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AofA People: Lizzie Melling – Cake Maker

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Lizzie Melling is a crazily wonderful cake-maker and chocolatier. Her creations are artworks – from white chocolate towers decorated with real red roses to shell-covered, baroque extravaganzas. Check them out here.

WHO ARE YOU?

Lizzie Melling, age 63 and a half, Bristol.

TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE?

I’m knackered but can’t stop buzzing around.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE NOW THAT YOU DIDN’T HAVE AT 25?

I have two grown-up boys.

WHAT ABOUT SEX?

I dream about sex – occasionally.

AND RELATIONSHIPS?

Relationships with loads of people/friends/acquaintances etc. but none involving body fluids.

HOW FREE DO YOU FEEL?

I feel free from feeling I have to please people all the time.

WHAT ARE YOU PROUD OF?

Proud to be a single mum to two exceptional, very lovely young men.

WHAT KEEPS YOU INSPIRED?

I’m inspired by youth, colour, fashion, music, literature, fun, nature, friendship, discussion, politics, history, design… and old age!

WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?

Happy most of the time.

AND WHERE DOES YOUR CREATIVITY GO?

Creative with my cakes.

WHAT’S YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIVING?

Make the most of every day. So lucky to have this amazing experience of living a life on this planet. And so lucky to be living a life free from war, torture,homelessness, slavery and abuse. Very grateful for what I have.

AND DYING?

Hope to live to a ripe old age – whatever, I feel I have been very lucky.

ARE YOU STILL DREAMING?

I’m always dreaming.

WHAT WAS A RECENT OUTRAGEOUS ACTION OF YOURS?

Outrageous? Moi? Haha!

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