Wendi Peters?
At the moment I'm doing a new play called Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched at the Park Theatre in Finsbury Park, London. The tale of a dysfunctional family from up North who end up having a funeral and a christening on the same day, the events lead to family secrets all being revealed and a party turns into a nightmare!
After all the Cake and Bake shows, I'm then off to do panto for the first time in 7 years ... Wicked Queen in Sleeping Beauty at the Gordon Craig theatre in Stevenage, so near to home, which I'm thrilled about!!